This time round I am featuring a few pieces of printed NATO straps by vario.sg, a online strap store that is based in Singapore. These straps are designed locally in Singapore and each design has a limited production of not more than 500 pieces. I have four pieces to try out but before we see them, let’s take a look at some of the features.
I acquired the Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic H70555533 recently and thought it would be nice to do a quick comparison with the Seiko SARG007 which I already have in my collection. Both of these watches are military inspired and have quite a bit of similarities between them.
Thong Sia released a limited edition Seiko Scallop with green dial in June 2017. It is nice that they have introduced a limited edition model, just like what the distributor in Thailand has been doing. Thong Sia’s limited edition Scallop is called the Green Sea Turtle and it is the seventh variant of the Seiko Scallop family. Aside from the SRPA47J that was released in Thailand, the rest of the six variants are sold here in Singapore. The Scallop is a 200m diver that has a steel case shrouded by a ceramic shroud.
I bought this Seiko Cocktail Time and thought it would be nice to do a blog post on it and its predecessor, the SARB065.
The Cocktail Time models were first introduced in the Japan domestic market and came with the 6R15 movement. They were offered under the Mechanical line with the most popular model being the SARB065. The 6R Cocktail Time models were however discontinued and new 4R based models were announced during Basel World 2017. These 4R Cocktail Time models have a similar design as their 6R predecessors but are powered by the 4R35 and 4R57 movements. They are no longer JDM models and are sold worldwide under the Presage line.
Made a trip to Big Time last Saturday and saw some new Orient watches including the 65th Anniversary commemorative models. Shown above is the ET0T005Y. This is a Sun and Moon model that has was released a while back. Orient made a variant for its 65th Anniversary. This model is limited to 3000 pieces.
Saw the limited edition edition SBDX016 at Big Time yesterday, This watch is limited to 700 pieces and is produced as a commemorative watch for the 50th Anniversary of Seiko divers.
This watch has a rose gold shroud with polished finishing. Not sure how scratch resistance is this but the seller has to put a plastic wrapper around it to prevent it from getting scratched.
Here are some quick cellphone shots.