Monday, June 03, 2013

Seiko

Was feeling bored today, so decided to pay my friendly neighbourhood watch guy a visit. Boy, was that a big mistake. Why? Looks like lots been happening in the world of Seiko. They are having a number of celebration. 

First we have the Seiko 5 50th Anniversary celebration. I understand a number of Limited Edition (?) pieces are coming out and the run is limited to 500 pieces each models. Watch guy not sure what are the models as he is hearing but not seeing.... :)

A picture I got from a friend. Not sure about the watch or details. 


This from the Internet. 


Photograph: shamelessly borrowed from the Internet

Not sure if all 3 models are the 50th anniversary model or just the one on the left. Need to do more research. Don't really want to.... might just end up getting one of them.....

Then there is the Seiko 100th Anniversary watches. OK, did Seiko not just celebrated its 130th Anniversary? Well, the 100th Anniversary is to celebrate Seiko 100 years of watch making since its first wrist watch, the Laurel, made in 1913. 


Photograph: Seiko

Seiko release 2 watches, reference SARW005 and SARX011 (right in the picture below) to celebrate its 100 years of watch making. 


Photograph: Seiko

Anyway, watch guy showed me this watch, reference SRP389J. It is a part of 3 watches Seiko issued to celebrate its 100 years in watch making (yet another set).


Crown with 'S'. Non screw-down, but rated to 10 ATM.


Sapphire crystal. Yes, sapphire crystal.


Limited edition of 1,500 pieces. Evidently Taiwan was allocated 100 pieces. Retails for NTD15,000. The watch is fitted with the 4R36 movement and measures 40mm in diameter. It is 13mm thick and the lug width is 20mm. It comes with a leather (croco?) strap with deployment buckle. 

Note the black ring on the display back? The white dial will come with a red ring. Not sure about the blue. 



This watch is part of a 3 watch set. Sadly Taiwan will only get 2, the white and black (100 pieces each colour). The white is reference SRP385J. I suspect the white dial will be the most popular as it is like the Laurel watch of 1913. 


Photograph: Seiko

But what caught my eye were not those watches, but these....


Photograph: shamelessly borrowed from the Internet

More so the reference SRP455K1. The Limited Edition Monster Code Blue. My watch guy knows that Taiwan will get 100 pieces of the watch but he is not sure of the run numbers. He believes it is 1,500 pieces. 

Had these not appeared, I would been tempted to get one of the Presage Limited Edition model. But since these divers are coming out...... and yes, I have one on order. 

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