Saturday, 15 July 2017

PhotoBucket doesn't allow third party hosting

What a disappointment. PhotoBucket doesn't allow third party hosting. Some of my photos tagged to previous postings on this blog way now have errors or missing pictures. I do apologise for this but blame PhotoBucket for this.


Friday, 14 July 2017

A new legend - the Seiko Prospex SLA017J1; The re-make of the iconic Seiko 62MAS

I decided to get the new limited edition SLA017J1. Cost me a bomb but then, it is not often that you can get an instant legend. Out of 2000 units, I was allocated number 711. Have yet to pick it up from the shop though.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Still waiting for my Cocktail Time from the merchant

It has been close to a month now and I have yet to get the original Cocktail Time that I ordered out of Hong Kong. By tomorrow I can officially complained to get my money back. How disappointing.


Monday, 5 June 2017

Opportunity to get the Seiko SARB065 Cocktail Time

Seiko has re-positioned the Cocktail Time series watch to be under the Presage line. However, there are a number of changes that you may you had the original Cocktail Time. The change from the 6R series movement to the 4R series movement is a major change that may not seem much as first (the 4R is a newer movement). However, the 6R is made out of special materials that supports better accuracy and power reserve. Moreover, the SARB065 is a JDM model unlike the newer Cocktail Time that is a global offering.

I think I need to get the old and new for the collection.


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Standard watch-box for Steinhart dive watches

This is the standard watch-box for Steinhart dive watches. Below is the outer box main out of cardboard.

Below is the primary watch-box made out of artificial leather.


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Paper Bag - Style Watch

This is the paper bag you get from Style Watch Shop in Mind Valley Megamall Kuala Lumpur.


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

My Seiko Marinemaster Collection

After a number of year collecting Seiko watches, I was able to have a nice set of Marinemasters from the sought after 300MM (SBDX001), the 600m Spring Drive GMT (SBDB011) and the 1000m Hi-Beat (SBEX001).

As you can see from the photo below, generally with the same design concept but each one gets progressively bigger with some uniqueness in-built.

The SBDX001 is the most basic. Made out of stainless steel, it has the 8L35 automatic movement with a date function. The casing has a mono-block construction. The glass covering the dial is Hardlex. It has a water rating of 300 meters and weighs in at 210 gm. Dimensions are 44 mm (W) by 14.6 mm (H).

The SBDB011 starts to depart from the SBDX001 in a number of areas.  Made out of titanium, it has the 5R66 Spring Drive automatic movement with date, GMT and power reserve functions. The casing has a screw-down case-back. The glass covering the dial is Sapphire. It has a water rating of 600 meters and weighs in at 174 gm. Dimensions are 45 mm (W) by 17 mm (H).

Finally, the SBEX001 is the top of the Marinemaster range.  Also made out of titanium like the SBDB011, it has the 8L55 Hi-Beat automatic movement with date function. The casing is a mono-block construction similar to the SBDX001. The glass covering the dial is Sapphire. It has a water rating of 1000 meters and weighs in at 199 gm. Dimensions are 48.2 mm (W) by 19.7 mm (H).

From a practical point of view the SBDB011 is the most comfortable to wear in my opinion.