The actual name of the model is the Speedtimer Solar Chronograph. It was released in conjunction with the Seiko Prospex Speedtimer mechanical chronograph which is large and thick and starts at USD 3000, the Solar model we have here retails for a little more attainable USD675. Let's check it out!
The Alpinist was brought back to life in the 1990s under the prospex line and now has an inner bezel compass complication and a crown at the 4 position to operate this feature. The model I have in for review today is a far more recent, well loved and worn 00E1 A6 with the 6r15 movement and it’s in my favourite version, the green and gold. Check out the video review here.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, in my opinion, there are few better presents for big milestones than your first proper automatic watch. That said, how much should you actually spend? After all, there’s a fair chance that said time piece may not get much usage initially, or even ever?
The Seiko 5, the so called 5kx is a perfect gateway drug to this hobby. It’s also very well made, should last for a long time and cheap to service.
Watch the full review here.
The Spring Drive is a unique movement that combines the high torque of a mechanical watch with the high precision integrated circuit control system of an electronic watch. It intermittently applies a magnetic brake which gives you that absolutely perfect sweep of the seconds hand which is so incredibly calming to watch. The Snowlake is one of the most beautiful watches in the world and I hope you enjoy the video.
The party trick is the silhouettes of Manta Ray just underneath the surface of the dark blue ocean. It’s incredibly subtle, don’t expect anybody to see these without having them pointed out. Much like manta ray, or even small sting rays in real life, they don’t exactly advertise their presence, but rather gently glides near the bottom of the ocean and a silhouette may be all you ever see. It’s a beautiful touch and it’s the reason I bought the watch.
So does everything line up properly? Don't be silly... Read full review here
Should you take a Seiko watch seriously that has such a silly nickname? Well, I believe you should. I'd also say it's fairly imperative to consider obtaining one before they are discontinued too!
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Actually, that is, 'well dressed samurai' time! My leather band arrived and I've now had plenty of time to form an opinion on the lovely Seiko SARX045. It's a beauty and despite being a JDM model only, I really think you should pull the trigger.
Read full review here.
So, my Seiko SARX045 finally arrived and I'm starting to think about my review of this lovely time piece. One thing that I'm really struck by is why this is not called the Tuxedo Samurai? There are so many dramatic angles that it does remind me of my actual Samurai.
This was my first dealings with Gnomon Watches, how did that go?
Is that blue dial as amazing as everyone says it is? It's a Seiko so we know it'll last and it will be well made. I do like cocktails so there’s another nickname I can get behind.
However, is it too fancy? Can/should it be worn even when not wearing a suit?
Read my owners' review here.
Seemingly a controversial release based on basically not being the SKX007... Does it deserve to be dismissed by watch collectors out there? Anything wrong with an updated movement, hacking & manual wound movement?
I don't think so and I think it's worth reading this owner's review if you're considering one. Read review here.
The best Seiko nickname and awesome design. Yes, it has a movement that is made in Malaysia and would need some small adjustments at least weekly to tell exact time, and a Hardlex crystal. But…it’s the ‘Samurai’(!) and look at that awesome lug design! It has a tsunami wave logo on the back! Sold.
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