Seiko once again teases the world with another Japan-only, high-end watch that they released over the summer (June) in Japan as a very small limited edition. This is a pretty lovely model and is a rare glimpse into Seiko corporate culture as well as humor.
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In 1983 Seiko began a design partnership with Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro that resulted in the production of a few very interesting pieces in the mid 1980s. For 2013 Seiko has begun a re-issue of these timepieces starting with the first model – the Seiko 7A28 6000. Guigiaro is most well-known for his automotive designs, including that of the famous DeLorean DMC-12.
While I’m far from the first to say it, Grand Seiko remains a true oasis of watchnerdery, a special arm within Seiko that seems to exist just to pose the question “is this the best we can do?” Grand Seiko is more than just the Lexus to Seiko’s Toyota.
The Prospex line of professional divers from Seiko has long been a rich source of fine watches and superb engineering, sadly less known than they deserve due to Japan-only sales. This one is worth questing for, though, it’s the new-for-2013 SBDB008. SpringDrive (cal 5R65), DLC titanium shroud, titanium nitride (the gold colored bits) highlights, date window tucked in at 4:30, and a new hand set.
Want to dive deep into the minutia of an often over-looked Seiko diver? The Seiko SBDC007 (aka the Shogun) is yet another JDM model that you likely won’t see in any North American stores.
Those of us who coveted the limited edition, super-expensive Seiko Spacewalk watch have a new hope. Check out the Seiko Prospex Landmaster Alpinist SBDB007. The Spacewalk was beautiful and desirable, but extremely expensive at $28,000 for the consumer version.
Now these watches are a bit more of what I think of when someone says to me “urushi painted dial.” As a follow-up to the Ananta Urushi Diver from last year, Seiko has released two new urushi watches for 2012. This time they remedied one of the principle issues of last year’s limited edition urushi watch. See those red stripes on the Ananta Limited Edition Kumadori Chronograph dial?
In the Watchnerd world, few watches signal your progress out of the department store and into the forums like buying something from the Seiko SKX range. Something of a dive watch “rite of passage,” the drug of choice is often the SKX779/SKX781 (orange and black, respectively) dubbed “The Monster.”
To honor the release of the new Seiko Astron GPS Solar, AZ Fine Time and Seiko are throwing a tremendous party October 26th from 2-8pm in Scottsdale AZ.
Seiko watches is about to release the mother of all limited edition watches for us nerds. In celebration of both the 35th anniversary of Star Wars…
This year Seiko will have released four limited edition watches in honor of the famous Japanese manga series Golgo 13. “Duke Togo,” aka Golgo 13 is the main character of the manga series that has been running since the late 1960s. In Japan, Golgo 13 is extremely recognizable and the four watches are true fanboy […]
There was not a lot of new Ananta action this year from super Seiko. I really like the Ananta collection (see the first Ananta automatics here and the first Ananta Spring Drive watches here) and would like to see Seiko continue to develop the range. One new model in the Automatic range was this limited edition […]
Forget that it is 2012 and pretend like it is the early 1990′s. The time when electronic wrist gadgets were super cool, and the next neat Casio was sure to excite you. This watch coming out back then would have been a no brainer super star. Today however, it must compete with mechanical watches given […]
Each year Seiko holds a contest called the Power Design Project. I don’t know all the details, but I believe it involves a contest among Seiko designers (and maybe other designers as well) in Japan to design cool new concept watches. Often times, many of the designs are very sober and classic – less wildly […]
Winner of the Seiko Sportura Kinetic Diver watch shares his thoughts and some pictures of himself enjoying the watch. Thanks Jason and enjoy! Words from the winner on this Seiko: “There is a lot to love in this watch, considering the retail price of $595: sapphire crystal, ratcheting clasp on the bracelet, a blackened-steel bezel, […]
Just a few more days until a winner is chosen to receive the new for 2011 Seiko Sportura Kinetic Diver watch here on aBlogtoRead.com Enter for a chance to win this great timepiece here.
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