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.
Topic | Spring Drive
Be it space or spaceship, the watches below are some of the coolest modern watches which honor or make actual use of elements far from the Earth. Imaginative watchmakers use meteorite dials or design their cases and movements to look like spaceships. We love this stuff and as traditional as watchmaking is, these timepieces are directly inspired by science and science fiction…
We get asked for advice on buying watches all year long but we can’t answer everyone. If you still aren’t sure what watches should be on your shopping list this holiday season, let’s see what the aBlogtoWatch writing team has to say.
Best watches for the zombie apocalypse? We begin to discuss. Also some trouble with ultra expensive mobile phones, and a cool thing from Seiko. Listen to the HourTime Show watch podcast episode 124 here. Download the MP3.
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.
2010 sees three new Seiko Ananta watch models. The fanciest and most exclusive of which is this great looking limited edition Spring Dive model in titanium. Functionally, it has the same Seiko in-house made Spring Drive 5R86 movement as last years Ananta Spring Drive Chrono GMT model – but this new version is in a […]
I’ve been in love with Seiko Spring Drive for a while. Ever since Seiko sat me down and indoctrinated on the technical and practical benefits of their innovative Spring Drive movements, I was sold. I’ve discussed what Spring Drive movements are at length in other articles…
This is why I love eBay, cause stuff like this shows up on it, and I have no idea how. You know that I love the Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk watch that I initially discussed here, and then once again here when I announced that Seiko was going to offer a limited edition Spacewalk Commemorative […]
It has been a few months since I was in Japan visiting with Seiko. Shortly thereafter I wrote about the Spring Drive versions of their newish and impressive Seiko Ananta line of watches. If you recall, Ananta is Seiko’s first line of high-end watches for the world market. The watches totally changed my perception of […]
This was an important article for me to write as the concept of luxury Japanese watches has been on my mind a lot lately. I think you’ll find it an interesting read. It rather well accumulates my dispersed thoughts on this topic of global sold Japanese luxury watches and our perception on them. See my […]
This article is about two things. First, about the very nice Seiko Ananta Spring Drive watches (yes they are available in the US), and also about “what you need to know about the Seiko Spring Drive movement.” In addition to the Spring Drive version of the Ananta watches, there are also versions of the watches […]
Hey guess what. You can hear me now (more often than just in review videos) in addition to reading me. John Biggs (of CrunchGear.com and WristWatchReview.com) and I have started a new venture with the HourTime podcast show. We will be doing at least a couple of shows a month, talking about watches, between two […]
I write this as I am here in Japan spending time with Seiko (though I will post it after my return to the States). So much to talk about, I don’t even know where to begin. Well this article is about the Seiko Izul. A watch that I learned about today that I should have […]
I would have loved to be an automotive journalist in the early 1990s. One of the most momentous occasions of the decade was the release of the Lexus LS400, as well as the overall Lexus brand lowering into our lives like a gleaming vessel from mother-ship Toyota. The LS400 was the car that journalists said […]
Those cheeky bastards over at Seiko, how they tease me. Long after the Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk watch is announced to be sold publicly, they finally do so, and the price is a whopping $28,000. OK, so lets go back a second. While this article is being written before the Antiquroum auction on September 24th […]
This is one of the few times I have seen a watch at auction and thought to myself “damn, I need to be there for that.” This is the very ultra cool Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk watch. There are only six of these watches in the world, and Seiko made them to celebrate Richard Garriot’s […]
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