Category: Seiko

  • What Makes the SARB017 Special?

    In 2006, the fifth-generation Alpinist watches — the SARB013 (beige dial), SARB015 (black dial) and SARB017 (green dial) — forced their entrance into the watch world, and straight into the hearts of the fans. All the watches featured the in-house 6R15 automated movement, as well as water resistance of around 200 meters. The green-dialled Alpinist […]

  • Seiko recreates their first diver’s watch

    Seiko is a name that has been synonymous with diving watches, ever since they produced their first diver’s watch – the 62MAS – in 1965. Water-resistant watches were not abundant in the 1960s the way they are today, and so the 150 meters water-resistant 62MAS (pictured above), which was also Japan’s first diver’s watch, made […]

  • Seiko x Giugiaro Design Astron Limited Edition

    Renowned design house, Giugiaro, and Japanese watchmaker, Seiko, have collaborated many times over the years. Their latest collaboration, interestingly, is not only inspired by two very famous past watches, it’s inspired by models the companies designed together in the 1980s. Seiko Ref. 7A28-7000 re-issue, on Adam Craniotes’ wrist The so-called “Alien Seiko Chronographs,” worn by […]

  • Baselworld 2017: Seiko Presage Enamel collection

    This is a quick hands-on look at Seiko’s new Presage Enamel collection that was previewed before Baselworld. Three of the four references in the collection are under $1500, with the chronograph coming in under $3000. As you can see in the picture below, the movement is not finished to crazy high Swiss standards, but it […]

  • Seiko E Ink Wristwatch

    This is the world’s first wristwatch to utilize electronic paper. The Seiko E Ink wristwatch looks very futuristic and gives a nice view of what the future holds for watches and electronics in general.

  • Seiko Prospex Marinemaster 50th Anniversary

    To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Seiko’s diver watches the Japanese watchmaker has created a limited edition of the Marinemaster (Ref. SBDX012). The case is steel and measures 44.3 mm in diameter by 14.6 mm thick. It is powered by Seiko’s robust automatic 26 jewel movement, caliber 8L35. What is different from the standard model […]

  • Seiko Celebrates 50 Years of Dive Watches With Two Special Prospex Marinemaster Models

    In 1965 Seiko made its first diver’s watch. This led to many innovations, from the first titanium diver’s watch case to the invention of the accordion-style strap and the two-layer case to the design of dial markers and hands of with high legibility. Further, according to Seiko “the ISO 6425 standard was developed with Seiko’s […]

  • Hands-On with Seiko Astron Giugiaro Design Limited Edition

    As we reported in February, Seiko partnered with Italian automobile and industrial designer Giorgetto Giugiaro to create a limited edition of the Seiko Astron GPS Solar. This 5,000 piece limited edition model is presented in the same 44.6 mm diameter lightweight titanium case as the standard production 8X models, but with unique styling by Giugiaro […]

  • REVIEW: Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time

    Fullscreen Overview Seiko’s GPS calibrated Astron collection was first launched in 2012, with the caliber 7X. Then in 2014 the second-generation, caliber 8X, which added a chronograph, was introduced. In 2015, the Astron line gained a third movement, caliber 8X53, which powers the new Astron Dual-Time timepiece we tested for this article. The Astron GPS […]

  • Seiko Prospex PADI Special Edition Divers

    Seiko has a rich history making dive watches dating back to 1965. They made the world’s first titanium diver’s watch in 1975, the first diver’s watch with a ceramic outer case in 1986, and the first Nitrox Dive Computer watch in 2000. Needless to say, Seiko is one of the most respected manufacturers of professional […]

  • Credor FUGAKU Tourbillon Limited Edition

    The Credor FUGAKU Tourbillon Limited Edition, announced at Baselworld 2016, represents the combined work of four of Seiko’s most experienced craftsmen. Moreover, the new movement, caliber 6830, is the first tourbillon ever produced by Seiko. The caliber is just 3.98 mm thick, and is made and assembled by master watchmaker Satoshi Hiraga. Engraving is done […]

  • Prospex Marinemaster GPS Solar Dual-Time Hands-On

    The Prospex Marinemaster GPS Solar Dual-Time, unveiled at Baselworld 2016, is the first Seiko, other than the Astron, to utilize Seiko’s unique GPS Solar timekeeping technology. Crafted in corrosion resistant titanium, the Marinemaster case and bracelet feature a super-hard coating to protect against impacts. The case measures 48.5 mm x 14.7 mm and is topped […]