There are two SEIKO models which we simply
can't get our hands on: The Novak Djokovic and the SPB147J: the
chocolate dial gold hands Prospex. Late yesterday afternoon, after a 3
month wait, a small parcel containing only 6 watches arrived from Japan
(via Seiko Australia).
All I can say is: be quick and snatch it. You won't regret the decision
to invest in this superb SEIKO because there is nothing out there that
will parallel the look, feel, comfort, popularity and quality of SPB147J. Priced at $1,595 only.
When your new SEIKO arrives in the mail, and when you open that box, you will say 'wow this is WAY BETTER than I expected'.
It's time for change. It's SEIKO time!
Seiko Prospex SPB147J
40.5mm case size.
Automatic movement - calibre 6R35
Water resistance 200M.
Free delivery & 5 years warranty.
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We are on the brink of a historical event. In a few days - or even a few hours - one bitcoin will be worth more than 1kg of gold. Ironically the rise won't stop there - the 'value'
of worthless crypto currency with no store value will continue to go
through the roof! Until, like all bubbles in the history of humankind,
it bursts into nothingness. The same nothingness it is made from.
For those of you wondering ''Am I too late
to the party?'' my answer is simple: no, you are not. For the same
reason a decent an honest man is never too late to a drug party
organised by a gang lord.
The fact that Bitcoin is fake gold is obvious to any reasonable person.
It is not a currency, not an asset, not a unit of account and it doesn’t
provide a scalable means of payment. No income, no use, no utility. At
it's core, it is a self serving speculative system used by criminals,
terrorists, human traffickers and tax evaders, sheltering their wealth
and moving money across international borders.
As a system outside government control, sooner or later, bitcoin will be
crushed by governments world-wide because no government is going to
allow untraceable tax-free transactions for too long. When that happens
the bubble will burst and in that moment there will be no winners.
Bitcoin will revert its intrinsic value – which is zero. Or more
precisely below zero because maintaining the chain ledger will cost billions of dollars in electricity consumption alone.
I am not a financial adviser of any kind, but when we have a spare
dollar or two, we invest in education, workshop machinery and watches.
Real assets that will take our earning capacity to next level.
The best investment for a carpenter is in timber, for shoemaker in
leather and jeweller in gold. Planting a few native shrubs in your
backyard and painting a house with a fresh coat of paint is simply a
smart investment. Investing in a new pair of walking shoes and a dog is
the ultimate investment.
Obviously, the future of money is in some form of digital exchange, and
sooner or later we will go ‘crypto’. But that coin won’t be a Bitcoin.
In 20 years from now you will remember this moment in time with chuckle,
while checking the time on your NH Mark 1, Seiko or Omega thinking –
well THAT watch was a great investment.
There are literally three ‘places’ to be: the home page, shop page, and cart.
The home page lists only a few watches, plus some other stuff, while the
SHOP contains all the watches currently in stock. And this is really
where you want to be.
We have marked down a few watches – just for fun. Hope you’ll take advantage of those Opening Specials.
WIN A SEIKO
Yes, the show goes on! Next draw: March 31. That Novak Djokovic SPB143J is a stunner.
WE ARE LOW ON STOCK!
This is almost hard to believe, but we are actually struggling to get
more SEIKO watches from SEIKO Australia. Due to the COVID situation,
Japanese production output is not keeping up with demand. We have a
number of open orders for various models so if you see a SEIKO you like,
jump on it.
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We ship ‘next day’. Alternatively, for credit card purchases, please call us on 02 9232 0500.
Seiko don’t muck around when it comes to
dive watches. Being one of the largest dive watch manufacturers in the
world they know their stuff, and they have been personally responsible
for bringing professional divers a stream of innovative new technologies
and designs that have made diving safer and easier for the professional
and recreational diver alike.
One of their greatest contributions to the dive community has been the
Seiko Tuna. Its unique nickname was coined after people drew allusions
to the strange outer shroud surrounding the watch case. The creation of
the Tuna was in response to a letter of complaint received by Seiko
after a Japanese saturation diver wrote in complaining that the watch
models they were selling were not robust to impact, and could not
withstand the pressure experienced while deep sea diving for prolonged
periods. So, Seiko, not being one to shy away from a challenge, took
this feedback and started to develop a watch built for the professional
After 7 years of development and 20 patents, Seiko unveiled to the world
the revolutionary dive watch. With saturation diving in mind from the
start, the watch was built like no other. It had a crystal secured in
place by the external locking ring, a helium escape valve, an L-shaped
rubber gasket, it could withstand 10 G’s of force, extreme temperatures
and magnetic resistance up to 60 gauss. This was a serious watch, built
for professionals. Since then, the Tuna has had a large cult following
from both watch collectors and professional and recreational divers.
The most notable person to don the iconic Tuna is probably one of the
most famous watch aficionados, Bond, James Bond. In the 1981 film ‘For
your eyes only’, Roger Moore is seen wearing the Seiko Tuna during the
climactic dive scene and while facing off with villains at the end.
The Seiko Tuna S23633J1 is a recreation of the 7C46-7011 released in
1986. It is an all steel build, including the bezel and shroud, which
makes it a more casually wearable design. Don’t let that fool you
though, it is certainly still a watch built for professional divers,
which is why the dial is stamped with ‘professional’, to show that it’s
in a league of its own. The watch is rated for 300m while saturation
diving, features a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, LumiBrite hands
and hour markers, super accurate Seiko calibre 7C46, a hard steel
coating and weighs in at a hefty 200 grams. This watch is designed to
withstand anything you throw at it, and it shows.
Whether you’re a serious diving professional or just a watch collector
who appreciates incredible engineering achievements and iconic watches,
this is the one for you.
Seiko Prospex S23633J
47.7mm case size.
Quartz movement - calibre 7C46.
Water resistance 300M.
Brand new, 5 years guarantee, free delivery and the chance to win a Seiko in March!
Kintaro Hattori founded his company in 1881, he was just 21 years old.
During his fifty years at the helm, Seiko became the leading watch
company in Japan, with its own design and production facilities. This
achievement was a direct result of his single-minded vision that Seiko
should be "Always one step ahead of the rest". His words resonate still
and continue to inspire Seiko today. Throughout this year, Seiko will
release a series of creations that embody the spirit of Kintaro's words
and honour the 140th anniversary of the founding of his company. The
celebrations start with a series of Prospex, Presage and Astron watches
inspired by the landscapes, seascapes of Japan.
Today, Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series introduces a limited edition watch inspired by dawn.
The gold colour accents of the indexes and hands are set onto a black dial so as to be reminiscent of the sunlight at dawn.
hard-coating is applied to the stainless steel case and the bracelet,
which echoes the dark sky before sunrise. The gold hands and indexes
represent the morning twilight of early dawn, and the gradation on the
dial foreshadows a new day.
dial incorporates a Japanese Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern, familiar in
Japanese culture for its use in design since the Heian period over a
thousand years ago. The Asanoha leaf was traditionally used as material
for fabrics and the pattern holds a special importance in Japanese
culture as it symbolises rapid, strong growth and was thought to bring
good health, especially to the young. The rich texture and intricacy of
the dial's sharply edged geometric pattern create a subtle colour
gradation as they play with the light at different angles.
Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series case and bracelet incorporate many
flat surfaces that have a modern sharpness that allows the watch to
shine and sparkle from every angle. The precisely engineered and
polished surfaces and the crisp edges of its silhouette contrast with
the subtle hairline finish to create a pleasingly multi-dimensional
This watch is a limited edition of 4000 and we only have one in stock.
Seiko Presage Limited Edition SPB205J
39.3mm case size.
Automatic movement - calibre 5R35.
Water resistance 100M
the word that defines one of Seiko’s newest series in the presage
range, the sharp edged series. This new series draws inspiration from
both Seiko’s unique design principles and styling usually reserved for
their Grand Seiko watches, as well as a traditional Japanese pattern
known as ‘Asaoha’.
pattern made up of an aggregate of triangles in a reoccurring star
shapes is described as resembling a hemp leaf in design. The hemp tree
grows straight towards the sky and to around 4 metres in 4 months, which
is why in Japanese culture the pattern symbolises good health and
growth. Although this watch draws design ideas from the more expensive
and sought after ‘Grand Seiko’ range, the dial design is unique to this
series and not like anything seen from Grand Seiko and at a fraction of
have just gotten in the newest edition to the sharp edged series,
SPB203J. While originally released last year in blue, green, white and
brown dial variants this is the first featured in black. The case is a sharp polished and brushed case that emulates the same flare as the higher end Zaratzu finish
and it pairs well with the solid brush with mid gloss bracelet. The
dial features hour markers and hands with high gloss and sand blasted
finish, continuing on the duality of surfaces prevalent through the
design of the watch. The dial’s Asanoha pattern now in black makes a
more subtle statement when compared to the other coloured dials featured
last year, while still retaining the same message - Seiko knows how to
design stunning dress watches. The watch also comes fitted with a 6R35
movement and is a made in Japan model, what more could you want.
For only $1495, a fraction of the price of a Grand Seiko, this is a fantastic dress watch.
Only 1 in stock and no sign of more coming in soon.
Seiko Presage SPB203J
39.3mm case size.
Automatic movement - calibre 6R35.
Water resistance 100M
Originally released in 2010 as a Japan
domestic series only, the Presage cocktail time series was so popular in
the global market after its release that Seiko decided to bless the
world with these iconic dress watches. Automatic movement, gradient
coloured burst dial, Made in Japan, exhibition case back, high polished
stainless steel case and bracelet, all for well under $1000. You can’t
The Seiko SRPB41J1 Blue Moon is one of the most popular variations of
the cocktail series and it’s not hard to see why. Blue/black gradient
dials have always been a top choice for many watch enthusiasts and this
is a fantastic example. Paired with the high gloss case and the brushed
and polished bracelet with a butterfly deployant clasp this watch feels
very solid on the wrist despite being a dress watch.
Regardless if you’re just getting into mechanical watches or if you’ve got a growing collection, This is a fantastic watch.
Seiko Presage SRPB41J1
40.5mm case size.
Automatic movement - calibre 4R35.
Water resistance 5 bar.
The Seiko Presage cocktail range
is Seiko’s answer to the demand for affordable dress watches, a market
that is oversaturated with hype marketing and ‘cutting out the middle
man’ but unlike those cheaply made miyota quartz junk watches, these
Seiko Presage are automatic, made in Japan and look well above their price point, including the green dial cocktail SRPD37J1.
The burst dial, unique to the presage range looks stunning in this deep
green colour. The dial is inspired by the cocktail ‘The mockingbird’
which is a mixture of Lime, Mint flavoured crème de menthe and Tequila,
which is why it’s also referred to as ‘Tequila mockingbird’.
Not much is known about this mix but it is said to have appeared around
the same time as the Harper Lee novel of which it’s named after in the
The hour markers are a sharp high polished finish with a matte, gloss
contrasting minute and hour hand. It also features a gold seconds hand
which pairs well with the green and brown leather combination.
If you like green watches or just appreciate a great looking dress watch, you’ll love this.
Seiko Presage SRPD37J
40.5mm case size.
Emerald green dial.
Automatic movement - calibre 4R35.
Water resistance 50M.
The SRPE27K1 is the first Seiko Monster
released in partnership with PADI and it lives up to its name, because
it is a diving beast.
Diving is no walk in the park, there are many things going on in both
preparation and practice that could go wrong, which is why it's
important that things such as training and equipment are up to standard.
This is what the Seiko x PADI collaboration is all about. They share a
joint goal of bringing the opportunity to practice diving to a broader community and promote safety and reliability as
core principals. Seiko's end of the bargain is to provide reliable dive
watches such as the SRPE27K1 and there are many reasons this watch is
the perfect dive buddy.
The bezel is stainless steel with a deep blue PVD coating, which gives
it a seriously unique presence on the wrist. It features large white
contrasting indices and minute markers on the bezel for timing your dive
with a rather obvious red 12 o' clock indicator. The best part about
this bezel is that because it is from the ‘Monster’ range it features
the classic ‘revolver’ case the range has become famous for. This case
style is a great addition to the PADI range because of the bezels large notches which make it much easier to adjust the bezel’s timer while wearing gloves, which
if you’ve ever gone diving in freezing cold water with minimal
dexterity and feeling in your hands, you’ll know is a fantastic plus.
The dial and hands have the same sharp design from the ‘Monster’ series
but features a red seconds and minute hand to make keeping track of your
dive time much easier. Not only that but the Lumibrite lights up like a
Christmas tree in a bright blue colour except for the minute hand and
the bezel pearl which is green, making it easy to distinguish quickly in
dark environments as well. The dial also features the PADI logo at 6
o'clock on the dial to show PADI’s tick of approval for this diving
Seiko Prospex PADI "Special Edition" SRPE27K1
42.4mm case size.
Automatic movement - calibre 4R36.
Water resistance 200M.