Seiko Arnie Review (Prospex SNJ025)

Back in the 80’s, an Austrian weightlifter made a number of insanely violent and entertaining movies. In 1985’s Commando and 1987’s Predator, Arnold Schwarzenegger wore a Seiko H558-5009 ani-digital dive watch. The future governor of California made his modest little Seiko into an action movie superstar. Fast forward to late 2019 . . .

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Grand Seiko 9F GMT Review

A lot of watches offer GMT/second time zone functionality. Some of them are extremely expensive, powered by sophisticated automatic movements. Many self-described watch lovers turn up their nose at the very idea of a $3k Japanese quartz GMT watch. Those people are wrong. The Grand Seiko 9F Quartz GMT could well be the world’s best GMT watch . . .

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Seiko King Turtle – Massive Upgrade?

Behold the Seiko King Turtle – three additions to their popular line of vintage-inspired “Turtle” dive watches. The new references – SRPE03, SRPE05 and SRPE07 – add features beloved by tool watch aficionados. As expected, bought-and-paid internet watch gazers at wornandwound.com are wetting themselves over these new models. gearpatrol.com proclaimed them a “massive upgrade.” But for whom?

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Seiko 5 Sports SRPD95 Review

The Seiko 5 Sports SRPD95 continues the tradition of the Seiko 5 as gateway drug. The first 5 was introduced in 1963 to lure young buyers into the brand, to set them on the path to more expensive and elaborate timepieces. Every 5 model had to have five features: automatic winding, day/date display (in one window), water resistance, a recessed crown at 4 o’clock, and a durable case and bracelet. Baloney. The only thing 5’s share is a brand name. What really connects them .  . .

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