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Thought of having a thread to post pics of Japanese watches... time to bring out all the beauties and share with everyone! Whether its wrist shots or normal shots, if you have it... flaunt it!  :mooning:
PS - For the sifus, if I may have a small request... would be grateful to have some pics of the movements too to admire Japanese technology.

Most people are familiar with the 3 main brands from the Land of Rising Sun. Are there other brands? Oh, did a quick google and found Orient. Would be interesting to hear of any "path less trodden" brands!

The link below shows the purported Top 10 Japanese watches... agree? I can think of one that's missing...
http://www.askmen.com/top_10/entertainment/top-10-japanese-watches.html

Look forward to enjoying the pics!! Thanks!!  :Cheers:
« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 08:09:00 AM by 1to12 »
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Will start with the 1st pic... my fav weekend watch! Go Bull Go!!

« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 08:09:23 AM by 1to12 »
"...But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary." - John Keating, Dead Poets Society

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Enkidu, thanks for sharing the pics. Both have the vintage look. How old are they?

Oh, how can I forget about Alba? Will search for my old watch. Am sure I kept it somewhere..

Wore this for dinner with friends tonite... my other fav weekend watch:

« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 08:09:54 AM by 1to12 »
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Love me some Japanese watches - my favourites.  There are in my current collection:

Casio GS-1050 G-Shock Giez






Citizen BJ2110-o1E Aqualand Ecodrive Chronograph










Citizen Crystron 600 m








Grand Seiko SBGH001 Hi-Beat
















King Seiko 45-7000










Seiko 6105-8119








Seiko 6138-8020




Seiko 6139-7100




Seiko 6220-9970








Seiko 7S26-02J0 SNK805








Seiko SBDA001 Samurai






Seiko SBDC001 Sumo




Seiko SBDC003 Sumo




Seiko SBDX001 Marinemaster 300 m








Seiko SKA427 Big Freaking Kinetic




Seiko SKX007 'Desert Storm'










Seiko SKX781 Monster





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Sold this one to a great guy in Texas....


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This one was sold to a local collector.....



and this one went to a great guy in Thailand....


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SKX007 Desert Storm is too cool

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Re: Calling all fans of Jap watches - Seiko, Citizen, Casio, what else???
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 04:48:18 AM »
SKX007 Desert Storm is too cool

Thanks!

I am VERY happy with the way that one turned out.  Only problem is the guy who did the ceramic coating didn't mask beneath the bezel, so now the bezel is extremely stiff to turn.  But the watch looks so hot I can live with it!

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Re: Calling all fans of Jap watches - Seiko, Citizen, Casio, what else???
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 05:29:00 AM »
Jason

Admire your 6105, well polished and restored.

You and Enkidu can start up a Seiko mini museum
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Re: Calling all fans of Jap watches - Seiko, Citizen, Casio, what else???
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 05:49:51 AM »
Jason

Admire your 6105, well polished and restored.

You and Enkidu can start up a Seiko mini museum

Thanks Yoday.  AFAIK though the 6105 is completely original, and unrestored.  The upper siode of the case ios a bit shiny - I think it is just patina from years of use.  It's possible that somebody tried to polish it, I guess, but the finish is quite inconsistent, which is why I think it is just 'naturally polished' over time.  The crystla may be a replacement, though - it has a tiny bubble in it!

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Wah so many watches! Almost lost count... think 27 so far. Nice collections!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Jason, on the 6139-7100... what's the window with orange-purple for?

And am I seeing triple on the Big Freaking Kinetic?? Cool man!

Love me some Japanese watches - my favourites.  There are in my current collection:

Seiko 6139-7100




Seiko SKA427 Big Freaking Kinetic



« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 08:11:10 AM by 1to12 »
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Enkidu, I like this one! Do you have another one for sale?  :P

Of cos the GS-es no need to say lah... all great looking!  :Cheers:


and this one went to a great guy in Thailand....


« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 08:11:29 AM by 1to12 »
"...But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary." - John Keating, Dead Poets Society

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Re: Calling all fans of Jap watches - Seiko, Citizen, Casio, what else???
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2013, 09:51:42 AM »
Enkidu, I like this one! Do you have another one for sale?  :P


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This is the cream dial Alpinist with 6R15 movement. As you are probably aware, there's one with green dial, the SARB017. These 6R15 Alpinists were introduced in year 2006 and they are really good buy for the quality. I am not sure if they are still in production, but you can surely find out from the usual online Seiko JDM suppliers. I got mine from Mr. K*ts* H*g*ch* who sells from Oita, Kyushu, Japan (can't give you too much clue otherwise our vigilant mods will delete my post)... ;D.


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Re: Calling all fans of Jap watches - Seiko, Citizen, Casio, what else???
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2013, 09:56:24 AM »
Jason, on the 6139-7100... what's the window with orange-purple for?

And am I seeing triple on the Big Freaking Kinetic?? Cool man!


So, the window with the red square is just the day window (should be a black background but faded over the years).  A lot of Seikos mark Sunday in red, and many also mark Saturday in blue.  On the 6139-7100, it has a choice between English abbreviations (i.e. Mon, Tue, etc) or Roman numerals to mark the day.  I like to have it set to Roman numerals, with Monday to Saturday represented as I - VI, but Sunday, instead of VII, is represented by that red square.  It looks a bit different, and I really like the tiny splash of coloured detail on an otherwise very stark dial.

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Re: Calling all fans of Jap watches - Seiko, Citizen, Casio, what else???
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2013, 10:06:35 AM »


Another pic...... ;D ;D ;D

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I learned 2 new things today... wasnt aware of the colour schemes. Yah, it's kinda special having the colours denoting the weekend.  :thumbsup:

Now, time to crack my head on the other puzzle... puts my limited knowledge of Jap names to the test!  :Confused:
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Re: Calling all fans of Jap watches - Seiko, Citizen, Casio, what else???
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Hi wklim... wah virgin post...  :Cheers:

nice simple dial and unique hands.. like one tall one fat...  ;D
« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 08:12:07 AM by 1to12 »
"...But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary." - John Keating, Dead Poets Society

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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2013, 04:02:50 PM »
Hi wklim... wah virgin post...  :Cheers:

nice simple dial and unique hands.. like one tall one fat...  ;D

Hi, thanks for comment.
i had joint tis forum recently n jz managed to upload tis photo.

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Re: Calling all fans of Jap watches - Seiko, Citizen, Casio, what else???
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2013, 04:53:02 PM »
Love the Alpinist Enkidu - always wanted to try one of those.  Very classy looking field watch.

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Re: Calling all fans of Jap watches - Seiko, Citizen, Casio, what else???
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2013, 05:28:23 AM »
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Re: Calling all fans of Jap watches - Seiko, Citizen, Casio, what else???
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2013, 07:26:05 AM »
kwh
Lordmatic, KS HiBeat, Presmatic , Bullhead and Seiko railroad pocketwatch have all been sold right ?
Otherwise I'm interested in some of them. 
Personal taste and preferences evolve over years, hopefully not 1 full circle otherwise it means we haven't learnt a single thing.