Thursday, June 23, 2011

Real Life Pictures of Citizen Appleseed XIII

Joe from Arizona Fine Time was kind enough to share with me his real life pictures of the Citizen Appleseed and allow me to post them here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fifth Grand Seiko Dealer Added to US

World Lux located in Seattle has been added as the fifth Grand Seiko Dealer in the US.  This is a pleasant surprise as Seiko slowly expands it the availability of its luxury line to more regions in the US.  Looking at the map and I wonder if there is any opportunity for another dealer in the Southeast.  Maybe Atlanta?

Click here to see a complete list of Grand Seiko Dealers in the US.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Review of Casio G-Shock DW-5000SL Spike Lee

This watch brings me right back to the 1980’s.  Not only is it a reissue of the original G Shock DW-5000, it is also a signature model by filmmaker Spike Lee who made his big spash in the late 80’s with “School Daze” and “Do the Right Thing”.  And that’s the double truth, Ruth.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Citizen Appleseed Satellite Wave: New Information has been released

(Photo caption: Citizen Watch Co - Japan)

That's right folks. Citizen Japan released early this morning new information about their most exciting new watch offering of the year. Citizen has positioned themselves , once again, as the pioneers of GPS satellite enabled timekeeping.

Some quick tid bits of information about the new watch:

  • Limited edition release of 990 pieces world wide
  • Japan retail price: 336,000 YEN ($ 4,164 USD at today's exchange rates)
  • Movement: Eco-Drive Satellite Wave caliber H990
  • Dimensions: 48.5mm case width by 20.4mm thick (This watch is a monster!)
  • Materials: Sapphire crystal with AR coating.
  • Steel + Ceramic case with Duratect coating
  • Urethane band strap
  • Water resist to 5 ATM or 50 meters
  •  Functions: GPS satellite signal reception, perpetual calendar, world time for 26 major cities (No alarms, chronographs or count down timers on this watch).

Market release date: Early to mid September, 2011.

Original press release here in Japanese.

Translated press release in English here

Friday, June 10, 2011

More Citizen Attesa Direct Flight Photos

Rakuten, the well known Japan based online retailer has posted some fairly nice close ups of the new Citizen Attesa BY0040-51F:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Seiko Super Runners EX

Seiko will be releasing the PROSPEX Super Runners EX line in Japan on June 24, 2011.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The New Citizen Attesa Direct Flight Is Launched

(Photo Caption: Citizen Watch Co., Ltd - Japan)

The newly re-designed Citizen Attesa "Direct Flight" will take off come June 9th, 2011 in the Japan domestic market. The model's new case and bracelet design are aimed at a more mature and business oriented type of wearer with its smaller dimensions and a more comfortable bracelet. If you are a fan of the older 2009 and 2010 Direct Flight releases, don't fret..... Looks like the new watches will be additions and not direct replacements to the current Attesa H610 lineup.