No 443 - Seiko SBDC063

My first Seiko from the 2018 release and man did this one stun me. What a beauty! I was a little tempted to buy a SBDC051/53 from last year's release but for some reason I never felt they were that good. The SBDC061/63 on the other hand were that good! 

#443 - The Seiko SBDC063.

First of all it looks fantastic. The hands and indexes together with the matte dial makes it super legible. I love it that there's no day, only date. Lume is excellent of course but the best thing about this watch is its case. The lines are beautiful and the size is perfect. It sits just like you want the MM300 to sit on your wrist. Much slimmer and not top heavy at all. The flat sapphire is nice and makes it really easy to take good photos of. The blue bezel can go from crazy strong blue to a deep blue shade, almost black, depending on the light surrounding you and the angle you look at it. I rarely like the Seiko bracelets and if I’d ever pick up the SBDC061 I’d definitely would have bought the rubber strap for it that this one had. I quickly tried out the SBDC063 with a MM300 rubber but it didn’t gave it that cool look I was hoping it would so I switched back. I only kept this watch for a week but I could easily have worn it much much longer. It actually made such an impact on me I had to write down my thoughts about it immediately. There you go!

© All pictures by a Watch Flipper's Diary unless noted.


No 270 - Seiko SRP637

My first and last baby Tuna. To me a true Tuna needs to be rated to 300m, have the screw down crystal and preferably the 7c46 quartz movement. Also I don’t like the design of any of the 200m baby Tunas. They remind me too much of the Monster (which I despise). I have nothing against the overall quality and I wouldn’t in any way say that they are bad watches. I just don’t like the looks of them. Had to try one out though just to confirm if my suspicions were right which they were; it was an ugly watch. I might have worn this one for two days tops. Tried it out both on its original steel bracelet and a Bonetto Cinturini 284 rubber. Preferred it on the rubber. They cost nothing so if you enjoy the design, don’t hesitate. The automatic 4r36 movement is reliable and the matte black dial is nice. Can’t complain about the lume either. It’s a perfect vacation watch which won’t disappoint you but to me, when it comes to Tunas, I prefer the real deal. 

#270 - The Seiko SRP637 with the steel bracelet.

With the Bonetto rubber.

© All pictures by a Watch Flipper's Diary unless noted.


No 268 - Certina DS-3 PH200M

Vintage watches. Not my thing really. But when it's quartz, have new gaskets and are proven to be waterproof then I can make an exception. I know that older Certina dive watches are quite wanted out there among collectors but I think this one was one of the more common models and not very special. I remember buying it cheap and selling it cheap. Hardly wore it. It looked cool and had an interesting case design (way too thick though!) but I never bothered to dig deeper into the history of Certina diver’s. Damn, I don’t know what else to write. Sorry guys!

#268 - The Certina DS-3 PH200M.

I suspect the glass had been changed sometime during the years.

Hardy visible but it's a ref. 750.1402.41

© All pictures by a Watch Flipper's Diary unless noted.