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My Seiko Land-Shark a.k.a Seiko Atlas

updated 16 January 2015

It has been so long since I posted my latest writing about “sastra dan kajian poskolonial” or literature and post-colonialists’ studies. One reason why I stopped writing for quite some time was because I took IELTS preparation course. Alhamdulillah I got 8 overall band score! Thanks IEDUC!

Now I am back for blogging.

Since I do not have any “sophisticated” idea to write, well, I guess I’d like to share about my watch. It is Seiko 5 Sports.

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Credit Pics: Cubbiepants @forums.watchuseek.com

The complete description of my Seiko watch is as follows:

Model SKZ209K1
Name Seiko 5 Sports Superior 200m SKZ209K1 SKZ209
Aliases Seiko Land-Shark, Seiko Atlas
Movement Automatic 7s36-01E0, 23 Jewels
Dimension Diameter 40mm across bezel, Thickness 13mm, Lug width 22mm
Gender Male
Type Dive Watch
Features Day, Date, Compass
Water Resistance Yes, 200 Meter
Case Solid Stainless Steel
Bracelet Solid link bracelet with brushed/polished finish
Clasp With push buttons, the word SEIKO engraved
Glass Hardlex Crystal
Dial Dark Blue, Luminous Arabic Numbers (6, 9, and 12)
Hacking No
Hours, Minutes, and Seconds hands Luminous
Another feature Uni directional 60 minute, DARK BLUE bezel with 120 clicks
Source http://www.skywatches.com.sg/

I bought this watch in 2008. It means that I have already had this watch for 4 years without any maintenance and it is still working perfectly. I love this watch and I am proud of it.

Before I bought this watch, I had already had a beautiful Orient GMT 100M Watch CFE04002W, an elegant Orient Power Reserve CEX0N001B, a charming yet sleek Alexandre Christie Men’s Watch, a classic-looking Orient CFD01001W0, a cheap Jacque Martin sports watch, an expensive replica of Vacheron Constantin, a made-in-Thailand Casio G-Shock, and one watch I forgot what name it was (and actually, I sold this watch to my distant relative in 2011).

Although this Land-Shark is durable and excellent, but I can say that Orient GMT has the best design and functionality. My Land-Shark has compass which can only be used with “certain procedures” (click here for more information). Meanwhile, Orient GMT has not only its beautiful look, but it has also two different-time-zones feature. This feature is very useful for someone who lives and works in different time zones.

However, there is something that makes me consider that my Land-Shark is the bestest. It is its considerable-precision and excellent durability. My other automatic watches had problems when I dropped them by chance. It happened also with my Orient GMT.  Since the day I bought, My Land-Shark has never had any problem with “dropping by accident”. It is so tough compared to others.

The evidence for this kind of conclusion is not only coming from my experience. Couple days ago when I came across to a blog, I found this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCKoNDBCQww

In addition, there are also some Land-Shark fans who give positive impressions to this watch. You can check them here:

http://quartzimodo.com/seiko-5-sports-skz209k-atlas-review/

and here:

http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=11904

All in all, dare I say that every watch lover must purchase this watch.

Update:

My lovely watch was broken after I got a motorbike accident. Its hardlex crystal glass was badly damaged because of scratching against asphalt concrete. Well, nothing lasts forever …

….

Then I bought Casio G-Shock  Military Black Series GA-100.

Credit: badgerandblade.com

Credit: badgerandblade.com

Alhamdulillah, I love this new watch. Thanks to my wife because she advised me to buy this Casio watch. Love it!

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