Sizzling HoT!!! Seiko DISCUS BLACK (aka Burger)Date: Dec 31, 2007,13:48 PM - (view entire thread)
1 Jan 2008, Starts with A Fun and Unique Seiko....
Since the day I saw the post of one of our Malaysian Purists wearing this Black Seiko in an event about two months, I was charmed by this unique 'burger'. Yes, the name strangely is Seiko Disc Burger ! (by a couple of Japanese sites).
And who say reading the posts in this forum does not make you buy watches, my friends...if it has not happened to you..it is "Not Yet, Not Yet."
Searched high and low for information about this Discus-Burger and discovered it belongs to the "Seiko Moving Design Collection" launched in August 2007. However the official name is Seiko Discus and this series has 2 models. One full black ( Ref : SCBS007) and the other one is with white dial (Ref : SCBS005), designed by Tomoko Tomita from Design Center of Seiko Watch.
There should be a concept behind this collection. Highly likely something related to "GREEN & Eco-Conservation"... I can't say much as the site (www.seiko-watch.co.jp/moving/) is only in Japanese. So any of you kind soul who understand Japanese, appreciate you can translate .
Coincidentally, one of my good friend, a Purists too (asked not to be disclosed), was going for a vacation in Japan just before Christmas. And shamelessly I asked... and voila!!
Thank you my friend!
Here it goes....
The Packaging - Green Packaging, paper card-box.
Aha....alas .... the starring - presenting the Seiko Discus-Black ( in a paperbox...how green!)
A closer look. Tinted crystal. Full Black case....very stealth!
Do you like it? I think this design, either you like or dislike it.... no 2-way about it .
Apologies for those dust particles. This piece is pretty challenging to take, as the surface is highly reflective. It doesn't help much with my Canon P&S.
Some details.... specifications are not provided, so I measured with my caliper.
Case Diameter : 41mm. If includes crown, will be 44 mm.
Crown Diameter is 5.5mm, thickness is 3 mm. A bit too thin to hold, making winding difficult for some people.
Crystal: some reported is HARDLEX, Seiko's patented surface hardened mineral crystals.... however, by tapping it and listen to the feedback, it sounds like sapphire crystal and not mineral or acrylic. The diameter is about 35mm.
As for the display-window, it is about diameter 14.5mm. Pretty well-balanced look.
The Time Indicators - 3 Discs
Zoom in - The 3 Discs. The Outer most disc is the HOUR (with half-hourly markings). The middle disc is the MINUTE and the last one is for the SECOND.
For example, using the two green triangular-markers reference, the time displayed is 10:43 and 48 seconds. The discs rotate clockwise!
Initially will take about 2 to 3 seconds to read the time, after some practise, it will be easy!
A Short Video-Clip to illustrate the rotating Second-disc
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- Main Post: Sizzling HoT!!! Seiko DISCUS BLACK (aka Burger) Kong (registered) on December 31st, 2007-13:48
- Thanks Mitch, coming year is today :-)...it is pretty fun and Girls like it!! [nt] Kong (registered) on January 1st, 2008-10:22
- And what's wrong with wearing them both at the same time? waien (registered) on January 1st, 2008-03:58
- Kong, I have many friends in Japan, will let you know, thanks! (nt) timerider (registered) on January 1st, 2008-15:00
- If you can find it, I will wear with you when you are in town! [nt] Kong (registered) on January 1st, 2008-10:15
- It is very nice! Reading time, no issue after a day! Thank YOU!! [nt] Kong (registered) on January 1st, 2008-10:16
- Hi Kevin...Not sure except someone brings them in... Kong (registered) on January 1st, 2008-10:32
- Probably due to the window being located at 9 o'clock. waien (registered) on January 1st, 2008-01:57
- great watch. i actually saw it on the bay last week and put it on my G99 (registered) on January 1st, 2008-03:25
- Thanks GmHutton.. good thoughts on the'design to show (shout)". [nt] Kong (registered) on January 1st, 2008-11:47
- Thanks Andy. Seems like as of now is Japan only. [nt] Kong (registered) on January 1st, 2008-10:34
- There are a few companies having this approach... but Kong (registered) on January 1st, 2008-11:39
- Good review and interesting watch. Can you PM me... Ronald Held (registered) on January 1st, 2008-04:59
- i've just spent 2 hours googling 'direct read' watches and havent found G99 (registered) on January 1st, 2008-14:44
- Interesting watch and great review! Thanks for the post. (nt) tempusfugit (registered) on January 1st, 2008-18:43
- Thats indeed a real cool watch by the Japanese =) Congrats and that was a good start!! [nt] Jacky (registered) on January 1st, 2008-19:39
- Darn, Kong, you are wearing down my resistence to this piece! ThomasM (registered) on January 2nd, 2008-02:35
- i've done it and just bought one !! will i be the first in the western G99 (registered) on January 2nd, 2008-10:26
- Digging the root cause... its all started with.... Kong (registered) on January 2nd, 2008-13:37
- Graham, I've long said and written that over on ThePuristS (and thank goodness ThomasM (registered) on January 3rd, 2008-02:21
- Wow so many Seiko fans here. PuristSPro should really open up a Seiko forum soon! (nt) AnthonyTsai (registered) on January 2nd, 2008-14:17
- Kong, seems like you've ALREADY gotten enough fun from this watch to justify the purchase! SteveH (registered) on January 2nd, 2008-20:23
- See if they really get back to you :-), otherwise you will Kong (registered) on January 5th, 2008-07:03
- Frank, the case stands up perfectly to wear and tear. G99 (registered) on April 16th, 2008-02:15
- uploader isnt working Frank so i cant. if you pm me i'll email you pics [nt] G99 (registered) on April 16th, 2008-07:22