Sizzling HoT!!! Seiko DISCUS BLACK (aka Burger)
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....
- 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.
.... 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