What I’ve Got: Seiko Cocktail Time

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I’ve had this beautiful watch for a couple weeks now, and thought I’d do a post about its design and history.

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Back in 2010, Seiko teamed up with Ishigaki Shinobu, Japan’s “top bartender”,
to produce a line of upper-mainstream watches. Shinobu-San designed three “Cocktail Time” watches, named after different flavors: SARB065 was
“Cool”, SARB066 “Dry”, and the limited (to 300 pieces) SARB068 “Sweet”.
The model that I have is the SARB065 “Cool”.

The Cocktail time features a dome shaped crystal that refracts light beautifully onto it’s gorgeous dial. The dial is white with a subtle blue tint, complementing the pale blue seconds hand. The use of chiselled edges on the hands, hour markers, and dial really brings together the design.

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Finally, the Cocktail time gives you a peek at it’s fine automatic movement with a transparent case back- rare at this price point.

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