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Seiko Zimbe 11 Latest Modded "SHOGUN', SPB099J1

3 min read August 07, 2019

Seiko Zimbe 11 Latest Modded

Italian Handmade Racer Vintage Charcoal Grey Watch Strap 20B16PBU63R1C46

The SPB09911 is the second time Seiko Zimbe have chosen to use from the original Shogun model, SBDC029.

22mm Italian Handmade Bund Military Style Double-layer Watch Strap, Dark Brown 22B20PBU54C1C44

On MiLTAT 3-pieces Bund Style watch strap, loosed two pieces standard leather watch strap plus base Pad for comfort, all in one tone. This Bund Leather Military Watch Band belongs to MiLTAT “Italian Handmade” collection. Genuine Tuscan leather watch strap, 100% handcrafted in Italy. Luxury Italian hides are tanned using traditional, natural methods, without chemical coloring & chrome.

22mm Crafter Blue – Black Rubber Curved Lug Watch Band for Seiko Shogun SBDC029, PVD Black Buckle CB04A-22A20BBK

In comparisons to its predecessor, the SBDC029, the main changes that are used on the SPB099J1, besides the noticeable three-color combination of the black / gold bezel and the dark red dial, is the glass material used, which was changed from hardlex crystal to sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and cyclops over the date.

22mm MiLTAT WW2 2-piece Light Grey Camouflage Nylon Watch Band with lockstitch round hole, Brushed 22B22BBU57C2T08

Camouflage pattern nylon fabric is durable, lightweight and comfortable. Reinforced lockstitch round holes to extend durability of the watch strap. This light weight watch band is a good choice for matching with most of the military watches.

It’s nice to see that Seiko Zimbe has chosen to use a dark red color as the primary display in the casing instead of the common blue and green which we often see on the new release watches over the last couple of years. Of course, pairing the dark red casing with one of this year most popular color-matching with black and gold on the bezel, the color combination itself should be more than enough for watch collectors to wanting one.

22mm G10 Nato James Bond Heavy Nylon Strap PVD Black Buckle – J03 Double Black & Red NATOUS-J03-22BK

As a fan of Japanese culture with anime and manga that relates to ninjas, shogun and samurai, the dark red color used as the primary color on the casing for the Seiko Zimbe 11, SPB09911 was referred to as, “By bringing the strength of the red samurai armor that the Japanese call “Yoro, “Yoroi, the samurai armor of the great warrior legend Merged with the whale shark spirit.

The NATO straps are made from straight heavy thread woven nylon. Exceptionally strong, abrasion resistant, lustrous, low in moisture absorbency & easy to wash, too. 316L High Quality Stainless Steel buckle and loop keeper ensures a good tight fit and rust resistant. The edges and holes of the NATO straps are ultrasonic welding therefore is free from frills and rough sharp edges.

It’s understandable that some would not think it’s worth paying the extra money just for the difference of color and the change of glass materials used when you can easily pay 1/3 less for the SBDCO29 with the same movement.

MiLTAT 22mm Washed Canvas Zulu Rust Brown Double Thickness Watch Strap, Lockstitch Hole, Brown Stitches, PVD NS-22E22DZU00C2Q06

This G10 Zulu military watch strap is made from 12 oz. washed canvas, strong & durable enough to carry your watches. Military used much cotton canvas to make military equipment, too. G10 canvas military watch strap flip over design remain the continuity in appearance, approximate 2.0mm to 2.8mm thick, an extraordinary double thickness gives a hefty looks was tight up with three 316L stainless steel ring.

Can you put a price on limited edition items? Even with minimal changes in terms of specifications, the fact that the Seiko Zimbe 11, SPB09911 is a limited edition of 500 pieces, which are only available exclusively in Thailand. Sometimes it’s the rarity limited, hard to acquire kind of feeling that one would pay the extra money to achieve that feeling of satisfaction.


Unboxing Zimbe11 (Thai)



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