On the Seiko/Citizen forum they had a post that showed the new style monsters with the 4R36 movement.I think the number was SRP309K1 for the orange with bracelet.I havent seen a Monster with 4R36 yet but my local AD is expecting some SRP231K this week. They are running on 4R36 but certainly no Monsters. More like Tuna but with plastic shroud.
The new SRP309K1 will be very interesting with a few new features. 4R36 will uber cool.
:thumbup1: Couldnt agree more.As you can see, the dial markings are slightly different, most notable are the index markers. I find these new markers a little more complimentary to the over all design:thumbup1:
The new 4r36 movement is the natural progression from the 4r16 which was basically a 7s26 with one more jewel. But it did serve as the platform for the new 4r35/36 and other 4rxx calibres.
Most notable is that the 4r35/36 hacks and hand winds where the 4r15/16 did not.
This is a huge upgrade for the Monster and all the other watches that it will be installed in.
There are also changes in the balance system and the mainspring that extend the reserve of the watch and produce a movement that is capable of much better accuracy and precision than it's predecessors.
We are going to see many new calibres come out of Seiko and it is a good time to be a Seiko collector :biggrin:
I havent spotted them yet over here. But I expect they'll be out soon.I picked up an SKX171 a few months back, and was very close to getting a Monster. I'm not sure why, but I held off on getting the Monster. Now I am glad that I didn't get it.
Any word on ETA to market and/or sources for the USA?