Seiko 5 Sports, the Fascinating Twins SRPC57 & SRPC59

Without enlarging the photo, one might think you’re looking at a new color release for the Seiko Samurai.  As soon as you click to enlarge the photo , you then realize it is a Seiko 5 Sports entry level watch. From the best price for quality.. entry level automated watch.. budgeted (best pound for pound in the market) reliability, style, and priceSeiko gets a ton of credit in the watch world, even among serious collectors, and plenty of that credit comes from its Seiko 5 production line. The 5, which is named for its (1) automatic winding, (2) day/date display,  (3) water resistance, (4) recessed crown at 4 o’clock, and (5) its durable case and bracelet, has been around for just over a half century and retails close to a low-end minimum price range. The line’s three prongs include a military, sport and sport diver model, all three handsome, simple and affordable.


These are apart of the new Seiko 5’s which was recently introduced into the watch world, where the series have been around in one form or another since the early sixties. The Seiko 5’s characteristics have made it the benchmark for an affordable, durable wristwatch that sure, could be considered entry level, but could also easily be the only watch you’d ever need.


[Left] MiLTAT 22mm G10 Military NATO Watch Strap, Sandwich Nylon Armband, PVD Black – Orange
[22A22DZZ00N1O10] Demo on Seiko 5 Sports Watch SRPC59J1 Orange Black 100M Automatic watch MADE in JAPAN

MiLTAT Sandwich G10 Bullet Tail military watch straps use different nylon threads to fabricate sandwich layers. The Sandwich woven technique gives the G10 strap an obvious texture that is both visible and touchable. New palette of subtle colors strip is tightening up with four 316L stainless steel hardware, looks excellent on military or classic-looking dive watches. Nylon is cut and simultaneously sealed using ultrasonic knives to prevent fraying.

[Right] 22mm G10 Nato James Bond Heavy Nylon Strap PVD Black Buckle – J03 Double Black & Red [NATOUS-J03-22BK] Demo on Seiko 5 Sports Watch SRPC57J1 Red Black 100M Automatic watch MADE in JAPAN

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.

People think of Seiko 5 for many different reasons – desire for reliability, or for a weekend beater, or simply for the pleasure of owning a mechanical watch with a great story behind it. Not everyone who gets a Seiko 5 does so because they need, on the whole, to save money rather than spend it, but there’s no denying that its cheapness and utility has done a lot to make the 5 possibly the single most widely owned and produced automatic watch in existence.


[Left] 22mm MiLTAT Perlon Watch Strap, Black & Orange, Polished Ladder Lock Slider Buckle [22A22PBU59N7J07-XX] Demo on Seiko 5 Sports Watch SRPC59J1 Orange Black 100M Automatic watch MADE in JAPAN

[Right]22mm MiLTAT Perlon Watch Strap, Black & Red, Polished Ladder Lock Slider Buckle[22A22PBU59N7L06-XX]Demo on Seiko 5 Sports Watch SRPC57J1 Red Black 100M Automatic watch MADE in JAPAN

European made braided Perlon strap attached a superior quality 316L stainless steel ladder lock slider buckle to strap connection. The quality of Perlon strap was good but always been complaining that the buckle was too flimsy. This is necessary to swap a new design, our own 316L stainless steel ladder lock slider buckle. Braided strap featuring lack of holes which gives Perlon strap an endless size adjustments. It can perfectly adjustable to your exact wrist size requirements. Perlon fiber characteristic is very lightweight, waterproof and dry even faster than NATO. Perlon strap look very dressy on most watches such as Rolex submariner, GMT Master & Daytona. If you want to have a customized look on your watch, Perlon straps are the right choice.

If you’re curious about mechanical movement, Seiko 5’s are good place to start. Cant go wrong with its low, low price…good quality.. and it even looks good on wrist. the Seiko 5 has everything watch lovers crave for, minus the pricey price tag. Mechanical movement? Yes….Durability? Yes…Looks? Yes…with countless designs released over the years have made Seiko 5 into a budgeted, fashionable, must have accessory.  For anyone considering to start on automatic watches and worry about picking the wrong one, you can’t go wrong with a Seiko 5.


[Left]22mm Crafter Blue – Straight Lug Orange Rubber Watch Band
[CB01J-22A20BZZ] Demo on Seiko 5 Sports Watch SRPC59J1 Orange Black 100M Automatic watch MADE in JAPAN

[Right] 22mm Crafter Blue – Straight Lug Black Rubber Watch Band
[CB01A-22A20BZZ]  Demo on Seiko 5 Sports Watch SRPC57J1 Red Black 100M Automatic watch MADE in JAPAN

This NBR rubber has superior strength and more resistant than natural rubber to oils and acids. Materials has met the RoHS requirements and rarely causes severe allergic reaction. Accompany with well-built stainless steel buckle and a featured big keeper. This item also includes one pair of custom made 1.78mm spring bars for easy but secure installation. NBR rubber watch band is a good choice for your beloved watches.

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Written by Sammy
Photo by Toni
@strapcode team


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