Seiko’s New Seiko 5 Sport model watches is by far one of the hottest collections out in the market today. The first ever Seiko 5 watch, Seiko Sportsmatic 5, was born in 1963. It was Seiko’s and Japan’s first ever automatic day-date watch.
The ‘’5’’ represents the promise that every Seiko 5 watch would have five key attributes; an automatic movement, a day-date display at the three o’clock position, water resistance, a recessed crown at the four o’clock position and a case and bracelet that’s built for durability.
In 1968, Seiko 5 Sports was born. It was created for the ever-growing number of men and women who wanted a watch they could trust as they played sports. In addition to the fundamental values of Seiko 5, Seiko 5 Sports offered enhanced water resistance, a strengthened crystal and luminous hands and hour markers. Released in order to meet the demands of the revolutionary baby-boomer generation, the Seiko 5 collection is just as popular to this day, proof that expert craftsmanship and elegant design will never go out of fashion.
Other than the visual differences with the New Seiko 5 SPRE models, their functionality are relatively the same The new Seiko 5 Sports, line-up of 27 models, with movements of Seiko’s basic automatic Calibre 4R36, with 24 jewels, optional manual-winding, a 41-hour power reserve and a hacking seconds hand, are broken down into 5 categories: Sports, Suits, Specialist, Street, and Sense. Each category represents a different thematic approach to the Singular Seiko 5 model.
SRPE77K1- The vintage saxe blue used on the dial is certainly eye-catching, with the effect of the sun-brushed design. Along side of the vintage blue color used on the SRPD77K1, the use of the white luminous on the hands and around the indexes allows for easy visibility during night time. Positioned just below the 12 o’clock index is the ever present Seiko logo alongside a day and date window at 3 o’clock. Around the very edge of the dial are small second markers placed on the chapter ring. The SRPD77K1 comes with the Milanese style mesh band, which is an unique design of the mesh work that gives the distinctive look to any watch it pairs with.
SRPE79K1 (Silver) & SRPE80K1 (Gold)- The textured colors on these two dials are probably one of the most eye catching pieces from the release for the New Seiko 5 Sports models. The hour hand for the two models come in a cathedral style, whereas the minute hand comes in an arrow style, one have an elegant polished silver trim and gold trim on the other. The same type of strap are included with both models. The strap of the watch is made up of both silicone and leather. The inside of the strap is silicone, which is beneficial for the wearer, due to the fact it is softer and more flexible than many other strap types. The silicone strap has been lined on top with calfskin leather that provides the watch with a aura of sophistication and class. Also the watch fastens using a standard buckle, that has been embossed with the Seiko logo.
The Seiko 5 collection will only get better and better from here on out. Whether the collection was originally targeted towards newcomers, that’s no longer the case. The Seiko 5 watch collection have became watches for the masses, not only for newcomers, but with added features, designs, upgrades that watch enthusiasts love.
- Case Material: Stainless steel (with various coatings and finishes depending on the model)
- Dial: Various
- Crown: Push/pull
- Movement: 4R36
- Strap/bracelet: Various, including stainless steel bracelets, nylon, and silicone , leather
- Case diameter 42.5 mm
- Case thickness 13.4 mm
- Water resistant 100 Meters/10 ATM/10 BAR
- Case back Screw see-through case back
- Glass material Hardlex crystal
- Strap material Leather/Kulit
- Calendar Day and Date
- Luminious / LumiBrite Yes
- Movement Automatic with Manual Winding Capacity
- Jewels 24
- Power Reserve 41 Hours
- Vibrations 21.600 bph
- Features Day and Date display
- Price 300USD-400USD
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Written by Sam
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