To those who are looking for a chronograph tachymeter watch at an awesome price, make sure to check out Seiko’s Spirit collection, the SBTR mechanical quartz chronograph watch models. The Seiko Spirit collection, which was designed primarily for the Japanese domestic market (JDM), offer a variety of designs which covers everything from mechanical to quartz to digital.
We’ve recently picked up a Seiko Spirit SBTR021 mechanical quartz chronograph watch, and I immediately fell in love with the watch after the first glance. The SBTR021 is considered as an entry level watch that comes in a nice brushed lugs finish and beautiful polished sides on the case. The stainless steel bezel is presented with a polished finish, with white markings all around. It runs on a Japanese quartz movement, the 8T63 caliber.
To those who are interested to find out more about the 8T63 mecha-quartz movement, the recalibration is not the same as a regular quartz chronograph since the hands are actually mechanically driven. The 8T63 has a central stopwatch chronograph hand and a 60 minute totalizer at 9:00. The chronograph is only capable of counting up to 60 minutes in one second intervals. It automatically stops after reaching 60 minutes.
Operating the chronograph is similar to many chronograph watches:
Button A (top button) – Start
Button A (top button) – Stop
Button B (bottom button) – Reset
Case dimensions are 39.8 mm. in diameter and 11.6 mm. in thickness. The dial of this Seiko watch is black. Display type: analog. This timepiece has hardlex glass, and water resistance of 100m. Lumibrite on both the hands and markers. IF you are looking for a great looking chronograph watch at an incredible price, be sure to check out Seiko’s Spirit collection, the SBTR mechanical quartz chronograph watch models.
Just by looking at the watch, you would think the watch would costs in the thousands, but really, you can pick one up for less than 200.00USD. To add a cherry on top, these SBTR mecha-quartz chronograph watch models come in a 20mm lug width size, so you definitely do not have to worry about the watch options available for them. Better yet, it just so happens our fitted curved end watch bands for the Seiko Cocktail SSA345 Power Reserve watch models, also fit on the SBTR models as well.
With Christmas just around the corner, and your thinking about what to get your friends, family, loved ones, or even yourself, getting a Seiko SBTR mechanical quartz chronograph watch is definitely worth to consider. Be sure to check out all kinds of watch bands that are able to fit on the SBTR watch models at http://www.strapcode.com.
Case Material Stainless Steel
Case Shape Round
Case Size 39.8
Case Thickness 11.6
Dial Type Analog
Dial Color Black
Band Material Leather
Band Color Black
Water Resistance 100
Features Date, Chronograph, Glowing Hands, Glowing Markers
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Written by Sam
Photo by Toni