Among the new 4R36 based Seiko 5′s that were released recently, I personally find the world time model to be the best looking. I handled one recently and took the opportunity to take some pictures of it.
When I first saw this watch on the catalog, I realized it shares some similarities with the SNZH57 or Seiko Fifty-five Fathoms as they call it.
Comparing the dial shots, you can see that both watches use the same set of hands and have lume dots at the inner side of the hour markers.
From the side profile shots, you can see that the case and crown are very similar if not the same. The bezels are probably different and so are the crystals although both of them are slightly domed.
Note that the bezel on the SRP127K rotates smoothly in both directions like those of the Landmasters and Fieldmasters. Also, it has the glossy coating on its surface similar to the 55fathoms.
Here’s the caseback shot as well as some random shots.
Overall, this is a nice and well made watch with hack and handwind functions.
In case you want to know how the world time bezel works, here are two pages taken from the user manual.
This watch is distributed in Singapore by the Seiko distributor, Thong Sia Co.(S) Pte Ltd. The retail price is set at SGD376.70 inclusive of tax.
Generally, the new 4R36 powered Seiko 5′s are priced slightly higher than their 7S36 counterparts. Price did not increase drastically due to the change of movement in the Seiko 5 series.
Shown below is the price tag of the SNZH57K mentioned above. As you can see, the price difference between the two models is only SGD26.80.
Diameter: 41mm excluding crown
Lug width 22mm
Water resistance: 100m
Seiko SRP127K featured in this post is provided by:
Authorized Seiko dealer
K2 Watch Company
845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex
#03-K1. Singapore 400845
Tel: 6746 0270