The watches that are featured on this blog are usually automatic watches and occasionally, I do post some battery operated quartz watches. This time round, I handled a very nice Solar powered chronograph diver made by Seiko and would like to share with you. The model number is SSC017P.
There are several colour variants and this one I handled comes with black dial with blue/black bezel combination.
I believe this will become a popular model because it has the classic chronograph diver design with a case diameter that would fit most people.
In the dial shot below, you can see that it uses a “3-6-9″ layout with the second hand sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position. The 24 hour sub-dial and chronograph register are at the 3 and 6 o’clock positions respectively. The hour markers have pretty thick lume material applied and each marker has a chrome outline around it.
It comes with the familiar hour and minute hands that are used in the classic SKX007/009/011 models.
The watch comes with screw in crown and screw lock pushers. You need to unscrew the locks on both pushers in order to use them.
The pushers are easy to push but they definitely feel different from the automatic chronographs. I hardly feel the ‘click’ with the start/stop pusher on this watch.
Below are a couple of pictures showing the side profile and lugs of the watch.
The caseback has polished finishing and bears the Seiko tsunami logo.
The watch comes with a solid link bracelet with push button lock and catch as shown in the pictures below. It also come with wet suit extension. The bracelet has polished center link and brushed outer links. It is attached to the watch with fat spring bars and a pair of folded end links.
Wet suit extension released:
Below is the front and back of hang tag. You can see that the watch uses Hardlex crystal.
This watch is distributed in Singapore by Thong Sia Group. The list price is SGD585.30 inclusive of GST. (For info only. I’m not a watch seller)
Diameter of bezel: 43mm
Diameter including crown guard: 48mm
Lug width: 20mm
Seiko SSC017P 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