Here’s another recent release by Seiko. This one is a solar chronograph that is powered by the V175 movement (same movement as the solar chronograph diver – SSC017). This watch comes with rotating bezel and textured dial. Pushers and crown do not screw-in.
Here are some quick pictures.
Here is a military inspired Seiko 5 that was released a few months ago. Its large minute chapter ring reminds me of the 7S36 model (SNZG07J, SNZG09J, etc) from several years back. This watch however, has a bigger crown for hand winding since it is powered by the 4R36 instead of the 7S36 movement.
This time round I had the opportunity to check out the Seiko SARG011, a recent 6R15 JDM model from the Mechanical line. This watch has a black dial with large Arabic numerals, legible wide hands and red-tipped second hand. Some people think of it as Seiko’s version of the Explorer 1 but I see it as something like the new Tudor Ranger because of its size and its printed hour numerals and bars
Here’s a quick look.
I posted the black military style Seiko Kinetic (SMY143P) in my previous blog entry. The 5M83 kinetic movement has a power reserve of approximately six months when fully charged. I believe you can consider it a grab and go watch since it will most likely have enough power reserve to last through the unused period.
This watch works well with different straps. It comes with a two-piece nylon strap but will also look good on rubber/silicon, leather and nato straps.
Here are some picture of the green dial variant – SMY141P.
Besides Spring Drive, solar and mechanical watches, kinetic watches are also one of Seiko’s clean energy watches. In a Kinetic watch, electricity is stored in a self-recharging battery that does not need frequent replacement like the conventional battery in quartz watches.
This time round, I had the opportunity to handle a Seiko military style watch, SMY143P that is powered by the newer 5M83 Kinetic movement. Seiko releases military style watches with their Kinetic movement from time to time and this model is one of their latest.
Here is a quick photo review.
Seiko released a pair of limited edition Seiko 5’s recently. They are SRP507 and SRP509. This pair features black with red and black with yellow colour combinations respectively. They come with rotating bezel and are powered by the 4R36 movement. The bezel is made using a combination of steel and plastic.
It is not known how many pieces were produced for each model as they are not numbered in the “001/XXX” format.
Here are a few quick shots of the SRP509J.
Finally had the opportunity to take a look at the 4R36 Seiko Stargate. Seiko released the 7S36 models in 2010 and this time round they updated the watch with the current 4R36 movement, giving it the hack and handwind features. There are several colour variants but the blue dial version is the nicest in my opinion.