This is a discontinued model but I am taking the opportunity to document it here on this blog since I had the chance to handle a brand new piece recently.
This watch was the first automatic model that was released under the Seiko Criteria line. This particular specimen that I have here was manufactured in September 2004. I believe it was from an early batch because the watch actually hit the stores in early 2005.
One thing I remember about the watch is that its hands resemble those on this Credor model, GCBR997 (shown below). It even has the red tipped second hand like the Credor.
The bracelet is attached to the watch in a similar fashion as the Credor. There are no end links as they are taken care of by the special lug design.
Another unique feature of the watch is the round shaped loupe over the date window at the 2 o’clock position. I don’t think there is another Seiko watch that has a loupe at this position.
The watch is 38mm across (excluding crown) and is fitted with a rotating bezel and non screw-in crown. It is powered by the 7S36 movement.
Folding clasp with push button lock and catch:
Price tag (price shown is in Singapore currency):
Seiko SNZC39K featured in this post is provided by:
K2 Watch Company
845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex
#03-K1. Singapore 400845
Tel: 6746 0270
I like the watch very much, very clean One day I hope to buy one
Some sites still have them in stock but you gotta act fast because it’s a discontinued model after all.