Here’s a Seiko 5 Sports model that was released in the Singapore market recently. I posted a cellphone shot in a previous blog entry and was surprised by amount of attention it received. So this time round, I am posting some proper pictures and information for those who are interested.
Let’s take a look.
As mentioned earlier, this is a Seiko 5 Sports 100m model so you would expect to see standard Seiko 5 features such as non screw-in crown, see-through caseback and folded bracelet end links. What makes this model slightly different from other models is the gold accents which remind people of the 6159-7001.
Two other prominent features that make it special are the curved crystal and glossy protective layer on its bezel insert. Below is a picture showing these features. The glossy layer is hard to capture but you can see it from the reflection of the ’20’, ’40’ and ’50’ markings on the bezel.
Here is another shot showing how the crystal looks like. Notice that there is a silver coloured circle on inner part of the bezel that is surrounds the crystal. This part probably reminds you of the Omega Planet Ocean or the Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT.
The hour markers are gold coloured and not luminous except for a small lume square applied at one end of each marker. The saving grace is, the hour and minute hands are wide and are covered with plenty of lume.
Still, for those who like their watches full of lume, I’m afraid you will be disappointed here.
Below is a caseback shot showing the see-through caseback and folded bracelet end links.
The watch comes with solid link bracelet with the standard Seiko clasp with push button lock and catch.
This watch is distributed in Singapore by the distributor, Thong Sia Group. It has a list price of SGD349.90 inclusive of 7% GST. (Note: Price is mentioned for reference only. I do not sell watches).
Price shown is in Singapore currency
The watch is powered by the 7S36 movement and here are the physical measurements:
Diameter: 41mm excluding crown
Thickness: 13mm approximately
Lug width: 22mm
Seiko SNZH57K1 featured in this post is provided by:
Authorized Seiko/Thong Sia dealer
K2 Watch Company
845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex
#03-K1. Singapore 400845
Tel: 6746 0270
Update on Seiko 5 models in Singapore