Seiko 5 Sports 100m Model – SNZH57K

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

Related post:
Update on Seiko 5 models in Singapore

36 thoughts on “Seiko 5 Sports 100m Model – SNZH57K

  1. Tanks Yeoman.

    That’s a great looking watch, and a superb review too.
    Do you know the model number of the black/white rotating besel and dial that you pictured with your cell phone on your related post?


  2. WOW!
    I really love this watch!
    Would you know about any store/person that might help me get this watch to Sweden.
    I love it, and with a NATO strap on my wrist in Stockholm I would go mad! 🙂



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  4. Hi Thomas,

    I saw the Gold model at my watch shop 2 days ago and I believe it is getting a hold on me! Very nice design and looks endearing, IMO. Thanks for the updates, really appreciate it.

    Best regards,

    Flying Scotsman


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  6. this is a good copy of the planet ocean ,hey i rather wear this than a fake omega , orient and other companies have a good copy of the PO ,its time seiko had one too.


  7. Arrgghhh…..resistance is futile and I bought one today!

    Such a lovely piece from Seiko. The curved crystal really make this model stand out from the rest. Nice solid watch and your photos are fantastic!


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  9. It’s been mentioned countless times but i really hate the fact that Seiko adds the “Seiko 5 Sports” to the Seiko 5 line of watches. It’s like adding “extreme” to the name of something. just not needed and make’s the watch really appear to be a budget watch no matter how nice the watch looks. Even if the kept the “seiko 5” but dropped the “sports” i think they would do better with this line.

    I’m also picking up a SKZ325 today mostly because of your review and pictures. Thanks!


    • I understand what you mean. Unfortunately, future “5” models I saw on the catalog continue to have the “Seiko 5 Sports”. The good news is, there will be more new models with just “Seiko”. This include a new Presage line that will come with the 4R3X movement.


  10. fantastic model – i just recently learned about the seiko 5 series and am really impressed. in fact i would like to get one, but have troubles locating a dealer in London / Duesseldorf offering those? are there any online retailers in s’pore who are trustworthy you can point me to?

    again amazing shots of a real classic!


    • Hi Mr T,

      Seiko 5 is a product line of Seiko. There are various models in this line including the SNZH57K featured in this post. Seiko 5 Fathoms is a modified SNZH57K. From what I understand, the dial on the SNZH57K was replaced with a custom dial (shown below). The modified watch resembles the Blanpain Fifty Fathoms and hence it was called Seiko “Fifty five Fathoms”.

      fff dial

      From what I know, this watch is currently out of stock. It is very hard to get one today.

      Best regards,


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  12. Hello yeoman,
    I have just discovered your blog this day.
    And, I must say that 12 years later, I have just bought ana Seiko SNZH53K1 and SNZH55K1 …
    Then, still a very good Classic Diver’s watch with good proportion, bright green Lumed, and a good mechanical mouvement…


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