This time round, l had the opportunity to handle the other Seiko 5 Sports model that I mentioned in my post titled “Update on Seiko 5 models in Singapore“. As mentioned the post, this model does not have a rotating bezel like most Seiko 5 Sports models do. It is also has an unusual case design that is different from its Seiko 5 counterparts.
Let’s take a look.
Shown below is the close up view of the dial. Since this is a motor sports model, it has some common racing features such as coloured strips on the minute chapter ring stretching from 12.00 to 4.00 o’clock as well as use of colour scheme (black and red in this case).
On top of that, the hour markers are shown in their respective minute reading instead of the usual hour reading. This is probably done to make it look like a tachometer or speedometer. However, when you switch off the light, you will find that the hour markers in minute format are not lumed.
Here’s a quick lume shot.
The case structure reminds me of the Seiko Ananta although it is not exactly the same and is not finished to the same level.
By examining the watch, it looks like the case is made of two parts. The first part is cylindrical shaped and contains the dial and movement. Somehow, the lines on the side remind me of car engine piston.
The second part is of course the outer portion that consists of the lugs. Since there are no screws on its caseback, the two parts must be attached to each other by some other means. And unlike the Ananta, they cannot be detached.
Below are pictures of the case from various angles to give you a better idea.
Like most 7S Seiko 5 Sports model, the watch has a see-through caseback showing the 7S36 movement. You can see the magic lever in there too.
The watch is fitted with a rubber strap. This strap is a fairly new model that Seiko has started fitting on some of their Seiko 5 sports watches. It is made of the same rubber as the Z22 straps but feels softer because it is not as thick as the Z22.
Here are some pictures of the strap:
Long end – front
Long end – back
Short end – front
Short end – back
This watch is distributed in Singapore by Seiko distributor, Thong Sia Group. The list price of the watch is SGD301.80. As usual, price is mentioned for reference only. I am not a watch seller.
Diameter: 43.5mm excluding crown
Thickness 12.5mm approximately
Lug width 22mm
Water resistence: 100m
Seiko SNZH69K 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