Pictorial Review of the 4R38 Seiko Presage – SSA017J

So far, I have featured the following 4R based watches on this blog:

4R35 – Seiko Presage SARY005
4R36 – Seiko 5 World Time SRP127K
4R37 – Seiko Superior SSA003K

This time round, I handled a 4R38 powered Seiko Presage with open escapement feature. This watch shares the same case as the SARY005 (link above). The SARY005 was initially market as a JDM model under the Mechanical line. It is now moved to the Presage line and marketed as an international model.

Here’s a quick pictorial review of the SSA017J.


Open escapement:


Leather strap and buckle:

Please refer to my post of the SARY005 for the side profile shots.

Diameter: 40mm excluding crown
Thickness: 11mm
Lug width: 20mm
Water resistant: 10 bar

Seiko Presage SSA017J featured in this post is provided by

483 Sims Avenue,
Singapore 387555
Tel: 6273 3355 Fax: 6278 8929

16 thoughts on “Pictorial Review of the 4R38 Seiko Presage – SSA017J

  1. Wow! That’s a very beautiful gentleman’s dress watch!

    The sunburst dial with the keyhole showcasing the escapement is a nice touch. Kind of looks like a tourbillon movement. ;-p

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. i dont know why but my presage gain at about 13 sec over several hours, is it OK or is there any kind of way to correct it?
    mine using 4R38 btw for the movement. thx


  3. Every 6 hours it gains 20 second, thats too much right?
    Actually last time i dropped my presage to a hard surface, is it because of that?
    i really love my watch, but then this problem annoys me.


  4. Check with you, how does this watch fare in terms of accuracy? Kind of an issue for me due to the poor factory specs.

    Thinking of pulling the trigger on the gold version!

    Anw, great blog!


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