Besides Spring Drive, solar and mechanical watches, kinetic watches are also one of Seiko’s clean energy watches. In a Kinetic watch, electricity is stored in a self-recharging battery that does not need frequent replacement like the conventional battery in quartz watches.
This time round, I had the opportunity to handle a Seiko military style watch, SMY143P that is powered by the newer 5M83 Kinetic movement. Seiko releases military style watches with their Kinetic movement from time to time and this model is one of their latest.
Here is a quick photo review.
This is the type of dial colour I like on a military style watch. The hour markers here reminds me of the discontinued Riki Watanabe watch (AAAA101). The dial is very legible but note that the numerals 6, 9 and 12 are not lumed.
The watch has a nice satin appearance and comes with drilled lugs. Pusher on the side is used to check the remaining power reserve of the watch.
The watch comes with a display back that shows the rotor and part of the movement. The display area is smaller compared to Seiko’s automatic watches.
This model comes with a black nylon strap with steel hardware. Below are some pictures of the strap.
Watch has a water resistance of 100m and comes with flat hardlex crystal. Here are a few more shots of the watch.
Here is a picture of the green dial variant, SMY141P.
Diameter: 41mm (excluding crown), 45mm (including crown)
Lug width: 20mm
Water resistance: 100m
Seiko SMY143P1 featured in this post is provided by:
K2 Watch Company
845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex, #03-K1
Tel: 6746 0270