The omission of a rotating bezel and the adoption of a fixed bezel brings forth a more minimalistic and sleek feel to this timepiece. The case back is transparent, which allows the wearer to view the inner mechanisms of the timepiece. The silver bracelet of the watch is made from highly durable stainless steel, that has been finished using a brushing technique. This creates a subtle, but welcomed, contrast between the polishing of the case and the brushing of the bracelet. It comes in the style of an oyster bracelet, which is associated with the Rolex brand.
It fastens using a three fold clasp. The clean black dial of the watch is complemented by the equally sleek white luminescent indices and hands, which allows for easy visibility at night. The hour hand comes in a cathedral style, whereas the minute hand comes in an arrow style, both have an elegant polished gold trim. The second indices are positioned within the chapter ring which is another subdued, but pleasing, touch. A day date window replaces the 3 o'clock marker, this can be displayed in either English or French.
The new Seiko 5 Sport logo is present beneath the 12 o'clock marker, whilst'automatic' is displayed above the 6 o'clock mark. The Seiko 5 Sports range boast Seiko's new upgraded 4R36 automatic. It is the same movement that is found in more expensive Seiko models, such as the'Turtle' that belongs to the Prospex range. The movement consists of 24 jewels and it operates at 21,600 beats per hour, this ensures the watch has 40 hours of power reserve.
It includes Seiko Diashock, which essentially protects the inner mechanisms from any damage the watch may sustain if it were to be dropped or knocked. It is expected to either gain or loose between +45 / -35 seconds per day.The watch also comes with a hacking function. When the crown is pulled out to adjust the time the second hand will stop. This allows you to set the second hand for precision timing. Once the crown is pushed back in the hands will tick from that second. Finally, this watch has a water resistance of 100 metres, making it suitable for swimming and snorkelling. The Family: Seiko 5 Sports. The Seiko 5 Sports has set the standard in affordable, rugged and stylish watches since 1963. Designed to be simple but serious, the Seiko 5 is so-called due to its five key attributes: automatic winding, displaying the day and date in a single window, water resistance, a recessed crown at the 4 o'clock position and a durable metal bracelet. Released in order to meet the demands of the revolutionary baby-boomer generation, the Seiko 5 collection is just as popular to this day, proof that expert craftsmanship and elegant design will never go out of fashion. Seiko's story began in 1881 with the opening of a clock shop in Tokyo, it's owner was Kintaro Hattori. Eleven years after the opening of his shop, Hattori opened a clock factory with ten employees and it was in 1895 that they began to produce pocket watches. Soon followed by alarm clocks in 1899, and then table clocks in 1902. Then in 1913 Hattori began working on his first wristwatch.
The in 1924, 43 years after the initial opening, the brand Seiko was born with the creation of the first Seiko wristwatch. Seiko established itself throughout the 20th century as being a driving force in the advancements that took place in the watching world. For example, in 1956, Seiko were the producers of the first winding wristwatch made in Japan. Then in 1964, Seiko became the official timer for the Tokyo Olympics. And then most notably Seiko unveiled the first quartz wristwatch, the Astron, in 1969.
Marking the beginning of the quartz revolution. Or equally impressive the creation of the world's first TV watch in 1982. And even more relevant today, with our abhorrent use of non-renewable energy sources, Seiko's Kinetic. This watch had the ability to generate its own power from the movement of the wearer. Ceaseless determination to innovate in every aspect of the watchmaker's art is what defines Seiko's 135-year history.
By embracing this ethos, Seiko has been responsible for a string of industry-leading advances in the technology of time. Notably, the creation of the world's first quartz watch in 1969. The listed technological developments serve as evidence to illustrate the revolutionary impact which Seiko has had on the watchmaking world.
They are also markably unique in that they manufacture every aspect of every watch in-house.