The Seiko watch brand has been at the top of the sports watch industry for decades, and the Seiko 5 sports watch is a very big reason for this. For a bit of context, Seiko launched the Sportimatic 5 way back in 1963 to give people in the possibility of owning an affordable watch that had all the current best technology. The watch has of course been relaunched every so often to keep up with the various advances In technology over the years. The “5” in the name comes from the 5 specs that all of the watches have: automatic movement; significant water resistance; a robust case; a day-date complication in a single window; a receded 4 o’clock crown. In 1968, Seiko put all these traits into a new watch – the Seiko 5 Sports watch.
All the cases for the new 5 Sports are stainless steel, and you can even have rose-gold color coating or black color hard-coating if you want to change things up a bit. The cases are water-resistant to 100m, a far cry from the models from the 60s, and the fronts are made of Hardlex crystals which unfortunately aren’t as scratch-resistant as sapphire crystals. This does bring the cost down, however. The case backs are transparent with a 4R36 caliber, providing ample capabilities that you can show off to fellow watch enthusiasts.
In regard to style, the Suits Style is absolutely perfect. Although some people have objected to some of the colors, such as the faux-patinated lume in particular, they are mostly very slick. They are perfect for creating a casual-dressy look, which is what many people visualize when thinking of watches.
Overall, the new Seiko 5 range has built on its predecessors fantastically with little to no faults – it’s got to be 5 stars from us.