Today we will look into the history of Seiko, and review a few of them, and we will answer the question, What Is Seiko 5? and, is Seiko a quality brand? Enjoy!
in 1881 a man named Kintarō Hattori, opened a watch and jewelry store called K. Hattori in Tokyo, where he sold and repaired watches and clocks. Hattori was 22 years old at the time. He was very focused on perfection and achieving great quality. If you look at the successful Swiss watchmakers today, you will see the very same attitude which might be the reason for success.
In 1892, he started a company name Seikosha, meaning roughly “House of Exquisite Workmanship”, he started to produce clocks then. In 1924, he started to produce his first watch, under the name Seiko. In 1969, he made the Seiko quartz Astron 35 SQ, and this watch was the very first quartz watch in the world. When it came out, it cost about the same as a car. A few years later Seiko made the first quartz chronograph.
In the late 1980s, they made the first automatic quartz. It is impressive that they were the first to come out with new technology three times.
What is Seiko 5?
Seiko 5 is a collection. Seiko wanted to make a watch with 5 attributes.
2 Automatic winding
3 Day/date displayed in a single window
4 Durable case and bracelet
5 Recessed crown at the 4 o’clock position
1. The Diaflex mainspring (durable mainspring)
2. The Diashock system (shock protection)
3. Automatic winding
4. Day/date indication
5. Water resistance
When it comes to quality, it is possible it is no better out there, and it is a lot cheaper than other brands with the same quality, and they make them very good looking. It is one of the safest watches you can buy. But always read the comments from other costumers on the site you buy it from to see how happy people really are about their product, this can help you make a smart choice when it comes to buying or not, and just look at the stars also read them. Sometimes they get 1 star only because the people shipping it, did a bad job, and that does not make the product bad
Seiko 5 SPORTS Analog Dress Automatic Watch SNZG09J1
This is a Seiko 5 Sport military field watch, it is automatic, and it lumes in the dark. I looked through some reviews and I found all 5 stars from people who bought it except for one, and he said the accuracy was way off. And the comment under that again said it was very accurate. Better than average for an automatic in this price class. Another comment was about it feels very good on the arm, it seems very well put together.
The specifications here is, 23 Jewel Automatic Self Winding Movement and it has Stainless Steel Case with Green Fabric Strap. its got a day/date display and luminous hands and markers. The case diameter is 42 mm and the thickness is 12mm, and it is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.
This is a good looking watch, and all the reviews I’ve seen on this said they would recommend it.
This is a good and safe buy. It also comes in Black, Blue, and beige
Seiko 5 Automatic Black Dial Stainless Steel Watch.
This is a Seiko 5 sport automatic dive watch. This watch is beautiful with the black and gold color. Reviews I have seen is mainly a good thing. Most comments on this watch were about how high quality this is for an automatic watch at this low price range. It is luminous so you can easily see it in the dark. There is no battery, and you make it work with your movements when you use it.
Bad comments on this say, it is not as accurate as a quartz. Automatic watches usually move a little fast. If you don’t use it for 40 hours it falls behind. It is a little heavy. And even tho it is a dive watch, you can’t dive with it, comments say you can’t swim with it, but if you get water on it, when you wash your hands, that is ok. Seiko says, you can swim with it but not dive.
But even tho a lot of people say they watch stop to fast if you don’t wear it, they say it is still a good buy for that price.
The specifications are, 23 jewel Japanese automatic, it is made of stainless steel and luminous hands and hour markers. It is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet. Even tho it is a dive watch, it is not suitable for diving but you can swim or snorkel with it.
This is a high-quality watch for the price range and very good looking watch for everyday use.
This is one of my favorite watch brand and now that we have covered Seiko’s history, and answered the question “what is Seiko 5”. And reviewed a couple of watches, I hope you can see what a great brand Seiko is. and you can feel satisfied that this is safe to buy. I only reviewed two of my favorite watches from Seiko, but there are many more good looking, high-quality watches to look at. Even tho Seiko has a reputation for making quality watches, everyone has a few bad eggs in their stock, so always remember to go through comments from other customers before buying, chances are that you will feel the same way about the watch as the majority of the costumers.
I hope you got the answers to your questions here, and I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave a comment if you see any mistakes or have any questions, or if you just want to. More reviews will come soon, so come back and visit me again if you like. Have a nice day.