ON THE WRIST: Seiko 5

WEDNESDAY MARCH 30, 2016

The 5 have been around since the 60s with the objective to define the excellence of Seiko at watchmaking while the model may be simple but one not to be taken lightly. Despite its meager price, every Seiko 5 has to possess five key qualities:

Automatic Winding | Day/Date Display | Water Resistance

Recessed Crown | Durable Case and Bracelet

PRO

Look and feel much more

Keeps time reasonably well

Wears comfortably

CON

Flimsy bracelet

Tiny crown

SPECIFICATION

36-40 mm Diameter

10 mm Thickness

30m Water Resistance

36 hours Power Reserve

21 Jewels

From RM 300

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Measuring at 36 millimeters is a good size for my wrist of 15 and a half centimeters in circumference. It too wears a bit like the Air-King since Rolexes tend to wear larger. Conversely, the Seiko doesn’t have the heft but could one ask for more? If you really dislike its bracelet, just swap for a NATO, ZULU or leather strap since the 5 goes so well with them.

" The 5 stands tall being pit

next to a Rolex "

I'm not suggesting that with a Seiko 5, watches that live higher in the horology food chain are to be dismissed. But if one is unsure whether or not to dip their toes in, the 5 makes a good starting point. As for those already having a luxury watch, get a 5 and be surprised by how much you can get with so little. On top of good looks as well as no less than an excellent daily beater, I don’t deny having thoughts of purchasing other in a different designs. Seek for one and get back on your choice of the Seiko 5 and at what price point. Let the fun begin.

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