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TOP 5 SEIKO SPORTS WATCHES
THE BEST TIMEPIECES FROM A TRADITION THAT IS NOW HALF A CENTURY OLD
The year is 1963. Beatle-mania is now a thing, Alcatraz closes, The Great Escape is released, Kennedy is shot and The Great Train Robbery has just gone down in Buckinghamshire. Amidst all this, Seiko introduced the first Sportsmatic 5. This watch set a new standard in accessibly priced mechanical watches with its innovative combination of an automatic movement, 3 bar water resistance and a one-level day and date display in a single window. Rugged, dependable and unique, Seiko Sportsmatic 5 instantly made its mark, and began a tradition that is now half a century old, and is still growing. Since then Seiko has been the face for a multitude of global sporting events including the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and Barcelona. The Winter Olympics in Norway and Japan, and of course the World Cup between the years of 78 and 90. Today we take a look at the top 5 sporting watches currently available from Seiko in 2017.
SRPA21K1: PADI Special Edition
To commemorate their latest collaboration with Padi who are one of the world's most trusted scuba diving training organisations with over 6,300 Dive Centers and more than 136,000 qualified PADI professional instructors around the world. It would be remiss of me not to highlight the Prospex PADI Special Edition.
SNE435P1: PADI Special Edition
This PADI Special Edition is also worth a rather large shout out. The crown is upright to the 3 position and the face now has a prominent navy blue, tapered to a lighter iridescent hue as it nears the bezel.
Stepping up a price bracket we wanted to highlight the SSG001P1: Radio-controlled. The timepiece automatically receives radio signals to precisely adjust the time and calendar. A more menacing aesthetic to its previous counterparts and with the LumiBrite hands and markers it's decidedly classier.
I'm glued to the Coutura range and keep coming back to this SSG010P9: Radio-controlled. Again, the timepiece automatically receives radio signals to precisely adjust the time and calendar. What it lacks in water resistance it makes up for in other ways, such as the World Time function (25 time zones).
SSC513P9: Powered by light energy
Finally, we have a striking timepiece powered by light energy which has a more vintage appeal and a more exaggerated polygonal bezel. With emerald green hints on the face, the SSC513P9 is something a little different for the watch draw.