New Dressy Watch For Seiko Sports 5 Series

New Dressy Watch For Seiko Sports 5 Series

We all noticed that Seiko have release a new Seiko 5 sports line that replacing the SKX007 last year. With the number of watch variance released in the new product line and its significance of replacing one of the best selling diver's watch in the industry, the release was easily one of the biggest of the year for Seiko. Almost one year after they announced the replacement of SKX007, Seiko is releasing a new line of watches under the Seiko 5 Sports series. We are seeing a new series that is moving away from the very obvious diver aesthetic we have come to know. In short, a Seiko 5 sports without the bezel giving it a more casual and dress watch look.  

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Gray, blue, black, gilt
  • Dimensions: 40mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Crystal: Hardlex      
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters  
  • Movement: 4R36
  • Price: $275 – $325

As I have mentioned above, the new Seiko 5 Sports have a similar case proportion as the Seiko 5 sports divers, but slightly smaller at 40mm. The shape is heavily indebted to the classic Seiko diver profile, but these new pieces don’t have a rotating dive bezel and should wear noticeably smaller than an SKX or last year’s Sports models. There are a total of nine watches make up this new line, from dial variance of gray, blue, black, and gilt on nato or stainless steel bracelets, to a two-tone model featuring pink or rose gold accents pairing with a matching bracelet. Last but not lease a total blackout version that gives a modern feeling to the watch featuring a black coated case, blacked-out dial, and a black nylon strap. 

The tradition of the Seiko 5 watch line remains with the new watch, including a day/date window and watch crown at 4 pm.
The new watch line remains one controversial feature the same as the Sports 5 Diver, the watch features a pull/push crown lacking a screw-down crown we usually see on a diving watch. This is surely a preferred feature on a diving watch, however, it is more acceptable to have a pull/push crown on this more casual / non-tool watch.

These watches have a simplicity to them that I think is quite appealing. While they aren’t currently available in the dizzying range of colorways that we saw introduced in the Seiko 5 Sports line last year, there’s still plenty of variety, and all of these watches could conceivably work as a daily wear timepiece for a new enthusiast just getting into the hobby, and they are listed at a  relatively low price tag (range from $275 to $325) makes them an easy entry point for a new enthusiast to start their watch collecting journey. The new Seiko Sports 5 is expected to hit the market in June. Stay tuned.

Thank you for reading and see you next week!

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