Seiko, Chronograph, Men's Watch, Stainless Steel Case, Stainless Steel Bracelet, Japanese Quartz (Battery-Powered), SSB049
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 4 x 3.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- ASIN: B008QP8BNE
- Item model number: SSB105
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 29, 2012
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Seiko Watches|
|Dial window material type||Hardlex|
|Clasp||Fold-Over Clasp with Single Push-Button Safety|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||11 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Band length||8.5 inches|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Chronograph, Stop watch|
|Water resistant depth||100 Meters|
Top Customer Reviews
It has somewhat of a Rolex Daytona crossed with a JLC Deep Sea Chronograph look that I really like. The perfectly sized case is nicely finished and the meca-quartz movement is very cool with it's flyback reset and 5 ticks per second movement of the chronograph hand. The small seconds hand at 6 is also a nice shout-out to both the JLC and Rolex as well.
The assembly quality is fine; my example has been perfectly accurate and has not deviated from time.gov in the space of time that I have owned it (about 2 weeks now). A quick look a the dial with a 10x loupe shows no apparent defects or detritus in the watch.
However this watch, being sold at a bargain price it is has some drawbacks.
First thing - get you your tools out and remove the bracelet. Do not bother with this- while it is attractively finished, it is a pain to adjust, and when adjusted will pull every hair on your arm with it's folded (rather than solid) links. Keep the end links and the clasp however, you'll use them later when you buy a super oyster or some other similar bracelet from Amazon or the 'bay. I'm currently using a very nice black leather deployment strap that really highlights that JLC look I spoke of earlier.
The other negative - and really it is not a negative to everybody, is that this watch is not built with any luminous feature on the hands. That means you have no night visibility whatsoever. This isn't such a weird concept- a few high-end Grand Seiko watches are also devoid of any luminous. In this case however, I am sure it was a cost decision. Seiko usually equips it's timepieces with tremendous lume, and I will admit that I do miss it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had the watch for 4 years and wear it every day. Very durable and accurate.Published 5 months ago by H. Leavitt
beautiful and heavy watch. links will pull hair on arm. love the black face....very sophisticated.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
it turns out to be defective. It freezes on you and gives you the wrong time. its probably the worst watch I purchased. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Sam