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- Diver's watch featuring unidirectional scalloped bezel and orange dial with day/date window and lumibrite hands and hour markers.
- 42.5 mm stainless steel case and hardlex dial window
- Japanese automatic movement with analog display.(The movement for this watch is automatic which means that it must be worn (motion created) in order to generate power to run.)
- Brushed-finish link bracelet with fold-over clasp closure
- Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft)
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Cal. 4R36 Precise 24 Jewels Automatic Japanese movement. Brushed Stainless steel case and link bracelet with deployment clasp. Unidirectional Rotating Bezel Screw Down Crown Screw Down Caseback Orange dial Lumibrite hands and hour markers. Day and date display. Scratch resistant Hardlex Domed Mineral Crystal Water resistant 200M Case measures 43mm diameter by 14mm thick Band width measures 20mm between lugs 3 years Original U.S SEIKO Warranty
From Humble beginnings, Kintaro Hattori’s Vision for Seiko has become reality. A consuming passion for excellence - imprinted in our Corporate DNA passed from generation to generation. Seiko, for 125 years committed to the art and science of time.
A culture of innovation connects a 19th century Tokyo clock shop with 20th century advances in timekeeping to an extraordinary 21st century "quiet revolution." Continually driven by dedication and passion, established a multitude of world’s first technologies… transforming the principles of timekeeping.
The first quartz wristwatch – changed the history of time.
The first Kinetic – marked a new era in quartz watch technology.
In 1969, Seiko Astron, the first quartz wristwatch - was introduced.
In an instant, Seiko exponentially improved the accuracy of wristwatches –And Seiko technology firmly established today’s standard in Olympic and sports timing.
1984, another celebrated first – Kinetic Technology – powered by body movement.
Kinetic – a quartz mechanism with unparalleled accuracy –the driving force behind more world’s firsts.
Kinetic Chronograph – the next generation of high performance timekeeping.
Kinetic Auto Relay – automatically resets to the correct time.
Kinetic Perpetual - combining the date perfect technology of perpetual calendar with the genius of Kinetic Auto Relay.
And now Kinetic Direct Drive – move, and the watch is powered automatically. Or hand wind it and see the power you are generating in real time.
In the realm of fine watches, time is measured by Seiko innovation – A heritage of dedication to the art and science of time.See all Product description
- Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- ASIN: B00AJK9CL4
- Item model number: SRP309
- Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 20, 2012
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Seiko Watches|
|Dial window material type||Hardlex|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||42.5 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12.4 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band width||18.7 millimeters|
|Band Color||Not Applicable|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Item weight||3.84 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
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PERFORMANCE AND IMPRESSIONS: This watch is called the "Monster" for a very good reason - it looks like one. With no concessions to popular style, it defines a unique and iconic look all its own, written in the robustness, boldness and practicality of its design. And it takes some getting used to. Perhaps that's why its appreciated even by collectors of much more expensive timepieces. If ever there was a tool watch designed by an engineer, this is it, particularly with the new 4R36 movement, whose performance now matches the very high standard set by the watch case and bracelet. My previous experience with the old 7S26 movement (in two Seiko SKX173 style dive watches) was that accuracy out of the box was 20-30 seconds per day with a variance of about +/- 12 seconds - not stellar. I purchased two of the new "Monsters", the SRP309 orange faced version and the SRP307 black faced version ("Black Monster") at a 2-for sale in December 2013. Both have the Japanese built version of the 4R36 movement. The Orange Monster has so far shown an accuracy of -5.5 seconds per day when on a winder and +5.5 seconds per day in normal use. The Black Monster is even better at -1.0 seconds per day on a winder and -4.0 seconds per day in normal use - meeting several Swiss COSC standards - a remarkable performance for a low-cost, mass-produced mechanical timepiece. After three and a half months of alternating wear, both watches look almost new - a tribute to the quality of their materials, finish and protective armor. And if you don't like the orange watch face, the Monster is also available with a black face (SRP307 - "Black Monster") and in other variations that can include a rubber strap, PVD coated body and timing ring, etc.
GOTCHAs: Three potential issues exist with this watch, all controllable by the owner. The first involves band resizing. The Seiko metal bracelet uses a system where links are connected to each other using stainless steel pins inserted from one end only and secured by a very tiny metal collar inserted from the opposite end. Removing and inserting these pins and collars is a very exacting process that is difficult to do at home and requires a magnifier and precision tools. Many watch shops will improperly assemble the pin-and-collar arrangement (most often losing the collar), causing the bracelet to come apart later, at the worst possible time. So make sure the person resizing the bracelet knows how to work with the Seiko pin and collar system. The second issue is the knurled stem, which in some ways resembles a metal file. Clearance between the stem knob and surrounding armor is so tight that sufficient play exists to allow the knob to grind and bind frustratingly against the armor ridges when loosening or tightening it. Fortunately, the grinding action that causes the problem in the first place also solves it - after a few months of use the interference points have apparently worn down and binding is minimal. The third (potential) issue is owner expectation. This is a mechanical "automatic" watch. It has about 41 hours of reserve power when fully wound. It will simply stop if not worn or wound within that period. Compared to an electronic quartz watch, it is inaccurate. A quartz watch will usually drift no more than a half second per day. So expect to reset the time on the Monster weekly. This is very good for a mechanical watch.
SUMMARY: At this price point I've seen no other mechanical watch that can match the Monster's robustness, quality, precision (build and timekeeping) and practicality of design. It is an excellent first mechanical watch for any collector. Several people have walked up to me, pointed at the watch and said "Monster!", with a smile - so there is a community of aficionados out there. As backup to a dive computer, it is eminently practical, and it works as a daily beater, too. As for style - well... that's in the eye of the beholder. It is a heavy, bold watch that stands out. Generally speaking, it is NOT a dress watch :)
RATING: Overall, for excellence in design and execution, its unique and bold look and incredible value, I give this watch five (5) stars. It is simply outstanding in its price class.
My other watch is an Omega Seamaster that is about 10 years old, it has needed to much attention recently so I have looking for a good watch to allow the Omega to enter retirement.
The packaging was nice, appropriate for the price point. More than a plastic container to put on a shelf, less than the grand leather case of the Omega.
Picking up the watch the first time, decent weight and size. Manly without being too much. The orange face is certainly not your dad's Rolex but if you are going far enough with this watch to read reviews you kind of like it. I kind of like it as well. The watch hands diameter are smaller for a face this size in my opinion. Real easy to read in day light or night (wow the watch glows in the dark!). Real solid and well built case. A real nice step up from the cheap watch options out there.
It was easy to set the time, day and date once I found the right movement and language in the instruction booklet. Sizing the band might be best done by a jeweler unless you have a tool to remove the pins. (the little sleeves are super tiny, smaller than a grain of rice). I like the adjustability of being able to do more than add/remove links to seize the band.
EDIT: I've now had the watch about a week. Lots of comments around about how bad the watch keeps time. I feel it keeps great time. Using my cell phone for the "official" time, the Orange Monster is less than 30 seconds fast in that week. I'l totally take that, my Omega was off 5 minutes I swear just screwing in the crown! Have gotten lots of comments about how great the watch looks.
I'm loving my Orange Monster. Hope you love yours as much!
The aggressive look of the watch may not be for everyone, but if you are not afraid to make a statement like that you will be very satisfied with your purchase.
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This watch went for $199 in mid 2016. By November prices were up around $380.Read more