Seiko Watch Corporation presents a new edition of their Seiko 5 Sports watch collection, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. The new edition carries all the same values of Seiko 5 Sports family but a fresh new look.
Seiko 5 Sports is itself an evolution of the iconic Seiko 5 watch collection. In 1963, the Japanese watch making legend launched the Seiko Sportmatic 5, the first ever Seiko 5 watch. It was Seiko’s and Japan’s first ever automatic day-date watch.
The digit ’5’ in Seiko 5 represents the five key attributes of the line: An automatic movement, a day-date display at the three o’clock position, water resistance, a recessed crown at the four o’clock position and a case and bracelet built for durability. Taken together and in combination with the then new mainspring and shock resistance system, these features gave Seiko 5 its distinctive appearance and its strength.
Introduced in 1968, Seiko 5 Sports was created for the ever-growing number of men and women who wanted a watch they could trust as they played sports. In addition to the fundamental values of Seiko 5, Seiko 5 Sports offered enhanced water resistance, a strengthened crystal and luminous hands and hour markers. Throughout the next decades, Seiko 5 Sports found great international favor as a ‘’go-anywhere’’ watch that offered a unique look and extraordinary value. In particular, the collection became synonymous among younger watch lovers with the many designs that had dials in vivid colors that shocked and delighted in equal measure.
Every Seiko 5 Sports watch boasts high levels of reliability, durability, performance and value that have endeared it to lovers of mechanical watches worldwide. The new Seiko 5 Sports draws its inspiration from the five decades of Seiko 5 Sports’ success and its design is based on one of Seiko’s most loved sports watches.
Every creation in the new collection shares an updated version of this celebrated case and all have the same arrow shaped minute hands, distinctive hour markers and one-way rotating bezel. These timepieces are powered by Seiko’s tried and trusted automatic Caliber 4R36, with 24 jewels, optional manual-winding, a 41 hour power reserve and a hacking second hand.
There are no fewer than 27 different executions, each in one of five styles: Sports, Suits, Specialist, Street and Sense. All have new dials with three-dimensional hour markers and the collection embraces a wide range of straps and bracelets from steel mesh to silicone/leather hybrids.
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Stainless steel case and bracelet with three-fold clasp with secure lock & push button release (SRPD51)
Stainless steel case and bracelet with sliding clasp (SRPD73)
Stainless steel case with rose gold color coating (SRPD76)
Stainless steel case with black color hard-coating (SRPD77, 79)
See-through screw case back
Diameter: 42.5mm, Thickness: 13.4mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Silicone/calf hybrid strap (SRPD76)
Nylon strap (SRPD77, 79)
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: from 280 to 340 Euro