Welcome back to watch of the week #8. Today, we will take a look at one of Seiko’s beautiful watch, the Seiko SRPC63K1. If you are looking for a new sports watch for any occasion, this is definitely the watch for you. Now, if you are ready, let’s explore more about this beautiful watch.
Stainless steel utensils (Source: Amazon.com)
Firstly, stainless steel is the main material used for this watch. In fact, stainless steel is used in everything from the case to the bottle cap bezel as well as the bracelet. Therefore, you can say that almost 99% of the watch is stainless steel.
First impressions matter, don’t you agree with me? Well, if that is the case, then we should talk about the surface appearance first. At first glance, there are some designs of this watch which stood out and caught our attention.
One of the designs includes the bottle cap like bezel, which is blue in color. From the sides, you can see that the bezel has teeth like cravings, resembling a bottle cap. On top of that, this bezel is able to rotate. Lastly, Arabic number decals are placed on the bezel to indicate the time, which is especially useful for snorkeling. (Take note however this watch is not suitable for professional diving).
Seiko Watch (Source: Zalora.com.my)
Secondly, a darker blue dial with index markers are placed for contrasts and to be able to separate which is the bezel and the dial. Instead of numbers, the dial has markers just like the Seiko Tuna, and it also glows in the dark as well. Other features include the words Seiko 5 Sports, date and day window as well as depth indicator, 100m.
Seiko SBDX013 (Source: Lazada.com.my)
Just like the modern version of Tuna, this watch also features a screw down crown at the 4 o’clock position, which is also made out of stainless steel. Then, when you flipped to the back, you can see the skeletonized movement being displayed. Not to mention, the diameter of the case is 45mm and thickness from the case back to the crystal is 13mm.
The case back (Source: creationwatches.com)
Lastly, you can also see the sword style/ dauphine minute and hour hands used, which is also luminous by the way. To complement the hands, an orange color ticking hands is used.
Side profile (Source:longislandwatch.com)
Glow in the dark dial (Source: longislandwatch.com)
This sports watch features Seiko Caliber 4R36, a 24 jewel, 21,600 high-beat automatic movements. If you managed to read until here, then you know that this watch has a day and date feature and hacking function. In case you do not know, the hacking function is the ability to stop the second time when you pull out the crown.
Movement 4R36 (Source: thewatchblog.co.uk)
Clasp (Source: Longislandwatch.com)
Other noticeable features include the tri-fold clasp used for the metal bracelet to secure the watch. On top of that, this watch also uses Seiko’s Hardlex crystal to protect the dial and the components as well. Last but not least, the movement has a 40-hour power reserve from the time it is fully winded, therefore you do not need to wind every day.