No other Japanese watch brand has the prominence of Seiko. Its history dates back to 1881 and its huge, staggeringly diverse product range is enough to bedevil a casual buyer who’s not particular about any
specific model. For the general population, a little lowdown on inexpensive, albeit reliable Seiko chronograph watches shall be helpful; more so, when selecting the Seiko chronograph watches for women. The primary winning point for Seiko is a case diameter to fit 99.99% of people; even the Seiko Diver chronograph watches. It’s the rather large size of the Diver watches that drive people off, but Seiko shaped them to fit the public mind easier than the rest. Most come with screw in crowns and screw-lock pushers (solar chronographs, especially), so if you are panicked about water damages and failed rubber seals, buying a Seiko Diver Solar chronograph watch shall give you big relief. Next, it is the Seiko alarm chronograph. It is a feature that comes even in the brand’s mid-entry-level chronographs, a stark contrast to many other brands that hang a higher price tag with it. If you want an alarm function, stick to the Seiko Flight Alarm Chronograph if you are buying a watch for casual use and seek out a Seiko titanium chronograph if it’s dress in your mind. There’s also a different category of Seiko chronograph watches and those are the Seiko chronograph automatic quartz watches - The Kinetic, the Kinetic Direct Drive and the Spring Drive. While the first two are exclusive for their rotor-charging mechanism, the Spring Drive uses a mainspring, a barrel, an automatic winder and a stem-winding system, just like in mechanical watches. However, it’s the conventional escapement replaced by the Tri-synchro Regulator (regulates the speed at which the mainspring unwinds), which controls the way three different energy forms (mechanical power from mainspring, electrical energy from the mechanical power and the electromagnetic energy governing glide wheel rotation). The circuit and the quartz crystal oscillator regulate the glide wheel braking in the Spring Drive and its electro-mechanical technology that runs the watch. Of course, there are other aspects to the appeal of Seiko chronograph watches and they impart an excellent value, even for the ridiculously inexpensive products. So whether it’s a simple battery-powered chrono or a high-end Seiko Ananta, you just can’t lose when you are buying a Seiko Chronograph watch.