Category Archives: Seiko 5

Seiko 5 Automatic vs. Tissot Swissmatic – A lookback (IV)

Lookback I||Lookback II|Lookback III All right, no point in beating around the bush. Let’s get straight into the most important aspect of a watch: The movement. It’s quite surprising to know that the Swissmatic movement is machine-made (mostly) and is an evolved version of the Swatch Sistem51; essentially an ETA caliber C10111. More about that

Seiko 5 Automatic vs. Tissot Swissmatic – A lookback (III)

Catching up quick Compared to the 7S26, the 7S36 is not just technically different but is generally more decorated – both on the rotors and on certain components of the movements. They showed up more in watches with higher levels of finishes – also on the case/bracelet – e.g. the Seiko 5 Sports and Military

Seiko 5 automatic vs Tissot Swissmatic – A lookback (II)

Statutory Warning: Luxury watches are addictive, expensive and still massively enjoyable. Something we missed out mentioning previously about the 7S26; it has been discontinued now. Newer versions of older watches (e.g. Next Gen Monsters, now a part of the Prospex) therefore, receive the 4R36, mostly. It makes most Seiko collectors – dive watch enthusiasts, in

Ways to choose the Watch: Taking a small break from the actual discussion

It was quite a big gap. Ideally, it’s the Seiko 5 Vs Tissot Swissmatic discussion that should be here; however, it is worth knowing at this stage the ways to choose your watch. It might just make you choose between those two under discussion even better! So here it is before we go back to

Pitting Seiko against Hamilton (or, Hamilton against Seiko)

Words from the team: This is an interesting comparison the outcomes of which, strangely, shall almost always reflect the mindset of the person drawing the comparison. We’ll try our level best to stay impartial; however, Gonzo seldom pays heed to the rest of us. So, we’ve presented a list of innovations from either brand at

Clearing the ‘Mall Watches’ stigma (II)

Mall Ninja gave you enough entertainment, I presume. Them willing to catch up with the entire conversation, this is for you! Mulling ‘bout the mall Shopping malls today are vastly different from what we saw as kids. It’s much more now than the previous days’ ‘just a few times larger supermarket image. There are hardly

Seiko Street Fighters L.E: Just ‘Style’ is not enough

The Street Series from Seiko was the first thing we spoke about at the very starting of 2021 but that wasn’t about the Limited Edition Street Fighters now glorifying further the Seiko range. Seiko 5 Sports Street Fighter Zangief Limited Edition Automatic Neither was it about the Prospex Street covered last year; what we’re talking

Why Seiko 5 are best budget watches?

Seiko 5: A name now trusted more than ever With the name of Seiko 5 suddenly springing up amidst a discussion (not necessarily it’s about watches only) brings to the mind something restrained and simplistic; something that’s less of a show-off and more of a workhorse – a reliable companion – in multiple styles and

Is Citizen more accurate than Seiko?

Grand Seiko, undoubtedly, stands as the most accurate watches from Seiko, either mechanical or quartz or Spring Drive. Unfortunately, most think Citizen maxes out with their GPS watches or the Campanola; they probably haven’t yet heard about the very impressive Citizen Caliber 0100. It’s the world’s most accurate, self-contained, quartz movement. One might well argue

Are Seiko watches collectibles?

Are Seiko watches collectibles? The Gist: There are many timepieces currently from Seiko which have grown to become collectibles. Now, they are considered timeless and their demand is growing every day. Seiko Prospex Fieldmaster Solar 200M: Quite a vintage feel! Without prejudice It is one of those questions that don’t let you deal in binary.

Why are Seiko watches so good?

It’s not a rare sight nowadays to see someone spending $10,000 on a Grand Seiko than going for its Swiss brethren costing a much and sometimes, even lower. So, there must be something about a Seiko and we would like to weigh in about the brand. This Japanese watch company has shown unmitigated nerves to

Which Seiko automatic movement is the best? – I

A Cautionary Affirmation This is going to be a long one. With something as colossal as Seiko, it can’t be otherwise. That’s a whole hundred years of innovations and developments we are talking about! Certainly requires more space than usual, for all of them still serve the purpose, counting as reliable power houses, making a

5 unusual sports watches you may even wear to work!

The perfect sports watch for formal wear is yet to arrive. Till then, you can do with these. The absence of that perfect, go-everywhere sports/dress watch has a good side. It made many watch makers attempt the creation of one and the quest still continues. Along the way, pieces were introduced that make it a

New Seiko 5 Sports – A much-needed delineation of the famed product line

Name your style and it is there! Every Seiko watch is always been created addressing specific sets of purposes and therefore, are built – upon and around – clearly defined principles; offering a much-clarified view to the buyers, who use that knowledge to find at least one of those to serve their every purpose. There’s

Another dose of Seiko Guidance

SEIKO ISN’T A BRAND IN ITS CONVENTIONAL SENSE. SO, IT NEEDS MORE THAN ONE PAGE. Strumming the Seiko chord In our last post only we mentioned Seiko higher end watches are as good as the Swiss albeit costing a whole lot lesser. Whether you are shelling out $500, $5000 or $50,000, Seiko will always have