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SEIKO 5 Sports SRP129K1

$ 199

Seiko 5 Sports ‘World Time’ Automatic 24 Jewels Black Dial Black Stainless Steel Day Date Display Men’s Watch

  • 1 year official warranty
  • Automatic Movement
  • Caliber 4R36A
  • 24 Jewels
  • Black Stainless Steel Case
  • Black Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • Black Dial
  • Scratch Resistant Hardlex Crystal Glass
  • Black PVD Rotating Bezel with World Time Markings
  • Luminous Hands And Markers
  • Day and Date Display
  • Crown at 3 o’clock Position
  • See Through Screw Down Case Back
  • Fold Over Clasp with Double Push Button Release
  • Lug Width 19mm
  • 100M Water Resistance
  • 173g

Description

SEIKO 5 Sports SRP129K1 Specifications : 

Feature
Driving system Automatic
Caliber Number 4R36A
Case material Black PVD stainless steel
Case shape Round
Case back Transparent
Band type Bracelet
Band material Black PVD stainless steel
Band color Black
Band width 20mm
Clasp Fold over with double push button
Dial color Black
Glass material Scratch resistant hardlex crystal
Hands Luminous silver tone
Second markers Minutes marker around the outer rim
Dial markers Index
Bezel Black PVD with rotating world time
Lumi Brite Hands and markers
Calendar Day of the week and date display at the 3 o’clock position
Function Date, day, hour, minute, second, world time
Water resistance 10 bar water resistance (100 meters / 330 feet)
Size D45mm x H14mm
Weight 173g

SEIKO 5 Sports SRP129K1 Features : 

  • Calendar day and date indicator
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet
  • Luminous hands and markers
  • Screw see-through case back
  • Black PVD rotating world time

About Seiko 5

Seiko 5. Bold designs that speak volumes about those who dare to wear the Seiko 5. The inspiration lies in the edgy designs and dramatic colours, that come together with an innovative automatic movement that defines the very spirit of a Seiko 5.

From the very start, Seiko 5 was a watch whose performance would serve the demanding needs of the new 1960’s generation, who cared less for tradition and more about life. The watch had five key attributes :
1. Automatic winding
2. Day/date displayed in a single window
3. Water resistance
4. Recessed crown at the 4 o’clock position
5. Durable case and bracelet

The technology behind the legend

From the start, Seiko 5 was designed to break the mold of watch performance and to bring to the young 1960’s generation a watch that belonged to their age and that fitted into their lives. As perhaps never before, young people of the day saw no limits to their aspirations. Seiko 5 needed to be a watch that could go anywhere and everywhere. The first challenge was durability. To be durable, a watch needs to be impervious to two threats; water and shock.

Water resistance was built in as standard to every Seiko 5 watch, and metal bracelets were used so that, from buckle to buckle, the watch was resistant to water and sweat. Shock resistance was assured with two Seiko inventions. First, the mainspring was made from “Diaflex,” an unbreakable alloy, and the “Diashock,” system was created to protect the movement from shock within the case.

Legibility was the next vital attribute. Today, we take for granted that day and date are presented in a single window but, in fact, this was an idea built in to Seiko 5 to enhance the legibility of the dial. The genius create a unique system that allowed both day and date to be shown in one plane.

The final challenge was to create a distinctive look that defined the brand. Thanks to the extraordinary Seiko invention of the ‘Magic Lever,’ the winding efficiency of Seiko 5 is very high, and the wearer rarely needs to use the crown. So the designers made it smaller and hid it under the lip of the case at 4 o’clock, giving Seiko 5 its signature look.

History of Seiko 5

Seiko began producing its Seiko 5 line of automatic watches back in 1963. Since then watch enthusiasts around the world have come to recognize Seiko 5 as reliable, affordable and well respected watches. Over the last 50 years Seiko has produced thousands of different models in the line.

History of Seiko

The company was founded in 1881, when Kintarō Hattori opened a watch and jewerly shop called “K. Hattori” (服部時計店 Hattori Tokeiten) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan. Eleven years later, in 1892, he began to produce clocks under the name Seikosha, meaning roughly “House of Exquisite Workmanship”.

The first watches produced under the Seiko brand appeared in 1924. In 1969, Seiko introduced the Astron, the world’s first production quartz watch, it cost the same as a medium-sized car. Seiko later went on to introduce the first quartz chronograph.