The world of mechanical
Diving into this Seiko subline is the best mechanicals 101 course that curious new collectors can take. Their
Let’s first answer some burning questions…
What’s the Difference Between Seiko and Seiko 5?
Seiko 5 is a subbrand of Seiko launched in 1963, focusing on entry-level mechanical
- Automatic winding
- A day/date function
- Water resistance
- An unbreakable mainspring or Seiko’s proprietary Diaflex
- Shock resistance, or Seiko’s proprietary Diashock
Are Seiko 5 Automatics Good?
Two calibres that Seiko 5
The older 7S26 movement is an automatic, 21-jewel movement with a 40-hour power reserve. The upgraded 4R36 is a 24-jewel movement, which additionally features hacking and hand-winding.
Why is Seiko 5 so Cheap?
Call it Japanese efficiency! A lot of the parts and toolings are older and paid off, and the construction of the movement is mostly mechanized. This is especially true of the 7S26 movement.
On Seiko’s part, it’s good business since they’d rather sell these parts for something rather than nothing. And for collectors, it’s a great opportunity since we want affordable mechanical
How Long Will a Seiko 5 Last?
A Seiko 5
However, this will likely take decades. And since Seiko 5
Why is Seiko 5 So Popular?
Seiko 5 offers some of the best bang-for-buck
5 Reasons Why Seiko 5 Should be Your First Mechanical
1. In-house Automatic Movements
Seiko assembles their movements themselves from top to bottom. Of course, Seiko is a huge company that owns some movement factories, so this doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t mass-produced. However, the benefit of companies developing their in-house movements is that they have control over the quality.
The Seiko company is steeped in horological tradition, so it’s no surprise that they take this approach.
2. There’s Something for Everyone
Seiko 5 may be a sports line, but their offerings are incredibly diverse.
This watch has the same silhouette as the SNXS79K, but features a lot more surfaces for light to hit giving it a glimmery, frosty aesthetic. The subtle repeating Seiko 5 logo pattern on the white face adds dimension, and the shiny, multi-link, multi-layer bracelet makes it just a bit fancier looking. Go for this watch if you want a fun yet elegant automatic that can easily transition from day to night.
Whether you’re looking for a robust dive
3. Affordable Prices
The prices for Seiko 5
4. They’re Easily Serviced
The movements are simple and you don’t need to go to an elusive specialist to get your Seiko 5
There are just two caveats here. First, as
Secondly, if it costs just as much to buy a new Seiko 5
5. Seiko 5 has a Dedicated Community
Seiko 5 fans are like an inclusive club. You can easily engage with other Seiko 5 admirers without pretension on countless online forums or at live
This watch eatures a stylish and durable green fabric strap that closes with a traditional buckle. The watch's green dial matches its strap and boasts easy-to-read Arabic hour and minute markers. The dial also features silver-toned hands and a date window at the three o'clock position.
Whether you’re looking to celebrate a new
Seiko 5’s Crossover Appeal
People who are interested in the inner workings of a mechanical
We hope this was helpful! What are some reasons you love Seiko 5?