The Seiko Watches Buying Guide
As one of the most popular and well-respected watch brands in history, Seiko continues to create a range of timepieces that showcases its watchmaking expertise. From diving watches to luxury designs with Quartz accuracy, the Japanese label is synonymous with quality and style. Read on for our Seiko watches buying guide, which will help you decide on the style that suits you best and how to care for it properly.
The Most Wanted Men’s Seiko Watches
Seiko 5 Sports Watches
Seiko’s 5 Sports watch has been a durable, reliable and performance-focused option for over 50 years. In a range of colors and design, this timepiece has recently been reworked with a modern feel. This watch has a Mechanical Automatic movement, a 13.4mm case thickness and a power reserve of 41 hours.
Seiko Presage Watches
Available with both leather and metallic bracelet straps, the Seiko Presage watch is a lesson in classic watchmaking. Featuring a date window, sapphire glass dial and a 41-hour power reserve, this functional timepiece comes complete with an all-important accurate and reliable automatic movement.
Seiko Prospex Watches
Ideal for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts, the Prospex watch from Seiko comes in both a land and diving version. It secures with a folding clasp, is water-resistant and has remarkable accuracy.
How To Care For Your Seiko Watches
To maintain the water resistance on selected styles of Seiko watches, the brand recommends following the advice below:
• Ensure any moisture, dirt or sweat is wiped from your Seiko watch with a soft, dry cloth, which will help prolong the life of the case back, gaskets and band.
• If you wear your Seiko watch in the ocean, clean with fresh water and then dry with a soft cloth.
• It is recommended that a Seiko water-resistant watch is never cleaned while the crown is pulled out.
• Do not wash your water-resistant watch under running water. Instead, clean in a sink or bowl.
For all Seiko watches, the brand advises that any strong shocks or dropping on hard surfaces are avoided. Do not wear your watch in the sauna or in the bath, as steam and soap can negatively affect its water-resistance performance. Do not use bleach or chemicals on or around your watch, and ensure the crown is turned occasionally to prevent corrosion and maintain the flexibility of the gasket.
- What are the levels of water resistance in Seiko watches?
Seiko offers different levels of water resistance in its timepieces, including some styles that have no water resistance at all. We would advise checking on the back of your watch case for the marking that applies to its water-resistance level.
You can use the information below to match the water pressure level (BAR) of your Seiko watch with the corresponding water protection.
• 3BAR: Accidental Splashes and Contact with Rain
• 5BAR: Accidental Splashes and Contact with Rain, Swimming, Yachting, Taking a Shower
• 10BAR: Accidental Splashes and Contact with Rain, Swimming, Yachting, Taking a Shower, Bathing and Shallow Diving
• 15BAR: Accidental Splashes and Contact with Rain, Swimming, Yachting, Taking a Shower, Bathing and Shallow Diving
• 20BAR: Accidental Splashes and Contact with Rain, Swimming, Yachting, Taking a Shower, Bathing and Shallow Diving
• 20 Diver's Watch 200 meters: Accidental Splashes and Contact with Rain, Swimming, Yachting, Taking a Shower, Bathing and Shallow Diving, Scuba Diving
• Professional Diver's Watch 1,000 meters: Accidental Splashes and Contact with Rain, Swimming, Yachting, Taking a Shower, Bathing and Shallow Diving, Scuba Diving, Saturation Diving
- What is the accuracy of mechanical watches?
Mechanical watches are run by a spring, which can easily be affected by the environment or the conditions in which it is worn. This can sometimes affect the watch’s accuracy.
The accuracy can also depend on several factors, including how much the spring is wound, the position of the watch, the movements of your arm and temperature.
- Why does Seiko recommend servicing your watch about every three years?
A Seiko watch requires periodic servicing to ensure that it functions perfectly. The brand recommends having your watch serviced around every three years. If any movement parts are worn out or there is any aged oil inside, this can cause your watch to stop or lose time.