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The New Seiko 5 Sports Collection

Has Seiko outdone themselves yet again?

Seiko has always been known for creating watches that will not break the bank while offering promising quality in each of its respective calibre. One of which was the statement piece many have heard of which goes by the moniker SKX007. It was so well-received that the community was anticipating for SKX007 2.0. What made the 007 a fantastic watch was its price appeal to the younger audience and it was typically the go-to watch for the aspiring collector due to its low barrier to entry. So, what does this new collection have to offer?

Undoubtedly, it has all the great features you would expect from Seiko but right now, the highly-admired Japanese watchmaker responded with 27 new pieces.

The Seiko SKX007

Water Resistance

Looking at the new sports collection, you may feel a sense of deja vu especially when you see the new SRPD55K1 for example, but it’s not just you. This was probably Seiko’s response to the SKX007 2.0 as it shares a similar design and specifications with the fan favourite. Talking about specifications, you would expect Seiko to upkeep its water-resistant to 200m but the new kid in the block has only 100m of water-resistant, to be fair though, it’s only a Seiko 5 and many would argue that 100m of water-resistant would suffice, this is where the Prospex line-up comes into play if you’re into the nitty-gritty details.

SRPD77K1 and SRPD85K1 from the new Sense collection

Colours

With the implementation of bolder colours, you would have guessed that Seiko has designed the new watches for the young at heart and if this is not your cup of tea, you would probably find one suitable for you within other “tamer” collections.

Specifications

Coming down to the specifications, you will receive a decent 4R36 movement with 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second) with a power reserve of up to 41 hours. With the same case diameter as compared to the 007, it’s case dimensions are 42.5mm wide and 13.4mm thick (just a penny thicker compared to the former with a 0.15mm difference) it does not come with a screw-down crown as well.

The SRPD73K1 from the suits collection

On the other side of the spectrum, it’s as if the watches may speak to the connoisseur as the suits collection features a completely different look with a touch of patina finishing on the markings of the dial. In this collection, you’re able to pick from 2 strap choices beginning with the milanese to the classic rubber strap.

The SRPD79K1 from the street collection

If you felt that the sense collection was unconventional, the street collection offers a contemporary approach to the daily beater as it resembles the collaboration with Nano Universe specifically the SCVE029. The street collection comes in only 3 colourways; red, blue and black making it the least alternatives available compared to the other collections.


There’s a specific purpose in each of these collections and with the release of 27 new watches, you can tell that this time, Seiko has cast a wide net. It is a huge move and a much-needed one for the revival of the Seiko 5 series that the community has been waiting for. We must say that Seiko has never failed to impress the crowd and we can only look forward till the next release.

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