What is the best Seiko watch?

What is the best Seiko watch?

Hands down, out of all of the many different Seiko series, The Seiko Series 5 is the most popular. But what makes this particular watch series so cherished and special?

Loved by all

Plain and simple, the Series 5 line has watches that will last you for years to come. Any watch in this series makes a great starter watch. And since the styles are pretty universal, there is certainly a watch for everyone!

Its in-house movements, easy servicing, and loyal community are some other bonuses. However, the most important factor, in my opinion, is its price point. Seiko believes everyone should be able to afford a durable and stylish watch. So it's really no surprise watch lovers keep coming back for more!

The Backstory

The Japanese watch company launched this iconic series back in 1963. Its primary focus was being a simple entry-level, mechanical watch. Did you know the 5 in the name represents the 5 things that Seiko guarantees its beloved customers?

  1. Automatic Winding
  2. Day & Date Display
  3. Durable Case
  4. Recessed Crown (At the 4 o'clock position)
  5. Water Resistance

The Seiko Series 5 will go down in horological history as one of the best watch lines on the market. So without further ado, let's dive into some of our most popular styles, which of course, are majorly on SALE!

Seiko Series 5 Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch

Series 5 Auto Watch

As one of our most purchased Seiko styles, there are several reasons this watch style is loved by all. But most importantly, it is strong, neutral, and currently on sale for 65% Off! For a military watch style that's under $90 (yes, you read that correctly), this watch is practically begging to be on your wrist!

Specs:

  • Stainless steel case, bracelet, bezel
  • Black dial with luminous silver-tone dauphine-style hands and index hour markers
  • Dial Type: Analog.
  • Seiko caliber 7S26 automatic movement, based upon Seiko 7002, containing 21 Jewels, bitting at 21600 vph,
  • Power reserve of approximately 40 hours.
  • Case size: 37 mm. Case thickness: 12 mm. Band width: 18 mm.
  • Water-resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet.
  • Functions: date, day, hour, minute, second.

Seiko 5 Automatic Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch

Seiko Black Dial Watch

The beauty of this watch lies in all of its tiny details. They may be hard to miss at first glance, but they are there; you've just got to take a closer look! The first detail I would highlight is the two-toned minute markers. It gives the hour markers extra oomph and dimension. The other detail I love is the exquisite roman numerals at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions. With several more unique details, this watch certainly doesn't look like it would be under $100!

Specs:

  • Stainless steel case, bracelet, bezel
  • Black dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers
  • Roman numerals at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions
  • Dial Type: Analog.
  • Seiko caliber 7S26 automatic movement
  • Power reserve of approximately 40 hours.
  • Skeleton case back
  • Case size: 38 mm. Case thickness: 12 mm. Band width: 17.5 mm.
  • Water-resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet.
  • Functions: date, day, hour, minute, second.

Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel White Dial Men's Watch

Seiko White Dial Watch

Casual yet still luxurious, Seiko scores again! The luminous gold hands and markers add the perfect finishing touch to this watch! I also like added touch of the matching gold-toned recessed crown. Save 55% on this beloved style for a limited time only!

Specs:

  • Stainless steel case, bracelet, bezel
  • White dial with luminous gold-tone hands and index hour markers
  • Dial Type: Analog.
  • Power reserve of approximately 40 hours.
  • Skeleton case back
  • Case size: 38 mm. Case thickness: 12 mm. Band width: 19.5 mm.
  • Water-resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet.
  • Functions: date, day, hour, minute, second.

Seiko Series 5 Automatic Silver Dial Men's Watch

Seiko Silver Dial Watch

For all the silver lovers out there this is a solid watch choice for you. It's smooth, it's sleek and better yet it's 49% off!

Specs:

  • Stainless steel case, bracelet, bezel
  • Silver dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers
  • Dial Type: Analog.
  • Automatic movement
  • Power reserve of approximately 40 hours.
  • Skeleton case back
  • Case size: 38 mm. Case thickness: 12 mm. Band width: 17.5 mm. Band length: 7.5 inches.
  • Water resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet.
  • Functions: date, day, hour, minute, second.

Seiko 5 Automatic Grey Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch

Seiko Grey Dial

For our last watch, I chose a style that is slightly of the beaten path. While this watch is still classic, the gold-tone hands and markers give it an extra bit of elegance. And yet again, it has a fabulous gold-toned recessed crown to match.

Specs:

  • Stainless steel case, bracelet, bezel
  • Gray dial with luminous yellow gold-tone hands and index hour markers
  • Dial Type: Analog.
  • Caliber: 7S26 automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve
  • Skeleton case back
  • Case size: 38 mm. Case thickness: 12 mm. Band width: 17 mm.
  • Water-resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet.
  • Functions: date, day, hour, minute, second.

The only downside I was able to spot with this series is that it has a shorter power reserve. That aside, if you want a reliable watch (that is actually attainable) with a ton of value, Seiko is here to serve!