The Seiko 5 Sports is an iconic watch that has delivered consistently high levels of reliability, durability, performance and value for over 50 years.
Now, with the creation of a new, more modern design, this much loved timepiece is re-born with all of the same values as the original.
We think this makes the new Seiko 5 an ideal 'holiday watch', a piece you can wear on your travels without the fear of scratching, denting, or swimming with it, whist still looking impossibly cool.
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The first ever Seiko 5 watch, Seiko Sportmatic 5, was born in 1963. It was Seiko’s and Japan’s first ever automatic day-date watch.
The ‘’5’’ represented the promise that every Seiko 5 watch would have five key attributes; an automatic movement, a day-date display at the three o’clock position, water resistance, a recessed crown at the four o’clock position and a case and bracelet built for durability.
In 1968, Seiko 5 Sports was introduced. It was created for the ever-growing number of men and women who wanted a watch they could trust as they played sports.
The Seiko 5 Sports offered enhanced water resistance, a strengthened crystal and luminous hands and hour markers.
The Seiko 5 Sports became renowned for being a ‘’go-anywhere’’ watch that offered a unique look and extraordinary value.
Check out the 2019 collection below:
The new Seiko 5 Sports collection draws its inspiration from the five decades of Seiko 5 Sports history, with every new model sharing an updated version of this durable case.
You'll also recognise the arrow shaped minute hands, distinctive hour markers and one-way rotating bezel.
Inside you'll find the tried and trusted automatic Caliber 4R36, with 24 jewels, optional manual-winding, a 41 hour power reserve and a hacking second hand.
The new collection features five different 'themes' and no fewer than 27 different executions, embracing a wide range of straps and bracelets from steel mesh to silicone/leather hybrids.
The themes include Sports, Suits, Specialist, Street and Sense. All have new dials with three-dimensional hour markers.
The new Seiko 5 Sports collection will be available in store from September 2019 and will be priced from £250. You can read more on Seiko's website.