The new Seiko 5 is your ideal summer holiday watch

Automatic movement, fantastic design, and a low price point make the Seiko 5 an ideal watch to take on holiday

Seiko 5 Sports Collection
(Image credit: Seiko)

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.

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:

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Seiko 5 'Streets'
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Seiko 5 'Streets'
(Image credit: Seiko)

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.

Spencer Hart
Spencer Hart

As the Style and Travel Editor at T3, Spencer covers everything from clothes to cars and watches to hotels. Everything that's cool, stylish, and interesting, basically. He's been a part of T3 for over six years, and in that time covered every industry event known to man, from CES and MWC to the Geneva Motorshow and Baselworld. When he's not decorating his new home, he can be found messing around on an electric scooter, playing with luxury watches, or making sure his Instagram account looks perfect.