My son Dan loves watches; even as a college-going kid he’s never left home without his wrist watch. Back then he owned a couple of timepieces, all received as gifts. Now he has just graduated from law school – top of the class I might add. He would soon be joining a prestigious law firm in Singapore to gain hands-on experience in the legal field.
My wife and I wanted to celebrate his success with a gift. Since Dan was a watch fan, we thought a classy wrist watch would be the perfect present for the occasion. I settled down to some online watch shopping. I had a faint idea of what Dan might like – he had been eyeing the Seiko 5 sports collection a few days ago. It turned out to be the Seiko 5 Sports Automatic 23 Jewels Ratio Brown Leather SNZF17J1-LS7 Men’s Watch.
Seiko launched the Seiko 5 series in 1963 which has become the favourite of watch lovers ever since. It was named after the 5 key features promised in the watch – an automatic movement, water resistance, day-date window, recessed crown and durable case and bracelet. This was the first day-date automatic watch by the Japanese watch manufacturer, becoming a symbol of reliability and value for money.
Few additions were made to modify the Seiko 5 into a watch that could be worn for sports. With an improved water resistance feature and luminous hands and markers combined with a strengthened crystal the modified Seiko 5 became very popular with consumers all over the world. The fact that the present generation of youngsters like Dan are sufficiently impressed with the new Seiko Sports Automatic goes a lot to say about its popularity.
The Seiko 5 is such a unique watch in the design aspect; it is a handsome piece that comes in a varied colour palette. And, all this at an extremely reasonable price tag. I can see even today why youngsters prefer this one as an entry level automatic. Not only does it look good, it can be easily worn anywhere and for any occasion without looking out-of-place.
More than half a century after its introduction, the Seiko 5 is still the all-time favourite of those looking for the perfect combination of reliability, style and price tag. I can see why Dan is interested in this sensible, workhorse of a watch.
I chose the Seiko 5 Sports Automatic SNZF17J1-LS7 Men’s Watch for Dan from Creation Watches Singapore here: https://www.creationwatches.sg/product/seiko-5-sports-automatic-23-jewels-ratio-brown-leather-snzf17j1-ls7-mens-watch/ It boasts of Seiko’s famous 7S36 automatic movement with a tough Hardlex crystal, black dial with luminous hands and markers. The piece is completed with a good quality brown leather strap.
It was indeed the right choice; Dan was really pleased with the watch and I was happy I got a great deal from Creation Watches.