Any thoughts on this?

Sep 10, 2019,13:15 PM

Seiko 5 new releases with new logo. Vintage and retro looking with mesh bracelets. Any input on this?

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Same reason I still haven't gotten my first Seiko sport watch

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 10th, 2019-14:48
Most of the models I like have the crown at 4 o'clock.

What's the difficulty?

 By: Spartacus : September 11th, 2019-16:18
I don't have a watch with a crown at 4 so I don't understand why the crown position is a deal breaker for you.

Maybe you should try one for yourself?

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 11th, 2019-16:31
I have two reasons. One is I find it awkward to wind or make adjustments with a crown that's so close to a lug especially if one is still wearing the watch. The other reason is purely aesthetic. I just don't care for the looks.

Twist my arm

 By: Spartacus : September 12th, 2019-04:30
I guess that's a good a reason as any other to buy another watch. I figured it was partly functional. I usually take my watches off to set them but what you said makes sense.

You can ask a modifier to move this to a 3 o‘clock case.

 By: xxcesar : September 10th, 2019-21:57
It‘s a bit of work as you have to for example change the date wheel, but for sure it is possible. You would get sapphire and screw down in the process as well.

I like it -- what's the movement though?

 By: JohnFM : September 10th, 2019-14:35
I ask because I have an old Orange Monster with the older 7s26, non-hacking movement. Keeps good time on the wrist but extreme positional variation (-20 in one position, +8 in another).

Is this the updated version of the 7s26?

 By: JohnFM : September 10th, 2019-17:16
Or is it a step up, other than hacking and manual winding?

The Seiko caliber 4R36 is an automatic used by Seiko Watch Corp.

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 10th, 2019-18:15
From: The Seiko caliber 4R36 is an automatic used by Seiko Watch Corp. in their own branded watches. This movement was released circa 2011. This caliber was considered to be an upgrade from the popular 7S36 movement as it offers the ... 

A great looking watch.

 By: John-E-Mac : September 10th, 2019-16:32
The only problem I have is that the crown doesn't screw down like the old SKX models. Still, they are rated for 100m (not 200m like the old SKX). Would liked to have been a fly on the wall during Seiko's product meetings. With that said, they will probabl... 


 By: Sportster : September 10th, 2019-18:50
Love the new/old logo. Looks great on mesh. Amazing value and history. Automatic. What’s not to like? All of this plus the fact that Seiko is one of only true fully integrated manufactures in the watch world.... Ill be enjoying the red dial version on mes... 

This new Seiko 5 series is a good one but I prefer the old SKX..

 By: Echi : September 10th, 2019-23:49
But I do want to try that mesh on my SKXs. ...