There is nothing quite like wearing a quality wristwatch. The sleek lines, clean looks, and palpable craftsmanship can inspire confidence, highlight an outfit, and project an image of success and good taste. Sometimes part of that image is the amount of money you spent to wear a watch with a name like Rolex on it; it is no secret how much watches like that can cost. However, for those with less ostentatious tastes – yet with an eye for quality – there are more sensible options.
In was in 1924 that the first Seiko watch was built, and in the years since Seiko has established a reputation for the highest quality timepieces at prices that span the spectrum; from very expensive to quite affordable. Branching out from humble beginnings in Japan, Seiko is now a worldwide presence on people’s wrists and as the official timekeepers of major sporting events around the world; from the Olympic Games to World Cup soccer.
A Seiko watch is a prized possession because of its reputation for quality – Seiko is one of very few watchmakers who build all of their watch movements in house; such important details are not outsourced. But it is more than quality that has given the Seiko watch its lasting appeal; Seiko has long been at the forefront of technology as well. Not one to rely on the same looks and functions year after year, Seiko constantly raises the bar on their performance, and the current crop of watches is no exception.
For those with a taste for contemporary form with advanced functions, the Elite Collections offer automatic power technology – the watch powers itself using your movements as an energy source – and features such as titanium plating, one hundred meter water resistance, long term energy storage, a multi-hand stop watch, and much more. Available in several models for both men and women, the Elite collection is a high quality option that can be purchased for under $500 dollars.
Women will love to complement their evening wear with the ultra sleek look of the Tressia collection. With its woven bracelet and clean, uncluttered looks, it is a subtle yet stunning timepiece that looks as good as it works, and is a perfect dressy timepiece. The Le Grand Sport collection is one that can span the boundaries of any occasion. Men and women alike will find that its clean looks and multiple functions are perfect for work, play, and anything in between.
Great looks aside, what distinguishes Seiko watches from many other makes and models is the incredible technology. Kinetic Perpetual watches not only use your movement to power the watch, they go into sleep mode after twenty-four hours. When you pick them up again they not only reset to the correct time, but to the correct date as well. No matter the month – even on a leap year – the Kinetic Perpetual Seiko watch never needs to be adjusted. If you are interested in a watch that has technology to spare, then there is a Seiko watch for you.
The Kinetic Chronograph is the first chronograph watch that is powered by human movement, while the Seiko Flight Computer is every pilot’s dream with its ability to make fuel and navigation computations.
If after reading this you still are not sure if there is a watch for you, go to the Seiko website and browse through all the other models that are available. There you will find a selection of looks, prices, and features that will make it abundantly clear why owning a Seiko watch is as desirable now as it was nearly one hundred years ago.