Seikos history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892 Seikosha was established making wall clocks. 1895 saw the production of their first pocket watch. 1913 saw the launch of their first wristwatch, the Laurel. In 1924 the first Seiko was manufactured. Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments Inc.) established in 1937. Seiko listed on the Tokyo stock exchange in 1949. The Suwa factory becomes independent and forms Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Epson Corporation in 1959).
First introduced as the Seiko Sportsmatic 5 in 1963 it became an instant bestseller for Seiko. Seiko 5 is the longest continuously running sub-brand in the Seiko family. The 5 stands for the watches 5 principle attributes :
Diaflex (unbreakable mainspring),
Diashock (Seiko's shock-resistant design, equivalent to the Swiss "Incabloc"),
Automatic winding, day/date indication, and Water-resistant.
In 2019 Seiko decided to modernise the Seiko 5 changing the logo to a stylised “S” and creating 5 categories Sports, Suits, Specialist, Street, and Sense. Each model has the aesthetics of the past but with an added flourish of modernism.
Our 2021 Seiko Automatic "5KX" Green SRPD63 has a 42.5mm round stainless steel case with broad tapered lugs. A lug to lug length of 45.5mm and a thickness of 13mm gives the watch excellent wrist presence. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges. On the right side, at 4 o’clock a screw-down crown with protective crown guards. A uni-directional stainless steel bezel has a green dive insert with white numerals coated in LumiBrite. The hardlex crystal is flat and sits above a green dial. An outer minute track is precisely printed. Applied disc and rounded baton indexes coated in LumiBrite have gold accents marking the hours. The broad sword and arrow hands are coated with LumiBrite and have the same gold accents. At 3 o’clock a day/date window. At 12 o’clock an applied “Seiko” and “S”. On the reverse, a screw-down exhibition case back. Inside an Automatic Seiko 4R36, 24 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. Features both hand-winding and hacking for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on its Seiko 22mm 3 links Oyster style stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp and safety lock. Comes with its Seiko presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko Box & Paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Seiko bracelet with its signed clasp, all links are provided. The watch is from May 2021 and is sold in worn condition, but overall as close to new condition as you can see. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer Warranty.