Movement : Automatic Seiko Cal. 6R64
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : July 2021
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 14mm
Lug to Lug : 49mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 2021 Seiko Presage GMT "Sharp Edged" SPB225, a freshly inspired design, a Seiko Boutique exclusive model, the 42mm stainless steel case has a modern angular profile with broad flat-ended lugs. A lug-to-lug length of 49mm and a thickness of 14mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence, coated in DiaShield, a Seiko proprietary material, gives the watch resilience to scratches and scuffs. On the right side is a signed screw-down crown. The 24-hour bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal AR coated for excellent viewing angles. A dynamic hemp leaf-designed dial with the colour of Hihada-iro, a rich reddish-brown colour inspired by the bark of the Japanese cypress tree, an outer chapter ring dived into night and day with a dark and light brown colour. Bevel-edged baton indexes coated in LumiBrite mark the hours, and at 6 o’clock a date register and at 9 o’clock a power reserve indicator. Elegant dauphine hands coated in LumiBrite along with a GMT arrow hand and fine sweeping second hand complete the set. Text is precisely printed with Seiko at 12 sitting on a raised platform, the dial shimmers in the light as you rotate your wrist. On the reverse, a screw-down exhibition case back, inside an automatic Seiko Cal. 6R64, 29 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, the movement has hand winding and hacking for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on its Seiko 20mm three-fold clasp with a push-button release and comes with its Seiko presentation box and papers.
Brown is such a difficult colour to get right on a watch and Seiko didn't get it right... They have absolutely perfected it! Especially with the texture, it is truly striking in the metal. Yes, it's on the thicker side, but even on my smaller wrist it works beautifully, that is one area where Seiko definitely know what they are doing. If you are in the market for an automatic GMT that doesn't break the bank but stands out from the crowd, you've found it!
Seikos' history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892 Seikosha was established to make 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.) was established in 1937. Seiko was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1949. The Suwa factory became independent and formed Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Epson Corporation in 1959). In 1956 Seiko launched Marvel as their first true in-house-made watch; they continued to make this watch until 1959. Japan’s first chronograph watch was introduced for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics; it was called the Seiko Crown Chronograph monopusher. Not stopping there Seiko launched Japan's first true divers watch the Seiko Diver’s 150M fitted with the automatic Caliber 6217 which later was given the nickname “62MAS” by collectors. The company name was changed to the Seiko Corporation in 1990. Innovation at Seiko continues today with GPS Solar watches.