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Nice watch let down by easily scratched glass and horrid strap
on 5 January 2015
Nice watch, I'm a big Seiko fan.
The strap is a bit cheap looking, not the usual Seiko quality, the edges are a bit fuzzy so pluck fluff out of long sleeves.
The Hardlex crystal is like butter - it scratched very easily (acquired a huge scratch when placed in the little tray at the airport x-ray scanner, not like I was mistreating the watch or anything).
The Solar charging works fine, just remember to leave it on a window sill if you're not going to wear the watch for a while, I use a north facing window so the watch doesn't overheat due to direct sunlight.
Time accuracy is excellent, only gains 1 second a month which is pretty good.
My older Seiko 5 is a far better quality watch, better glass and better strap and only cost £20 about 10 years ago.