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Modern Yet Timeless,
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This review is from: Seiko Men's SSC019 Solar Diver Chronograph Watch (Watch)
I've always liked Seiko watches.
Must be Roger Moore wearing them as Bond in the movies of my youth. But as much as I like and own "The Big Boys" in watches, I like a watch for what it is and not what it costs.
This is a classic looking Seiko chronograph diver, but with a few differences.
1. The blue face
2. The 200m water resistance (for a chrono)
3. The screw down pushers for the chrono
4. It's solar
This basically makes this a great classic looking, highly functional, tough analogue watch that never needs winding / batteries that can be worn with anything and look good.
Also, as it's a Seiko, it should be reliable as well as relatively keep it's value over the years. Old Seikos are collectible.
But there are some flaws.
I don't know if it's just my watch, but the rotating bezel is far too easy to rotate. Also, this uses a "Pin and collar" setup for strap adjustment. Even though this is supposed to be the most secure way to do strap links, if you lose a collar (and it's very fiddly to adjust) Seiko don't do replacements (I know this, because I lost one trying to adjust the strap myself) so if you get this watch, take it to a jewellers to adjust.
Otherwise, it's a great, heavy, striking watch that is well worth the money.