Seiko Men's Black-Plated Steel, Black Dial, Orange Rubber Strap SNE245P9
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- Day & Date, Luminous Hands, Rotating Bezel
|Dial Window Material Type||Mineral Crystal|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Case Diameter||42 millimetres|
|Case Thickness||11.76 millimetres|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Width||23 millimetres|
|Bezel Material||Stainless steel|
|Special Features||Day & Date, Luminous Hands, Rotating Bezel|
|Warranty Type||Manufacturer Warranty|
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This mens divers watch from Seiko has a black dial with a day/date display and luminous Lumibrite hands. The bright orange polyurethane strap complements the black ion-plated case complements and rotating bezel. This watch has a solar powered movement, which means the quartz battery within is charged by all sources of light.
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Firstly, I wanted a black watch! I've checked out various PVD watches and always wanted the stealth and very pure look of crisp white on black. This watch fitted the bill perfectly. Although the strap was hardly stealth so I ordered a Zulu diver 20mm black strap (identical to the orange strap fitted) which was a very cheap and super high quality option - definitely recommended. I like the crisp dial too - more below.
Good points - great construction. Bezel feels as solid and as good (if not better) than watches I have costing 20x + as much. Likewise, the screw down crown feels bombproof - sometimes a weak point on Seiko/Citizen watches - the Citizen auto I have feels like the threads are going to strip everytime I screw the crown down. Time - spot on - about a second a week I'm gaining - nothing. Hands - line up perfectly. This is a small point but it grates when the second hand on a quartz watch doesn't line up with the seconds markings - this does perfectly. Lume - amazing. Only thing I have that compares is my Bremont with C3 superluminova.
Bad (or not so good) points. There are no "bad" points - just things I would change and some of this is personal of course. The black finish. Firstly, this is VERY glossy. Not at all matt as it appears in some pics. It's like a highly polished finish. And it isn't quite black. Best description would be very dark grey. From 3 feet away - black. Up close - not black. This is a personal preference, but I was looking for something a bit more matt. Dial - again the dial is not quite jet black - a very very dark grey. Whether this is something to do with the solar charger or not I'm not sure. Again, this is really only on very close up inspection and I certainly wouldn't list this as a deal breaker. Only thing that does slightly annoy, and this is a wee bit more obvious, is the colour of the lume. In photos, this looks really white and stands out. In reality, it isn't - it is the standard lume colour - i.e. that slight green tinge. Now this is normal and very rarely will you see pure white lume (certainly at this price point) but it is NOT the same super crisp white that you see in photos. Again, this is about having realistic expectations at this price and not a flaw with the watch. But you might be questioning the watch when you compare it to the pics.
So, overall? Put it this way, I've had it now for a couple of months, and it has spent more time on my wrist than any of my other "better" watches. That tells you something. In fact, I like it so much I'm about to go for another, the SSC021P1. I've become of fan of this watch and would recommend it - certainly at the price point there's little that looks as good or performs as well.
So far very pleased. The face is extremely clear, luminosity works well being readable right through to the early morning and bezel rotates with a quality action. The second hand lines up perfectly with the face markings which is a good sign. It remains to be seen how hardwearing the black coating will be though.
My only initial criticism is that the strap is quite stiff. Less flexible than say a similar Casio watch strap. Hopefully it will get more flexible with wear.