Seiko Men's Watches Kinetic SKA427P1
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- Seiko SKA427P1 Divers Watch
- Kinetic - powered by the movement of your body
- Divers watch - 200m water resistant
- Black ion plated case and bracelet
- Black dial with LumiBrite markers. Rotating bezel
|Dial Window Material Type||Hardlex|
|Clasp Type||Fold-over Clasp with Safety|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Case Diameter||43 millimetres|
|Case Thickness||14 millimetres|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Length||Men's Standard|
|Band Width||20 millimetres|
|Bezel Material||Stainless Steel|
|Special Features||Automatic, Ion Plated Stainless Steel, Rotating Bezel, LumiBrite, SS Bracelet|
|Water Pressure Resistance||20 bar|
|Warranty Type||Manufacturer and Seller combination|
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Seiko SKA427P1 Divers Watch. Kinetic - powered by the movement of your body. Divers watch - 200m water resistant. Black ion plated case and bracelet. Black dial with LumiBrite markers. Rotating bezel. Screw crown and case back. Date window. Yellow tipped seconds hand. Hardlex Crystal glass. Three fold clasp with secure lock.
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The watch is identical to a couple of other models in Seiko's line up apart from the most distinguishing feature, which is it's black ion coating. In reality the colour seems to be a very dark gun metal brown/grey to me. I think its quite attractive, and it certainly sets off the pure black face and bezel nicely.
The face is an exercise in simplicity, big "chunky" lumibrite tabs with a date window at three o'clock, and the three hands also carrying lumibrite tabs. The "screw down" crown is guarded, and there is also an additional button at two o'clock which will indicate the remaining power reserve using the second hand. The bracelet is a three fold clasp, also with the black ion coating. The traditional drawback with these is that any scratches will show up easily through the black coating, however Seiko maintain that this is very unlikley. The bracelet itself seems well built, although a little noisy compared to some of the others I have. The bezel is quite delightful, and probably the smoothest to operate of any of the watches I own (and as I have "a thing" about watches, there's a few) The watch is rated to 20atm which means it really will perform as a diving watch if needed.
In conclusion I'd say this is a nice watch. The black ion coating is a bit of a "marmite" feature (you either love it or you don't) - but if not there is an equivalent version in standard stainless steel. The watch is well built if a little heavy (often the case with kinetic watches), but personally I prefer a watch that way. It's worth comparing prices for this model in particular as, due to it's unconventional colour, some places will charge more than the stainless steel version, while others charge less. I managed to find mine at half of the RRP from an internet dealer, and am very pleased with the deal.
This is a big, heavy watch, weighing in at around 200gms on the metal bracelet. It's large but not particularly tall, so it will slide under a shirt cuff easily. The crystal is not sapphire, but Seiko's own 'Hardlex' crystal. Sapphire is not commonly found at this price point, and the grade of hardlex used here is high & the flat crystal disappears from some angles. There is plenty of depth to the dial, with great lume and distinctive skeletonised hands. The bezel has an aluminium insert, with a lumed pip. The bezel is very easy to grip and has an excellent action - it's 120 clicks but there is a half click which is a nice detail.
The colour of the watch is difficult to gauge from the photos, but it is more of a very dark grey than black, with brushed & polished surfaces adding some detail. The bracelet matches the colour exactly, and is heavy & strong, using collars & pins for adjustment. The clasp is stamped, which is to be expected at this price point, and it is in polished steel not black coated like the rest of the bracelet. The steel is quite thick so it is by no means a weak point. There is also a divers extension tucked away, in the same polished steel as the main clasp. It is opened by flipping the safety buckle & pushing 2 buttons to release. The screw down case back is also in polish stainless, rather than black coated, but it is nicely embossed with the Seiko divers logo.
Kinetic watches as a quartz watch technology have largely been superseded by solar, which do not require you to wear them to keep the cell charged up, but it's nice to have that mechanical interaction, even with a quartz watch. After a few days wear, it soon reaches the highest state of charge, which can be checked by pressing the button above the screw down crown.
Accuracy is good, as it's a typical Seiko quartz in that respect.
So if you are after a good looking, heavy, accurate, waterproof, robust watch - then this is for you!
Colour appealed to me. And don't be put off it being a diving watch, it can be worn
Anytime and will attract favorable comments. I saved £125-£150 by buying
Through amazon. Very well packaged and delivered a day early than expected.
This is a stunning watch.