Reviews and Problems with Seiko Men's Watches - SEIKO PREMIER - Ref. SPB001
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GREAT VALUE! $
31 October 2011
Summary: Purchased this watch about 6 months ago and couldn't be happier. I usually change out watches every 10 years or so and like to get a higher quality $400-600 watch that will last and still look good after a decade. This is a 42mm watch which is as big as i am comfortable wearing and it keeps time very acurately. Can go about 60 hours without any movement/wearing before it stops, but who would want to be without it for that long?
Summary: I really like this watch. I was worried when I purchased it as I'm a fairly thin guy and I thought it would make my arm look smaller than it already is but it looks great. This watch is fairly heavy but I hardely notice it. Keep in mind I like the feel of a heavy/thick watch. I'm not impressed with its ability to maintain time as I always find it a few minutes off but this is the first mechanical watch I've ever owned.
Summary: Out of the box, the day adjust did not work (I made sure the hour hand is not between 10:00 and 1:00 when I tried to adjust the day). After letting the watch run for a few days, the hand started moving on the day sub-dial but it did not line up properly with the markers on the sub-dial. A day later it got better, but it is still far off center on Wed and Fri. The hand on the date sub-dial is slightly off all the marks.
Summary: I have been looking for a high quality automatic watch for a long time and I feel this is it. The watch case is finished to a high level and I feel I have a high quality movement that is well engineered and adjusted but I have not paid for extreme cosmetic finishing of the movement. The watch face is very sharp and informative. I have even received comments from family who discovered it on my wrist as well as a watch retailer trying to sell me a Swiss brand of automatic.
Summary: The watch is much more beautiful in real life than the pictures. It is heavy but not too heavy. The dials are easy to read and the whole thing is well thought out. I like Seikos and have several but this is the most stunning, almost afraid to wear it!