Summary: I've just bought this watch, have to say it is great. Chunky, but not over the top, and feels quality. Power management? Not an issue, provided you move your arm!! Seriously, I've worn it for 8hrs a day max, and it is holding over a weeks worth of charge. My others a TAG (Carrera), worth £2k......This one gets more attention, and am sorry to say, it is now my favourite!
Summary: American Airforce crews affectionatley call the B52 bomber the "BUFF" - Big Ugly Fat "Fellow", the same could easily be said of the Seiko SRH005P1 Velatura. Make no mistake, this is a big heavy watch. Seiko unveiled their Kinetic Direct Drive movement late in 2007, and this model is one of three flagship models to pilot the calibre in Seiko's Yachting "Velatura" collection.
Summary: I have been an avid watch man for a number of years, having owned, in particular a number of Omega's. However, when I set my eyes on this beautiful watch I was hooked and immediately bought (£550 from Beaverbrooks), selling my Seamaster the next day on Ebay. Needles to say I am delighted with the watch - fantastic looks, build quality and accuracy.
Summary: Impressive looks, properly sized, sits perfectly on the wrist. Downside is power management. Power is generated by rotating the crown. But after about 10 minutes of rotation, power for only about 1 day is generated. This is more than enough if the watch will be worn daily or thereabout as power needed to keep it reasonably charged is maintained by wrist movement.