Launched near a decade in the past, the Seiko Presage SARX017 remains to be a robust contender for the hypothetical one-watch assortment. The mix of sporty and dressy aesthetic cues permit it to work with virtually any outfit from informal to enterprise govt.
Even higher, the SARX017 is comparatively laborious to return by as a result of the truth that it was solely supposed for the Japanese market. Coupled to an entry-level worth, one will probably be hard-pressed to discover a extra all-rounded look ahead to the cash.
Powering the Seiko Presage SARX017 is the in-house 6R15 caliber with hacking and hand-winding. The motion comprises 23 jewels and beats at three Hz or 21,600 vph. Energy reserve is rated at 50 hours so you may virtually take it off on Friday night and nonetheless have a watch that's working come Monday morning.
The Seiko Presage SARX017 has a water resistance ranking of 10 ATM so the odd splash or two ought to be high-quality. Nevertheless, I'd warning in opposition to doing in order the inventory leather-based strap won’t maintain as much as such abuse.
Which brings me to the largest flaw of this watch – the strap. The unique black leather-based strap supplied by Seiko is the place you may inform the model needed to minimize prices to be able to make the watch that extra reasonably priced. Even with minimal wrist time, the shine of the strap has began to put on off.
Moreover, the strap itself has little to no padding. The one saving grace is the deployant clasp with stamped Seiko wording on the buckle. Operation is pretty straightforward as you solely must push the 2 aspect buttons to unlock the clasp and it clicks again into place with a satisfying, properly, click on.
Different technical particulars of the watch embrace a case measurement of 39 mm excluding the crown and a lug to lug measurement of 47.5 mm. These with skinnier wrists ought to discover the Seiko Presage SARX017 a superb match.
As for the seems of the watch itself, at first look most would discover it a tad sombre. Nevertheless, look nearer and several other particulars being to pop up, offering a pleasant distinction and a contact of aptitude to an in any other case conservative-looking watch. For one, the red-tipped seconds hand provides a touch of shade to the dial whereas the crown guard contributes to a sportier strategy.
Elsewhere, the vertical stripes on the dial ape the earlier Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra fashions. Lastly, the mixture of brushed and polished surfaces permit the Seiko Presage SARX017 to completely straddle the road between informal and enterprise.