Seiko long ago set the standard when it comes to dive watches, and everyone has been living up to that standard ever since. The Seiko 5 series continues that tradition, offering an automatic men’s watch with a dark blue dial and a Pepsi bezel on stainless steel that is every bit as reliable and affordable as the original.
The Seiko SNZF15J1 starts out with a stainless steel case attached to a silver-tone stainless steel bracelet. It’s a classic look that is accented by the uni-directional rotating bezel done in blue and red for that Pepsi look. The top ring of the bezel is ion-plated for added durability. The dark blue dial provides a perfect background for the silver-tone hands and dot markers, which are a bit oversized so as to help with legibility. The indices and hands are all luminescent as well. The minute markers circumnavigate the outer rim. A day of the week and date display is situated at three o’clock, with the day in red, tying it to the Pepsi colour theme. The case measures 40.5 mm and is 14 mm thick. The watch is water-resistant to 100 metres, which is noted at six o’clock. The band closes with a fold-over safety clasp.
The movement for the watch is a Seiko Caliber 7S36 automatic with a 40-hour power reserve. The movement uses 23 jewels. The case back is transparent to allow you to take in the movement’s simplicity. The crystal is scratch resistant hardlex. The Seiko 5 dark blue dial with Pepsi bezel and stainless steel case and band normally retails for $425, but Jomashop is offering a special spring deal that brings the cost down to $177.28. If you’re looking to add a solid and handsome watch that lives up to the diver’s tradition of reliability, then you’ll want to move fast before this sale ends, or the watches all disappear.
The Seiko 5 is likely to last at least 7-10 years before you may need to put a new movement in.
Seiko 5 are made in Japan, however some parts used to make the watch are manufactured in other parts of Asia.