Earlier this year, Seiko announced a new collection within its dress-casual Presage line – the Style 60s, a group of watches inspired by the original Seiko Crown Chronograph from 1964. For those who know their Seiko history, the Seiko Crown Chronograph was the first chronograph wristwatch produced by Seiko and the first known model from Japan, as well. The new Style 60s riffs on the historic design language to create a small and compelling collection at a great entry-level price point.
Available as a classic three-hander with date and with a 24-hour dial and skeleton aperture showing off the spin cycle of the balance wheel, the Style 60 comes in a variety of dial colors inspired by the Earth and with applied hour markers and a lume-filled handset.
There’s clearly a lot to like here, and for $500 and change, it’s hard to find any sort of fault. The case measures 40.8mm in diameter. The three-link bracelet punches above its price bracket. And the fixed 60-minute aluminum bezel is the perfect frame for the overall simple profile. Oh, and drilled lugs (!).
In addition to the new Style60s models, we’re adding a final Seiko Presage GMT to the lineup. If you remember from when we showed you the rest of this collection last month, this new assortment of GMT models offers local jumping hour GMT functionality at an absolute steal, around $1,500. Alongside the funky radial date sub-dial and “hemp leaf”-inspired dial pattern, the new Presage GMT comes in the livery Seiko has dedicated to its 140th anniversary – blue and white.
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