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Seiko 5 Sports GMT ‘Mikan Orange’ SKX Re-Interpretation Mens Watch SSK005K1 - £325 Delivered @ WatchNation

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Seiko 5 Sports GMT WatchNation Exclusive ‘Mikan Orange’ SSK005K1 The Case:The Seiko 5 Sports GMT SSK005K1 is presented in a 42.5mm brushed stainless steel case. It features a black unidirectional rotating bezel that exhibits a gilt 24-hour display that can be used to set the time for another time zone. The bezel is made out of aluminium. The coined walls of the bezel ensure that it is easily operable. A pushdown crown is located at 4 o’clock, it is flanked by a crown guard which ensures that it is not knocked out of place. Hardlex crystal also provides the front and the back of the case with protection against scratches and shattering. The exhibition caseback provides the wearer with an insight into the inner mechanisms of the watch.

The Dial:The dial is presented in orange with a sunburst effect, it features a gilt framed handset and black hour markers that are filled with Lumibrite material, ensuring that the dial can be read in the dark. A date display window replaces the 3 o’clock marker, it is magnified by a cyclops lens. A 24-hour track is printed on the rehaut. The GMT hand is presented in a black, which ensures that the time in two time zones can be easily distinguished from one another. The Seiko 5 Sports logo is presented in silver beneath the 12 o’clock logo.

The Bracelet:This timepiece is presented on a solid stainless steel jubilee bracelet that showcases both brushed and polished finishes. It fastens through the use of a fold over push deployment clasp. It also features a diver’s extension.

The Functions:The SSK005K1 is powered by Seiko’s recently updated manual wind automatic movement, the calibre 4R34 movement. It has a power reserve of 41 hours and is water resistant to 100 metres, meaning that it can be worn when snorkelling.

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    My experience...owned an skx for 20 years...thought I would try this gmt.
    Very comfortable jubilee bracelet,no issue with the hardlex(never really managed to scratch hardlex but a lot of people seem to hate it),love the hacking and hand-winding,swam in the sea several times with the non screw down crown and had no issues,gains approx 10 secs a week. In summary, love it as much as my skx.Paid just over £300 and would say £250-300 feels right for it.
    Always look for reviews where people own and wear the watch on a daily basis before you reach a decision.Too many watch folk rattle off specs they deem inferior,compare back to chinese specials, microbrands etc and they have never even tried on the watch far less owned it.
    Exactly, a lot of Seiko bashers online who have been stung on the grey market bargain hunting or bought fakes and are bitter about it. I wonder what sort of guarantee or warranty these microbrands from China are offering and how the watch looks after 2 years of daily use?
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    AliExpress sells same movement in watch with sapphire crystal for £96 plus vat. Just search NH34.
    clue: It's not sapphire crystal. (edited)
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    No screw down crown, WR 100m, hardlex crystal, bi-directional friction bezel, pressed clasp, hardlex bezel insert, +-40spd accuracy budget movement, continued questionable QC, cyclops.

    I don't particularly trust jomw reviews considering he doesn't pay for the watches. Ok, there was a bit of a niggle, but he downplays these and it seems disingenuous to me to expect a truly unbiased review for something you got for free. Would he be saying the same after forking out £325 of his own money?? Sceptical.

    An entry level Seiko for £325 with the below average specs mentioned above is not a good deal. Compare what you can expect from microbrands for less money and it becomes clear you're paying for the brand name more than anything else. If they sold these at a more realistic £150 I'd grab one. Otherwise, a hard pass. (edited)
    100% Agree. Seiko are selling the GMT movement to microbrands. Expect some decent spec watches to come out over the next few months with better specs for around the same money if not cheaper.
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    So, I buy watches, but I don't really understand the relevance of 'GMT' and why that attracts a premium.
    I bought a Seiko 5 Sport in orange a year or so ago for about £150, which looks extremely similar to this. Why would I or anyone else want to spend circa £175 more on a 'GMT'?
    A quick Google search suggests that the bezel rotates to GMT, but surely that still relies on the auto movement being worn or wound. Seems to also be more relevant to those that travel a lot.
    GMT allows you to tell the time in 2 time zones. I guess the premium price is because the added complication in making it all work. Suppose it's like having two watches
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    That seems to be the cheapest price currently for this model, but these ranges seem over-priced to me, for what you are getting. Can recommend WatchNation though, always had excellent service.  (edited)
    +1 for WatchNation, they are great.
    I'm actually looking for a GMT and almost pulled the trigger here on this one. Any alternatives you guys know around this price range that are worth the money? (more than this one) (edited)
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    Seems like a high price for a Seiko 5
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    Seiko 5 shouldn't be more £200,my opinion, basic Seiko movement, basic case, basic glass...
    Yeah agreed. Isn't this just a 5KX with a different movement and bezel?

    Don't get me wrong I really like my 5 Sports pepsi but this is almost 3x what I paid new! (edited)