Seiko 5 SRP513K1 Automatic Watch / £145 after 10% Topcashback / 4R36 Hacking/Hand winding £159 @ Amazon
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Seiko 5 SRP513K1 Automatic Watch / £145 after 10% Topcashback / 4R36 Hacking/Hand winding £159 @ Amazon

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Posted 10th Nov
Good price for the spec (in my opinion, below) works out as £145.75 after cash back (TCB only gives cashback on price before VAT). Same movement as more expensive Seiko models such as Prospex divers and the new Seiko 5 Sports range. I’ve had mine over 48 hours and is yet to lose a single second (ymmv). Style might be marmite but it’s a field/pilot watch hybrid and I quite like it. Brilliant lume on the hands and 12/6/9 markers that lasts all night for me

SRP513K1 Automatic watch
4R36 movement (hacking and hand winding)
Hardlex crystal
Display caseback
42mm case
22mm lug width
~50mm lug-to-lug
Drilled lugs
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Looks good on leather and nato straps too
Really really nicely styled watch.

This is right up my street.

Thanks Tony.
Excuse my ignorance, what’s the difference between Kinetic and regular automatic?
JoeSpur10/11/2019 15:43

Excuse my ignorance, what’s the difference between Kinetic and regular a …Excuse my ignorance, what’s the difference between Kinetic and regular automatic?


Kinetic is a quartz watch, the battery is recharged by user movement (via a micro-generator).
Automatic is a mechanical watch, the spring is wound by user movement.

Quartz is technically better, more reliable, more accurate etc. Automatic is more tranditional, and more popular among watch enthusiasts.
Edited by: "voodooboard" 10th Nov
JoeSpur10/11/2019 15:43

Excuse my ignorance, what’s the difference between Kinetic and regular a …Excuse my ignorance, what’s the difference between Kinetic and regular automatic?


And kinetic watches seem to keep going for a lot longer than automatic ones do when not being worn
gslgregory10/11/2019 16:15

And kinetic watches seem to keep going for a lot longer than automatic …And kinetic watches seem to keep going for a lot longer than automatic ones do when not being worn


This is true, but there's a risk that if you let the capacitor go completely flat, which can knacker it out, then you might need to replace it. In that sense an Auto is better as you can just give it a hand wind to get it going again or keep it going.

I think if you're going for a 'traditional' quartz movement, some form of solar (like Eco Drive or similar) is your best bet. Kinetic is good and all, but it seems a bit pointless when Solar is an option.
Edited by: "tonyspoons" 10th Nov
Love these 5’s. Old man bought me and my brother one from a wholesalers in Manchester for £20 plus vat in early 90’s. Still got them and they work as good as they left the factory. Brilliant time pieces
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