Originally founded in 1881 as K Hattori, a simple jewelry and watch shop, the Japanese brand Seiko has come along way since it’s humble beginnings. Now a household name, Seiko means “exquisite” or “success” in Japanese, and is a global brand that produces watches, clocks, electronic devices, machine tools and optical products.
Still, it is Seiko’s watches that are it’s best known products and with good reason. From inexpensive quartz watches to luxury timepieces featuring beautifully crafted mechanical movements, Seiko makes excellent watches at every price point with superb quality to rival the luxury Swiss brands.
So to help you find the best Seiko watch for you, we compiled a list of our favorite Seiko watches for men.
Perpetual Calendar: The month, day and date indicator adjusts seamlessly for odd and even months and even Leap years up to the year 2100.
Chronograph: Featuring three 24 hour, 60 minute and day subdials, the chronograph allows for high accuracy in timekeeping.
Safety Clasp: The fold over clasp has a double push button for added security.
Tachymeter: The stainless steel bezel features a tachymeter to measure your speed over distance traveled.
Luminous: The luminous hands and hour markers provide excellent visibility in low light conditions.
Chronograph: Three sub dials at the 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions allow for high precision time keeping.
Automatic Movement: The automatic movement offers both self winding and manual winding with a 41 hour power reserve.
Day and Date Display: Situated at the 3 o’clock position is a day and date display that updates automatically.
Push Button Clasp: The deployment push button safety clasp means you have excellent security for a superb hold on your wrist.
Leather Strap: The leather calfskin band gives a rugged and sharp look and a comfortable fit.
Subdials: The three sub dials include a chronograph for accurate timekeeping and perpetual calendar that auto adjusts thanks to kinetic technology.
Quartz Movement: The kinetic quartz movement ensures unparalleled accuracy that is powered by your own body movement.
Perpetual Calendar: At the 6 o’clock position is a perpetual calendar that auto-adjusts due to kinetic technology for accurate date display.
Luminous: The hands and hour markers are luminous offering great visibility even in low light conditions and at night.
Water Resistance: With a water resistance of 330ft, you can wear your watch in the shower or pool without risk of water damage.
Day and Date Display: The cool black dial features a perpetual calendar and sub dials for accurate day and date keeping.
Kinetic Quartz Movement: The quartz movement ensures superb accuracy, while the use of kinetic technology means that your own body movement powers the watch.
Fold Over Clasp: The fold over clasp features a single safety push button for a secure hold on your wrist.
Solar Powered: The solar powered quartz movement gives unrivaled accuracy and the ability to recharge thanks to the sun.
Luminous: The hands and markers of this beautiful watch are luminous, meaning you’ll have excellent visibility at night or in low light conditions.
Chronograph: The 12 hour, 60 second and 60 minute sub dials are located at the 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock positions respectively for high precision accuracy.
Anti-Reflective: The durable scratch resistant sapphire crystal dial offers excellent visibility under direct sunlight thanks to the anti reflective glass.
Fold Over Clasp: The secure fold over clasp features an extra safety double push button for a secure hold and comfortable fit.
Superb Water Resistance: As expected of a Seiko divers watch, the water resistance of 660ft makes it perfect for recreational scuba diving.
Hardlex Crystal: The durable hardlex crystal dial is highly resistant to scratches so it will hold up under harsh conditions.
Date Display: The subtle date display at the 3 o’clock feature is functional and visible without drawing too much attention to it as it blends seamlessly between the silver hands on the dial.
Water Resistance: Thanks to a water resistance of 330ft, you don’t have to take this watch off when washing hands, having a shower or swimming. You can even wear this watch snorkeling without fear of water damage.
Leap Year Calendar: Featuring a perpetual calendar that auto adjusts for odd and even months and includes leap years, this watch will correctly count the years until February 28th 2100.
Energy Conservation: The watch will place itself in sleep mode to conserve energy after it has been inactive for 24 hours. While asleep, it will continue to track the date correctly and can be easily woken up with a shake of your wrist. It even automatically resets itself to the correct time if it’s been asleep for up to four years.
Kinetic Movement: The kinetic movement is powered by the motion of your wrist for precise time measurement.