The Seiko 5 Sports line of watches might be the most important out there. We know, it sounds like a lot. But hear us out. Here we have one of the most affordable mechanical watches on the
market, with a dependable, durable and accurate automatic movement ticking time off in an incredible whir of rotors, counterbalances and springs. That accessibility and durability, paired
with the tool-watch-cool aesthetic, makes the Seiko 5 Sports what some would call the perfect first watch. Or just the perfect watch — one that you’ll love, whether it’s the spark to build
your first mechanical watch collection or just another beauty to add to your mechanically powered timekeeping obsession.
Mostly it makes for a watch that you’ll wear and love every day, which is what makes for the perfect watch — for us, anyway. Here are five watches from the Seiko 5 Sports line worth noting.
Simple dive watch aesthetic, meet sporty steel everyday wear style. We love the LumiBrite hands and markers on its black sunray dial, plus the clear caseback allows you to check out
its automatic movement with 41 hours of power reserve.
This Seiko has field watch written all over it. And it’s not just the green dial and Arabic numerals with both 12- and 24-hour readouts. Or the red-orange tipped seconds hands. Or the
green nylon strap. Or its 100 meters of water resistance. No, really, it’s all of those things taken together — and then some.
Retro style is always in, which is why we love this watch’s deep-deep-blue dial and gold hour markers and hands. Black leather strap and see-through caseback for standing out just the
right amount? Check and check.
Oh yes — did we mention that the Seiko 5 line is also a street style icon? Seiko’s leaned into that front with the SRPG61, a 42.5mm dive watch with a gray cement-texture dial and
bezel. Pair its monotone with just about any outfit and you’ve got the recipe for a sharp look.
All the silvery texture of the SRPG61, with a touch less dive watch and a touch more field watch utility. Steel case, gray nylon strap, and cement-style dial make for a layered beauty
you won’t want to miss.