Flawless Mechanical Seiko watch for every day. A perfect classic for $400

Many people love Seiko for the fact that they manage to create the perfect watch in every sense.

Beautiful, original, not boring, high-quality and at the same time all inexpensive.This applies not only to quartz watches, but also obviously much more complex and expensive mechanical.

One of the most beautiful and, indeed, deservedly popular models – classic Seiko Presage SRPB43 ,which, dear readers, I will tell you in today’s publication.

The hero of today's publication - beautiful costume Seiko Presage

The hero of today’s publication – beautiful costume Seiko Presage

The Presage collection includes the most exquisite Seiko watches, inspired by tradition and eternal classics.Here you will notfind extreme diving models, sports chronographs of bright colors and the like,but lovers of classics – there is always a place to roam.

Similarly, the SRPB43 model is the brightest representative of the eternal classics not only in aesthetic terms, butalsotechnically, since it works from a mechanical caliber.

True, despite all the conservatism, they are not boring at all and there is something to tell about these watches.

Front side of the watch

Front side of the watch

Housing and dimensions

We are immediately greeted by a classic rounded case of universal size – 40.5 millimeters in diameter with a very thin outer bezel.

For many, this size may seem too small, but in defense of SRPB43 I will say that they are a dress watch and this size is perfect for them.

And take a look at how these Seikos look on the wrist .. They appear visually larger due to the thin bezel.

The watch does not seem small at all, even despite the 40.5-mm diameter case.
Another photo of a watch on the wrist. Here you can see the factory leather strap

The watch does not seem small at all, even despite the 40.5-mm diameter case.

Against the background of a neat and elegant case, a relatively large crown clearly stands out. Personally, it reminded me of them from an old pocket watch, although I assume that it was made large here solely for the sake of convenience.

The dial and why it sells watches

Of course, the largest area on the front of the watch is the dial,which can be talked about for a long time, so it is outstanding. Just look at it, it’s like a real picture.

Personally, A very nice Seiko logo and triangular overhead tagsstretching to the center immediately catch myeye.

The close-up dial of the watch is a beautiful sight. A great solution was to make the logo and labels overhead, it makes the watch look much more solid and expensive.

The close-up dial of the watch is a beautiful sight. A great solution was to make the logo and labels overhead, it makes the watch look much more solid and expensive.

The surface of the dial is made in a very attractive texture, which, like the rays of the Sun, diverges from the center to the sides. This is the main aesthetic “feature” and feature of the model.

In the center, of course, is a set of classic Dauphine hands with a prominent second, painted in a contrasting dark blue color. One would think that the texture of the dial will completely kill readability and spoil the proportions,but, in fact, everything is not so, but even on the contrary – an unusual dial only decorated an already interesting model and added to it a “highlight”,which is not so notso enough for many classic watches.

Another close-up photo of the dial. Personally, I really like the unusual texture, but how do you like it?

Another close-up photo of the dial. Personally, I really like the unusual texture, but how do you like it?

On the three clock there is a neat date window framed, and on the dial there is a printed inscription“Presage Automatic”,as well as the cherished “Made inJapan“. The dial is protected by a very good mineral glass,tempered according to the proprietary Hardlextechnology. Supplied, as you may have already noticed, a watch on a factory leather strap.

No less interesting is the “stuffing” of these watches.

Inside there is an “in-house” mechanical self-winding caliber Seiko 4R35B with good performance and decent finishing.

Mechanical calibre 4R35B through transparent cover

Mechanical calibre 4R35B through transparent cover

Operating at a frequency of 21,600 oscillations per hour, it has 23 stones, 40 hours of power reserve, datecomplication, manual winding functions and stop seconds.

In general, a very good caliber, reliable and accurate, what a classic costume watch needs. You can see it through the transparent back cover.

Close-up photo of the mechanism. Yes, not the level of Grand Seiko, but for your money it is quite good

Close-up photo of the mechanism. Yes, not the level of Grand Seiko, but for your money it is quite good

A price that can be hard to believe

The cost of the model is about ~ $ 400,plus or minus $30. According to the current rate, this is slightly less than 30,000 rubles.As forme, SRPB43 is one of the best offers on the market, proving that good mechanical “suits” should not cost more than a thousand dollars.

We have a unique design with an extremely interesting dial, branded high quality Seiko and “Made in Japan”, a reliable mechanical movement inside and an absolutely reasonable price – what is not an ideal watch?

Dear readers, did you like these Seiko Presages? Would you buy them or would you pay attention to the offers of competitors?

Verdict - almost flawless watches at a very "popular" price, with which few people can seriously compete

Verdict – almost flawless watches at a very “popular” price, with which few people can seriously compete

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