July 24, 2011

Seiko Sportura Alarm Chronograph Review

Seiko Sportura Alarm Chronograph Watch Review
  The Seiko Sportura Alarm Chronograph has a new look for 2011 and what a look it is! Seiko has really stepped up there designs and caliber of watches in recent years. The Ananta is a perfect example of this, one of Seiko’s “luxury” watches. With the new Sportura Alarm Chronograph, you get a new look and feel at very manageable price point comparatively to the Ananta line up. Pictured above is the SNAE69, with black case, and yellow seconds on yellow stitched black leather. Also available are the SNAE69, with red seconds on mesh, and the SNAE65 with red seconds on red stitched black leather. 
  The case is extremely crisp and sharp, with each cut and curve. The lugs are pronounced and gracefully angled to better fit the wrist. The dial is easily read for a chronograph, including uniquely designed numerals. Three subdials are nicely set into the dial, giving good sense of depth, with the alarm subdial located at the 6 o’clock position. This version of the Sportura Alarm Chronograph is accented with yellow, from the yellow seconds hands to the yellow stitch in the sporty black leather strap. Sticking with the racing theme there is a fixed tachymeter bezel. Not sure anybody ever really uses this feature or knows how to for that matter, but it looks cool. The Sportura line comes in around the $500 mark. 
  Few if any watches can be found at this price point with an alarm chronograph and AR coated sapphire crystal. Seiko has seemingly delivered another very well executed watch at an extremely attractive price point.
   
Pros - Reliable 7T62 movement, alarm, design, sapphire crystal, price

Consideration - The hour hand does not seem to fit the overall design of the this watch.

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: N/A
Bezel: Tachymeter
Strap: Black Leather 
Lug Width: N/A 
Crystal: Sapphire
Movement: 7T62
Power Reserve: N/A
Water Resistance: 100m

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