One of our favourite releases by Seiko from the past few years is their 5 Sports collection. Why? It’s simply a great take on the modern-day sports watch and it is perfectly placed price-wise as an affordable collectible – ideal for anyone new to the luxury watch world. Giving us connoisseurs even more choice, the Japanese manufacturer have just announced yet another addition to the family, the Seiko 5 Sports Field watch, offering the same qualities we’ve come to love with a new outdoorsy aesthetic.
We’ve talked about the Seiko 5 Sports watch collection several times before, but for those new to the design, here’s the low-down. The Seiko 5 Sports watch is inspired by the original Seiko Sportmatic 5 launched in 1963, a design that was both Seiko’s and Japan’s first ever automatic day date watch. The modern-day series keeps the same promises as its historic predecessor with five essential attributes (hence its name) which include an automatic movement, a day and date display, a decent water resistant rating, a recessed crown at 4 o’ clock and a case built especially for durability. Since it’s release, the Seiko 5 Sports collection has made a home for a hefty number of releases including the Brian May Red Limited Edition, the Naruto and Boruto series and the Evisen Skateboard Limited Edition to name just a few. In addition to this, we are now welcomed by the Seiko 5 Sports Field watch.
As it stands, the Seiko 5 Sports Field watch collection features eight designs in total, each following suit in most of their specifications and differing in their straps and dial colourways. Each design features a new reduced case size even smaller than the previous bezel-less releases launched last year. The stainless steel diameter comes in at 39.4 millimetres and the thickness at 13.2 millimetres both allowing for a refined, more circular military aesthetic with straight lugs and the crown moved from 4 to 3 o’clock. The cases offer the same 100 metre water resistant ratings as previous Seiko 5 Sports editions and ensure easy legibility with crisp-coloured dials adored with Lumibrite Arabic numerals and hands protected by curved Hardlex crystal glass. The Seiko 5 Sports Field also offers a new 24 hour scale.
Powering each Seiko 5 Sports Field watch is the brand’s trusty 4R36 automatic winding movement which is the same calibre used across the entire collection. Its reliable construction delivers two large sword-shaped hands for hours and minutes, an arrow-tipped seconds hand and a double day and date window at 3 o’clock. We are also provided with a 41 hour power reserve, a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and 24 jewels. The movement is wonderfully presented through an exhibition case back where you can witness the workings of the movement and the oscillating rotor decorated with the famed Seiko 5 Sports emblem.
Now let’s take a look at how the Seiko 5 Sports Field watches differ. As we said, there’s eight models to choose from. Reference SRPG37K1 opts for a black matte dial and black textile strap, SRPG31K1 boasts a matte blue dial and blue textile strap, SRPG35K1 chooses a black dial and tan-brown textile strap and SRPG33K1 comes dressed in khaki green. Four slightly dressier models include reference SRPG39K1 with a blue dial and black calfskin leather strap and SRPG41K1 with a stunning black coated case, smoked brown dial and the same black leather band. The last two come on stainless steel bracelets with reference SRPG27K1 hosting a black dial and SRPG29K1 electing a blue dial.
There’s certainly plenty of choice when it comes to the Seiko 5 Sports collection and the new Seiko 5 Sports Field watches deliver a new aesthetic perfectly suited to the casual outdoorsman. If you’d like to learn more about these watches and order your own, head over to the Jura Watches website here. You can also contact the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Case Size: 39.4mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel or black PVD stainless steel
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Curved Hardlex crystal
- Crown: Screw down
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Movement: 4R36 automatic winding
- Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date
- Power Reserve: 41 hours
- Jewels: 24
- Frequency: 21,600vph
- Dial: Black, blue, smoked brown or khaki green
- Strap: Textile, leather or steel bracelet
- RRP: £240 or £280 (Black PVD SRPG41K1)