Inspired by precision and high-performance the Sportura provides a lot of bang for your buck
The Japanese are certainly ahead of the curve when it comes to electronics, so you will hardly be surprised when I tell you that Seiko produced the world’s first ever quartz watch back in 1969 and the world’s first six digit LCD watch in 1973 and a whole host of other ‘firsts’ which there is not enough space to feature here. You could say that Seiko is dedicated to advancing technologies in watchmaking.
Today its collection of watches offers something for every woman at very reasonable prices and balances form and function.
At first glance
Inspired by precision and high-performance the Sportura provides a lot of bang for your buck. Featuring a chronograph up to 12hrs and with 1/20th second precision, if timing is your thing then this could be the watch for you. Although I really like the sporty aesthetic, I don’t actually have a regular requirement for the chronograph function but you never know when it might come in handy – rainy morning Ferrero Roche eating competition for example. Whilst we are on the topic of timing, this model also has a tachymeter, a tool for measuring your speed whether out of necessity or just sheer curiosity.
Up close and personal
Darya Klishna, who is ranked second in the world in the long jump event, is the face of Seiko Sportura but I doubt she’d wear this watch whilst actually jumping as it’s pretty weighty. In terms of its looks, this watch ticks all the boxes for me with an oversized case accessorised with the feminine touches of a mother-of-pearl dial and eight diamonds to add a touch of razzmatazz. It is inevitable that you will receive some admiring glances when wearing it. The watch is a stainless steel construction with white ceramic links in the bracelet and a ceramic bezel, it is also water resistant to 100 metres (handy!).
On the wrist
A watch for everyday casual wear, the dial is easy to read and the date function is useful, if like me, the days and weeks run away with you. The one thing I would change is the fiddly crown, which being nestled between two metal prongs (aka crown protection) is rather difficult to use to set time and date, I just couldn’t find position one – or maybe that’s just me!
- Case size
- Water resistance
- Fiddly crown
|Colour:||Silver / White|
|Functions:||Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph|
|Case material:||Stainless steel|
|Strap type:||Steel bracelet|
|Clasp:||Fold over clasp|
|Water resistance:||100 metres|
|Manufacturer warranty:||2 years|