Where different brands get flared for the steady progression of restricted versions, Seiko appears to pull off it without fail. This time, it is the Seiko Presage Green Enamel dial watch, reference SBP111.
That may be on the grounds that they are basically dazzling deliveries, or that the Seiko swarm isn’t that troubled by it and are simply upbeat when there’s another delivery and in this manner more to browse. It’s simply a perception, and I don’t have any issues with Seiko doing these deliveries as well.
The Seiko Presage assortment comprises of numerous exceptional or restricted releases, indeed, I own one also, and I love it. Without further ado.
Seiko Presage Green Enamel Dial SBP111
We’ve seen it previously, Seiko being propelled ordinarily. Think Snowflake , think Mt Iwate , think the green Marinemaster , and so on For this situation, it is the Japanese cedar, which can be found in the woodlands there and that have their green shading throughout the year. Hence, Seiko’s veneer craftsman by the name of Mitsuru Yokosaw made this cedar green tone for the dial of this new Presage SBP111.
Presage Is Killing It
We’ve been following the Presage assortment with a great deal of interest and did very a few surveys on models with appealing dials (like this lovely Fubuki and this blue veneer dial edition ). It appears to be that Seiko is shutting the hole with Grand Seiko with their new forms of the Presage ( like this one ) and again with this green polish dial version, reference SBP111. Certainly, the case finish is extraordinary, as is the development, yet the nature of the dial, the applied Arabic numerals, and files, just as the hands, are on the whole very staggering. Particularly considering the value purpose of this Seiko Presage green lacquer dial model (€1500,- , including taxes). It abandons a great deal of the Swiss competition with regards to completing and ‘bang for the buck.’
Inside the Seiko Presage Green Enamel Dial SBP111 is their type 6R arrangement development. Something we’ve additionally found in their Prospex jumpers. The 6R developments by Seiko have a place with their higher scope of developments, compared to the previous 7S and 4R types, for instance. This 6R35 type has a force save of 70 hours and ticks at 21600vph. Particularly the force save of 70 hours is a serious improvement and extraordinary in comparison to the immediate Swiss competition (ETA2824-2 for instance). A similar development has been utilized in the green Seiko Sumo delivered recently ( here ). The completing of the development is fine, yet don’t anticipate a lot regarding enhancement, which compares to the retail cost of the watch (what amount of beautification would you be able to offer for this sum?). All things considered, I imagine that particularly for the individuals who just got into mechanical watches, the showcase back is an or more without a doubt and gives them a pleasant perspective on the inward activities of a watch. This is additionally what makes the Grand Seiko an intriguing ‘step-up’ from the Presage assortment. There should be a contrast between these brands and assortments to legitimize the pricing.
I accept that the development isn’t the motivation to purchase this Seiko Presage, in any event not for most of individuals out there. It is a watch that addresses you because of the dial tone, or it doesn’t. Green is demonstrated to be a famous tone for dials over the most recent couple of years, as we’ve likewise saw from different brands (Rolex, Oris, IWC, Panerai, and so forth) and even Grand Seiko’s Four Seasons assortment has a release with a green dial (which is by all accounts the most mainstream of the four). Add a beautiful impartial (read: affable) case plan, an unobtrusive 40.5mm distance across, and a reasonable cost and you have yourself an extremely decent regular watch. The dim green tone is maybe not as candid as a portion of the others referenced, however the tone of green is certainly stunning and is best seen in direct daylight. I wouldn’t have mind painted numerals rather than applied on a polish dial, yet Seiko chose in an unexpected way. It wouldn’t be a major issue for me, as the Seiko composing and ‘Presage Automatic’ is as yet painted. I could likewise have lived without the date, however I think for some individuals, this is additionally about comfort. My dad has a Seiko Presage, for instance, and he truly needs his watch to have a date. A few group like their watches additionally to be practical.
Let’s start with a couple of things I don’t like about this Seiko Presage Green Enamel Dial SBP111, despite the fact that there aren’t many. One that can be settled is the lash and collapsing catch. I don’t like collapsing catches, so that’s a simple fix in any case, yet additionally about close to home inclinations (however everything is, eventually). The ties that Seiko conveys with a large portion of their watches are excessively long. I’m a tall fellow and have tolerably measured wrists (18-19cm), and these lashes are still excessively long. The main thing I did with my Presage was trading the lash for something more limited, that accommodates my wrists. The long lash fits, yet I don’t like the long finish to be noticeable when taking a gander at the watch from the front. In any case, these are things that can be fixed. You can add another lash, and still utilize the collapsing catch (or utilize a buckle).
What can’t be fixed is the thickness of the watch. At 12.4mm, the Seiko Presage Green Enamel Dial SBP111 is moderately high on the wrist for a dress watch. Or then again one that could be utilized as a dress watch. The actual case is molded richly, however the watch has some cumbersomeness to it because of the thickness. Once more, in the event that you don’t object to this, it is fine, obviously. Particularly when you need to utilize this Presage as a dress watch, you’ll most likely discover the case stature all in all too much.
The beneficial things? Indeed, fundamentally the rest. The dial is wonderfully done, and particularly when you’re into green, it is an incredible chance to buy a Seiko Presage for your assortment. The Seiko Presage is an incredible watch to have and to wear, as long as you can manage the 12.4mm thickness of the case. The 40.5mm width is great, and with the huge crown, it is a simple watch to work too. The 6R35 development is a stage up from the lower-evaluated Seiko (Presage) models with 4R development, and the force hold of 70 hours is pleasant also. Particularly on the off chance that you wear various watches, the 70 hours may keep you from rectifying/setting the watch (once more) after you’ve worn something different. The nature of the case, lash, dial, hands, and so on is better than expected, particularly at the retail cost of €1500,- .
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