Launched in 1980, the Seiko Dolce & Exceline collection was the brand’s response to the growing demand for stylish and affordable dress watches. By fusing high-precision timekeeping and elegant style, Seiko created a collection that perfectly embodies the sophisticated lifestyle of men and women. Perfect for both everyday and special events, this family of truly versatile timepieces is definitely some of the best Seiko watches available in the market.
Seiko Dolce & Exceline: Stylish Dress Watches for Men and Women
The Seiko Dolce & Exceline collection offers its wearer reliable and straightforward timekeeping wrapped in a stylish dress watch. Offering a huge lineup of both men’s and ladies’ watches, Seiko presents three different series in the current collection. Its Solar-powered Series can be recharged with just about any light source. Meanwhile, the Solar Radio Series uses radio waves for better time accuracy. Lastly, the Dolce & Exceline range also has thin quartz models with excellent legibility that embodies the necessities of telling time.
Prices at a Glance: The Most Popular Seiko Dolce & Exceline Watches
Seiko Dolce & Exceline SADZ187
Pure Titanium Case
Fully Automatic Calendar (date) Function
Radio Wave Controlled
Seiko Dolce & Exceline SADZ202
Pure Titanium Case with Platinum Diamond Shield Coating
Curved Sapphire Crystal
25 Time Zones
Two-toned Bracelet with Gold Bezel
Seiko Dolce & Exceline SADZ201
Round Titanium Case
Radio Wave Controlled
Seiko Dolce & Exceline SWCP009
Solar Quartz Movement
Black Crocodile Leather Band
Seiko Dolce & Exceline SWCW109
Round Stainless Steel Case with Diamonds
White Butterfly Dial
World Time with 25 Timezones
Seiko Dolce & Exceline SADZ185
Automatic Calendar Function
Time Difference Correction Function
Seiko Dolce & Exceline SWCQ089
White Butterfly Shell Dial with Sapphire Crystal and Super Clear Coating
Stainless Steel, Gold-Plated Bracelet
Diamond Set Hour Markings
Solar Quartz Movement
Seiko Dolce & Exceline SACM150
Gold-plated Stainless Steel Case
Sapphire, Antireflection Coating on Glass
Black Caiman Leather Strap
Seiko Dolce & Exceline SACM152
Partially Gold-plated Stainless Steel Case
White Butterfly Dial
Brown Caiman Leather Strap
Seiko Dolce & Exceline SWCW136
Gold-plated Titanium Tonneau Case
4-screw Fixing Back Lid
White Butterfly Dial
How much is a Seiko Dolce & Exceline watch?
Prices for the Seiko Dolce & Exceline Solar-Powered Watches
The Seiko Dolce & Exceline Solar-Powered watchesin this collection use almost any light source to charge themselves. They can also run for months in the darkness after being fully charged, thus making them low-maintenance and environmentally friendly timepieces. More importantly, watches in this series are ultra-reliable. The Seiko Dolce & Exceline SWCP009 is one of the series’ most popular models. While it runs on solar power, it also comes with an overcharge prevention function. Thus, you won’t have to worry about ruining the Seiko watch battery during long exposure to light. This Seiko watch battery can last up to approximately six months when fully charged. Priced at only $569 USD, this round Seiko ladies’ watch comes in a 27.5mm silver case with a diamond shield coating, making it extra durable. Meanwhile, the black crocodile leather strap of this watch is gentle on your feminine wrist.
If you’re tired of the traditional round dress watches, the Seiko Dolce & Exceline SWCQ089 comes in a tonneau-shaped gold-plated case. This two-toned timepiece measures around 31.5mm in diameter, making it slightly larger than other Seiko ladies’ watches. The white butterfly shell dial highlights the gold hour markers. However, what truly makes this Seiko watch even more charming are the diamond hour markers. Besides being solar-powered, the SWCQ089is also antimagnetic. This means you won’t have to worry about this $870 USD watch malfunctioning when encountering magnetic fields.
The Seiko Dolce & Exceline SWCQ047 is another popular Seiko ladies’ watchin this series. Adorned with diamonds, this oval-shaped watch measures only in a petite 20mm diameter. It comes in a curved sapphire crystal with super-clear coating. The battery life of the SWCQ047 can last up to six months after a one-time charge. A new SWCQ047 will set you back approximately $1,100 USD.
Prices for the Seiko Dolce & Exceline Solar Radio-Controlled Watches
The Seiko Dolce & Exceline watches in this series receive radio waves from different locations. This ensures that the time displayed is always exact and accurate. These dress watches receive signals from stations in Japan, China, and the United States. Some models even receive radio waves all the way from Germany. One of the best-selling models in this series is the Seiko Dolce & Exceline SADZ187. This $769 USD Seiko watch comes in a solid silver case and bracelet with silver hour markings and indexes against a black dial. The fully automatic calendar function can tell you the date until December 31, 2099. Since it receives radio signals, this allows the position of the hands and indexes to correct automatically by themselves.
Priced at $889 USD, the Seiko Dolce & Exceline SADZ202 is a little more expensive than the SADZ187 model. This is despite both watches boasting similar features. However, it can be a more eye-catching option thanks to its gold bezel and two-toned bracelet. The gold hour markers and hands also look stunning against the white butterfly dial. Furthermore, it comes with a world time function that covers 25 timezones. Thus, making this Seiko ladies’ watch perfect for those who enjoy traveling to different countries.
If you’re looking for an elegant but modern Seiko watch, the Seiko Dolce & Exceline SWCW109 is a gorgeous option. The Mother-of-Pearl white dial beautifully contrasts with the black hour markers and hour and minute hands. The charming stainless steel, silver case is set with diamonds, thus adding another layer of extravagance to this $889 USD timepiece.
Prices for the Seiko Dolce & Exceline Quartz Watches
Currently, the last series in the Seiko Dolce & Exceline collection are the ultra-thin quartz watches. Watches in this series make do without the frills of other modern-day watches and focuses on the unadulterated essence of timekeeping. The Seiko Dolce & Exceline SWDL147 is the line's most famous model. This analog watch features a Japanese quartz movement and 4J40 caliber. It comes in a 34 mm stainless steel case that measures only 4.9mm in thickness. The silver stick hour markers stand out against the pure white dial. The price tag of this Seiko timepiece is around $610 USD. There’s also a smaller version of this Seiko watch for ladies that will cost you the same price.
Priced at around $560 USD, the Seiko Dolce & Exceline SACM152 is a men’s dress watch that comes in a 36mm diameter case with only about 5.3 mm in thickness. This analog Seiko watch features a round stainless steel, gold plated case, and a sapphire glass with an anti-reflective coating on the inside. The brown caiman leather watch strap compliments the white dial and black Roman numeral hour markings. Another popular model that concentrates on telling time only is the Seiko Dolce & Exceline SACM171. This $510 USD men’s dress watch features a white dial and 33.5 mm silver case with a black leather band. It has a water resistance of up to 30m. Its simple design, topped with antimagnetic and water-resistant features, makes it perfect for everyday life.
History Behind the Seiko Dolce & Exceline Watch
Seiko introduced the first Dolce & Exceline watch in 1980. However, Seiko has a long-standing history in the watch manufacturing business. It began when a then 21-year-old entrepreneur, Kintaro Hattori, opened a watch shop in central Tokyo back in 1881. Eleven years later, he went on to establish the Seikosha factory.
However, it was in 1923 after a great tragedy struck the Tokyo-Yokohama area that the Seiko brand name we all know today was born. Despite the damage inflicted by the Great Kanto Earthquake in September, Kintaro quickly started rebuilding the company, and by November, the company recommenced operations. In 1924, the world saw the launch of the first-ever Seiko watch. From there, the brand continued to release the best dress watches that perfectly embodied precision, innovation, and of course, refinement.
The growing demand for timepieces, with beautiful designs and accurate timekeeping in the 1980s urged Seiko to release a new family of dress watches. The Seiko Dolce & Exceline collection marries reliable accuracy and elegant style. These men’s dress watches featured simple yet sophisticated designs that fit the fashion trends at the time. These dress watches were comfortable and gave the wearer a sense of refined elegance. Nowadays, the range offers both classic and modern Seiko watches for men and women while boasting the innovative technology that Seiko’s known for. The series of timepieces are stunningly eye-catching, yet subtle in design. Indeed, simplicity is the ultimate level of sophistication.
Reasons to Buy a Seiko Dolce & Exceline Watch
Dedicated to achieving perfection, Seiko is a highly regarded Japanese watch brand. Every single Seiko watch carries the timeless tradition of watchmaking. The Seiko Dolce & Exceline collection is no exception to this. Here are a few more reasons to remind you why the Dolce & Exceline family is the ultimate dress watch collection.
1. These Seiko watches can easily go head-to-head with other prestigious brands that cost triple the amount. Admittedly, Seiko’s reputation is still not on the same level of high-end Swiss watch brands like Omega or Rolex. Nevertheless, they are still regarded for manufacturing timepieces that are durable, stylish, and of course, precise.
2. The Seiko Dolce & Exceline collection offers a vast variety of models, styles, and prices. Seiko watches are the best in the business, with people finding the perfect watch that fits their personal taste. This is especially thanks to their clean lines that are minimalistic but still dazzling. There’s surely a Seiko watch for you in this line.
3. Seiko is renowned for offering durable watches with a solid build quality. Despite the high quality of parts of these watches boast, they still come with accessible price tags. Seiko is one of the most relatively affordable brands that offer top-notch watches in the whole watchmaking business.
4. Seiko produces and manufactures its own in-house movements. The Seiko Dolce & Exceline collection offers different caliber movements to choose from such as the traditional quartz movement, the solar-powered movements, and the more advanced radio-controlled automatic movements. You will surely find a Seiko dress watch that will suit your demands in the Dolce & Exceline collection.
5. It should go without saying that Seiko watches are truly worth the hype. A trusted brand among watch enthusiasts, they provide stylish yet functional wristwear. Timepieces in the Dolce & Exceline collection can easily elevate your black-tie look and complement your wardrobe, while still providing you excellent engineering and functionality.
The attention to detail that goes into making the Seiko Dolce & Exceline watches speaks volumes on how the brand truly values craftsmanship. Offering phenomenal quality, Seiko is an esteemed Japanese brand. It’s no surprise why many consider Seiko Dolce & Exceline dress watches to be the best in its category. Both dedicated collectors and casual watch enthusiasts adore the timelessly versatile designs that are perfect when you want to dress up to the nines.