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Seiko Premier Mechanical Watches: Classic and Modern Designs with Innovative Technology

The Seiko Premier collection has sub-collections which feature four different kinds of exclusive in-house calibre movements.These are Seiko Premier Kinetic technology, Seiko Premier Quartz watches, Seiko Premier Solar-powered watches, and the Seiko Premier Mechanical watches for men with automatic calibre movements. Among the Seiko Premier watches’ sub-collections, the mechanical watches showcase the long-standing reputation of Seiko in its expertise in developing and designing mechanical movements. 

What is truly outstanding about Seiko Premier Mechanical watches is the ‘open heart’ design at the 9 o’clock position where you can take a peek at the watch’s elegant and smooth gear movements. The dial blends the charming modern design with classic narrow roman numerals.These beautiful watches are available in stainless steel cases with either a stainless steel bracelet or calfskin leather band. You can also choose different colored dials like blue, white or classic black that goes well with any formal attires.

Prices at a Glance: Most Popular Seiko Premier Mechanical Watches

Model

Price (approximate)

Size

Features

Seiko Premier Mechanical SSA399J1$829.90 USD42.9 mm 
  • Stainless steel 
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Calfskin leather band
  • Blue dial
  • 100m water resistance
  • Automatic with manual winding movement
Seiko Premier Mechanical SSA369J1$816.60 USD42.9 mm 
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet
  • Sapphire crystal
  • White dial
  • 100m water resistance
  • 24-hour hand feature
  • Automatic with manual winding movement
Seiko Premier Mechanical SSA213J1$506.87 USD41.5 mm 
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet
  • White dial
  • Sapphire crystal
  • 100m water resistance
  • 24-hour hand feature
  • Automatic with manual winding movement
Seiko Premier Mechanical SSA215J1$506.87 USD41.5 mm 
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet
  • Black dial
  • Sapphire crystal
  • 100m water resistance
  • 24-hour hand feature
  • Automatic with manual winding movement
Seiko Premier Mechanical SSA373J1$818.60 USD42.9 mm
  • Stainless steel
  • Sapphire crystal 
  • Calfskin leather band
  • White dial
  • 100m water resistance
  • Automatic mechanical and manual winding movement
Seiko Premier Mechanical SSA371J1$818.60 USD42.9 mm
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet
  • Sapphire crystal 
  • Black dial
  • 100m water resistance
  • Automatic mechanical and manual winding movement


 

How much does a Seiko Premier Mechanical watch cost?

With the range of prices we have listed, it is worth noting that the Seiko Premier Mechanical collection offers affordable mechanical watches for men. In general, Seiko is one of the most known high quality brands that offers a wide price range for their watches. Seiko watches, in general, offer a wide price range for their collections from a simple Seiko quartz watch which is usually less than $100 USD to their more advanced kinetic technology and solar watches which can go up to thousands of dollars.

For instance, the Seiko Astron and Grand Seiko watches can cost around $1,900 to $2,800 USD depending on the models. Hence, in comparison to Seiko’s more expensive watch collections, the Seiko Premier watches cater for those who want functional yet affordable high quality watches. Seiko’s reputation and innovativeness is often compared to its Swiss manufactured counterparts which means that Seiko watches are worth their value and quality. 

Based on Seiko’s reputation alone, you’ll know buying a Seiko Premier Mechanical watch is a worthwhile investment. These watches generally cost from around $500 to $800 USD. Their features are all the same, from boasting both automatic and manual winding movements to 100 m water resistance. The only minor differences lie in their sizes and colors. And the prices vary depending on the size of the watches. For instance, the Seiko Premier SSA215J1 and Seiko Premier SSA213J1 are both 41.5 mm in size and cost around $500 USD. 

Aside from these two models, the rest of the Seiko Premier Mechanical watches in the collection are 42.9 mm in size which cost around $800 USD. They have varying bracelet materials which can either be stainless steel or calfskin leather. For instance, the Seiko Premier SSA399J1 and Seiko Premier SSA373J1 both have calfskin leather straps. The difference lies in their dials. SSA299J1 has a blue dial with silver hands and indices while SSA373J1 has a more classic look with a white dial with black hands and indices. If you prefer an all-round stainless steel look, go for Seiko Premier SSA371J1, which comes with a black dial. 

History Behind the Seiko Premier Mechanical Collection

The journey of Seiko began in 1881 with Kintaro Hattori and his small clock and watch repair in central Tokyo. His business expanded into a clock business that would soon manufacture a variety of watches from vintage pocket watches to Japan’s first ever wrist watch in 1913. From then on, they developed even more in terms of design and mechanisms and eventually, they launched the Grand Seiko watch in 1960 which is the pinnacle of Seiko’s expertise in mechanical watchmaking. With this watch, they were able to create a more accurate watch that was even more durable than their previous watches. 

With this “Grand Seiko” milestone, Seiko continued to develop more mechanical watches that are even more improved than their predecessors. We can see this advancement in the Seiko Premier Mechanical sub-collection where the movements are much smoother while maintaining an elegant and classy design as a dress watch for special occasions. In addition, the ‘open heart’ design at the 9 o’clock position is another improvement that shows their ability to combine a tourbillon-esque design which allows you to see the gears and mechanisms of a wrist watch. 

Seiko’s constant improvements in their watches over the years has proven that they are a reputable watch manufacturer that can design and develop watches with both simple and  complex mechanisms. Their long history in horology has given them a lot of loyal customers who are willing to acquire a Seiko watch for its durability and affordability while retaining its elegant appearance. 

3 Reasons to Buy a Seiko Premier Mechanical Watch

With the features and price range that we discussed, here we are listing several reasons why you should buy or even consider buying a Seiko Premier Mechanical watch. From the unique design to its in-house mechanism, Seiko Premier’s mechanical watches continue to prove that they are at the top of their game when it comes to mechanical automatic calibre movements. 

1. In-House Mechanical Automatic Movement

Like any other watch brands with in-house movements, Seiko also has their own exclusive in-house movement feature that smoothly operates the whole mechanism of the watch. This mechanical automatic movement of Seiko is impressive on its own since it has been intricately developed over the years. Thus, it makes for a reliable and durable men’s watch. 

2. Elegant and Modern Dress Watches 

Given that there isn’t much difference in terms of calibre movements and other features, you have the chance to choose from several designs that suit your taste. Seiko’s mechanical watches are far from your simple casual dress watches. The Seiko Premier collection, in general, focuses on modern design and innovative technology to create a dress watch that is suitable to wear for both men and women. Part of this collection is the Seiko Premier Mechanical which caters for men; hence, the designs reflect a more masculine and robust features that can be paired with formal to elegant wear. 

3. Affordable Mechanical Watches For Men

Lastly, like we have mentioned, these Seiko mechanical watches are affordable compared to their other collections. Furthermore, there isn’t much difference in the mechanisms so you won’t feel a loss in its value. Seiko Premier mechanical watches give the wearer the chance to experience both comfort and luxury all in one wristwatch. Seiko is one of those brands that have affordable alternatives that you can try without having to feel left out in the sea of luxury brand watches. These affordable mechanical watches from Seiko Premier are truly worth buying or even investing in. 

Seiko Premier Mechanical: Affordable Luxury Dress Watches 

With Seiko’s years of experience and milestones, this Japanese watch manufacturing company has created countless watches that are worthy of their value like the Seiko Premier Mechanical sub-collection which has its own in-house mechanical movement while remaining affordable and elegant to wear. Mechanical watches have a high level of craftsmanship to their movement designs, requiring more intricacies for it to work unlike its Kinetic or Quartz counterparts which are more automated. Hence, for those interested in the brand, design, and the carefully crafted mechanism of the watch, the Seiko Premier Mechanical collection is an elegant yet affordable luxury dress watch option just for you.

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