When looking for fine in-house crafted watches for women, many aficionados of luxury timepieces don’t peer past Germany and Switzerland. They would be wise to turn their eyes to Japan, where over a century of watchmaking expertise is found at Seiko. The offshoot Grand Seiko has been building up its reputation as bespoke watchmakers since the entity launched in 1960. With all of that history, you can be sure to find a wonderful selection of Seiko watches for women.
Let’s Look at Watches for Women
Four Grand Seiko Elegance watches were on display at Baselworld 2019. Seiko commemorated 20 years of the line’s first Spring Drive movement models. Seiko recently introduced five models with a 9S27 caliber with both steel and 18-carat gold cases. On the smaller side at 27.8mm, the STGK007 and STGK009 steel models feature elegant mother-of-pearl dials or silver faces with linen-weave patterns and diamond indexes.
For gals who like some glimmer and sparkle on their wrists, the models in rose yellow and white gold positively drip with twinkling indulgence. At 28.7mm, the golden STGK006, STGK004 and STGK003 models are slightly larger than their steel counterparts. And they surely shine brighter with bezels that are each set with 42 diamonds. Want even more precious stones? The mother-of-pearl dials have twelve more and the crown has an even bigger stone. The gold versions come with supple crocodile straps while the steel models have bracelets. And all of this elegance doesn’t skimp on Seiko’s famed durability. The watches are water resistant up to 100 meters!
Seiko Two-Tone SXE586
Powered by solar technology and quartz movement, the SXE586 nicely combines refinement and reliability. You can rest assured of durability with a high-grade stainless steel case, scratch-resistant flex crystal and water resistance up to 50 meters. The case, face and bracelets’ silver trident links are accented by gold to give the watch a sense of innate sophistication. And coming in at eight ounces, the watch is one of the lightest timepieces in its class!
Seiko Sportura Chronograph
While Seiko exceeds at making elegant dress watches for women, they also have a sporty side. The Seiko Sportura Chronograph is one of the most popular women’s watches that the company has ever produced. One look and you can see why. With a 40mm stainless steel case featuring a fixed bezel and tachymeter chapter ring, it’s large and likely to draw attention. A mother-of-pearl dial, three chronograph subdials and luminous white hands and markers lie under a scratch resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Water resistant up to 300 feet, this chronograph was built both to look good and last long.
Seiko Solar Swarovski
Going from functional and durable to fun and decadent, we have the Swarovski Crystal-Accented SUP176. As you have probably guessed, those aren’t real diamonds spiraling around the bezel and lugs. Still, the shimmer of finely cut Swarovski crystals gives the watch glitz and glam that’s contrasted by its small 22mm dial window. But don’t worry that it may be fragile. Powered by solar energy and water resistant up to 100 feet, the watch is constructed to withstand everyday wear in true Seiko form.
Gold-Tone Bracelet Dress Watches for Women
Another nice dress watch is the SUP030 Solar Gold-Tone Bracelet watch. Housed in a slim 15mm golden-hued case, this solar-powered beauty still shines with 14 diamonds and hits all of the grace notes to give an elegant presentation. It is best suited for more delicate wrists but assures durability. The stainless steel case is topped by a hardlex dial window, contains a 10-month power reserve and is water resistant up to 30 meters. Recalling dress watches of yore, this ageless classic is perfect for both a night out and a regular day with just a hint of elegance.
Seiko Sporty Dress Watches for Women
Capturing the essences of both sports and dress watches, the Sporty Dress Watch SXDA90 couldn’t have been named better. On the dressy side, you can look to the watch’s elegant design with stainless steel in two tones of silver and gold. Both the link bracelet and sophisticated black dial face go well with evening wear. To the more casual leaning, the watch’s rounded shape gives it a laid-back feel. It’s also on the slender side with a case that’s 27mm across and 6mm thick. With the day of the month displayed on the face and an easy clasp push-button closure, you might think function came before form. But this watch was made for a fun night out on the town.
Of course, the list goes on. Crafting timepieces since the 1880s, Seiko today produces women’s watches for almost any occasion. So whether it’s a formal affair or a frumpy Saturday morning, consider slipping a Seiko on your wrist.