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Tips for Choosing Your Seiko Watch

Seiko's innovation in technology and design has been recognized with many awards from the watch industry's leading authorities. Selecting the right Seiko for you depends on your individual preferences. Follow our tips below, then browse our Seiko selection.

1. Choose a technology suitable to your lifestyle.

Seiko watches are powered by different technologies, each for a different lifestyle and preference.
  • Quartz technology is the most common technology and uses a battery to power the motor
  • Seiko Solar is a quartz watch that takes it's power from all kinds of light sources (not just the sun) and doesn't require battery replacement
  • Seiko Kinetic technology uses your body movement to generate it's own energy, then transfers that energy to a quartz crystal to power the motor
  • Automatic watches use your body movement to wind a mainspring inside the watch; the watch motor is charged as the mainspring unwinds

2. Choose the watch features you need.

Seiko has a variety of different features and functions for ever watch wearer. From hardcore to amateur athletes and divers to frequent travelers and railroad employees, Seiko has you covered. Soccer fans can even choose from watches worn by their favorite teams and athletes.

Seiko watch features include:

  • Alarm
  • Chronograph (stop watch)
  • Direct Drive
  • GPS
  • Moon phase
  • Perpetual calendar
  • Railroad approved
  • Diver approved
  • FC Barcelona edition

3. Choose your water resistance needs.

Another important feature to consider when choosing features of your Seiko watch is water resistance. Every Seiko watch has been water tested to ensure that your watch will work accurately if it gets wet. If you prefer to keep your watch on most of the time, or are likely to forget to take it off when showering or doing the dishes, you'll want to choose a watch with greater water resistance. Below are Seiko's water resistance suggestions:
  • 30 meters (100 feet): Withstands splashes of water or rain but should not be worn while swimming or diving
  • 50 meters (165 feet): Suitable for showering or swimming in shallow water
  • 100 meters (330 feet: Suitable for swimming and snorkeling
  • 200 meters (660 feet): Suitable for skin diving
  • 200 meters (660 feet) for Diver's watches: Meets ISO standards and is suitable for scuba diving

Important note: Watch cases have been tested for water resistance. Watches with leather straps may be worn in water but the strap may lose coloration, shape, or take on an odor. Leather watch straps damaged by water may not be covered under Seiko warranty.

4. Choose something you like and can't wait to wear!

After you've determined which features and functions you need, you can focus on finding a stylish and fashionable watch. Seiko has a wide variety of men's and ladies' watches to choose from. Watch cases are made from stainless steel or titanium and feature different finishes, from yellow and rose gold-tone to black ion metallic. You can choose a round, square, rectangular, or oval shaped dial, different dial colors, and metal, leather, rubber or fabric bracelets. Many watches also include diamonds or genuine Swarovski crystals on the dial, bezel, or bracelet!

With all these choices, you're sure to find a Seiko timepiece that you'll love to wear.

Seiko Information:

Seiko: A brief history
Choosing the right Seiko watch
Seiko technology

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