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The 9 best Seiko watches for men you can get

For the water, on land, or everyday use, any of these Seiko watches will fit

Seiko watch on a suit
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The late 1880s saw many of the best watch brands in the industry open their doors for the first time, including Breitling, Cartier, and Hamilton. One of them, Seiko, became Japan’s No. 1 watch company and has endured for 130 years. The heritage and exquisite quality still stand tall among some of the best in the world. It even gives Rolex a run for its money as one of the premier watch brands in the world. The company’s work is so exquisite that the name Seiko in Japanese means that very word. But what are the best Seiko watches for men? Keep reading to find out.

Seiko Coutura
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Why Seiko

A good watch is a marriage between tradition and innovation. Sure, there is something to be said about the vintage watch your grandfather handed down. It is an heirloom. But there is also something elegant about the newest and most progressive technology. Seiko has spent the last century and a half perfecting the concept of advancing technology without losing the traditional values of the past. The company itself is the perfect marriage between its tradition of classic watches and the innovation for watches of the future.

Because it is one of the best watch companies in the world and offers some of the best watches to invest in, we have set out to compile a list of the best the company has to offer. Here is a list of the best timepieces you can pick up from the best watchmakers in the Far East.

Seiko SRPD79
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Seiko 5 Sports SRPD79 SKX Street Style

Every man needs a versatile timepiece in their accessory arsenal, and this sleek, all-black silhouette might just be your missing piece. It offers a durable, hard-coated stainless steel casing and Hardlex crystal glass — not the strongest scratch-resistant material, but it offers a great cost-to-quality balance — as well as a sturdy nylon band, precise automatic movement, and a handy day-date display. If you’re looking for a field watch that can go with you to the extremes, Seiko provides it here.

Seiko SPB279 King Seiko
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Seiko SPB279 King Seiko

Reborn in 2022, the new classic of King Seiko revisits its timeless functionality of mechanical watches that it began with back in the 1960s. This beautiful piece effortlessly combines today’s technological advances with the elegant simplicity of its original construction six decades ago.

Seiko SLA035
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Seiko SLA035 Sea Black Series

1965 saw Seiko’s first dive watch hit the market, and its stellar quality raised the standards of the dive community. The Prospex collection captures all the adventure seekers’ needs with pieces designed for epic quests. The Black Series is made for the sea, allowing you to explore the depths of the earth while still depending on its precision.

Seiko SRPG13 Prospex Land
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Seiko SRPG13 Prospex Land

From the depths of the sea to the vast expanse of the safari or the jungle, this line in the Prospex collection keeps the adventurous spirit alive while you hike through the wild unknown. It also works just as well mowing the lawn or at the office. The point is that this watch will hold up to your challenges, whether you’re Indiana Jones or not.

Seiko SSA453 Presage Style60's
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Seiko SSA453 Presage Style60’s

The 1960s was an important decade for Seiko, as it was filled with innovation and advancements. Sometimes when you’re so focused on advancements and the future, you miss out on the now. Seiko realizes this with the Style60’s line that transports you back to the swingin’ 60s with a vintage feel that doesn’t skimp on the tech. Stay unique and stay in the moment with this perpetual reminder.

Seiko SPB115 Craftsmanship Series
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Seiko SPB115 Presage Craftsmanship Series

When you think of the Samurai, you probably think of warriors and swordsmen protecting their land. While that is definitely a part of the culture, there is also the aspect of perfection. Waking up every day and devoting each moment of your time to the perfection of what you pursue, — that is also samurai. The Craftsmanship Series highlights the traditional Japanese techniques that made the company what it is today, becoming a representation of the pinnacle of Japanese focus and precision.

Seiko SSJ015 Astron GPS Solar
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Seiko SSJ015 Astron GPS Solar

Seiko gave us the first GPS Solar watch. That means that this exquisite piece of craftsmanship not only uses the GPS network to adjust to your time zone anywhere in the world, but it also charges itself simply with solar power, meaning as long as you spend a little time in the sunlight, you never have to worry about changing a battery. One more interesting connection between the two features, when the dial detects sunlight, it connects to the GPS network automatically, ensuring it’s always precise and will keep you on time.

Seiko SNE243 Diamond Collection
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Seiko SNE243 Diamond Collection

There is something to be said about simplicity. No fancy gadgets, features, or gimmicks to make this watch an attractive option. Instead, Seiko uses two things that all jewelry needs to be considered high quality — durable construction and elegance. Seiko ups the elegance factor on its top-of-the-line craftsmanship by adding diamonds into the mix, making this your go-to watch any time you decide to dress up and go somewhere.

Seiko 5 Sports SRPD71 SKX Suits Style
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Seiko 5 Sports SRPD71 SKX Suits Style

A sports watch is always good for strength, durability, and dependability. But it isn’t always good in all situations. This watch bridges that gap as it takes all the best aspects of a 5 Sports Seiko and adds in the elegance of a dress watch. The steel mesh band is the perfect marriage between dress and casual, making this your go-to everyday watch, either in your office suits, your business casual wear, or your at-home get-together.

There it is, a perfectly curated collection of Seiko watches that will keep your wrist in style, your body on time, and your life in order. There is never a situation you will run into that a good watch isn’t appropriate. And the Japanese innovation over at Seiko has ensured that there is never a situation that a Seiko watch isn’t suitable for.

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Mark McKee
Mark is a full-time freelance writer and men's coach. He spent time as a style consultant and bespoke suit salesman before…
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