Just got it in the mail this morning! My first of the new Seiko 5s. I have not purchased an SRPD, an SRPE, or an SRPG yet, but I couldn't resist this version of the new SRPH!
Nice. I recently got the green dial version, but this one is on my must buy eventually list.
I really like that one. I have an SRPG series and was very impressed by the look and quality.
How is the strap with these watches? Does seem like a good upgrade to the SNK.
I was just looking, but found a great deal on it. Less than $240, and I couldn't resist. 😀
I may get one of the SRPGs much, much later in the year. I've already spent too much on watches for it being so early in the year. 🤣 I did see a good sale on the SRPGs, less than $200 at Macy's, but I need to resist. 😢
Seriously, it is a bit better, but not nearly as much as I was expecting based on some early talk. The stitching and finishing are slightly better, but it is the same stiff canvas material and thin pleather backing as my former SNK809 that I passed on to my grandson. Seiko is never going to be known for the quality of the straps on the Seiko 5 line.
I’d say the strap upgrade is quite significant. The material seems to be a higher quality, tighter weave that doesn’t seem as rough. The overall construction is more precise and refined, and the underside is much softer against the wrist. I happen to have both here, so I took a couple pictures of the differences.
Thanks! The strap that came with my SNK is fine, but the ends started fraying very quickly. And I was interested to see an attempt had been made to change the strap on this new watch. Although the photo of your SNK strap does look much better than mine.
True, although I'm so far happier with the straps that came with the current line of Seiko 5 than my SNK.
I swapped out the SNK strap almost immediately, which is why it looks so good. Though there is some fraying near the spring bars already. I suspect the SRPH straps will wear a bit better.
@Candide3693 , you are on a roll! What is that 3 new acquisitions in 2 days?
Yeah, I got a bit of a bonus and decided to knock a couple watches off my 2022 list. The Precisionist was just a great find that I couldn't pass up. That will be it for a while at least. 😀
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