A "dressier" Seiko for the office

Been thinking about getting the SRPE for the past couple of months. Was thinking about getting one with the bracelet but after researching realised that it comes with a polished bezel. Whereas the NATO strap version comes with the brushed bezel.

Because of this I went with the NATO/brushed version (SRPE63). So glad I went with this version, not only do I much prefer the brushed bezel, but also with the strap situation. Turns out the leather strap that came with my SRPG is perfect for this (as seen in the photo) but also the NATO strap is perfect for the SRPG.

Maybe a nice Presage for the office?馃槑

WatchYourIntruder

Maybe a nice Presage for the office?馃槑

Do you work for Seiko's Presage marketing division? 馃槀

CrazyBlue

Do you work for Seiko's Presage marketing division? 馃槀

No. Just couldn鈥檛 resist. And can鈥檛 deny I had a glass of wine. It鈥檚 my birthday. Great watch馃憣

I have the one with the polished bezel (SRPE53), and I never realized that the one with the NATO strap came with a brushed bezel, as I wanted the bracelet. I do like your combination with the black leather strap, that works nicely.

WatchYourIntruder

No. Just couldn鈥檛 resist. And can鈥檛 deny I had a glass of wine. It鈥檚 my birthday. Great watch馃憣

Happy birthday! 馃巶

hbein2022

I have the one with the polished bezel (SRPE53), and I never realized that the one with the NATO strap came with a brushed bezel, as I wanted the bracelet. I do like your combination with the black leather strap, that works nicely.

They do look good on a bracelet from the photos and videos I've seen. Planning on getting a president bracelet from Uncle Seiko soon.

CrazyBlue

They do look good on a bracelet from the photos and videos I've seen. Planning on getting a president bracelet from Uncle Seiko soon.

I looked at the president bracelet, too. But I'm torn, as I do not mind the look of the original bracelet in the slightest. (Despite of the rattle, it is rather comfortable to wear.) I would be curious to know how the president bracelet works out for you.

hbein2022

I looked at the president bracelet, too. But I'm torn, as I do not mind the look of the original bracelet in the slightest. (Despite of the rattle, it is rather comfortable to wear.) I would be curious to know how the president bracelet works out for you.

I know Seiko gets a bad rep for its bracelets but I have heard that the one with the SRPE is good for the price. Glad to hear it's comfortable for you, I think that's the main thing.

I'm hoping the president will be a good fit for me. I have very small wrists so it could be an issue. Although the Uncle Seiko had plenty of micro adjustments which should help.

CrazyBlue

Happy birthday! 馃巶

No, no. Back to you and your beautiful office watch馃憤

CrazyBlue

I know Seiko gets a bad rep for its bracelets but I have heard that the one with the SRPE is good for the price. Glad to hear it's comfortable for you, I think that's the main thing.

I'm hoping the president will be a good fit for me. I have very small wrists so it could be an issue. Although the Uncle Seiko had plenty of micro adjustments which should help.

Sure, the bracelet is good for the price, because you don't get that much of an upgrade in the Prospex collection, either. 馃槈But I shouldn't complain, it has a decent look, doesn't pull hair, and based on my personal experience lasts a long time. Good luck with the president, and post and update if you can.

I think you made a great choice! That blue sunburst dial is gorgeous. I ended up getting the diver version as my first dive watch and regret that a little. The thick dive bezel just takes so much dial surface away giving you less of that beautiful blue鈥.

VintageNat

I think you made a great choice! That blue sunburst dial is gorgeous. I ended up getting the diver version as my first dive watch and regret that a little. The thick dive bezel just takes so much dial surface away giving you less of that beautiful blue鈥.

I've got that one as well, it's a nice watch, but it is quite big and heavy (not bad for a dive style watch, but my wrists are quite small). I do still like that watch and in a way getting the SRPE allows me to appreciate it more. I also recently found I had a spare leather strap that fits the SRPD which helps it fit on my wrist much better.

CrazyBlue

I've got that one as well, it's a nice watch, but it is quite big and heavy (not bad for a dive style watch, but my wrists are quite small). I do still like that watch and in a way getting the SRPE allows me to appreciate it more. I also recently found I had a spare leather strap that fits the SRPD which helps it fit on my wrist much better.

I just didn鈥檛 care for it at all, my first and probably last dive watch. The proportions are all wrong for my tastes. The one you have there seems to be more balanced in terms of diameter to dial size, and depth.

聽Is the NATO good quality? Does it make your wrist itch? Love that sunburst blue!

hbein2022

Sure, the bracelet is good for the price, because you don't get that much of an upgrade in the Prospex collection, either. 馃槈But I shouldn't complain, it has a decent look, doesn't pull hair, and based on my personal experience lasts a long time. Good luck with the president, and post and update if you can.

Did end up ordering the president bracelet from Uncle Seiko, just had it resized today. (It was finicky to even get on the watch for me, but wasn't going to resize myself)

Only had it on for the afternoon so a bit early to tell. It does look very good and the fit is not bad, the micro adjustments definitely help. Due to my tiny wrists had to have all of the removable links out. The person doing it was a little shocked.聽

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