Seiko 5 Sports 55th Anniversary Review

Here’s a quick review of the limited edition Seiko 5 Sports 55 Anniversary watch (SRPK17). It is a re-creation of the first 5 Sports from 1968. Exact same case dimensions, bezel, dial and even the box.  It’s a 15,555 limited edition, so plenty to go around the world. Picked it up for 30% off retail so that is a possibility for a new 2023 watch.

Details are 39.5mm diameter, 12.5mm thickness, recessed 4mm crown at 4, 150g including bracelet, red lollipop seconds hand, framed day date window, drilled lugs and a bi-directional friction bezel that tend to move about when brushed. It uses the 4R36 movement, hacking, hand-winding and has a 100m WR. The period correct bracelet is designed new and It wears great and comfortable all day. Best thing is the bracelet does NOT use the dreaded pin and collar system. Nothing more else to say about this watch for this quick review except that, unexpectedly, it is quickly becoming one of my favourites.

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Do put any questions you have in the comments and I’ll try to answer them. You can also read about it here www.seikowatches.com/global-en/products/5sports

Seiko 5 Sports 55th Anniversary Review

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  • 1968 Design & Dimensions. It's a true re-creation.
  • Very Attainable price for a Limited Edition watch and it's good quality.
  • Not Pin & Collar Bracelet.
  • Too tiny of a Crown to hand wind but I guess they had to stay true to 1968 version.
  • 15,555 limited edition? 5,555 pcs would have been a more acceptable 'Seiko' Limited Edition
  • Friction Bi Directional Bezel tend to move. Not good for those with OCD
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I really like the dial layout.

Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for sharing, I picked one up the other month before they sold out. It’s a Xmas present so currently sits in its box for another 3 months. Was sold on the design from the outset and had to get one. Impatiently waiting to get it on the wrist.

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Zeitmesser73

I really like the dial layout.

Thanks for sharing.

Many Cheers 🍻

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Noseyparker1972

Thanks for sharing, I picked one up the other month before they sold out. It’s a Xmas present so currently sits in its box for another 3 months. Was sold on the design from the outset and had to get one. Impatiently waiting to get it on the wrist.

I really admire your patience. Is it all wrapped up? If not, you could slowly remove the stickers, resize and etc week by week and by Christmas Eve, have it all wound and ready to immediately put on your wrist on Christmas Day. 😜

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Got one when they first came out, it's a lovely watch. Mine doesn't get any wrist time (it's got tough competition) so I'm selling it.

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Im in the UK, message me if interested 👍

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Got one a month or two ago. Really liking it and it's in rotation, so will be worn semi-regularly. Not sure if I love it yet so may not be a long term keeper. Time will tell.

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Inkitatus

Got one when they first came out, it's a lovely watch. Mine doesn't get any wrist time (it's got tough competition) so I'm selling it.

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Im in the UK, message me if interested 👍

That’s a shame. Will ask around. Cheers.

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Bazzateer

Got one a month or two ago. Really liking it and it's in rotation, so will be worn semi-regularly. Not sure if I love it yet so may not be a long term keeper. Time will tell.

You should wear it till you can’t stand to even look at it. By then it should be clear whether it’s a keeper or not. Cheers 🍻

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honedwatches

You should wear it till you can’t stand to even look at it. By then it should be clear whether it’s a keeper or not. Cheers 🍻

🤣 No. They're all on rotation and get moved to the "For Sale" pile if I don't want to wear it when it's turn comes round. I have around 30 odd in rotation 🙄

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Currently my favorite watch. As for hand winding I find rolling my thumb across the crowd works fine.

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