Early models of solar watches were sold as a gimmick to tech nerds and children as a way of getting them introduced to the Seiko name. If you were looking for a fashionable solar watch in 1977, it’s likely you wouldn’t find one.
That was then.
Today’s Seiko solar watches rival, and even surpass, traditional watches in quality, longevity and style.
Gracious Watch has featured lists that include the Best Selling & Most Popular Seiko Watches as well as the Best Seiko Watches to Own For Men, both of which feature Seiko’s solar brand. If you’re looking to purchase a Seiko solar watch, we’ve assembled the best and most affordable the brand has to offer.
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The SSC139 has a stainless steel case and bracelet rendered in silver and gunmetal tones.
The black dial demonstrates the multi-functionality of the watch. A sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position provides dual time capability, aside from serving as an alarm. The chronograph sub-dials measure elapsed time inside of 60 minutes in 1/5th of second increments.
Another complication is the date display situated at the 3 o’clock position. Also shown are luminous hour markers and hands, in addition to the linear minute indices that border the rim. A stationary steel bezel rims the dial, holding in place a protective hardlex crystal.
This watch has a water resistance rating of 10 ATM and can be worn while swimming.
The SSC093 features a 41 millimeter-wide stainless steel case that is attached to a triple-link bracelet with a push-button deployment clasp.
Topping the casing is a coin-edged bezel that, like the case, is also made of stainless steel. The black dial, which is covered by a hardlex crystal lens, displays yellow hour markers, their bold styling ensuring easy readability. Minute indices are printed in white, matching the color of the hands and markings on the chronograph and alarm sub-dials.
The hour and minute hands are outlined in silver tone, while the sweeping second hand is in white. An aperture located at the 3 o’clock position indicates the date. A rotating inner ring borders the edge, containing white and silver tone marks.
This timepiece runs on quartz movement and is water resistant to 100 meters.
This eye-catching sport watch showcases an expansive black dial containing orange-colored accents.
These include the bold Arabic hour markers, minute indices, central hands, as well as the hands and markings on the timer sub-dials. An orange-outlined, circular date window is also shown.
A gunmetal tone bezel rims the dial, with a tachymeter scale engraved on its surface.
Similar to the bezel, the round case has a gunmetal hue and is attached to a black nylon band that has a buckle closure.
With a black ion-plated stainless steel case and a green nylon strap, this chronograph watch presents a military-inspired look.
The dial is the same color as the case and displays hour markers and hands that have been applied with luminescent paint. The minute indices, as well as the hands and markings on the 3 sub-dials, are in white.
A compass scale, containing white and silver tone index marks, forms a border around the outer edge. The hardlex crystal that protects the dial is anchored by a stationary bezel, its corrugated edges adding a masculine detail to the watch’s appearance.
The SSC295 is water resistant to 100 meters and makes use of a quartz movement for its timekeeping function.
The sleek design of the SNE325 features a black ion-plated stainless steel case and link bracelet.