Hands On Review – Seiko Men’s SKA371 Kinetic Dive Silver-Tone Watch
Seiko once again outperforms my expectations, and I’m very happy with this watch. An awfully rugged timepiece that should work well in field and in ocean too. It is simple and elegant in design with no gimmicky frills.
- Kinetic movement
- Scratch protection with Hardlex crystal
- Stainless steel case
- Functions without a battery
- Case diameter – 42 mm
- Powers with the movement of your arm
- Black dial
- Date function
- Water resistant up to 200 M
- The watch seems quite well made.
- It is much more finely polished and quality beats all of its rivals at this price.
- Great watch. Heavy and well built.
- Significantly heftier than old Monster.
- It does not often pull hair and the clasp is solid and strong.
- The band is of a high quality, just like as the other Seiko bands
- The crown is easy to grip and turn; it screws down to put off unintentional time changes.
- The hour and minute hands glow brightly at night and so do the indexes.
- The substantial case-back is slightly curved to fit on the wrist better and is pretty thick.
- Such a thick crystal would be hard to crack.
- It is quartz-based after all so the kinetic movement feels neat moving back and forth and keeps good time.
- This watch is quite large and very heavy, much larger and heavier than other similar models from Seiko such as the ‘Black Monsters’ or SKX007.
- The finish and craftsmanship of this watch will amaze you the most
- The finish of the watch is perfect.
- The watch only loses half a second per week, which is extraordinary for any quartz watch.
- Luminescent markers that don’t glow. Really bummed.
- Not suitable for people with a small wrist, stay away from this particular model or run the risk and be ready for having your wrists rubbed raw by the sheer heft of this watch.
- The second hand is very light and tough to read in total darkness
- People buy Kinetics under the feeling that they don’t have to replace any battery ever, which is obviously not true for this model.
- It’s very easy to lose the really small collars, and it’s very tricky to replace since they have to be ordered from specialty shops.
- The second hand moves in a somewhat ‘jerky’ manner…the first sweep is less than one second and the second sweep is more than one second. Both sweep movements will end up with a full two seconds. So in any scenario, you won’t be using this watch to time anything that elapse in seconds.
When it comes to quality, convenience and reliability Seiko scores really high marks in most people’s book. It’s a very nice watch and do not think twice about buying it, Just do it.
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Seiko once again outperforms my expectations, and I'm very happy with this watch. An awfully rugged timepiece that should work well in field and in ocean too. It is simple and elegant in design with no gimmicky frills.