Seiko has unveiled a newly redesigned Seiko 5 Sports collection for 2019 and in no less than 20 odd references.

Here’s a quick look at the initial refs. that will land next month; coming out in 5 distinct styles.

Basic spec. for the Seiko 5 include: a 42mm in diameter case with a thickness of 13.4mm.

The case is in Stainless steel, however it is offered in several finishes from classic brushed to matte black PVD as well as RG.

Check out the green model which boasts a stamped and texturized dial. Speaking of dials; these feature large applied luminescent indices.

They are equipped with sword hour and arrow minute hands which are joined by a red-tipped seconds hand with a lollipop counter-weight.

Power comes from a Japanese made automatic caliber 4R36 with 24 jewels, a power-reserve of approx. 41hrs and a beat-rate of 3Hz.

While the movement is Japanese – most of the watch’s other components are manufactured in China hence the competitive 300USD or so price point.

Diver’s features include: a Stainless steel unidirectional bezel with an aluminum inlay, screw-down case-back and crown, a Sapphire-coated Hardlex mineral crystal and 100m of WR.

Thoughts? In isolation the new Seiko 5 looks pretty nice, especially the classic black with beige index and mesh bracelet;

however when compared to its 1968 ancestor, is a little characterless – nevertheless a nice entry level watch. What do you think?