Seiko have continued their partnership with the Supercars franchise in Australia. For the first 7 years it was with a Pulsar Branded product, but the last two years and this year it is a Seiko 5 Automatic watch.
The Seiko Supercars SRPJ95K features an all stainless steel case & strap with a black hard coat. The dial is black with a striking "carbon fibre" look to it. A two tone bezel in black & red sets the watch off nicely. The bezel will only rotate in one direction.
Seiko have designed a new quality display box this year. This box is a great way to put your watch on show, when not wearing it. The display box for the Seiko SRPJ95K has a lovely heft to it & features chrome plated hinges. The watch sits inside the box along with a Certificate of Authenticity that displays the Limited Edition Number. Each watch is individually numbered on the case back. Watch numbers are sent out at random & the images show Number 0001 as a demonstration of location of numbering. ( We cannot source number 1 or any specific numbers )
Also in the beautiful display box of the Seiko Supercars Limited Edition Watch SRPJ95K, is the additional silicon strap supplied. The strap is black displaying the Supercars Logo on the keeper in contrasting white. The silicon strap has an interesting pattern on it, in keeping with the race theme, the strap also has marking reminiscent of "Carbonfibre".
The lid of the box has a replica of the new Gen 3 Supercar Mag wheel that you can see the watch below even if the lid is closed.
The watch itself (SRPJ95K) is a variation of the Seiko 5. A robust hard wearing watch powered by the ever reliable 4R36 Automatic Movement, so no need for a battery replacement ever. With white hands on a black dial the Seiko SRPJ95K is incredibly legible & day/date display is black writing on a white background also very easy to read. Waterproof to 100M also means the watch rarely needs to leave your wrist!
The SRPJ95K comes in at a 46mm lug-to-lug, 42mm diameter, and 13.4mm height. At 42mm this is not the largest of watches, but it sits nicely on the wrist. The case protects a 4R36 automatic calibre, with 41 hours of power reserve, and a flowing sweep hand movement, typical of a mechanical/automatic watch. To get the watch going you can simply give it a few shakes before putting on your wrist or a few turns of wind on the crown will get it going.
The dial hour markers & hands have been coated in Seiko's "Lumibrite" solution so the hands "glow" in the dark & make it easy to read the watch after dark.
Along with the release of the Limited Edition Seiko Supercars SRPJ95K, Seiko have released two Special Edition Supercars Watches, the SRPJ97K & K-2. These watches are not limited edition and don't have a unique number.
Whilst not limited edition, they are certainly WOW!
So watch dial & bezel are identical to the Limited Edition, but in these two the case is Stainless Steel without the black hard coat. The SRPJ97K on a black silicon strap with Supercar logo & my preference the SRPJ97K-2 on a RED strap with the Supercars Logo.
These two models come in a special box as well, as pictured above.
If you would like to see these models in person, they are available to view at our Surfers Paradise store, Paradise Centre, Surfers.