The Snapshot

Price

4.5 Stars

Design

3.5 Stars

Quality

4.5 Stars

OVERVIEW

On the outside, this stunning Seiko Men’s SSC081 has a polished stainless steel case, a fixed stainless steel bezel that comes in a 21mm brown leather calfskin strap. Also, there is also a 360 degree compass scale around the outer rim of the watch. Manufactured by Seiko, you won’t have to worry a thing about reliability. 

On the inside, the Seiko Men’s SSC081 has a black dial with luminous green hands and index hour markers. For those who appreciate a good lume, this watch comes with LumiBrite technology from Seiko, which features Seiko luminous paints that are brighter, longer-lasting and free from radioactive materials. In case you haven’t noticed, there is also a date display at the 3 o’clock position, and with the chronograph function, there are three sub-dials displaying 60 second, 60 minute and 12 hour increments. All these protected by Hardlex crystal as the dial window. Other features of the Seiko Men’s SSC081 include accurate Japanese quartz movement, solar powered which is charged by hidden solar panels under the watch, and a 100m water resistance. 

You can see some of the images of the watch below:

Seiko Men’s SSC081 – From the Front

FEATURES

  • Powered by both natural and artificial light – no battery change
  • Pilots alarm chronograph, Date window, 100m water resistance
  • Stainless steel case, Brown leather strap with white contrast stitching, Buckle fastening, Black dial

PROS

  • Compass bezel rotates too freely.
  • Alarm is not loud enough
  • Issues with the compass

Cons

  • Some people prefer the Bulova logo to be at the 12 o’clock position as it used to be
  • For 37mm, the watch can be quite small for some people. If you love a big watch, this watch may not be for you
  • Quality of the band is a common complaint among owners
  • Minute hand never quite matches up perfectly

See What Other Owners Are Saying About This Watch On Amazon

“This is one of those watches that I had to have as soon as I saw it. I bought this watch almost a week ago from an Amazon Marketplace seller and have to say I am very pleased with the purchase, no regrets whatsoever.”

Highly recommend this watch. As a working professional I get a lot of comments about this watch. Worth every penny.

 

“Have had the watch for some time now. I agree with other reviewers about the compass. The location of the screw that controls the compass causes the compass to shift over the course of the day due to normal hand movements.”

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Seiko Watches
Model number SSC081
Part Number SSC081
Model Year 2015
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Hardlex
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 13 millimeters
Band Material Genuine-leather
Band length Men’s Standard
Band width 20 millimeters
Band Color Brown
Dial color Black
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar Date display at the 3 o’clock position
Special features Water Resistant, Chronograph, Alarm, Date
Item weight 2.88 Ounces
Movement Japanese quartz
Water resistant depth 330 Feet

BOTTOM LINE

For this price range, despite possible issues with the compass and the alarm, this is a watch well worth the investment.

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