It appears as though everybody is making a play in the “integrated arm band sports watch” classification nowadays. With costs for iconic plans like the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak soaring, having an octagonal molded hardened steel sports watch on your wrist has become somewhat of a fixation for some all around obeyed collectors, and putting one on your wrist is rapidly becoming the most sultry new watch game among the Swiss houses going into 2020. With ongoing deliveries from Bell & Ross and Chopard targeting this market, there are a lot of hot takes out there about the general import of these watches in the bigger horological space. Yet, this conversation is by all accounts happening for the most part among the very good quality collector swarm. What might be said about the aficionado and worth driven piece of the range?
Seals Model A.5
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: Black with Acid Green or Burgundy Roulette part ring
- Dimensions: 41 x 11.65mm
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Water Resistance: 100 meters
- Crown: Screw down
- Movement: Miyota 9039
- Strap/bracelet: Stainless steel wristband
- Price: $800
- Expected Release: Pre-request starting on November 9
Enter the Seals Watch Co. Model A.5. Here we have a games watch in an incorporated wristband style, with a Royal Oak-ish case shape, and some truly fun vintage roused contacts. The “F” word here is truly significant. This isn’t a 100 year old brand attempting to have a special interest in a ultra competitive market with a center gathering tried, plan by committee, kind of the month watch. This is the brainchild of an individual aficionado and watch darling, somebody who, you get the sense, needs simply the wearer of his watch to grin while checking the time.
The Model A.5 has two variations, both utilizing color in inventive ways that we don’t see over and over again in standard watches. The Burgundy Roulette form utilizes a tri-color 24 hour section ring that would have felt comfortable during the 1970s however is utilized less in contemporary watch plan. Red tones are difficult to get directly in a watch, yet coordinating the profound burgundy with splendid yellow and the white of the inward minutes ring functions admirably here.
The champion to me, be that as it may, is the Acid Green variation. According to Seals, the neon green color utilized here is “the greenest green imaginable,” and dependent on the gave photographs, I can’t oppose this idea. In the watch world we see unlimited patterns of the standard blacks, whites, and blues, and keeping in mind that there’s something to be said for conventional colors that go with everything, there’s additionally a conspicuous appeal to a strangely brilliant green that you can be sure no one else in your neighborhood watch meetup will have, or a fun loving tri-color plan that’s very much considered and inspires a specific time-frame so well.
The A.5 holds more allure than in its liberal utilization of color, however. The case has a fantastic math, and at just 11.65mm thick it’s going to wear well on wrists, everything being equal. Vertical brushing on case’s top side advances pleasantly to cleaned surfaces encompassing the dial, and there’s something enjoyably chronologically misguided about the utilization of Roman numerals in a particularly fun, lively, bundle.
The new Model A.5 variations will be accessible for pre-request on the Seals Watch site starting on November 9 with a retail cost of $800. Seals