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Seiko Astron Men's GPS Titanium Chronograph Radio Controlled Solar Powered Watch
The new, updated Seiko Astron 8X boosts an already impressive feature set from the Seiko Solar GPS Radio Controlled 7X series, adding a chronograph yet losing a lot of the thickness and size of the previous movement, yet retaining the GPS time zone identification ability around the world, 39 time zone world time, daylight savings function, perpetual calendar and power save functionality.
The movement is housed in a stunning, incredibly lightweight black ion plated Titanium case and bracelet, with the GPS antenna under the scratch resistant ceramic bezel. The black dial is protected by a sapphire crystal, with antireflective coating for glare free visibility.
This watch is supplied with:
- - Official Seiko Astron presentation packaging
- - Official Seiko Astron guarantee
- - Instruction manual (where applicable)
- - 1995 Reward points
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Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
The watch is amazing - well as far as watches go its amazing. You have to remember that despite its hugely expensive price, sparkling looks and GPS geeky technology, all it actually does is tell the time very precisely. The watch is fairly big but seems to dissappear in weight once its on the wrist.
I have adjusted a few band style straps but I was alarmed when although I managed to remove link bars, a few small metal cap things fell out of the band holes. These things were so very small that I could barely pick them up and hold them. Certainly couldnt get them back into the holes from which they came! A trip to a Goldsmiths shop sorted out the problem, whereby a nice lady measured my wrist and my watch was put back together again.
The GPSness is really very good and works far better than my German watch that tries to pick up the DCF77 signal and can sometimes end up with a completely random date including the 32nd of August. The Seiko will try and automatically sync with GPS if theres enough light or you can push a button to either sync with one satellite for just the local time or 5+ for time zone adjustment. The hands go a bit mad and whizz about to show you whether the sync has worked or not and it also shows which timezone it currently thinks its in via the big second hand and markings on the outer ceramic bezel. Id forgotten that chronograph big second hand dont actually move in normal operation - theyre just there for the stop watch. One of the small dials is used for the time seconds and the date display is nice, big and easy to see not like some other watches where you need a jewlers magnifier to see it!. GPS doesnt include the Daylight Saving Time information and so you have to manually set it yourself. Its a simple case of pulling out the crown one stop and pushing a button. Theres also an option for boarding planes that disables trying to sync with GPS. Its a bit difficult to remember all the different button pushes but it comes with a small handy instruction booklet thats clearly written with lots of useful diagrams. The box itself is a thing of beauty and holds the watch well on a little black cushion.
Yes its mega expensive but it feels like a solid top quality product - its a bit alarming that such an expensive item is highly reliant on miniscule little metal things but a lot of watches are nowadays. I probably wont wear it everywhere in case it attracts the wrong type of attention but it sure does look good and is superbly accurate.
Expensive but really good purchase !
Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
Excellent service watches lives up to its reviews light weight and good size face
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