Seiko, Citizen, and other Japanese watch brands definitely took the watch world by storm when these time piece brands from the land of Rising Sun burst onto the global watch scene several decades back. Thanks to a great marriage of Japanese manufacturing technology, precision machining, and democratic pricing, the Japanese opened a whole new frontier in the world of luxury and sporty time pieces. Finally, great finely crafted watches can be bought without breaking the bank. Moreover, the Japanese introduced the world to automatic watches that didn’t pack the customary price of automatic movement systems like more expensive Swiss brands. The triumph of Seiko and Japanese watch brands, far from debasing or devaluing luxury and near luxury watches, opened the world’s appreciation for fine-crafted time pieces and only served to enrich the greater world market for excellent time pieces.
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SKA366 Watch Overview & Opinion
One of the hallmarks of luxury watches is that they operate on their own. Swiss automatic watches have long held court in the boardrooms, professor’s offices, and government halls of the world as the epitome of luxury and class. One problem-automatic movement watches were expensive. Thanks to watches like the Seiko Men’s SKA366 Kinetic Black Ion, you can get to enjoy self-operating watches without having to burn a hole through your pocket. This watch highlights the unique strengths and challenges Japanese watch makers like Seiko offer the watch connoisseur. On the one hand, Seiko watches enable you to enjoy the design, style, and mechanisms of Swiss watches without the price. On the other hand, Japanese watches still have to catch up to the Swiss when it comes to imbuing their time pieces with that indescribable ‘style and spirit’ that sets Swiss designs apart. It is too easy to view Japanese time pieces as mechanical. Not clunky. Not rough. But mechanical. As in there is a certain element missing.
SKA366 Style: Sports luxury watch
This watch is sleek. And that is precisely what is so off-putting about it. It is just too polished and sleek that it seems like it is missing some key design elements that would make it more human and intimate. It goes through the paces of design elements you’d expect from a sports watch but again merely following a recipe doesn’t mean you come up with an awesome cake, right? While the Seiko Men’s SKA366 Kinetic Black Ion is a decent watch, it seems to be missing something.
Movement Type: Kinetic
One of the best things about this Seiko watch is the fact that you get to enjoy one of the key hallmarks of a luxury watch-self-winding automated movements-simply by moving around. Seiko is able to deliver this but also packs a quartz mechanism to ensure accurate timekeeping. The whole point is to give the wearer the best of both worlds. While some purists might not like kinetic movement watches, they do offer peace of mind that your watch will remain accurate.
Special Features: Water resistant
In keeping with its sports luxury style, the Seiko Men’s SKA366 Kinetic Black Ion is water resistant. Not only does it look sporty, it actually is sporty. Compare this to sporty looking watches from Rolex which aren’t water resistant at any depth.
If you are looking for a finely craft watch that performs well, you can’t go wrong with Seiko Men’s SKA366 Kinetic Black Ion. It delivers the features you’d expect from a sporty luxury watch. While it isn’t ultra-polished and might lack that ‘special touch’ you’d get from a Swiss watch, if you’re just looking for a good-looking watch at an affordable price, the Seiko Men’s SKA366 Kinetic Black Ion watch should be high on your list.