With its slick, semi-rugged, ‘action-oriented’ design, the Seiko Men’s SSC231 doesn’t pull any punches in the looks department. It can’t afford to. The sport watch niche, after all, caters to a market of customers that want it all. Sports watch fans want a timepiece that would look good on a hiking trail or near a fishing hole as well as a board room, class room, or formal setting.
The Seiko Men’s SSC231 does a great job of meeting these needs-and then some. You see, this unit doesn’t just have the classic Japanese quartz movement that has converted the world of timepieces to the power of Japanese watch engineering, it is powered by the sun. That’s right-say good-bye to winding or changing batteries. Now, you can scale mountain ranges, cross rivers, camp out in the Great Outdoors without skipping a beat since all you need is the free and ever present power of the sun to power up your watch.
Design: Men’s sports watch
The Seiko SSC231 fits the classic sport watch form, as mentioned above. Sporty face? Check. Chronograph? Check. Luminous feature? Check. In fact, this unit has all the elements of a classic sport watch framed within that cool solid black color that gives off a comforting sense of stability and reliability. This should not be surprising. This unit, after all, is a Seiko Men’s watch. Seiko has made quite a trusted name for itself in the world of timepieces by providing high quality watches at comparatively affordable prices.
Besides meeting the classic design requirements of a sports time piece, this model is quite versatile. It doesn’t scream out that it is only usable in an outdoor or sports setting. It can actually be worn in a wide range of public events and settings. If you have a fairly active lifestyle, this watch can fit with most settings you find yourself in.
Movement Type: Japanese quartz
As mentioned above, Japanese quarts watch technology has taken watch movement technology to a higher level. While quarts technology has been around for a long time, it was the Japanese that took the technology to a much higher and more reliable level. They have turned quartz movement into an asset instead of a potential marketing liability.
Special Features: Solar powered
Considering the fact that the SSC231 is a sports watch, it is easy to imagine a situation where it runs out of juice while you are in the middle of your trip. It is easy to get worried at the idea of not being able to start your phone because you are in the middle of nowhere. Say good-bye to all that. Thanks to the solar power feature of this watch, your watch can work smoothly and continuously regardless of where you are.
Overall, the SSC231 delivers on the typical sports watch fan’s expectations of a watch in this market category. Reliable. Rugged. Sleek. Good-looking. These are just some of the adjectives that roll of othe tongue when considering this time piece. Weighing in at around $170, this unit is not only stylish enough, it is also a bargain.