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Seiko Pepsi 5 Sports SRPD53K1 | Watches in detail

The Seiko SRPD53K1 - Pepsi at a bargain price

The name Pepsi makes watch fans all over the world sit up and take notice. Because this is not about the famous drink, but about a very popular watch collection. In 2019 Seiko succeeds in a complete update of the * Seiko 5 series. In the course of this, a new variant of the Seiko Pepsi brought on the market. The design is based on one of the most popular Seiko watches in diving watch style - the Seiko 5. The sporty, masculine men's watch was developed for individualists. It impresses with its unidirectional rotating bezel, luminous hands, distinctive indices and its robustness.

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Since the bezel is designed in the popular colors red and blue, it is nicknamed like its predecessor Seiko Pepsi wear. In contrast to the legendaryRolex Pepsi, which is out of reach for many watch lovers, the Seiko SRPD53K1 is an inexpensive, yet high-quality alternative. The Seiko 5 Sports Automatic SRPD53K1 offers an excellent price-performance ratio and the usual Seiko quality.

The back of the Seiko 5 SRPD53K1 - solid stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp and engraved logo

Mineral glass protects the dark blue dial with the weekday / date window at the 3 o'clock position. Of course, the Seiko Pepsi is water-resistant up to 10 ATM. The automatic caliber 4R36 with a power reserve of a respectable 41 hours promises high accuracy. The Seiko SRPD53K1 is quite large with a diameter of approx. 42.5 mm and a thickness of approx. 13 mm. A full 2.5 mm larger than the famous model from the Swiss luxury brand Rolex. It comes into its own on strong wrists. And the Seiko 5 Sport collection is also extremely popular with many women. Strictly speaking, the Seiko “Pepsi” is a unisex watch and the oversize look is currently very popular.

Technical data of the Seiko Pepsi:

Brand:Seiko
Model: 5 sports
Reference number: SRPD53K1
Case diameter: approx. 42.5 mm
Material: stainless steel
Dial color: blue
Bezel color: Blue red
Housing cover: Mineral glass (Hardlex)
Light source: Yes, LumiBrite (pointers and indices)
Waterproofness: 10 ATM
Bracelet: stainless steel
Clasp: Folding clasp with safety push button
Weight:
approx. 170 grams
Plant: Automatic
Caliber: 4R36
Stones: 24

Other features:

  • Rotatable bezel
  • Stop second
  • Calendar function

Conclusion

Seiko means “precision” in German and that is exactly what the Seiko Pepsi is, extremely precise. Not only the movement, but also the design hits the spot. The traditional Japanese company Seiko maintains a consistently high level of reliability and processing quality. Perhaps it is because, as a family company, Seiko works independently of suppliers and has all phases of production carried out in-house. This is unique in the world for such a large company.

The Pepsi from Seiko is authentic, innovative and should not be missing in any watch collection. Watch lovers appreciate the Seiko 5 models because they are so solid and reliable. The sophisticated design of the Seiko SRPD53K1 makes it much more than a pure timepiece. High-quality craftsmanship makes them a reliable companion for every day and a real alternative to the Rolex Pepsi.

The price is really remarkable, because the Seiko 5 watch is available for between 200 and 300 euros. A fraction of what you would have to pay for the Pepsi variant of the famous Swiss luxury brand. All in all, a really great watch and a wonderful introduction to the world of "Pepsis".

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