Seiko Presage Watches

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The Seiko Presage watch collection is designed in-house and illustrates the elegance of traditional Japanese watchmaking. The Seiko Presage watch line remains a popular high-end watch that blends classical casings, dial markers, and hands with distinct backgrounds. Features range from striking textures and glossy backdrops to creative visual depths, intriguing subdials, and bold casing rings. Searching for Seiko Presage watches for sale can get tough when you do not have help. If you are trying to find the best place to buy Seiko Presage watches, do not get discouraged. Let Exquisite Timepieces assist you. We specialize in connecting people with the top luxury watch brands on the market. Exquisite Timepieces is a Seiko Presage watch authorized dealer.

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About Seiko Presage Watches

For over a century, the name Seiko has been synonymous with precision and innovation. The Presage collection is a true embodiment of this legacy. Seiko Presage watches stand out due to their rich heritage, in-house movements, Japanese-inspired design, accessibility in the luxury watch market, and a dedication to craftsmanship that ensures every watch is a piece of timeless elegance and precision.

Seiko Presage History

The story of Seiko Presage begins with the founding of Seiko itself. Kintaro Hattori established Seiko in 1881 in Tokyo, Japan, with the vision of producing high-quality timepieces.

In 1913, they produced their first wristwatch, the Laurel, and in 1969, Seiko introduced the Astron, which is often credited as the world's first quartz watch. It revolutionized the industry with its high accuracy and low maintenance and set the foundation for the brand's future in watchmaking. Seiko continued to innovate, releasing the Kinetic watches, which combined the accuracy of quartz movements with the self-charging capability of an automatic watch.

Seiko then sought to diversify its product offerings to cater to a broader range of consumers and market segments by introducing different lines, such as Presage and Grand Seiko. Grand Seiko was a strategic move by Seiko to enter the luxury watch segment, while Presage was a dedicated mechanical watch line that combined high-quality watchmaking with affordable luxury. Presage watches were launched around 2010 but were reserved exclusively for Japanese customers until 2016, when Seiko released them to the international market.
The design of Seiko Presage watches pays homage to the Laurel from 1913 and captures the essence of Japanese aesthetics and craftsmanship. Each watch is meticulously crafted, with a focus on intricate details, resulting in a high level of quality that makes the watches one of the most popular offerings from Seiko.
Over the years, Seiko Presage has introduced limited editions and collaborations that have captured the imaginations of collectors and connoisseurs. These unique creations have made the world of luxury watches more accessible, more relatable, and more beautiful.

Seiko Presage Collections

Seiko Presage is packed with a treasure trove of collections, each bearing the hallmark of Japanese craftsmanship and Seiko's century-old commitment to excellence. From the traditional to the contemporary, these collections capture the essence of different moments and moods, bringing time to life in the most enchanting way.

Seiko Presage Cocktail Time Collection

Designed in collaboration with legendary Japanese mixologist Shinobu Ishigaki, this collection draws inspiration from the world of cocktail making. Each watch glistens with colors and reflections that evoke the ambiance of a well-crafted drink and a toast to life's celebrations, big and small. The dials are adorned with captivating and iridescent textures that resemble the surface of a well-mixed cocktail and often feature sunburst patterns, textured surfaces, and intricate detailing.

While inspired by cocktails, the watches strike a balance between sophistication and casual elegance, making them suitable for both formal events and everyday wear. Cocktail watches are powered by an in-house automatic movement and have a variety of models, each named after a different cocktail, such as the "Martini," "Negroni," or "Mojito."

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Collection

The defining feature of this collection is its modern and cutting-edge design. The watches embrace bold, sleek lines and sharp geometry, making them visually striking and distinct from traditional watch designs.
From the exquisite dials to the cushion-shaped and tonneau-shaped cases, the watches in this collection are a powerful expression of Japanese artistry. Seiko's commitment to technical excellence is evident in the use of robust in-house movements, fusing contemporary aesthetics with cutting-edge technology.

Seiko Presage Craftsmanship Collection

The Craftsmanship Collection is where tradition meets innovation, where nature's beauty is eternal, and where every second that passes is a canvas for artistry. The Collection draws inspiration from the beauty found in nature, from the tranquility of cherry blossoms in bloom to the serenity of moonlight on water.
Each watch captures the essence of Japan's rich cultural heritage with techniques like Urushi lacquer and enamel painting, which have been practiced in Japan for centuries.

Seiko Presage Style60's Collection

The Seiko Presage Style60's Collection is a tribute to a time when style ruled, music grooved, and life was an adventure. The watches here bring the magic of the 1960s back to life, one tick at a time.
What sets the Style60's Collection apart is its unapologetic embrace of vintage design with bold colors, sunburst dials, vintage-style indices, and case designs that reflect the era's sensibilities. But this collection doesn't just look back; it looks forward. The technology is modern, the craftsmanship is precise, and the experience is as contemporary as it gets.

How Much Do Seiko Presage Watches Cost?

The cost of Seiko Presage watches varies depending on the model, materials, features, and where you purchase them. Prices typically range from $300 to $1,000 for entry-level models, while more luxurious or limited-edition versions can go beyond $1,000.
The table below reveals the prices for some of the brand's models and the unique features that make them stand out.

Model Starting Price Unique Features
Seiko Presage SPB393 Seiko Watchmaking 110th Anniversary Limited Edition $1,450 Special edition timepiece to celebrate Seiko's 110th anniversary.
Seiko Presage SSK009 Style 60's $625 Captivating design inspired by the steering wheel, levers, instruments, and metallic colors of vintage 1960s touring cars.
Seiko Presage SPB413 Sharp Edged Series White Dial Limited Edition $1,050 Limited Edition with a clean white gloss-finished dial featuring the Presage Sharp-Edged Series' Asanoha hemp-leaf motif, a symbol of growth and prosperity dating to the Heian Period (794-1185 AD).
Seiko Presage SPB401 Craftsmanship Series White Dial Limited Edition $1,250 Features a hand-crafted pure white enamel dial, ensuring a long-lasting finish while echoing the dial of the 1913 Laurel, Seiko's - and Japan's - first wristwatch.
Seiko Presage SPB393 Seiko Watchmaking 110th Anniversary Seiko Presage Craftsmanship Series Limited Edition $1,450 Pristine white enamel dial created by master craftsman Mitsuru Yokosawa and his team.
Seiko Presage SPB407 Green Urushi Lacquer Dial $1,650 Enchanting dial, inspired by the mossy gardens of the Hokuriku region of Japan and crafted under the supervision of lacquer artist Isshu Tamura.
Seiko Presage SPB361 $1,400 Features GMT complication, Power reserve, and striking gloss-coated, multi-layered dial, in rich graduated sapphire blue.
Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial SPB293 $1,700 Features the unique Arita Porcelain Dial and houses the Caliber 6R31 with an accuracy rating of +25 to -15 seconds per day and 70 hours of power reserve.
Seiko Presage SRPJ13 "The Aviation" $360 Graduated blue dial with pressed pattern and gloss finish inspired by the Aviation cocktail.

Best Selling Seiko Presage Watches

While all Seiko Presage watches are known for their quality and craftsmanship, certain models resonate with a larger audience. They include;

1. Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPD37

The Seiko Presage Cocktail Time SRPD37, with its lush green dial, exudes an enchanting charm that's akin to a sip of a meticulously crafted, fresh cocktail on a warm summer evening. The verdant dial, with its sunburst pattern, radiates vibrancy and sophistication, resembling the vibrant shades of an emerald forest. The highly polished stainless steel case measures 40.5 x 11.8mm and is mounted on a glossy brown calf-skin leather strap with tan contrasting stitching.
The dial is adorned with razor-sharp sword-style hands and a date window at 3 o'clock, which adds practicality to its captivating design. Visible through the exhibition case-back is SEIKO's own caliber 4R35 with a power reserve of 41 hours.

2. Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Blue Dial SPB167

Presented in a refined 39.3mm stainless steel case, the SPB167 showcases a level of craftsmanship that Seiko is renowned for.
The thickness is 11.1mm, and the case is water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters. Its striking blue dial features a hexagonal pattern taken from the Japanese Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern. The exhibition case-back reveals a robust in-house Caliber 6R35 Automatic with 24 Jewels and a power reserve of 70 hours.

3. Seiko Presage Craftsmanship Deep Black Urushi Lacquer Dial SPB405

Designed by the esteemed lacquer master Isshu Tamura and his dedicated team, the SPB405 is a living testament to the centuries-old art of Urushi lacquer. The watch measures 40.2mm in diameter and has a thickness of 11.6mm. Its dial, painstakingly crafted, is a deep black canvas that seems to absorb light, drawing you into its depths like a starry night sky.
A vivid yellow seconds hand enlivens the watch while a date window at 3 adds to the functionality of the timepiece. The SPB405 is powered by one of Seiko's latest in-house movements, the Caliber 6R55, with a power reserve of 72 hours.

4. Seiko Presage Style60's SRPG03

Drawing inspiration from the Crown Chronograph introduced in 1964, the SRPG03 seamlessly fuses the aesthetics of the '60s with modern craftsmanship. The watch is presented in a polished stainless steel case that measures 40.8mm across and has a thickness of 12mm. The creamy satin dial is adorned with gold-toned indices and hands, which evokes the opulence of the era, offering a touch of nostalgia. The watch is powered by the Caliber 4R35 and worn on a brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet.

Seiko Presage Movements

Seiko Presage offers a line of purely mechanical watches with various movements known for their robustness and accuracy. Seiko Presage watches primarily use automatic movements, as explained below.
Seiko Presage automatic movements, also known as self-winding movements, are convenient for everyday wear as they continue to run as long as they are worn regularly. The watches are powered by a mainspring, which is wound through the motion of the wearer's wrist. This winding action stores energy in the mainspring and releases it in a controlled manner, powering the watch.
Seiko Presage automatic movements, like the Caliber 4R35, 4R36, 6R15, 6R35, 6R5J, and others, are prized for their reliability and can typically store power for about 40 to 70 hours. Seiko Presage watches with automatic movements can also be manually wound, providing versatility to watch enthusiasts who enjoy both automatic and hand-wound timepieces.

Seiko Presage Watch Colors

Seiko Presage often dares to venture beyond the conventional, embracing a spectrum of bold and captivating colors. Presage mainly utilizes white, silver, blue, black, cream, green, brown, rose gold, and burgundy or deep red.
In certain limited-edition models, Seiko has used exuberant tropical tones (coral, aqua blue, and sandy beige), red, deep plum or wine color, and gradient colors that transition from one shade to another. Other funky colors like turquoise, teal, and vibrant emerald green are also used in fewer models, providing a refreshing and unique appearance.

Seiko Presage Watch Materials

Seiko Presage uses a variety of high-quality materials for different parts of the watch. Stainless steel is the predominant material used for cases, while Hardlex or Sapphire crystal is used for the watch's face. Hardlex is a proprietary Seiko material that offers excellent scratch resistance and durability, making it suitable for everyday wear.

The dials of Seiko Presage watches are made of various materials, including textured metal, enamel, Urushi lacquer, Arita porcelain, Shippo enamel, and other decorative elements.
For the straps, Seiko Presage watches feature high-quality leather straps, such as genuine calf leather, which provides a comfortable and stylish option for wearers. Some models come with stainless steel bracelets that match the case material for a cohesive look.

Seiko Presage Watch Types

The Presage line focuses on providing elegant, classic, and sophisticated timepieces suitable for dressy occasions and everyday wear. Even though the primary focus is on dress watches, Seiko has expanded the line to include a variety of styles, including chronographs, open-heart designs, and GMT watches, that go beyond the traditional dress watch category.

Seiko Presage Watch Complications

Whether you're looking for a classic dress watch with a simple date function or a more complex timepiece with multiple complications, you can find a Seiko Presage watch to suit your style.
Date complications are one of the most basic and practical features in Seiko Presage watches, and many models include a date window on the dial, allowing wearers to quickly reference the current date.
In addition to the date, some Seiko Presage watches feature a day-date complication, which displays the date and the day of the week, making it even more informative. Other complications include chronographs, GMT, which allows you to track two time zones simultaneously, and power reserve complications.

Seiko Presage Partnerships & Brand Ambassadors

Seiko Presage has been involved in some limited-edition collaborations and partnerships with various entities, often related to entertainment, arts, and culture. The line has partnered with artists and designers such as legendary Japanese artist Riki Watanabe, traditional lacquer artist Isshu Tamura, and enamel artist Mitsuru Yokosawa to create unique and aesthetically distinct timepieces.
In 2020, Seiko Presage collaborated with Hiroshi Fujiwara's brand, "Sharp Edged," to create a limited-edition model, and in 2022, it partnered with Zero Halliburton, a premium quality travel-luggage brand, to create exclusive and visually stunning watches.
There has also been a collaboration between Seiko Presage and a famous Japanese feature film, Porco Rosso. Seiko Presage does not have brand ambassadors or celebrities specifically associated with it; however, Seiko has outstanding ambassadors that promote the entire brand, including the Presage line.

Buying Seiko Presage Watches

You can purchase new and genuine Seiko Presage watches from authorized dealers, Seiko boutiques in select locations worldwide, and from the official Seiko website.
There are numerous private sellers, online watch forums, and e-commerce platforms where you can purchase Seiko Presage watches. When purchasing a Seiko Presage watch, it's essential to buy from reputable and authorized sources to ensure product authenticity, warranties, and customer support.
As an authorized dealer, Exquisite Timepieces boasts a vast array of Presage and collections, including the latest models and exclusive Limited Editions.

Caring for Your Seiko Presage Watch

Investing in a Seiko Presage watch means you appreciate traditional watchmaking techniques, craftsmanship, style, and reliability in a timepiece. Caring for your Seiko Presage watch is non-negotiable if it must remain a reliable and aesthetically pleasing timepiece for years to come.
No matter how meticulously you care for your Seiko Presage watch, expert care and maintenance by a skilled watchmaker or service center will be necessary over time. At Exquisite Timepieces Watch Repair Service, we understand the intrinsic value of your Seiko Presage watch and are dedicated to providing it with the unparalleled care it deserves.
Whether it's a routine service, restoration of the case, crystal, and other components, inspection of the automatic movement within your watch, or complex repair, trust Exquisite Timepieces Watch Repair Service for quality, reliability, and unmatched expertise. We safely and securely deliver Seiko Presage watches in need of repairs to authorized service facilities where trained technicians effectively diagnose and address issues with your mechanical watch.

Seiko Presage FAQ

What is the difference between Seiko and Seiko Presage?

Seiko is a Japanese Watchmaking company that offers a wide variety of watches for different purposes and styles, while Seiko Presage is a sub-brand within Seiko that combines a Japanese aesthetic sense with traditional craftsmanship.

What is special about Seiko Presage?

Seiko Presage is special for its commitment to delivering classic, well-crafted timepieces that offer a unique combination of aesthetics, quality, and affordability.

Is Seiko Presage worth buying?

Yes, Seiko Presage is worth buying for those who appreciate affordable classic dress watches that strike a balance between quality and affordability.

Do Seiko Presage watches hold their value?

In general, well-maintained Seiko Presage watches hold a significant portion of their value. While they may not appreciate over time, they often retain a substantial percentage of their worth over time.

Find your new Seiko Presage watch with Exquisite Timepieces

Choosing a Seiko Presage watch is a brilliant choice for both watch enthusiasts and those seeking to invest in beauty, precision, and lasting value. From boardrooms to ballrooms, Seiko Presage watches effortlessly adapt to any setting and are timeless reminders of life's most exceptional moments. If you are ready to join the league of fashion-conscious individuals who choose Seiko Presage, you should be able to make your purchase with confidence and a sense of assurance.
As an authorized dealer for Seiko Presage watches, Exquisite Timepieces is committed to making your shopping experience not only safe but also memorable. Whether you prefer the convenience of online shopping or the personal touch of our boutique, we're here to elevate your watch-buying experience.
We go the extra mile to make your watch-buying experience seamless by offering free insured shipping on purchases of $1,000 or more. No need to worry about additional costs or the safety of your prized timepiece during transit-Exquisite Timepieces have you covered.
Our commitment to authenticity, unparalleled selection, and unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction make us the ideal partner in your horological pursuit. Visit Exquisite Timepieces online or in-person to discover the zenith of refined elegance with Seiko Presage.

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