Now moving to the dial. As I wrote above, the SBBN031 takes a more graphic approach to the design, pulling from the Spring Drive Tuna variant first introduced in 2013. But in doing so, this latest iteration deviates from many of the signature elements that have long-defined the quartz and mechanical models. I can’t blame Seiko for looking to evolve the design, and it appears as though they’re building toward greater congruency across the catalog with this step. That said, variety never hurts… More at W&W.
$1,300 is a lot of money for any watch, but I suspect this is still one of the best made watches you can buy for that price. Close to perfect.