Recently I ran over an article on the second joint effort among Seiko and Tokyo based garments company . This caused me to understand that I purchased the primary Seiko Spirit Smart x Nano Universe watch of this coordinated effort around two years prior, and never wore it. Time to do so.
Seiko Spirit Smart x Nano Universe – 52Mondayz week #47
Except with Nano Universe, Seiko presented more coordinated effort watches in their Spirit Smart arrangement. I recall a Giugiaro Design and a re-release of the Steve Jobs Seiko Chariot. Tragically for the greater part of us, these watches are alleged JDM models. (Formally) offered distinctly to the Japan Domestic Market.
Fortunately, there’s the Internet and a couple of merchants who are sufficient to dispatch them to different objections. The principal watch in the joint effort with Nano Universe, which I’m wearing this week went to The Netherlands that route as well.
Odd Spirit Smart collaborations
What all these Spirit Smart joint efforts share practically speaking is that they’re each of the somewhat odd as far as plan. Positively seen towards the plan of customary Seiko models. Furthermore, that’s something pleasant as I would like to think. A major, genuinely moderate, brand which permits itself to create and free some once again from their crate models as well.
So what’s so out of the customary box about this Seiko Spirit Smart x Nano Universe observe at that point? I’d say fundamentally the state of its hardened steel packaging. While most housings are pretty much round and hollow fit as a fiddle, this watch has an exceptionally conelike shape. Like a cone, top side down. The wide part is the bezel(*) on top, and it limits to the see-through(**) glass back.
A inquisitive bezel design
Which carries me to (*), the bezel. The distance across of the, manufactured bi-directional turning, bezel is a colossal 45 mm. That, by number, appears to be enormous at any rate. Anyway on the grounds that the watch’ tapered shape it’s nothing to stress over. The a lot more modest in breadth wrist-side of the packaging and the short drags give a truly comfortable fit. In any event, for those with more modest wrists.
A piece of something odd about the bezel is its print plan. While the principal quarter of the bezel resembles a jumpers scale, the bezel indeed is intended to demonstrate a subsequent time-region. I truly can’t utilize the initial three brief markers, each isolated into four sections. In any case, it doesn’t make the bezel look terrible so I surmise that was the fundamental explanation behind it.
See-through or not see-through?
On to the (**) transparent glass case back. Transparent however that’s just barely. The glass has been dull shaded and is straightforward without a doubt, anyway not so much. A decent minor departure from the topic of a glass back. Simultaneously giving better intelligibility of the printing as well.
Of course ‘Nano Universe’ and its logo are available. Just as the water opposition rating of the watch and the reference number of the type utilized in this watch. Great to realize that this watch was ‘Made in Japan’ for which a spot was saved working on it back as well.
Quite restricted numbers in this league
The first Seiko Spirit Smart x Nano Universe coordinated effort was a watch arrangement of six unique models. From each model just 300 or 500 pieces were accessible as it were. That’s an exceptionally select restricted release for a particularly enormous brand in this value level. My watch bears the number 033 of 500 which is engraved in the metal piece of its case back.
For once a comfortable NATO-style strap
As can be found in the photos Seiko outfitted this model with a dim NATO style tie. It suits the monochrome appearance of the watch well indeed. What I like about this NATO tie also is its length. There’s no excess of nylon which you typically don’t realize where to put it. Winding up with a massive twofold collapsed end of it on your wrist.
Price, box, and value
In 2015 the sticker price on this Seiko Spirit Smart x Nano Universe watch was JPY 26.000,=, which would have been these days € 200,= or US$ 235. Without charges that is. For a watch restricted to just 500 pieces, with an excessive packaging plan, and with an upscale 4R25 type development. It even arrived in a decent customized box. To me that absolutely doesn’t appear expensive.
The cone shaped state of the watch Curious second time region bezel configuration See through case back showing the upscale 4R35 development The devoted Seiko Nano Universe box Comfortable tie with the correct length