Published on October 6th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
SEIKO 5 Sports Makes a Refreshing Comeback
Seiko is no longer the mom and pop watch that we used to know some 35-40 years ago. Today, Seiko stands tall amongst the European brands as a watch that is built to last and designed to be worn on the wrist of an A-Lister and even little ole me. Yes, we have grown to appreciate the Sports and also elegant designs of Seiko and its all started some 14 years ago when they launched the Seiko Sportura Chronograph.
The two Seiko watches that we want to own some day soon is the ‘Sportura FC Barcelona Chronograph’ and the 7L22 Kinetic chronograph with a stainless steel case and an AR coated sapphire crystal (both pictured below).
Press Release: The legendary SEIKO 5 Sports line makes a refreshing comeback with the unveiling of 16 exciting models available in Malaysia. The relaunch of the brand’s most recognized collection revives the legacy and nostalgic memories of the past when SEIKO 5 was first introduced to the world in 1963 as Japan’s first ever automatic day-date watch.
In celebration of the rebirth of this iconic collection, Mr Junpei Matsue and Mr Atsushi Shinkai from Seiko Watch Corporation were specially invited to share on the design inspirations that have made this collection endeared by legion of fans around the world, especially among the younger watch enthusiasts.
Thong Sia Sdn Bhd General Manager Mr Michael Lim said, “We understand that there is an increasing demand among the younger watch enthusiasts who are constantly on the lookout for sportier and youthful-looking timepieces that best represent their unique sense of style. Thanks to the trust and meaningful partnership fostered with Seiko Watch Corporation over the years, we have this privilege of introducing the newly revamped SEIKO 5 Sports collection to further reach out to our ever-growing avid SEIKO fans in Malaysia.”
Steeped in five decades of horological history, the revival of SEIKO 5 Sports collection stays true to the brand’s core designs with clearly defined principles. The range features the same five attributes that ardent SEIKO 5 Sports fans have grown to enjoy over the years; automatic movement, day-date display, water resistance, recessed crown at the four o’clock position and durable case.
Designed for young passionate individuals of the new generation, the return of SEIKO 5 Sports boasts five distinctive variants namely Sports, Suits, Specialist, Street and Sense to cater for different individualities. Dubbed the most modernized iteration of the line seen so far, this refreshed lineup celebrates diversity in terms of fusions of colors, textures and materials used. The line is carefully created with purpose and accessibility in mind and making it incredibly versatile for watch lovers to wear for various occasions; whether for daily casual wear, active lifestyle or to complement a professional look.
Aside from SEIKO 5 Sports, Thong Sia Sdn Bhd also distributes other SEIKO collections namely Grand Seiko, Prospex, Presage, Astron and Lukia.
The SEIKO 5 Sports lineup is now available at SEIKO boutiques and other authorized dealers in Malaysia. For list of authorized dealers and more information on SEIKO, visit www.thongsia.com.my, SEIKO Malaysia Facebook page at www.facebook.com/seikomalaysia or SEIKO Malaysia Instagram page at www.instagram.com/seikomy.