In yesterday’s post, I started giving you my thoughts on the classic Seiko Orange Monster. Â Today, we’ll wrap things up. Â We left off yesterday with what struck me first – its size and heft. Â Now, on to the other observations that surprised me.
The next aspect that struck me was also size related, and concerns the strap. Â Normally, if you told me that there was a 20mm strap on a 42mm watch, I’d tell you that was a bad size mismatch. Â However, here on the Orange Monster, it works well.
I think in large part this is due to how it flares out right at the lugs before narrowing back down. Â This gives the visual impact of a wider strap. Â Also of note? Â The strap is rather comfortable.
Now, that shot I have over there to the left is a “cheater” of sorts (I used a blacklight flashlight to get the shot), but rest assured, even with regular lighting, you’ll be able to read this in a dark room very easily. Â Heck, go to sleep, wake up, and it’ll still be the brightest (non-tritium) watch on your nightstand.
And now for the remaining features I haven’t covered:
- 200m water resistance
- 120 click uni-directional bezel
- Screw-down bezel
- Day-date display (with choice of language on the day)
All told, this is a solid watch that would be a solid recommendation for anyone you’re looking to buy a watch for – especially if the person hasn’t had a mechanical watch before. Â Just be sure to let the intended recipient know that the watch has to be worn to keep it running (no hand-wind here). Â Outside of that, it has the right combination of style, durability, tech, and price (easily under $200 if you search around), and is a solid addition to anyone’s collection.