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Seiko Presage Limited Edition Automatic Dress Watch with Power Reserve Indicator #SSA385
Seiko SSA385 Presage Limited Edition Automatic Dress Watch

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Product Code: SSA385

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Seiko Presage Limited Edition Automatic Dress Watch with Power Reserve Indicator #SSA385

The Presage series Seiko SSA385 is a limited edition of 7000 (serial number is marked on the caseback). The watch is powered by the 29-jewel Seiko 4R57 self-winding movement that can also be hand wound and hacked. The case size is 40.5mm and it has a unique white textured dial with silver hands and hour markers. A date sub-dial display is shown at the 6 o'clock position. A 42-hour power reserve indicator scale is nicely integrated on the dial from approximately 12:00 to 4:00. It is very subtle and elegantly done.

The watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet that has a butterfly-style deployant clasp for easy on and off. A scratch resistant Hardlex crystal is used along with an exhibition back that allows you to view the movement in action. Water resistant to 50 meters.

Diashock is a shock-resistance device. When a watch is subject to shock, as when it is dropped on a hard floor, the component most likely to be damaged is the balance-staff pivot, which is the balance wheel’s rotation axis. Even compared to other movement parts, this part is extremely thin, being only between 0.07 to 0.08mm in diameter, or about the same as a human hair. Protection from shock is therefore crucial and the Seiko solution was to create Diashock, a device that absorbs impact on one of the most vulnerable parts of the mechanical watch, the balance-staff pivot. Diashock also reduces friction to ensure optimum amplitude of the balance wheel.
Magic Lever
A Seiko invention in 1959, the Magic Lever greatly increases the winding efficiency of a watch and shortens the time needed for the main spring to become fully wound. This ingenious V-shaped lever allows all the energy generated by the oscillating weight’s motion, whether clockwise or anti-clockwise, to be transferred to the main spring. It is effective, simple and durable and contributes significantly to the longevity of the watch. The Magic Lever system has now been adopted by leading watchmakers throughout the world.
Utilized in Presage mechanical watches, Spron mainspring and hairspring alloys are exclusive to Seiko watches. Spron features superior elasticity, strength, and corrosion and heat resistance. The Spron family of alloys was originally developed jointly with the Metal Materials Laboratory of Tohoku University and, today, the high performance characteristics of Spron have led to its use in a wide range of fields, from electronics to medicine.

Watch Features:
  • Movement: Seiko 4R57 29-Jewel Automatic (self-winding, hand winding, hacks)
  • Case: Stainless steel, 40.5mm diameter x 14.4mm thick
  • Back: Exhibition screw-in back
  • Crystal: Hardlex
  • Band: Bracelet with a butterfly clasp. 20mm lug.
  • Water Resistant: 50 meters
  • Warranty: 2 Years

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Awesome watch June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Ryan A from NJ  
Like Marc has an affinity for blue watches, I really enjoy grey or silver dial watches. This really hits the sweet spot. I know the movement isn’t the coveted 6R15 but it works. Power reserve is useful. And so far the crystal is holding up. Bracelet is very nice, I can’t wait to try it on different straps. Thank you for the fast shipping and the informative videos you put out !!!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent Customer Service May 25, 2019
Reviewer: Phil Fairman from Etters , PA United States  
After receiving this beautiful watch, I realized it was bigger than I was comfortable with. Returning was easy and I immediately ordered a SARB035  to replace it. Perfect size for me, I'll do a separate review on that watch, thanks Marc for your excellent customer service!

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