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Seiko Recraft Kinetic Watches

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In a time where the value of watch is measured more in the size or shine of its dial, sometimes it's refreshing to see something classic come back around. Fitting with its persona of the pieces themselves, Seiko quietly released a new reworking of their Recraft Kinetic Watch line, which are inspired by models that go back to the 1970's. Instead of a pure retro-revival, this new collection can instead be characterized as being a modern light re-imaging, comprised of the SKA651 and the SKA 659. Both models use Seiko's Kinetic movement found last in the brand's Artura line from the 1990's, using a spinning rotor in an automatic movement to charge a battery and drive the hands. Additional features include a date indicator, a power reserve of 6 months, and a power reserve indicator that utilizes the half-circle between the 12- and 6 o'clock indicators, just as it has for over 25 years. Both models see 45mm steel cases attached to detailed black silicone straps or matching bracelets, marked with a nice retro/futuristic appeal of colorways and angles. The SKA651 in steel/blue and the SKA649 in a black steel/yellow are available now a Seiko's online shop beginning at $295.

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