One of Seiko and Citizen’s strong points is they sometimes take classical designs by European brands and put a twist on them. I’m always on the lookout for Omega Speedmaster and Tudor chronograph homages, and I recently found both in Seiko models SNAA45P1 and SNAA41P1.
Both watches come with Seiko Quartz movement 7T62. It’s a 60-minute chronograph with a dual time/alarm subdial at 6 o’clock. This is the first time I’ve owned a Seiko with this movement, and I like it for a many reasons.
The subdial can be set to a different timezone. In the pictures above and below, I have the main time set to Pacific Time Zone (PST) and the time in the subdial set to Japan time.
The clock at my office is set 4 minutes fast. So recently I set the subdial to PST +4 minutes (see picture below). I use the chronograph subdial at 12 o’clock to time 15-minute work coffee breaks.
Although I like the solid steel bracelet on this watch and wore it on metal for a couple weeks, I’m fond of leather straps. I ordered an OEM one from Wee Wah Lee at Chronograph.com and it arrived yesterday.
The strap’s 12mm wide lug tab is angled so it attaches seemlessly. It’s a cool strap, and has a heavy-duty signed buckle. Thanks Wee Wah!
This is a large chronograph with a solid feeling. I think it’s a 2007 model and no longer in production, although Chronograph.com still has SNAA41 in stock. Because I liked SNAA45 so much, I’ve also ordered SNAA41 too.