I love me some Seiko chronographs and these new solar models hit on all cylinders. The watches, called the Seiko Prospex Speedtimer Solar, feature traditional 1960s Speedtimer designers with a quartz solar movement that doesn’t require winding.

The watch has “Seiko’s solar Caliber V192 which features a 60-minute chronograph, a 24-hour subdial, and a six-month power reserve once fully charged,” according to the release. They come in three styles, including a classic blue and red that truly hearkens back to the olden days of mechanical Seikos.

From the release:

As is the case with all Speedtimer chronographs, every detail of this design reflects the precision required for elapsed time measurement at the highest level. The chronograph second hand extends right to the tachymeter markings at the dial edge. The chronograph minute hand at six o’clock and the center second hand are both in red so that the elapsed time stands out clearly against the dial and can be read at a glance. The date window is placed between the indexes so that the exact time can always be seen with ease.

All three watches are powered by Seiko’s solar Caliber V192 which offers a 60-minute chrono- graph, a 24-hour subdial and, when fully charged, operates for up to six months without being exposed to light.

They are available in November for about $700, not too shabby for a classic chrono with amazing styling.

By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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