The SEIKO 5 Sports Atlas SKZ209J1 has an amazing, solid feel to it. It sits flatly on the wrist and doesn’t flop around. The well polished case appears to be die cast from a solid chunk of stainless steel which extends to the twin crown guards that flank the case. The thick, finely knurled uni-directional rotating bezel provides excellent grip to help turn this otherwise moderately stiff-turning bezel.
The bezel insert is of dark indigo blue to match the watch dial and is marked by 5-minute graduations. I t has the traditional diver-style markings, with prominently enlarged markers at the 15th, 30th and 45th minute positions. The blue hue in this watch, depending on the lighting resembles black.
On the underside of the watch, the SKZ209J1 has highly polished caseback with a prominently engraved Seiko 5 logo.
Here are the measurements of the Seiko SKZ209J1 measured with vernier calipers.
- Diameter: 42mm (without crown), 46.5mm (with compass crown)
- Lug-to-lug: 48.5mm
- Thickness: 14mm
- Lug width: 22mm
- Bracelet width: 20mm, tapering to 18mm at the clasp
The SKZ209 is a nice watch. You’ll find that the Atlas is equally suitable for office and casual wear.
200 m (20 ATM)