Bam! The Seiko “Orange Monster” really grabs your attention. It’s a very solid watch, this thing is definitely not going to break on you, the stainless steel beast can take a few knocks.
The watch is pretty clever because it winds itself with the movement of your wrist, this means you will never have to change the battery, not to shabby huh?
The incredibly bright orange dial is very easy to read in dark and light conditions.
Seiko Orange Monster Video Review:
Seiko SKX781 Features:
- 21-Jewels Automatic movement
- Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your arms
- One way rotating elapsed timing bezel; Screwdown crown and caseback; Strong Hardlex crystal
- Stainless-steel case; Orange dial; Day-and-date functions
- Water-resistant to 660 feet (200 M)
- Have to wear it a lot or the arm motion winder will be useless
- No manual winding
- Face not as scratch resistant as other top competitors
Who’s this watch not for?
- Someone looking for a light, thin and subtle watch. You’ll feel this watch on your wrist, I don’t know about you but I like a bit of weight on the old wrist.
- Someone looking for all the bells and whistles.
Seiko Orange Monster Consumer Review
By: Shaka Zulu
“Bought the watch from Amazon Sunday evening and it arrived on Thursday evening with the 5-day delivery service. … The quality and workmanship are excellent for a price in this range. For example, the second and minute hands line up exactly with the hash marks; when the second hand hits 12, the minute hand is algined precisely with the minute hash mark. Wow, I’ve seen $1000 Swiss quartz watches that don’t do that.
The assembly of all the components look top notch. The rotating bezel has a precision feel and the click-stops align exactly with the hash marks on the dial. The alphanumeric markings, Lumbrite markers, and hands appear of high quality. Seiko’s cost savings is in the omission of hacking of the second hand, but slight backwards pressure does stop it for setting the time.
Also, the black-on-white day and date although easy to read appears to be imprinted on cheapy white plastic. The bracelet has solid stainless steel links, but the weight and chrome finish are slightly on the budget side. The watch appears to run fast by about 1 second each day, which is pretty good for a mechanical watch since I had a Timex quartz with an analog face that ran fast by about the same increment.
I love the orange face and chrome bezel with recessed, black painted numerals and hash marks. The watch supplied by Amazon came with a Seiko box, instructions and warranty and does not appear to be a gray market watch. I saw the watch for cheaper on eBay but they were coming from overseas, so I paid a few bucks more from Amazon located in the US. All in all, I am very satisfied with this Seiko watch and Amazon service.”
This review has been paraphrased for size
Seiko Orange Monster Summary:
Overall, this is a powerful watch in both aesthetic appeal and features. It will suit someone who needs great visibility in a watch and who wants to make a bit of a statement. It’s one of those watches that people either love or hate, because of the incredibly in your face colors. So now you’ve got the info about the watch, is it time to get your Orange Monster on or not?