Jun 8, 2023
Press Release

Seiko 5 Sports celebrates 55 years with four new creations
paying homage to its origins.

Created in 1968, Seiko 5 Sports has brought durable and reliable mechanical watches to watch lovers around the world. The collection was relaunched in 2019 with the addition of a youthful dynamism, but its fundamental values remained unchanged.

Today, Seiko 5 Sports celebrates its 55th anniversary with a new limited edition that re-creates the first watch from 1968, in addition to three other watches that pay homage to the designs and colors of the 1969 collection. Each of the four new watches is powered by the tried-and-trusted Caliber 4R36 automatic movement.

The original Seiko 5 Sports is re-created.

The first commemorative watch is a limited edition that re-creates the original Seiko 5 Sports watch, which attracted so many fans in the late 1960s and early ‘70s and remains popular in today’s vintage market. The new creation’s dial, bezel, and 39.5mm case transport enthusiasts to the exciting early days of Seiko 5 Sports, when it took the watch world by storm.

The first Seiko 5 Sports watch from 1968

The new watch revives the design of the original.

The original Seiko 5 Sports logo is revived at the 12 o’clock position in honor of the 55th anniversary, and the word “SPORTS” appears at 6 o’clock. Lumibrite, which is applied on the hands and bar indexes, ensures excellent legibility in the dark.

A newly created bracelet features an upgraded, solid construction. Yet its resemblance to the vintage original is readily apparent, providing another design detail that firmly grounds the watch’s aesthetics at the beginning of the Seiko 5 Sports story.

The new creation comes in a special box that uses the same logo and color scheme as the original that accompanied the first Seiko 5 Sports watch.

The Seiko 5 Sports 55th Anniversary Limited Edition Re-creation of the first 5 Sports watch will be available starting in July 2023 at the Seiko Boutiques and select retail partners worldwide.

Three tributes to popular Seiko 5 Sports classics from the late 1960s

The celebration continues with three watches in the SKX Sports Style that pay tribute to the 1969 Seiko 5 Sports collection, which, in addition to reliability and durability, offered a variety of looks and designs. The new special-edition watches mirror the coloring of three especially popular historical watches. Each creation with a silver, black, or orange and black dial has a bezel insert that closely follows the design of the one found on an original watch from the 1969 collection. They combine these classic homages with the legendary SKX case, featuring the iconic shape with crown protectors and a unidirectionally rotating bezel. Each comes on a three-link stainless steel bracelet.

All three watches will be available at the select retail partners worldwide in September 2023.

Seiko 5 Sports 55th Anniversary Limited Edition
Re-creation of the first 5 Sports watch: SRPK17


SKX Sports Style: SRPK09, SRPK11, SRPK13


Caliber 4R36
Driving system: Automatic
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour(6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Stainless steel case and bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release (SRPK17)
Stainless steel case and bracelet with three-fold clasp with secure lock and push button release (SRPK09, SRPK11, SRPK13)
Curved Hardlex crystal
Screw case back (SRPK17)
See-through screw case back (SRPK09, SRPK11, SRPK13)
Diameter: 39.5mm, Thickness: 12.5mm (SRPK17)
Diameter: 42.5mm, Thickness: 13.4mm (SRPK09, SRPK11, SRPK13)
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Limited edition of 15,555 (SRPK17)
Recommended retail prices in USA: $415 (SRPK17), $350 (SRPK09, SRPK11, SRPK13)

For further information:

Special web page for SRPK17
Seiko 5 Sports web page

The specifications and price information in this release are as of the published date and are subject to change.
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