All You Need to Know about Seiko 5 Sports GMT SSK
In 2018, Seiko shocked the watch world with the decision to discontinue the horological icon, the SKX. However, shortly after the discontinuation, Seiko would release a Seiko 5 Sports automatic with a similar, if not exact, replication of the SKX, the SRPD. The SRPD collection featured various case and dial colours, textures and aesthetics that had collectors and enthusiasts scratching their heads. Still, as time passed, the SRPD is now viewed as an excellent follow-up to the SKX.
With the success of the SRPD, Seiko released a new line of SKX-styled watches in June of 2022 that now feature a GMT complication, the Seiko 5 SSK GMT Sport models. An automatic GMT in the body of a Seiko classic? What’s not to love? Trying to find a fantastic tool watch with an automatic movement and a GMT that won’t break the bank is difficult, and the release of the SSK made it possible.
The SSK line comes in various colours (black dial/black and grey bezel, blue dial/black and blue bezel and an orange dial with gilt accents/black and grey bezel), and each variation is stunning. They’re not only pretty, but they’re also a great daily workhorse watch. Sporting a 42.5mm stainless steel case, 13.6mm case thickness and a 46mm lug-to-lug, the sizing is perfect for virtually any wrist. The reliable and rugged Seiko calibre 4R34 automatic movement brings the SSK to life and features hacking, a caller-style GMT complication (caller means the GMT hand can be moved in one-hour increments) and a 41-hour power reserve.
The SSK line is a fantastic GMT option for any collector in any price bracket. Check it out!