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Seiko SUS 5M42-0E5 SCFW005 (Sold)


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About Details and then some
Manufacture Seiko SUS
Model reference SCFW005 5M42
Movement Kinetic
Caliber 5M42 7 jewels
Dial Grey Sunburst
Case 39x46x13mm Steel
Lugs 18mm
Bracelet D0Y1AM 18,5cm
Crystal serial # Unknown Hardlex
Timegrapher Accuracy: as rated
Jewels 9
Serial # 6Nxxxx Production: 1996-11
Condition Excellent
Service Not required
Box & Papers No box No papers

The SUS watch is a fan favorite in the Seiko watch community. Some will know about the GMT complication that the 4S caliber offers, some know about the quartz SUS.

This attractive kinetic or AGS "student edition" SUS was a rechargeable quartz aimed at the young watch nerd (18 to 22 year old) - here the Simple and Strong of SUS actually could best be interpreted to mean a Steel and Sturdy case that would just not sit modestly on the wrist, even though the U referred to the (rather bookish) mathematical symbol for unity..

Introduced in 1997 with the caliber 5M42, this model was only produced until the end of 1998, specifically as a watch being simple yet assertive and all metal, it would not fall apart under some abuse. Of course all SUS models are 10bar waterproof.

Design wise Seiko lay focus on textures - on the dial and the finishing of the case. This was a watch for the student with his own lifestyle. The brochures claimed that the watch was to enable the wearer to know all aspects of time...

The 4S12 civilian models (JPY 38,000) and the student's kinetic SUS (JPY 32.000) were more expensive than the military 4S15 models (JPY 30,000) and more flashy for sure, they came in four color options, the orsange SCFW003, the black SCFF009, the black SCFW001 and the grey sunburst SCFW005. All have Seiko's hardlex fitted and all are lumed with Lumibrite but interestingly the application of it can be uneven, one may surmise that even in the nineties not everything in the Seiko factory had been automated.