Seiko SARB035 Review: Silver Japanese-Automatic Watch

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Everyone looking for an elegant, good-looking, and reliable timepiece should give this Seiko SARB035 a thought.

It’s been around for some time and appeals to both the young and old.

It’s a favorite pick for first-time watch owners and collectors too.

In this Seiko SARB035 review, we will look at the things that make it tick.

Seiko Men's Japanese-Automatic Watch with Stainless-Steel...
  • Automatic Movement with 50-hour power reserve
  • Sapphire Crystal; Do not leave the watch in a place where the temperature drops below 5°C or rises above 35°C for a long time.
  • Japanese-automatic Movement

Nice Looking Off-White Dial

Seiko took a bold step in using a cream dial alongside a silver case.

The two colors seem very close to each other. However, reading time does not seem to be hard with this watch.

The silver indices and bold hour sticks are visible even in bright conditions.

The face is also large enough to accommodate the markers, hands, Seiko name, Logo, and Automatic 23 jewels text.

You also find a simple date/calendar window adjacent to the 3 o’clock marker.

The cream dial comes in matte and is also plain. This brings out simplicity and classic effect.

Precise 6R15 Automatic Movement with 23 Jewels

Seiko SARB035 close up

One thing this watch is well known for is its good timekeeping. The hands move swiftly without hanging or skipping.

They are also flawless courtesy of the 21,600 beats per minute. Together with the 23 jewels, the watch does run accurately.

According to official data, it has a margin of error of -15/ + 25 seconds in a day. This isn’t bad for an automatic watch.

And with a power reserve of as many as 50 hours, it can last for a long time before needing to be worn or wound.

It is a hacking watch and can be wound.

The mechanism was fully designed by Seiko and has proven to be among the most reliable from the firm.

Simple Stainless Steel Bracelet and Clasp

The timepiece comes with an oyster-style bracelet, which is loved for its traditional aspect.

And like the case, it’s made of stainless steel. It is highly polished for a more refined look and has smooth edges.

It does not feel rough on the hand and also does not dig into or pinch the skin.

The band is has a width is 20mm and is also flexible for quick wearing and removal.

It is secured on the hand via a polished stainless steel push-button clasp.

One unique feature of the clasp is the Seiko logo, which is quite evident.

Hardwearing Sapphire Glass

Seiko SARB035 on wrist

We give Seiko thumbs up for going the sapphire way in regards to the face.

As you may already know, the material is much harder and tougher than the common mineral or acrylic. It also handles vibrations, scratches, chips, and bangs better.

The only downside is that it’s a little bit more expensive than the other options.

This, however, is not very evident in this timepiece because it is among the budget-friendly options.

The face is round and has a flat shape, which seems less voluminous or bulky compared to the curved option.

On the opposite side of the clear glass is a see-through case back.

It gives you clear views of the watch’s Japanese automatic movement.

Our Verdict

This timepiece looks elegant and classy. It’s shiny, well designed and fits nicely on the wrist.

In addition, despite its relatively large nature and being stainless steel, it does not feel too bulky or too heavy. The 50-hour power reserve is among its strongholds.

This is without question among the best watches from Seiko and in the market too.