1963. The year of the introduction of the first Sportsmatic 5. Sportsmatic 5 set a new standard in accessibly priced mechanical watches with its innovative combination of an automatic movement, 3 bar water resistance and a one-level day and date display in a single window. Its uniqueness was evident also in the case design, with the crown hidden behind the 4 o’clock position.
Rugged, dependable and unique, Seiko Sportsmatic 5 instantly made its mark, and began a tradition that is now half a century old, and is still growing.