The limited Seiko Presage Automatic Chronograph replica watch comes in polished steel cases that are 42mm wide and 15.2mm thick. A bit on the large side for a dressy watch, but they are worth it, and of course, they are automatic chronographs. The case is water-resistant to 100 meters and is topped with a domed sapphire crystal. You can see the movement through a sapphire exhibition caseback window. Attached to the Seiko Presage SRQ019 and SRQ021 watches are black alligator straps and each of the watches is limited to 1000 pieces.www.varatewatch.org
High-end and limited edition Seiko replica watches continue, nevertheless, to represent only a small percentage of their overall production, but in watch enthusiast circles, the new Seiko Presage Automatic Chronograph replica watch is the high-end models that get all the noise.
That white dial is actually enamel, which means it is oven-baked. You can see the interesting contours of the dial which are common of the enamel look, and these contours do not really exist on the black-dialed version. This white enamel Seiko Presage Automatic Chronograph replica watch SRQ019 is perhaps the most “historically significant” of the two, even though Seiko decided to include a chronograph complication to the theme. It’s a lovely-looking watch and one of the benefits of enamel is that the color remains true for a very, very long time.
As the dial color of each is different, so are the techniques used to produce the dials themselves. With that said, which one you choose is a matter of taste since the prices are the same. I’ve seen a few of these at Seiko and they are really cool – especially given that they are over 100 years old. The original Laurel dials were white with a red 12 o’clock indicator that is emulated in the classic Seiko Presage Automatic Chronograph replica watch SRQ019.
The other of the two limited edition models is the rare Seiko Presage Automatic Chronograph replica watch SRQ021. The dial looks black but is actually a deep reddish purple that you’ll recognize as traditional Japanese urushi lacquering. They point out that each dial is painted and polished by hand a few times. Seiko has offered a series of urushi dials over the years, most of them being modern in style. This is one of the few “traditional-looking” urushi-dial Seiko watches which I think will make it a winner for many people.