The SEIKO Adventure Solar Chronograph SSC081 Classic Mens Watch is a high quality casual watch with a solar edge. Seiko has honed its skills over the past 120+ years and we have come to expect the very best from them. They have a dedication to moving with the times in terms of artistic design as well as technology and the fact that this piece features solar is testament to that.
At first glance the watch draws you in with its shiny stainless steel case and bezel. It looks like there is a fair amount happening on the watch so this would also ignite some curiosity. You will see a compass on the dial as well as two crowns. We will discuss these features in a bit more detail lower down. In fact quite a fair amount needs to be discussed so let’s jump right in.
Double Crown and Compass
SEIKO Adventure Solar Chronograph SSC081 Mens Watch engages its adventurous admirers with its compass feature. Before there is any confusion about this compass it is important to note that this is what the second crown is for. The compass isn’t magnetic and self-rotating so it will be important for anybody that is planning on taking it out on a trip to use it that you are well versed in using it in connection with the position of the sun to determine true north. The second crown on the top left of the watch is used to rotate the compass accordingly. The second crown at 3 o’clock is for the usual setting of the date and time.
The matte black dial contrasts beautifully with the stainless steel case and the stitched brown leather strap. The 6, 9 and 12 are large Arabic numbers and the rest of the dial is embellished with various markers for the other hours and minutes. There is no 3 on display because this is where the date is found.
This is a fashionable piece and even though it is made for casual wear it can be worn as a dress watch if you are looking for a slightly down played yet stylish look. The stitching in the band and the glossy case is what makes it suit-worthy.
SEIKO Adventure Solar Chronograph SSC081 Mens Watch can really go anywhere with you.