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Seiko SARB007 Review Automatic Dress Watch

Seiko SARB007 Review

My rating: 8/10. A quality vintage Seiko timepiece powered by the popular 6R15 automatic movement.

Hello, today I’m taking a look at the Seiko SARB007. This is another popular Seiko timepiece from the SARB collection. The SARB007 features this beautiful green/blue dial and is powered by a 23 jewel 6R15 movement. It’s best suited for formal occasions but will still quite happily go with a jeans and jacket combo.

I hope you enjoy today’s Seiko SARB007 review.

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Below is an up-close image of the Seiko SARB007 featuring a stainless steel strap.

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Seiko SARB007 Technical specifications

To start things off I wanted to showcase some of the most popular specifications that people like to check out. This gives you the opportunity to see if you like this style of watch from the get-go. For example, some people wouldn’t want to go for a very large watch.

  • Model Number: SARB007
  • Crystal Material: Sapphire crystal
  • Case Diameter: 38mm
  • Case Thickness: 11mm
  • Movement: 6R15 Automatic
  • Water Resistance: 100m / 10 bar
  • Strap Material: Stainless steel


Seiko SARB007 Dial and Casing Design

The Seiko SARB007 is a pretty popular dress watch from Seiko. The dial features this stunning green/blue finish to it which really stands out on your wrist. The hands and baton style hour markers have a small coating of lume for better visibility. There’s also a useful date indicator at the 3 o’clock position. The terms “Seiko”, “automatic”, “Diashock”, and “23 jewels” can also be found on the dial.

The casing of the Seiko SARB007 is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 38mm. The thickness of this of this casing is 11mm. The crown is found at the 3 o’clock position and does not screw down on this model.

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Strap & Clasp

The Seiko SARB007 strap is made of stainless steel with a width of 20mm. This can be changed to an alternative strap if you wish to do so, the gap between the lugs is 20mm. Purchase a watch repair kit for all the tools required for this job.


The Seiko SARB007 Movement

Powering this Seiko dress watch is the popular Seiko 6R15 automatic movement. You’ll find the 6R15 movement in many SARB and SARX watches like the SARB033 and SARB065.

The 6R15 is a 23 jewel automatic movement that beats at 21,600 BPH. This gives you 6 ticks per second that results in a smooth sweeping second hand.

When fully wound the Seiko 6R15 movement has a power reserve of 50 hours. The movement features manual winding and hacking. The hacking feature means the second hand will stop moving when the crown is pulled out to the time setting position.


Seiko SARB007 Crystal

On the front of the watch is a sapphire crystal glass lens. This has a Mohs hardness rating of 9 and provides you with an excellent level of scratch and knock resistance. Seiko tends to save sapphire crystal glass for their higher end watches.

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SARB007 Water Resistance 

The water resistance rating of the Seiko SARB007 is 100m, also known as 10 bar. As per Wikipedia, this is suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water sports. Note that this is not suitable for diving.


Seiko SARB007 Pros & Cons

I wanted to point out some of the pros and cons of this Seiko SARB077 and display them in a nice and easy to read format so you can see if this watch is right for you.

Seiko SARB007 Pros

  • High end Seiko timepiece
  • Reliable 6R15 automatic movement
  • 50 hour power reserve
  • Hacking movement
  • 6 ticks per second sweeping movement
  • 100m water resistance rating
  • Sapphire glass glass
  • Date display

Seiko SARB007 Cons:

  • None to mention, comment below if you have any to add


A Final Word On The Seiko SARB007

The Seiko SARB007 really is a pretty damn nice looking watch. The emerald like finish to the dial draws in the eye and stands out beautifully on your wrist.

Coming from Seiko’s SARB collection the SARB007 features a high quality automatic movement and a sapphire crystal glass lens. It also has a 100m water resistance rating which is a handy feature to have.

Having taken a look at the quality, specifications, and pricing of this watch, I’ve decided to give it a 8/10.


Where To Buy The Seiko SARB007

I like to stick to listing retailers that I’ve actually had experience buying from in the past. Below I’ve listed some of the top places to buy this watch from, check all for the best price.

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Thanks For Reading

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