This watch is truly a gem. Everything Jeffrey Williams says about it (and about IPPO) is true. I looked everywhere for something with classic lines, titanium, Eco-Drive/solar…and with that starting point, there aren’t many options. The atomic/radio capability is a fabulous bonus. Nothing readily available outside Japan met all these criteria in the sub-$1000 price range. This one does and it is beautiful. On top of finding this great watch, shipping was free and super fast. The watch was at my door on the US east coast within 36 hours of pickup in Tokyo. Highly recommended!! Very satisfied!!
If you like the classic simplicity of smooth lines, a perpetual calendar that you don't need to adjust, a handsome dial in Navy Blue towards Black which contrasts well with it's super hardened and polished glossy & matt finished Titanium bracelet and scratch resistant sapphire crystal, then this watch is for you! It's Titanium (Duratect) bracelet is 4 times lighter than stainless steel, but 5 times harder which makes this watch super light at 87g (3.1 ounces)! I weighed it myself! And regarding whether it can pick up the radio signal from Ft. Collins, CO, all the way to New York City, don't worry as it does! I set mine on the window sill one evening here in the Washington D.C. area and it easily picked up the radio signal. The date in the window is easy to read with my 72 year old eyes without raising it up from the table. And what is spectacular is that the second hand stops PRECISELY on the second markers! This bracelet clasp also has a 2 mm quick adjust mechanism. And to keep the clean appearance of the dial, the 24 Cities within the World Time Zone are reflected on the back of the case, which is a nice touch! I have several watches in the $2,000 range with "whistles and bells", but I love this simplistic classic. And, you will too.
This was the first watch I purchased through IPPO JAPAN WATCHES and what a pleasure it was to deal with them! They stand out from most of the other sellers in Japan for several reasons to include their advertised pricing being about the lowest out there. But when you add that they ship for free and accept direct credit card purchases, not restricting the buyer to exorbitant Paypal fees like most of the other sellers in Japan, they do have the best pricing anywhere.
But equally impressive, is that the folks at IPPO Japan Watches you interact with are honest professionals, efficient, dependable, understand professional follow through; with a "can-do" attitude. I have since recently made a second purchase through them and interacting with them was a pleasure and they now hold my complete confidence. And I offer the above after living overseas throughout Asia for 32 years, to include Japan. I won't bother looking anywhere else for my Japanese domestic market watches into the future.
The watch looks gorgeous and elegant on my hand. It keeps extremely accurate time. No timing error in two weeks. Key point: I live in VA and more than 2400 Km away from the Collins station and I am not sure if the automatic daily adjustment works here. If that is the case, it actually attests the high quality and accuracy of this watch. Will wait until end of February to see if the date changes automatically. Being made of titanium, it feels light and not substantial when you play it in your hand. However, you will appreciate the lightness when it is on your wrist.
IPPO store service is great. It took 3 days for the store to handle it and update the status after order. However, once the store started shipping, it only takes 2 days to ship it from Japan to here !! (so just be patient). My questions are also responded by the store in a timely manner.
Highly recommend this store and this watch if you are looking for a reliable, hassle-free, elegant quartz watch with a beautiful dial at this price range (
Perfect! I am very satisfied. This watch is elegant, really beautiful. The seller is very serious and very kind. I recommend without hesitation. Long live Made in Japan
The watch is made by thitanium so is very lighter than steel bracelet.
Great watch, great service
Love my new Seiko, and it came all the way from Japan in only three days! Great service!
I liked the watch very much. The seller has no questions. We sent the order right away. Delivery to Ukraine took 16 days, traveled across Europe for a very long time. Of course, the clock was stuck at customs, in addition to the duty, I had to pay the broker for customs clearance services (it was this moment that was unpleasant, because the customs authority was in another city and had to fork out another $ 38 for broker services and $ 100 for customs clearance). In any case, it turned out cheaper than buying such a watch in my country, although I expected it to be cheaper.
First I just want to comment on the shipping speed. I ordered the watch on a Sunday in the USA and it was delivered the rolling Wednesday! 3 business days? That is what I am talking about. And now...
The Watch. Seiko SBDC101.. what more can you say? Classic 62mas style with the 6R movement, sapphire, DiaShield? Come one. This watch is a knock out! Absolutely in love with this watch. The machine finishing is top notch, it wears perfectly, and it's a real stunner! The sunburst dark grey bezel is beautiful out in the sun. Many of my customers have commented on the watch so far.
Right now this watch is hot along with the new Willard. Unfortunately they hard to come by at the moment. Ippo had it in stock at a price which I was better than anyone who had one in stock.
Definitely recommend buying any watch from Ippo. The fact that I received this item from Japan to the USA faster than other items I'm still waiting from from the USA says it all.