Handwinding and automatic with hacking
When I got to know of news that the Spirit series have been discontinued with effect from end March, I wasted no more time and placed my order with Seiya Japan. Both watches arrived safely but were unfortunately slapped with GST charges. When I held the watches in my hands, I was amazed by the fine worksmanship and quality of these Japan Domestic Models (JDM for short). The handwinding is smooth without the grinding noise and the hacking is a useful feature for synchronising time. I decided to change the bracelets to leather straps to bring out the vintage classic flavor, and I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the Spirit uses solid endlinks! This is really a lot of watch for the money and I am glad I did not hesitate this time (I missed the chance on the Blue Spark earlier). And did I mention that this range comes in sapphire glass? Another point to Seiko!