1y ago

Seiko Presage Zen Garden Automatic. Apparently it's inspired by a traditional Japanese garden - the green represents the foliage and the textured grey batons represent the stepping stones - which is the kind of nonsense that appeals to me. Some mechanical watches have an industrial looking dial, but personally, I prefer a beautiful face that you can then turn over and peer into the workings.

Being an automatic with a 40 hour reserve, there's a gauge to show how much incidental winding I've given it. Thus I call it the gesturemeter.

Join In

Comments (8)

  • do you a deal. That watch for a pen that says "Mahindra" on it

      1 year ago
  • I go weak at the knees for an open backed watch

      1 year ago
    • Agreed. You can open the bonnet on your car; you should be able to look into your watch and see faithful movement.

        1 year ago
  • I have a TAG Link ... simple clean purposeful ... I love it. I think the non digital watch, remains as one of the most intricate and highly developed examples of old school mechanized perfection. I love this Seiko your showing here. I wish my Tag had an open back. Ironically frustrating that the coolness has to be hidden and smooshed into ones wrist as opposed to out there where everyone can see it.

      1 year ago
    • Exactly.

      Though I actually prefer the workings to be something I can look at, not something I'm always looking at - I'm happy for them to be behind an elegant face to the world.

        1 year ago