It’s tough to recall all of the watches that were released last year. Some were memorable and others flew under the radar. Narrowing down that task to just one brand and their releases doesn’t make it any easier, let alone if we went with a powerhouse brand like Seiko. A few Seiko releases come to mind from last year; the 140th Anniversary Edition SPB213 (pictured above), the exuberant Seiko Rowing Blazers collaboration and the slew of handsome solar watches like the Seiko SNE573 or the SSC819 released through their Prospex line. Although those were some highlights, I’m sure there were some honorable mentions from last year that we didn’t quite get to cover, or that we just flat out missed. Luckily, a recent article published on Plus 9 Time has got us covered, by breaking down all of Seiko’s releases of 2021. Its name derived from referencing Japan’s GMT timezone, Plus 9 Time is a website dedicated to covering the Japanese watch industry as a whole and more specifically the progression of the Seiko brand.
In this article, we get an overview of Seiko’s entire production from last year. It’s worth mentioning that Plus 9 Time excludes the luxury side of things like Grand Seiko, Credor and Pulsar, which is mind boggling considering the amount of watches Seiko was still able to release without counting the aforementioned brands. In a neat presentation through graphs, charts and numeral insights we get a glance at Seiko’s 408 newly released models in 2021. You read that correctly, 408. From the Seiko Essentials and Presage line, to the Seiko Five Sports and Prospex line, and everything in between, including a Seiko stopwatch, it’s all there for your leisure reading.