Sep 19, 2020

The TiCTAC 35th Anniversary Edition Seiko Watches SZSB006 & SZSB007 Look Amazing

by Zac Vineyard

The Seiko SZSB006 and SZSB007 watches created for the 35th Anniversary of TiCTAC look amazing. You get an the aesthetics of a Seiko Alpinist (notice the cathedral hands and dial lettering) over the top of two classic dial designs. Short of actually purchasing a Seiko Alpinist, these might be the best field watch designs that Seiko's created in a long time. A close-up picture of the Ref. SZSB007 even seems to suggest you get a screw-down crown. When you match that with the 100 meters of water resistance, you have, in my opinion, the makings of an ideal field watch. The vintage-colored lume on the SZSB006 is very eye catching and the slightly less rugged style of the SZSB007 helps it feel like a contender for an "all-occasions" watch.

Seiko SZSB006 & SZSB007 Details

Both the SZSB006 and SZSB007 come in 40mm cases. The former with a militaresque painted dial and the latter with a gray dial with applied indices. The SZSB006 comes on a steel bracelet, while the SZSB007 is paired with a faux-gator leather strap.

Specifications & Dimensions

  • Water Resistance: 10 ATM, 100 meters
  • Lug-to-lug: 48mm
  • Case width: 40mm
  • Case thickness: 11mm
  • Case material: Stainless Steel
  • Crystal: Hardlex Mineral
  • Dial: Matte Black(SZSB006) or Sunburst Gray (SZSB007)
  • Movement: Seiko 4R35 Automatic
  • Price: ~$500 USD

While these watches have an excellent aesthetics, there are a couple of down-sides. First, you don't get a watch with a sapphire crystal even though you'd be shelling out more than enough cash to get an Alpinist. Secondly, the faux gator strap on the SZSB007 isn't the type of strap you want to see at this price-point. Its just too cheap. It is surprising to see that both watches don't come on a steel bracelet.

Seiko SZSB006 & SZSB007 Availability

At the moment, the Seiko SZSB006 and SZSB007 are only available in Japan from TiCTAC and select affiliated online sellers. But if one of these ever makes it across the pacific, you can bet I'll add it to my collection.

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Zac Vineyard

Zac is a watch enthusiast, writer, and web developer. He's interested in telling the story of watches and the people who wear them, with particular interest in how watches have been part of the adventure in the lives of others.