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The New Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch

I wore the Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #AstronElite, all opinions and reviews are my own. 


Watches are much more than a simple timekeeping piece of jewelry.  They are an extension of personality.  Different watches can show different moods, they are status symbols, they can show that you take life seriously, or, if you prefer, that you don’t.  Bill Gates recently made headlines for his $10 watch… Well, good for you, Bill.  But that’s not our style.

We at Life, Tailored prefer things a little more luxurious, we like the best of the best, and we like getting it without paying more than it’s worth.  The watch we wholeheartedly recommend right now?  The Seiko Astron GPS Solar.  Does it look classy?  Sure.  Does it pair well with a suit?  You’re damn right.  But there are a handful of reasons why the Seiko Astron beats out the competition and should be the first thing on your wish list for the holidays.  Here are some of the reasons you’ll catch us with a Seiko Astron on our wrists for years to come… 

The Seiko Astron Sets Itself


Gone are the days of remembering to reset your watch for Day Light Savings, or worrying that your minute hand has suddenly started speeding up or slowing down.  Once a day the Seiko Astron gets a GPS signal of what time it is wherever you are and sets itself accordingly, ensuring that even when you get on the plane at JFK and step off at Heathrow your watch has you covered.

The Seiko Astron Doesn’t Mess With Batteries


While most high end watches try to stay clear of those annoying batteries that always die at the worst moment, the Seiko Astron has taken it a step further.  There is no need to have a self-winding case just so you can tell the time, instead, all you need is light.  Now, I want to be clear, this doesn’t mean you need sunlight, or UV rays to charge the Seiko Astron, just plain old light.  This is an innovation that may seem small, but it is one of the most convenient advances in timepieces we’ve seen in a long time.  We love it. 

The Seiko Astron’s Calendar is accurate up to February 2100


This will ensure that you, your son you pass this on to, and his son will never have a calendar mixup again.  While we’re sorry we just took away the goto excuse for you forgetting your anniversary (and birthdays, and rent, and all the other things we do our best to remember but are seemingly impossible…) you should revel in the fact that this watch will continue counting calendar days long after they don’t matter to you.  Plus, you don’t have to deal with that annoying hassle of figuring out if your watch calendar is currently on a month that ends in 30 or 31 (seriously, am I the only one who regularly has this problem?)

The Seiko Astron Is Comfortable


Less bulky than other high end watches, the Seiko Astron doesn’t have a tendency to get caught under your shirt cuffs.  The smaller, slimmer (yet still very masculine) look and feel of the Seiko Astron keeps time on your wrist without constantly reminding you that you’re wearing a watch.  Less bulk means less knocking it on things, which means less dings and nicks and more unparalleled beauty and sophistication for years to come.

Where to Get Your Seiko Astron


Like what you see?  You should.  The way we recommend going about getting your new Seiko Astron is to drop painfully obvious hints to your wife until she gets it for you.  Of course if that doesn’t work then head over to Seiko and pick out your favorite style for yourself.  Whichever look you decide on, congratulations, you’ve just picked up the coolest watch on the market.

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