Seiko Astron SSE169J GPS Solar Watch for $1793 Delivered + More @ Starbuy


I'm pretty sure this is the all time lowest for this amazing watch. The Astron series is Seikos top tier watch line (before moving to Grand Seiko) and is a satellite watch that uses GPS tracking to ensure your time is accurate no matter where you are in the world.

Star buy description:
Astron is the first watch to automatically recognize all time zones on Earth. At last a watch that adjusts to your time zone.


Seiko Astron SSE169J Solar GPS automatically adjusts to the local time. With the touch of a single button, Astron adjusts to the correct local time everywhere on the planet. Daylight saving time does require a manual adjustment.


Always accurate. Seiko Astron is accurate to one second every 100,000 years, thanks to the time signal it receives from the Atomic Clocks in each GPS satellite.


Astron never stops. Astron receives all the power it needs from light absorbed through the dial. Not just sunlight, it is able to use all kinds of light, and store excess energy it produces in a power reserve whose charge level is indicated on the dial.


Astron remains accurate, even on the move. Astron receives GPS signals even when the wearer is walking or in a vehicle. If you can see the sky, Astron will tell the exact local time, even as you move across borders.


Calendar correction is automatic. Astron has a perpetual calendar that will not need to be manually corrected until February 28, 2100.

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  • Is it connected to a time server somehow? Does it adjust to daylight savings? What about daylight savings on trial like we had in WA a decade ago?

    • This one is a manual adjust. It works off time zones for activation e.g GMT +10 for Sydney. But some astrons will activate DST by holding down a button to switch it on then holding it again to switch it off.

    • GPS satellites maintain a time scale. This watch uses GPS.

    • The GPS satellites syncronise clocks using special relativity & general relativity. The time signal is provided to you the consumer on Earth in your device. The signal is also used to calibrate synchronous data communications on Earth.

  • I was wondering what the bargain is ? RRP $4100. Comes with a 3 year warranty. No offence, but if I was to buy a watch with a rrrp of over $4000 I would like a warranty that would last longer than that. Has a perpetual calendar that needs to be adjusted Feb 28 2100, hmm, not that I'll be alive then, so won't affect me.

    Besides my cynicism I'd still like one but it's out of my price range.

    • I'm biased but a grand Seiko is where I'd go. Try to get something either limited edition or something that wows you.
      I got lucky and had both in one. The GS sbgn009 saw it from a window and was mesmerised . Thinking how I will afford this. But surprisingly it's not that bad.
      I was contemplating this watch when I posted it. But I'm really not a fan of the face too much. I still like dressy watches