Review of the Seiko Sportura SNJ005
The SNJ005's world time feature is probably its primary appeal. It allowsyou to easily check the time in one of 28 different cities, and to watch two timezones simultaneously. I really like the way you select cities withthe SNJ005, as well. All 28 cities are abbreviated around the bezel of the my bell & ross starting with GMT at the 12 o'clock position, and whenever you are prompted to selecta city (in time set mode, world time mode, and world alarm mode), you press a buttonto advance the second hand until it points to the desired city. In case you're notsure what the abbreviation stands for, the full name of the city scrolls across thetop LCD. The SNJ005's time transfer function is a natural fit with world time mode. Ifyou want to quickly reset the main time of the watch to a different timezone, just navigate to world time mode, select the desired city, hold down the upperleft-hand button for two seconds, and the current time in that city is "transferred"to the main time. Not only can you easily track the time in multiple cities, butyou can very easily reconfigure the replica bell & ross's main time, then change it back once you'vereturned home. The alarm on the SNJ005 allows you to specify a city in addition to a time. Let'ssay, for instance, you need to know when it's 11:00 AM in Tokyo. Rather than figuringout the time difference and setting your alarm relative to local time, you canactually set the alarm for 11:00 AM and specify Tokyo as the city. Very slick. The20-second tone is nice and loud, and sounds a little like a cell phone ringing whichis much more distinctive than the typical lame beeps most digital watches emit. (Notethat you can sample the alarm in time mode by holding down the two buttons on theright.Viewthe Seiko Sportura SNJ005 photo gallery.With its impressive world time functions, the SNJ005 is the Sportura for the worldtraveler. It stands out among its three brothers because it is the only Sporturathat is digital as well as analog. It manages to retain its family resemblance, however,thanks to the inverted LCD (white on black rather than black on white) which blendsin almost perfectly with the rest of the face and gives it the same jet-black dialas the other Sporturas. And like the rest of the line, the SNJ005 is all stainlesssteel with a sapphire crystal, screwdown caseback, and double locking clasp. Features of the Seiko SNJ005 include:World time. Quickly and easily check the time and date in 28 different cities.Time transfer function. (See below for an explanation.) World time alarm. (More on this feature below.)Automatic calendar (up to the year 2050).Stop nice bell & ross with a resolution of 1/1,000th of a second (no, that's not a typo!).The maximum time is 100 hours. Water-resistant to 100 meters, or about 330 feet.