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Great watch but poor readability
on September 14, 2011
This watch is everything that I have wanted in a wrist watch. Everything is easy to work with and operates smoothly. I have had this watch for about two months and it keeps excellent time.
My problem is that I am getting old enough that the red letters against a black background are hard to see. I would have opted for Seiko's higher priced chronograph, the SNA411, but the feature set and convenience of operation did not match my desires.
Also, I am getting old enough that I cannot hear the alarm unless I hold the watch directly to my ear.
I have solved the vision problem with a credit card sized lighted magnifier. Nevertheless this reduces the convenience.
The bottom line is that unless your eyes and ears are in excellent condition, you would be better off going to a different model or brand. I am hard headed enough that I searched for exactly the features that I wanted and am willing to overcome the difficulties. Nevertheless, I do think that some color (yellow, perhaps, rather than red) for most of the secondary dial markings would have been an easy no cost added benefit for many potential Seiko purchasers.