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Seiko Men's SNP008 Coutura Kinetic Perpetual Watch


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  • Kinetic movement; functions without a battery; powers Kinetically with the movement of your arm
  • Strong scratch resistant sapphire crystal
  • Case diameter: 42 mm
  • Two-tone case; white dial; date-month functions
  • Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving

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Product Specifications

Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Seiko
Model number SNP008
Part Number SNP008
Model Year 2005
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Scratch resistant sapphire
Display Type Analog
Clasp Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 42 millimeters
Case Thickness 12
Band Material Two-tone stainless steel
Band length mens
Band Color Silver
Dial color White
Bezel material Two-tone stainless steel
Calendar Date and month
Special features Luminous, Water Resistant
Item weight 13.60 Ounces
Movement Japanese quartz
Water resistant depth 330 Feet

Product Description

Powered by the movement of your body, this Seiko Men's Coutura Kinetic Perpetual Watch #SNP008 features a classic white dial face, embellished with gold-tone hour indexes and contrasting minute indexes for a stylish effect, and encased by a durable sapphire dial window. Sub-dials tracking the months and a 24-hour clock offset the dial, and a handy date calendar rests at the twelve o'clock position. The watch also features a two-tone bezel and 42-millimeter case, while the matching two-tone band comes equipped with a reliable push-button-fold-over clasp. Delivering the extra measure of style and performance, this unforgettable timepiece presents a blend of daring and restraint. Powered by kinetic movement, this watch is water resistant up to 330 feet.

Kinetic: A powerhouse in technological innovation

Like mechanical and quartz, Kinetic is a platform. Over the past 20 years, SEIKO has created on this platform a suite of Kinetic movements, each bringing unique features to the consumer.

It was at the 1986 Basel Fair that SEIKO unveiled its first Kinetic prototype. Introduced under the trial name of 'AGM', it was the first watch in the world to convert kinetic movement into electrical energy. It was the first step in a development that, 20 years later, has made Kinetic synonymous with environmental friendliness, high performance and long-lasting convenience to a generation of users worldwide. From the launch in 1988 of the first commercially available watch (then under the new name AGS) until today, over eight million Kinetic watches have been sold (as of 2007).

In 1998, Kinetic Auto Relay was released, extending the 'at-rest' operating period of the watch to a remarkable 4 years. 1999 saw the launch of the Ultimate Kinetic Chronograph, a masterpiece which fused the very best of SEIKO's mechanical and electronic watch making skills, and in 2003 another Kinetic Chronograph was launched. At Baselworld 2005, the Kinetic Perpetual made its first appearance, combining Kinetic convenience and longevity with a perpetual calendar, correct to the year 2100. In 2007, SEIKO's emotional technology Kinetic Direct Drive is introduced.

Two tone case and bracelet;White dial with goldtone hands and hour markers;24 hour and 12 month sub-dials;Sweep second hand;Luminous hands and hour markers;Water resistant to 100 meters;Date display at 12:00;Sapphire crystal;Kinetic perpetual movement.

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  • ASIN: B000BDIQPM
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3.9 x 3.4 inches; 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Item model number: SNP008
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,827 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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    Customer Reviews

    I would recommend this watch regardless.
    Gary I. Aknin
    It's one of the best (in my opinion) looking watches you can buy, and I get compliments all the time on it.
    B. Gates
    If your looking for a beautiful dress watch, this is it!
    David W. Keithley

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Bucherwurm on July 19, 2006
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    My wife commented to me on the attractiveness of this watch, something she has never done before as she doesn't own a watch, and has no interest in them. It is a beautiful timepiece.

    What can you really say other than what is listed in the specifications. It works just fine, and keeps perfect time.

    So, what is my small criticism? There is a lot of gold and white coloring on the face of the watch, and there is a lot of gold and white on the hands. The problem is that at certain times it is somewhat difficult to distinguish the hands from the background. If you have perfect eyesight this might not be a problem. My eyes are decidedly not perfect. Gone are the days when I can surreptitiously glance at my watch while listening to some boring conversationalist. I generally have to bring the watch to about a foot from my face to read the hands.

    Still it is a great watch, and I feel compelled to give it a full five stars.
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    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Syed A. Ahmad on October 14, 2007
    If you've come this far and are reading this you're instincts are right, there is something about this watch that makes it stand out and sets it apart from the myriad silver and gold watches out there.

    First of all, the picture does absolutely no justice to the watch, the pic you see on amazon is a simulated image, it doesn't capture it's real beauty and refined elegance, a picture can't do justice to it because of it's reflective nature.

    Seiko has crafted a gem of a timepiece with this watch, with so many features at such a comparatively low price- it easily looks at least worth a couple grand, you will not find a quartz watch like it out there. I had reservations about the size of the dial and date window but it's perfect, the size and fit is perfect even on my small 7 inch wrists after removing a couple links (which btw was a very quick & simple DIY).

    Seiko should be more vocal about the accuracy of this watch which is amazing, I've synchronized it with the atomic clock from the National Institute of Standards and Technology or NIST ([...]) and to my amazement it's only lost a sec. in 2 weeks!

    It has a sapphire crystal which is almost scratchproof, it can only be scratched by another mineral or sapphire, water resistant to 100m, stainless steel and titanium carbide coated, kinetic powered- it's charged by the normal motion of your wrist (powered by the world's smallest ultra- sonic motor), it can also be charged by gently shaking it in a 20 centimeter arc at 2 shakes per sec and you can feel the crystal oscillator spinning inside which is super cool. The most amazing feature about the watch is that goes into a sleep mode after approx. 24 hrs. of inactivity and comes back to life with the perfect time with just a couple of shakes!
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    43 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Richard Bourgerie on September 30, 2007
    I wore this watch happily for about a year and a half. It is a handsome timepiece, it feels extremely solid and it kept perfect time . . . until it didn't. This is the second Seiko kinetic watch I have owned that has begun failing to keep and hold a charge after a relatively short period of use. The second hand started skipping in two-second intervals (indicating a low charge) and shaking the watch back and forth as recommended in the instructions only keeps it working normally for a few hours. The kinetic-electric mechanism in Seiko watches is fine in principle but it doesn't appear to be reliable in the long run.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Charles R. Carroll on March 22, 2008
    I am quite the watch nut and own over 30. Brands I own include, Rolex, Seiko, Citizen, Bulova, Invicta, Hamilton and Timex. I own this watch and it was my 4th Seiko.

    One, I have found regardless of price Seiko, with just a little exposure to natural sunlight will out lume every watch I have regardless of price. It does not make any difference at all which Seiko out of all I own, they all out lume everything else.

    Fit and finish is superb. The watch runs flawlessly. The Kinetic movement not only means no battery change ever, but it also means, because of that you do not open the case back for that change. This will keep the water resistance of your watch optimum barring misuse while wearing. This is in fact a major plus. Any watch you own that you or the jeweler opens to change a battery, if not given a new gasket AND TESTED IN A PREASURE TANK is apt to have lost much or all it's resistance to water entering the watch!

    Seiko customer service is tops. I could not find some replacement links for a Seiko bracelet on a discontinued model. The watch was going to my father-in-law and his wrist called for the bracelet to me made larger. An email to Seiko and they still stocked the links and sent a set of 3 replacement links fee! The only charge was $9 shipping and handling.

    This is a five star time piece!
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Eric B. on January 31, 2008
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    This watch simply MUST be seen in person to truly appreciate it's beauty. It's so striking that strangers will comment on how attractive it is. This watch replaces a Seiko Kinetic Titanium that I've had for about 10 years. By comparison the Coutura is quite heavy, but you soon get used to it's heft. I appreciate the enlarged date windows. I also had a bit of trouble telling what time it was at a quick glance because the hands are gold and get lost within everything going on in the dial, but I'm getting better as time goes on! Buyers of this watch will need to get the band adjusted at a jeweler--it's not a do-it-yourself job as another opinion states. You'll end up badly scratching the band if you attempt it yourself. My local jeweler made the adjustment free of charge (because they sell Seiko watches). The watch also keeps impeccable time. You won't be sorry purchasing this watch and you can't beat Amazon.com's price -- it's the lowest I could find -- and shipping was quite fast.
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