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Best Seiko Under $100.
on July 14, 2012
First of all, the watch you receive will be slightly different than the pictured Seiko. The only differences are: The crown in not recessed or flush with the case, but slightly elevated, and the hands and hour markers have a black paint over parts of them. You can only tell these differences after close inspection, but otherwise you will get the watch in the picture. I made sure that I received a genuine Seiko, and you can check yours by registering it on the SeikoUSA website. The timepiece also has slightly darker gold colors, and it looks a lot nicer than the picture. As this watch has many Rolex-similar design queues, such as the Jubilee bracelet, fluted bezel, and similar hour markers, it looks like a Rolex Date from a distance.
Remember that this is an Automatic Seiko, and the watch is powered by a self-winding mechanism. You CANNOT wind this watch manually by pulling out and twisting the crown. You can only manually wind it by moving the watch in a spinning motion. If the watch sits idly for about 24 hours, it will stop and you have to spin it to re-wind the mechanism. The movement pulsates at 6 ticks per second, so the second hand moves 6 times every second. So far, the Seiko 5 movement seems to be keeping time very well, and I leave it on a watch winder to keep it wound. You can see the automatic movement through the glass case-back of the watch, and as it has an automatic movement, this timepiece is slightly thicker than dress quartz Seikos.
The "gold-tone" color of this watch looks very close to the real thing, and the champagne-gold color dial complements the rest of the gold color on the watch.
The day-date feature of this watch also works very well, and it changes every day between 12:00 midnight and 12:20. The watch includes both English and Spanish language for the days of the week.
Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with this automatic Seiko. For under $100, it's a lot of watch for the money, and being a Seiko, should last a long time with proper care. I would definitely recommend this timepiece to anyone who wants a watch that looks like a two-tone Rolex. This watch is very comfortable, perfect weight, looks fantastic, and overall, It's a Seiko.