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Seiko 5 Sport Automatic Khaki Green Canvas Mens Watch SNZG09
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2012
Received the watch on Aug 21-2012 after ordered Aug 11-2012.
10 days in transit.

I have over two dozen watches in my collection, everything from
Timex to Rolex. This watch has rapidly become my favourite. I have
bought some watches from Amazon.com, but it is sometimes easier for
me in Canada to import Asian watches directly from Asia. I have had
100% positive experiences with Amazon, but elected to buy this watch
from an Asian dealer.

Very attractive. Movement is a 7s36c, 23j, double action auto-winder.
Excellent lume. Lasts all night. Nylon canvas bracelet is very
comfortable, makes this large watch feel light weight, and should
last well. White hands and markers are large and very easy to
read against the dark green dial.

This is my second Seiko 5, and so far it is exceptionally accurate
for a mechanical auto-winder. I have been wearing it since I received
it, and it has been +- 4s/d, and is presently 5 seconds ahead
after 8 days. Seiko 5's have a reputation for slowing down a bit
after the first month or two, so I may want to regulate it later
on, but for now, it is excellent.

This is supposed to be a non-hacking movement, but you can cheat and
"back hack" it, and set it to the exact second with a little practice.
Put a little reverse rotation tension on the crown, in time setting
mode, and the second hand stops. Some "experts" say it's not good
for the mechanism, some say harmless. Your choice.

Watches are always a matter of individual taste, but quality for
dollar value makes this Seiko hard to beat !
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2014
As a lover of mechanical military and pilots watches as well as divers watches the Seiko SNZG09 is an excellent choice and extreme value. Dexclusive is the seller and it is fulfilled by Amazon. One note is the warranty is not valid through Seiko and only covers the movement. That being said if the watch proves not to be defective after the return period it is doubtful you will ever need the warranty service.

Now to the watch. This watch has a very no nonsense tactical look. It is not a fancy watch but it oozes quality. I have had german, russian, and swiss pilots or military watches and the build quality and fit and finish is on equal par with watches costing hundreds of dollars more. Most higher end pilots watches will use sapphire crystals but most still use mineral and I think hardlex is certainly better than most standard mineral crystals. The case finish is a bead blasted look that the whole watch has including the crown. On the caseback and inner lugs it is high polished. I wish the inner lugs were blasted as well. Having a blasted crown is a nice touch. The dial is extremely legible and easy to read the time at a glance. The dark olive green dial looks almost black in most conditions. The printing on the dial is very well done. The hands and markers including the triangle at 12 o'clock all glow very brightly with lumibrite. The dial is easily legible all night and into the early morning with a good charge before bed. The 7S36C movement seems very accurate so far. The red tipped seconds hand is a nice detail but the lume on the seconds hand is really not very useful. The caseback displays the mechanical movement. This version does not have "made in japan" printed on the dial. All of the non JDM watches are not made in Japan. Even the JDM watches have cases made in China and movements assembled in Malaysia depending on the cost of the watch and movement it uses. The watches that have made in japan are for the arabic market and their laws make them put country of origin on the dial. Both k and j variants are made exactly the same with the same components they just have a different distribution channel. Just an fyi for those that think it is important.

To sum up for $90 this watch is an extreme value. There is a new model that has a newer movement and smaller case which is probably why these ate going for such a low price. The new movement has hacking and hand winding functions and the new model costs about the same as thus model. The lume is very different and this model has incredible lume,42mm case, which in my book is a plus. The 7S36C series movements are extremely robust and reliable. They may not hack or hand wind but they run great with no problems for many years. Finally the band has been mentioned by some as being cheap or not big enough. I find the band to be very well made and extremely durable. For the cost I think it is a great band. All in all if you like military watches with an easy to read dial, excellent night time lume, great case and build quality you simply can't go wrong. I wish they had a black dial model like this one for the same price. I would get that too.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2013
This watch is a steal for the money. How you can get a durable reliable mechanical watch for this money is amazing. I've had it for about 9 monthes now and have had no issues. It does not hack or manually wind but it charges very easily with wear. I put an aftermarket leather strap on it and get compliments whenever I wear it. It also has the glass caseback which is pretty cool to watch the movement. Highly recommend.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2012
i like the watch, it takes awhile before it has the date/day routine in there correct and the power reserve doesn't last as long as I would like as I own several watches and like to change up. When I have this one off for a day it stops running so you start over with the day/date thing etc. Still like the idea of watch thaty has actual watchmakers workmanship in it and doesn't need batteries.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 2014
It's a great watch, exactly like the image product! The color si a real military green (the dial and the strap). The watch works perfectly. It isn't the Japanese versión. You can chose the day of the week in english or spanish. It comes in the classical seiko blue box, without manual. I'm really Happy with this Watch.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2015
This is a beautiful watch. Paired with a "Bond" style NATO strap, it's an interesting and unique piece that garners a lot of compliments. It is also very well made. This watch wears several hundred dollars more than it actually costs.

So, why only 3 stars? Accuracy. This particular watch gains five MINUTES a day. That is an order of magnitude above what should be expected. It's so bad, in fact, that I feel confident it is an anomaly. In fact, I would return it had I not waited too long. Given the other reviews, I would still recommend this to someone who wants an affordable, attractive field watch. Just be aware that there is the possibility that your watch may be unacceptably inaccurate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2014
I love this watch and it is always on my wrist accept when I shower. I have noticed though that it does lose time and days.

It has happened a few times now and it needs to be reset to the proper day or time. I don't know why or what happens as it gets used daily so the extensive motion of my daily movement should be winding it as it is supposed to be automatic. And, generally it has been mostly good.
I really like the face and the very readable and very bright luminous numbers and arms is great as long as they get enough light to charge them then they are brilliant and almost to bright for tactical situation without using a lens cover.

The watch band is awesome, strong and well made with double band end keepers to ensure the end of the band isn't flopping around

This watch is wonderful and it gets some hard use on a daily basis so I would recomend it to anyone interested in a reasonably inexpensive automatic
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 3, 2013
Great watch with day and date. Keeps excellent time. Good price. No battery required. Heavy duty with clear back to see movement. Love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2015
I almost got another watch from another brand but instead got this one, and boy am i glad i did. Seiko is a well-respected brand and the quality exceeds the price. A great aspect of this watch its the versatility, with the green nylon strap it's a good casual look, but change the strap(i got the Hirsch liberty gold brown strap)and you have a unique dress watch. I wanted a mechanical watch and for the price it doesn't get better than this. Added bonus: put the watch up to your ear and listen to the relaxing ticks that you only get from a mechanical watch.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2014
The show the Japanese model, they ship the Malaysian model. On top of that no manual, which they sell separately I am sure. When I contacted them I get no excuse and no sorry. It is just a simple fact that Seikos that are made in Japan are worth more and hold more value. Don't let them profit off you even if you don't care. Buy it for less from one of the truthful sellers.
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