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4.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Beat a Seiko 5 Automatic - Timeless, July 23, 2013
This review is from: Seiko Men's SNKK65 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Silver-Tone Dial (Watch)
Love me my automatic watches. However, frilly Swiss watches that cost a small fortune -- though certainly fine timepieces, were never my style. Give me a good ole Japanese Seiko or Orient (another excellent Japanese mechanical watchmaker) automatic any day, and I'm happy. This watch is a basic steel silver dial watch in the Seiko 5 style. It is powered by their infamous 7S26B watch movement. Unlike more complicated automatic watch movements, the 7S26 is notorious for its simplicity, durability, and longevity. The watchmaker I took it too to have a link removed was familiar - said this will keep time for 20 years without need of having the movement cleaned/re-oiled (the reason most mechanical watches stop working), as is their reputation. One of the ways Seiko kept the cost very reasonable was by making the steel band hollow - a concession I'm willing to make. The band seems sturdy enough, fits like a glove after having a link removed, and is light and comfortable. The dial is no frills and icy silver - just what I wanted. It is very easy to set the day and date, as is the case with the entire Seiko 5 line. The size of the dial is small by modern standards (and my other watches). That will take a little getting used to, would prefer it a tad bigger. The "5" in Seiko 5 means: 1. Diaflex (unbreakable) mainspring, 2. Diashock (shock resistant) design, 3. automatic movement, 4. day/date indicator, and 5. water resistant. Bottom line - unassuming, very affordable, durable, accurate, yet elegant automatic timepiece for everyday wear that - if well cared for and with some luck, may provide decades of service and enjoyment.
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