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This review is from: Seiko Men's SGG711 Titanium Watch (Watch)
I have had this watch for about 3 weeks and I love it. I was looking for a nice analog watch to wear to work that had a metal band so it's easy to sterilize (I work at a hospital), a black face, day/date function, a slim case that isn't obnoxiously oversized like most 'fashion' watches, and numbers all around the dial. Overall, I wanted something with simple styling that I could wear with just about anything.
When I was waiting for my watch to arrive in the mail, I was worried that it wouldn't look very good in person or that it would be too big (I have smaller wrists) or that it would look like an old man watch (I'm in my 20s) or that I simply wouldn't like it, but when I opened the box, my worries were instantly assuaged. It looks better in person. It has slightly different coloring than in the picture. Since it is made out of titanium, it is a little darker in color, like more of a medium gray. Definitely not the standard silvery stainless steel that most watches are made out of. Also the face isn't dark inky black like in the picture, but sort of a 'light black' if you will, or a very very dark gray. I think all this makes a very cool looking watch, and in my opinion makes it look better than in the picture. The titanium gives it a lighter feel than you would expect. One cool thing I read about titanium is that due to its heat conductive properties, the metal doesn't feel cold when you first put it on like steel does. Although I don't have a steel watch to compare it to, I would still agree with this statement. Just some food for thought.
Function wise, this watch is flawless as one would expect from a Seiko. Do a search on Seiko's reputation and you will see what I mean. It has a high end quartz movement, and while it's a little expensive for quartz, you get what you pay for. The biggest benefit of quartz in my opinion is that it makes for a slimmer watch. The Seiko 5 watches with an automatic movement are between 10 and 13 mm thick, while this one is 8.3mm thick. Also, provided you change the battery every now and then, it should last forever.
Fashion wise, this watch is very versatile. I can wear it with scrubs, jeans or slacks. Also it is ideal for a large age range. I am in my early 20s and I think it has a more refined look than a Nixon, Fossil, G-shock or any other garish watch that the kids wear these days. But that doesn't necessarily make it a young persons watch. It wouldn't look out of place on a middle aged man either. Point is, no matter what age you are this watch will be seen in good taste.
Overall, this is a great watch. It is good looking, functional, versatile, and sells for a fair price. It looks even better in person. I would highly recommend it.
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Initial post: Oct 19, 2011 5:51:14 PM PDT
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Amazon Shopper says:
does the watch light up or glow in the dark?
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