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5.0 out of 5 stars love it., December 25, 2013
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This review is from: Seiko Men's SNKL79 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch (Watch)
seiko 5's are great.
i bought this one with the knowledge that it was going to get a different band right away, so i won't be reviewing the band.
right out of the box it looks better than the photo you see here (i will be posting a couple pics with the band i chose) because the gold trim isn't as gold as it looks in the pic.
the lume is very good and the way the hands and markers catch the light makes this watch super readable in low light situations.
the face of the watch couldn't be better. great detail work, as always, by seiko.
the case is just the right size for my wrist.
after a tried a couple leather bands, i dug out a modena 20mm rubber diver strap and squeezed it on (this watch actually calls for a 18mm) and for some reason i just loved the way it looked...and felt.
after that i pulled off the case back and popped out the crown and lubed the seals (probably voided the warranty so beware!!)...and then i spent a few days regulating it and the results were pretty great. i put up a pic about that, too.
hope i helped.
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Initial post: Jan 13, 2014 12:07:11 PM PST
ABCatalan says:
Am asking the same question below I posed to another reviewer. Thanks for your response.

Would you mind sharing how thick the watch is? I'm not really into thick, heavy, oversized watches and would prefer them as if you are not wearing one. Thanks for any info.

Albert C.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2014 12:55:55 PM PST
cactus says:
about 10mm including the case back, which doesn't add to the profile of the watch....so the watch profile actually looks thinner than 10mm. more like 8mm because the case back sinks into the arm.
the crystal is flat, so i measured the total watch from the crystal and included the back and the total thickness is 10mm.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2014 1:14:21 PM PST
ABCatalan says:
Thanks so much for your reply. I will consider purchasing one.
Albert C.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2014 1:23:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 13, 2014 1:24:04 PM PST
cactus says:
so glad i could help.
one thing i want to mention is that there are only a few cases that seiko uses for these watches.
i have a couple that uses the case on this watch, which i like very much, but i also have a few of these:
Seiko Men's SNK375 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch

which is a slightly more streamlined case. i just wanted to point that out.
actually they are all very nice and i'm sure you'll enjoy them. i have pretty small wrists and they fit great and aren't obtrusive at all, imho.

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 11:05:33 AM PDT
Brian Chung says:
Do you mind sharing how you regulate it? Tools, websites, guides? Between your review and pics, I think I'm sold on this Seiko.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2014 1:14:19 AM PDT
cactus says:
this is a decent page. make sure that you read it carefully if you decide to regulate the watch.
http://users.tpg.com.au/wookie99/regulatingwatches.html
i have found that the best tool to move the regulator bar is a .9mm mechanical pencil-with the lead retracted.
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