- Stainless steel watch with chronograph subdials and, red contrasts on dial, and tachymeter bezel
- Japanese quartz movement with analog display
- Protective anti-reflective sapphire crystal dial window
- Features buckle closure, date window, alarm function, and urethane band
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
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ALARM, CHRONOGRAPH, WATER RESISTANT 100 METERS
From Humble beginnings, Kintaro Hattori’s Vision for Seiko has become reality. A consuming passion for excellence - imprinted in our Corporate DNA passed from generation to generation. Seiko, for 125 years committed to the art and science of time.
A culture of innovation connects a 19th century Tokyo clock shop with 20th century advances in timekeeping to an extraordinary 21st century "quiet revolution." Continually driven by dedication and passion, established a multitude of world’s first technologies… transforming the principles of timekeeping.
The first quartz wristwatch – changed the history of time.
The first Kinetic – marked a new era in quartz watch technology.
In 1969, Seiko Astron, the first quartz wristwatch - was introduced.
In an instant, Seiko exponentially improved the accuracy of wristwatches –And Seiko technology firmly established today’s standard in Olympic and sports timing.
1984, another celebrated first – Kinetic Technology – powered by body movement.
Kinetic – a quartz mechanism with unparalleled accuracy –the driving force behind more world’s firsts.
Kinetic Chronograph – the next generation of high performance timekeeping.
Kinetic Auto Relay – automatically resets to the correct time.
Kinetic Perpetual - combining the date perfect technology of perpetual calendar with the genius of Kinetic Auto Relay.
And now Kinetic Direct Drive – move, and the watch is powered automatically. Or hand wind it and see the power you are generating in real time.
In the realm of fine watches, time is measured by Seiko innovation – A heritage of dedication to the art and science of time.See all Product description
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- ASIN: B008K6HHMK
- Item model number: SNAE87
- Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 11, 2012
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Seiko Watches|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective sapphire|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||10.65 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||21 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Chronograph, Second hand, Alarm|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top customer reviews
I ended up purchasing a different watch in the end ~ that being the Nike Fuel Band, being the sporty guy that I am. Anyways, long story short, I ended up returning that watch back. I found myself again researching the Seiko Sportura SNAE87 again. This time I was toying between the other Sportura watches. I finally made the decision to take the plunge and go with the Seiko Sportura SNA87 (in for a penny out for a pound! so to speak!).
I received the watch today. All I can say is that I wish I made the purchase earlier. It is a beautiful, well balanced (when worn) watch. No regrets at all. So excited to have it. I made the purchase from Amazon.
I have provided some photographs of the watch. I hope this will aid in your research and decision in purchasing this watch!
1. A great looking watch that can be casual or business professional (The case is a brighter stainless steel than you see in the picture, but looks great). Very sharp looking without going over the top. Weighs 3.3 ounces.
2. A sapphire crystal that is rarely seen in this price range. I literally looked at thousands of watches and this was the lowest price watch that I could find with this feature. This feature makes the face of the watch very difficult to scratch. I found that most other watches with a sapphire crystal costs at least double of this Seiko Sportura.
3. Water resistance to 100m. Not shown on the dial, but stamped on the back of the case. Important since I don't want to worry about showering or swimming with this watch. It also has a screw down crown.
4. A polyurethane wrist band that is very comfortable to wear. It is not too stiff and I forget that I even have it on. It seems to be made of good material and should hold up. Time will tell (pun intended).
5. 3 year Seiko factory warranty with warranty card. I purchased directly from Amazon.
6. Black dial with white hour and minute hands. This contrast makes it extremely easy to see the time at a glance even with all the chronograph dials. The chronograph is easy to operate and fun to reset.
The only negative I have with this watch is the date window. Its too small and not in the best location, although it can be read.
All said, this Seiko series is the best value in a quality watch that I could find.
This watch is best suited for hot, sweaty environments where a moderate to high amount of durability is required. The quality of materials used in this watch at this price point is outstanding and shamelessly holds its own with other watches costing quite a bit more.
If you've ever worn a large (42-45mm) steel watch with large lugs (22-24mm) and a steel bracelet on a hot day with perspiration on your wrist, then you know that the bracelet can stick to your skin and feel very clammy. I love my large, stainless steel watches with steel bracelets, but don't like wearing them while perspiring. The rubber strap on this watch solves that problem. It doesn't stick and wears away from the wrist so that there's a gap to allow the perspiration to dry. After you've showered, simply taking a damp towel and wiping down the watch removes all evaporation spots and oil, and it looks brand new again. It cleans up easily and very nicely. Polishing my stainless watches takes a bit more effort to keep them clean.
Since this has a sapphire crystal, you don't need to worry so much about scratching it. The clarity for seeing details on the watch face is fantastic.
One of the primary qualities which I use to judge an analog watch, which I call "readability", is very good in this watch. The contrast between the hands, the dial face and the minute markers needs to be sufficiently high enough so that one can instantly see exactly where the hands lie on the watch face relative to the minute markers, especially the minute hand. This watch, with its bright white hands, silvery reflective hour markers, numerals on the hour markers, highly distinct minute tick marks, and black-as-night dial all work terrifically to make the watch elements instantly readable to the user. I can instantly discern the hour's minute, even roughly how many 15 second intervals have passed, without having to look at the seconds complication. That is very well done. It's definitely one of the most readable watches that I own.
Finally, this watch's movement seems to be of very high quality. It's definitely not a piece of junk, cheap movement. After three weeks, my watch is still less than one second fast. My assumption is that copy that I have might gain 2 seconds per month. I'll happily live with that. The movement seems very durable and solid. I hate to admit I've dropped it once on the ground already and it seems to have suffered zero effects.
This isn't a complaint, but configuring the alarm and secondary time setting is a bit funky. It takes some practice and a little time to configure it correctly and then verify it was done right.
Overall, this is a fantastic watch at its price point. I really can't say anything bad about it and think it's a fantastic buy.
I have several nice Bulovas, an Omega and a Breitling, but the watch I instantly grab is this Seiko. Hard to believe (even myself) but it's true. Would buy again.