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- Round stainless steel watch featuring date window at four o'clock position with three chronograph subdials on black logoed dial
- Japanese quartz movement with analog display
- Protective hardlex crystal dial window
- Features buckle closure on canvas strap
- Water-resistant to 100 m (330 ft): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
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- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- ASIN: B001E1UMN4
- Item model number: SNDA65
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 3, 2003
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Seiko Watches|
|Dial window material type||Hardlex|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||11 millimeters|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Water Resistant|
|Item weight||9.60 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
*Accurate. Haven't had to adjust it since I set it 6 months ago.
*Excellent quality. At this price, the quality and finish are very good. Haven't really tested the water resistance.
*Black Ion Finish. I am really surprised at how well the black ion finish has held up after 6 months. I thought for sure it would be really dinged and scratch up by now. Rubbing against metal doors and desk, it's held up well. You can see the dings up close, but the black finish is still intact. Haven't yet tested concrete, as I'm sure it would get gouged, but hopefully I won't have to.
*Chronograph fun to watch, but don't use much
*No perpetual calendar
Overall, I'm very happy with the watch, and am surprised at how well the black finish as held up. Great looking timepiece.
The Seiko SNDA65 looks a little like an IWC Top Gun, but also has a fast moving chronograph sub-second hand that behaves like a tiny Tag Heuer Mikrograph that makes one revolution per second. With this watch's 1/20 second resolution, you can say your car goes 0-60 in 5.75 seconds and I love how resetting the chronograph makes all the hands quickly spin clockwise back to a vertical position. The sub-dial at the 6 o'clock position looks like another clock so I'm guessing the chrono can time up to 12 hours. Sorry, I did not RTFM.
The strap is actually pretty nice considering it's made of backpack strap stuff and it fits well on me along with the big case, even though I don't have the largest wrists in the world. The luminous markings and hands stay glowing dimly for hours as I woke up at 3am and was surprised to see them in the dark. The small second hand for the time is in a sub-dial at the 9 o'clock position and "ticks" once per second as it is a quartz after all. Although some of the hands don't quite line up all the time, it's not bad, especially at this price range.
My favorite things about this watch are the 1/20 second chronograph accuracy, even though I will rarely use it, the perfect timekeeping, its durable, all-weather ruggedness, and its casual utilitarian, military good looks.
To put it in simple terms, this watch is the PERFECT watch for daily wear. I have thinner wrist, so I don't like small watches that make me look like a 15 year old, but I also don't like the huge watches that body guards wear. This is the perfect size and weight for everyday wear, and has been extremely durable considering the bumps and bruises that come along with wearing a watch daily. I've received a ton of compliments on it, and it honestly has the look and make of a watch that would cost much more than $180. The nylon strape is fine, although I wouldn't be opposed to a change at some point in the future.
- Looks. Love the dark grey/black case. Black canvas band is nice.
- Easy to set.
- Canvas band is easily adjustable for comfort on the wrist (plenty of holes & 2nd around the band strap for extra band).
- Band is a bit less rugged than what I like. The buckle on the band is not very thick, post that goes through the holes is small, holes are small.
I've got dinky wrists (6" circumference), so at 43mm, this is about the largest watch I can wear without looking like I attached a wall clock to my wrist. The dial is busy but legible, the chronograph needles do quite the dance both when timing and when resetting, and the dark finish looks great with both t-shirts and suits. As this is a quartz watch, it keeps near-perfect time, and setting the time/date is relatively simple. Make sure to rotate the hands past midnight so you can see whether you're setting AM/PM time, particularly when setting the date.
Seiko is largely considered the gateway drug of watch brands, offering tremendous bang for the buck. I replaced the strap with a traditional NATO strap a few days after purchasing the watch and have found that changing the color of the band really makes the watch pop. You can dress it up with leather and dress it down with tan nylon, so invest in a couple straps to keep the watch fresh for any occasion.
The SNDA65 is relatively heavy as far as quartz watches go, but the on-wrist feel is solid and doesn't impede typing or a golf swing. The lume is great, with a few minutes in light providing hours of legible glow at night.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome watch, have had it for a year now and no scratches have formed on the quartz. The chronograph works so well, very smooth operation.Published 4 months ago by Vman
Great watch! I brought this watch with me overseas and I had this watch for a few years until I dropped in on tile floor and the glass broke. I need to buy another one.Published 7 months ago by Dean C.
Seiko makes a great watch ! This watch provides my band and dial black I requested. The special features are Luminous, Chronograph and water resistant 33o feet. Read morePublished 8 months ago by robert ameduri
Came in the timeframe I expected and packaged as new.
However, the color of the metal is nowhere near what it looks like in the photos. Read more
I was in doubt that Seiko SNDA65 would look big on my small wrist, but it turned out fitting great! I really dig the looks of it.Published 10 months ago by USF