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|12-03-2012 02:38 AM|
|11-27-2012 02:48 AM|
For me its not a fashion thing its a size thing. It straight up looks petite on my wrist. And I have small wrists for a 6'0 185lb dude. I love the watch, just need a few more MM to look right on my wrist. You do know that girls are wearing big watches now too right. No way a woman is going to have a bigger watch than me!
I don't wear some obscenely large hey look at my wrist watch. Have you seen the new Diesels?
|11-25-2012 01:44 AM|
|11-24-2012 09:15 PM|
The issue with this watch's band is it's nylon (which is totally water resistant) with leather accents (which are totally destroyed by water). Odd choice, but I think it was for aesthetic rather than functional reasons.
|11-24-2012 06:12 PM|
|bank||Damn was gonna grab one but price went up to $65|
|11-24-2012 03:42 PM|
Leather and canvas will be destroyed in the shower, not sure about stainless steel and rubber but I can image that the soap getting in between a stainless steel band cannot be any good.
|11-24-2012 12:35 PM|
It looks a LOT nicer IMO, especially when you use a nice Hadley-Roma 22mm brown leather band on it. I'm searching for a NATO band in that width but haven't had any luck locally.
|11-24-2012 10:56 AM|
I grabbed the last one on offer directly from Amazon (blue face), and still love it. I wear it fairly often, and not had one scratch on the crystal. It will lose time if you don't wear it daily or use a winder though, but that's true of most all automatics.
|11-24-2012 10:18 AM|
|silphium||There's something beautiful about a good automatic movement, and you won't find better value in an automatic than the Seiko 5. Seiko 5 owners on Watchuseek.com claim phenomenal accuracy. I have a larger version, and it runs about 2 seconds per day fast, which is $10k certified chronometer territory. Of course YMMV.|
|11-24-2012 07:37 AM|
It's a mechanical wrist watch. They rarely have a power reserve more than 50 hours. This applies to pretty much all of them, whether it's a $10,000 Rolex, or a $10 fake Rolex. Your complaint there is correct, but it's what separates ALL mechanical from all electric watches. It's worth pointing out for people who don't know anythig about a mechanical watch - there's a lot of surprising stuff about them. But it's not a fair criticism of this watch in particular.
Similarly, you really shouldn't shower with any watch with less than 200 meters of water resistance. The ratings are misleading - they don't account for pressure changes (like from a shower. Or from, say, submerging your wrist in a pool). This watch is a Seiko 5 automatic, so I'm sure it's very solid, so I'm not at all surprised its survived regular showerings - but you should avoid it, and not for the nylon band's sake - it can totally take being submerged just as much as your metal bend. It'll be wet after, but it's nylon - it'll dry.
|11-24-2012 01:14 AM|
|11-24-2012 01:09 AM|
|XtraCrispi||I bought this watch from Jomashop a year or more ago for the same price. It's an okay watch. It looks nice and feels okay. The only cons I find with the watch are that it only holds about a 40-48 hour charge so if you don't wear it for 2 days you have to set the time. This isn't my every day watch so it's a bit of pain to constantly be setting it. Also with the strap being canvas I have to remember to take it off when I shower. With my Swiss Army metal band I'll leave it on sometimes if I'm in a hurry. The strap is also looking a bit faded after only a year and not every day wear. The strap can get a little grimey so I have to wash it every now and again. Not a bad little watch but not fantastic. Not sure it's even worth the $60 IMHO but I don't think you'll find it for less.|
|11-24-2012 12:15 AM|
SNK809K2 is small, especially if you have big wrists, but still a very nice watch.
For Seiko lovers, here are a few more from the same retailer JomaShop.
Sorry about hijacking, but things are moving fast, and this might help out some other Seiko fans.
|11-23-2012 10:28 PM|
|tamirtoad||I'm wearing one now. The watch goes about 30 seconds to a minute behind per day, which is ridiculously annoying and has almost made me late more than once. I'll probably try to send it back to Seiko for a repair/replacement of some kind. Other than that, I like it.|
|11-23-2012 09:07 PM|
|dreamexecution||I got one earlier in the year and it's not bad with a leather strap. If anyone wants a picture, let me know and I'll repost it.|
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