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Jomashop.com has Seiko 5 Black Dial Men's Automatic Watch (SNKL23J1) for $99.99. Shipping is free when you apply promo code FASTSHIP in cart. Thanks jollypirateking
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This hard to find legendary dress watch is in stock at Jomashop and it's only $99.99! Just put on a leather strap and this will look like a million dollar watch. This is the SNKL23J1 version which is made in Japan.

Use "FASTSHIP" code for free shipping.

https://www.jomashop.com/seiko-se...l23j1.html


Case size: 38 mm
Case thickness: 10 mm
Lug width: 18 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters / 100 feet
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They are selling you a seiko watch and telling you when it breaks down not to call seiko because they want nothing to do with us or our watches. Makes sense?
Which is basically gray market...
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Does this come with a framed certificate of authenticity?
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This looks like the same watch just a mm less wide for $70.

https://www.jomashop.com/seiko-watch-snk361.html

Am I missing something besides the 1mm?
The dial texture is completely different. Click the picture and zoom in. The snkl23 is far more fitting in a formal event
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Does this come with a framed certificate of authenticity?
Yes, I went with the 12" oak wood frame and anti-reflective glass option.
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Lol at all the people talking about J being so much better than a K. FFS it's a $100 Seiko 5, nobody gives a crap where it was supposedly manufactured.
I particularly like the post above where he would buy the J model because as a collector he would be willing to pay more for it on the second hand market. I guess there are lots of collectors looking for a $100 watch to invest in.
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Seiko automatic watches are fancy mens braclets that pretend to look like time pieces. I got a lot of compliments on my Seiko watch but it did not keep time. My watch was way out of Seiko's accuracy metrics so they serviced it, upon return was better but still was off by about 5 minutes per week. Utterly useless time piece
Prospex... Next.
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Just my opinion, but I'd never buy another Seiko 5 watch. If I don't wear it for a couple days, it stops ticking. If I do wear it daily, after a few days I notice it's running slow. Lately it developed a rattle - the weight scrapes the inside glass as it rotates - sounds like swirling around marbles in a tin can. Permanently retired the watch.

I've decided a quartz watch and replacing the battery every 5 years is the way to go.
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Just my opinion, but I'd never buy another Seiko 5 watch. If I don't wear it for a couple days, it stops ticking. If I do wear it daily, after a few days I notice it's running slow. Lately it developed a rattle - the weight scrapes the inside glass as it rotates - sounds like swirling around marbles in a tin can. Permanently retired the watch.

I've decided a quartz watch and replacing the battery every 5 years is the way to go.
All mechanical watches will stop when not worn/wound for an extended period of time (varies depending on models).

If you want something reliable that you can grab-and-go, find a solar quartz. Citizen and Seiko make some good ones.
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This is not a men's watch.
And a giant honking hunk of crappily made horology is?

The Seiko 5 is legendary. I would argue that this watch is probably more manly than most others. Generations of hard working men have taken this watch all over the place doing real jobs both behind a desk and in the field. It's reliability has never been questioned.

I have a Seiko 5 from around 1996. It is still running and I wear it every day. I went through the usual watch phases, the brand names, and then realized that I really missed what the 5 is: a good quality watch, unadorned by frills, with just the right weight and shape.

The only thing I've had to do with it is reattach the "5". After years of high school weights, college, work, and so on it's taken quite a few bumps. Surprisingly, there are no scratches on the crystal and the band still locks perfectly.

That said, I've been told by a watchmaker that the 5 is not as good today as it used to be. Supposedly the newer ones have plastic parts where they were metal before. Still good, but not "keep it for 35 years" good. Seiko claims that switching to polymer aids with self lubrication and weight.

More than one watchmaker has told me that the Seiko 5 is a higher quality watch than a large majority of watches, especially the rebranded "designer" watches like Armani or Fossil.
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I bought this a cpl of yrs back after the hodinkee article and put it on a flat croc strap I got off eBay from Vietnam. The dial is looks different with every slight turn of the wrist. I still often end up picking this to wear over bigger named higher priced options.
It's a great read.
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles...lion-bucks
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i was looking into this, also the SNKL41, ultimately i wanted an authorized dealer of Seiko. These grey market have their own warranty which I heard horror stories about in terms of customer service. If you want a Seiko that is reliable, Macy's has the Seiko SNE031 on sale. If you want an automatic watch from Seiko--- SARB035 (cream) or SARB033 (black dial). Amazon.com is an authorized dealer and has Seiko warranty, just make sure the seller is Amazon and not a 3rd party. Yes I know, it's like 4x more expensive, but it is worth the money. If you want an entry level automatic, like someone else, get an Orient.
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here are some for even cheaper - $69.99:

jomashop.com/seiko-watch-snkl83.html
https://www.jomashop.com/seiko-5-...nk357.html
https://www.jomashop.com/seiko-watch-snk361.html
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All mechanical watches will stop when not worn/wound for an extended period of time (varies depending on models).

If you want something reliable that you can grab-and-go, find a solar quartz. Citizen and Seiko make some good ones.
I guess my point is - I was expecting something reliable, and it really wasn't. If a significant reason for wearing a watch is keeping time, consider battery powered quartz. Keep it simple

I did have a Citizen Ecodrive that I loved and lost - it worked, but even the solar seemed like a unnecessary gimmick.
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In my opinion, its not a good deal.
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This is not a men's watch.
Ryan Gossling wears watches 5 mm smaller in diameter and he crushes more puss than a steamroller driving through an animal shelter. I'm just sayin'.
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