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I've had my Seiko SNK973 for going on 10 years now. It's kinetic, meaning it requires no battery changes. It uses the momentum of your wrist movement to wind. It loses about 1 minute per 3 days, so you have to periodically set it to your phone to be completely accurate (if this is an issue for you.)
It is constructed of stainless steel and is fairly water resistant. I ruined my first one when I forgot to take it off prior to swimming and diving, but my second one has stood up to daily showers going on 10 years now.
I don't wear my watch when cutting and especially not while running any equipment, as jewelry of any kind can become a liability in a hurry. In being water resistant though, I usually just set it somewhere I can check it whenever and if meat juices or curing liquid ends up on it, it can wash it down in the sink. I typically only ever wear it while making sausage to keep track of sausages which are cooking in the kettle or smokehouse, and during lunch break. Having the day and date are also useful when doing invoices or rotation labeling.
Here's a link: Seiko SNK973 If I recall correctly, I paid about $80CAD for mine. I certainly wouldn't pay the $150USD that the current seller is asking, but if you look around, I'm sure a deal is out there! Good luck! :)
I first used the search bar to see the many detailed posts about first time watch buying and was seeing the Seiko 5 pop up in most of the threads. I committed to this one and I am pleased with its appearance! I paid $100 with shipping on Amazon and it came in a white seiko box with a small pillow. The Blue looks best in the sunlight and looks almost black indoors. I highly recommend this watch to anyone considering their first watch. This is the Seiko 5 SNK793 model, Automatic Movement. Can be bought here, but I noticed the price went up a bit..
Anyone know if that band is separate from the watch? Trying to find it online, but only seeing the stainless steel and not the leather one like the one in the post.
The dial is a little small and would look good on your wrist.
The metal bracelet is pretty large, even for my ^borderline overweight wrists. But you can get that fixed at a watch jeweler or a mall kiosk.
I personally don’t like the metal bracelet since it eats us my arm hair and hurts a lot. I’ll recommend a leather strap which’ll give it a great new look and would be quite comfrtable.
Unless, you’ve got smooth skin and prefer metal bracelets
I've been told not to trust Amazon measurements so if anyone could provide me with the case thickness of the SNK793 I would really appreciate it, thanks.
My wrist is 6.1 inches so that's why I'm concerned with proportions.
What about this Seiko SNK793? It's $62.78 , automatic, and 36 mm in diameter. The only thing is the dial is blue. But I think that would look great with a gray suit! (A small highlight...haha though not sure if it's subtle enough).
It does look nice, but I think that gold doesn't fit me very well. It might be good for a special occasion, but I think it would be too flashy for daily use.
I think I'm going to go with the Seiko SNK793. I have blue eyes, so I think I could pull off a blue dial.
Hey looking to buy my first watch and I've heard good things about seiko around here, so I was wondering what you guys thought of this seiko : Seiko 5 Men's SNK793 . I have relatively small wrists ( a little more than 6 inches) and was wondering if the 36mm case would be too small for my wrist. Also would i be able to change the length of the bracelet by removing links? Is this easy to do or would i need to take it to somebody to have this done?
Sorry for so many questions (im new to watches) and Thanks.
Sorry, [link] that's a bad picture but it looks a lot nicer in other photos and videos i've scene
I have a Seiko SNK 793 that I took the bracelet off of and promptly lost one of the metal pieces that fit between the lugs over the spring bar. Where can I get a new one? My google-fu is coming up short on this one.
Hey I also bought that one! I wore it for a day and decided it felt like a toy. I didn't mention it in my original post because I didn't think it was important, but I've decided against getting the steel Timexes. They're a little too light for me, and the Indiglo is a bit off on them. Definitely check out the Expedition Scout Metal or this one if you wanna give Timex another shot. They have a nice weight and look to them so as not to feel cheap or like faux metal. If not Timex, I've only heard great things about the Seiko 5. I actually plan to get this one next. Good luck!
I'm really liking this one. How does automatic movement work though? I understand that it uses your body movement to power it but does it stop going say at night when it'll just sit for hours?
Is this watch (with a leather strap) too dressy for super casual outfits. For example would it work with khaki chino shorts, and a navy shirt or is it too "dressy" of a watch?
/r/watches, /r/watchexchange (or whatever it's called), /r/frugalmalefashion all have excellent suggestions.
I have a Seiko 5 for fancy events, a Timex Weekender with a watch strap that reflects my college for casual/prep wear, and my current daily driver is my Moto 360.
I've never purchased a watch before and I've decided that I want to get one! I'm a 20 year old guy with slim build (small wrists) so I was hoping for some recommendations. My price range is around a couple hundred USD or less. I'm fan of the blue in this watch, but I'm looking for some recommendations: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B002SSUQF6. Thanks!
It ain’t green, but it’s honest work...thoughts?
Seiko Men's SNK793 Seiko 5 Automatic Blue Dial Stainless-Steel Bracelet Watch [link]
If your looking for a basic seiko 5 which is an automatic found this the other day.
Seiko Men's SNK793 Seiko 5... [link]
You’re $128 away from a Holy Trinity
Hi all, I've been really impressed with all of your large collections so I decided to start one myself!
I bought this SNK793 on Amazon for ~$90 CAD as I've heard very good things about Seiko 5s. I also saw a few really nice pictures of the blue dial with brown leather strap, so I decided to get one too - I went with the Hadley-Roma MSM881XA-160, which I also bought off Amazon.
After borrowing my friend's tools and struggling for half an hour while playing and rewinding YouTube videos... this is the result! Looking forward to expanding my collection in the future :)
Just wondering, would this still be safe on amazon here i checked you can take the braclet on this one. Looking to pair with this here or just a hadly roma from holdens
Here’s the amazon link for it Seiko 5 Men's SNK793 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Blue Dial [link]
I got it off amazon
It costs 12k in India
The watch is Seiko 5 men's SNK793 Automatic stainless steel watch with blue dial
Watch strap is Crown&Buckle royal melange perlon, and it matches the dial perfectly!
Hello! I own a Seiko SNK805 -- it's a nice watch, but it's time keeping is completely out of wack. I don't know if it's me or what -- but I brought it to a shop and they tried to set the timing correct but it still is way off.
I'm looking for a new watch around 100-100/125$ but it has to be automatic and can be hacked, and have a calendar. I don't really know what designs I want, but I'm open for anything. I'm okay with any kind of band as well.
Just looking quickly on Seiko watches on amazon the designs of these piqued my interest. This and This.
Sure here are a few.
I really am glad to have this, it was this watch (in a different color) that sparked my interest in watches, and I'm glad I get to have the pleasure of owning this piece. I saw this a few months ago, which as well piqued my interest in this sub, and the wonderful world of watchmaking. After this I've been interested in the Seiko 5 SNK793 as a first automatic watch, something I can wear that's a bit dressier.
On a side note, it also seems to have gotten my mother interested, as right after I showed her the Seiko I'll be ordering, she went and ordered herself a Seiko 5 SNK803. So it's nice to pass on the interest.
I'm hoping I can get a recommendation on a blue dial watch. The three I've been looking at are the Seiko 5, the Orient Sentry, and the Citizen Blue Dial Automatic NH8350-83L. The only other watch I own is a Stuhrling skeleton watch which I wear on those rare occasions when I get dress up a bit more than normal. I'm looking for a bracelet style watch that would work with both casual and dress clothes.
Of the three the Orient looks to be the highest quality, as it has a sapphire crystal and I also prefer the date to day date of the other two. However, I like the dial the least of the three. I've only been able to find product shots and not anything more real world, so I'm not completely certain of it. On the other hand, the dial on the Citizen has great color and looks very elegant, but it's not an automatic and doesn't have an exhibition back. I'm concerned that manually winding it may prove annoying if I wear it on a regular basis. The Seiko seems be in the middle for aesthetics of the dial and overall quality.
Any suggestions or advice are welcome.
I know I just posted the other shot yesterday but I couldn't help but post this again in my work clothes since it goes so well. I seem to be checking the time a lot more often with this on my wrist. It's definitely an option I'd recommend for anyone looking for a classy looking watch on a budget.
It is sold out right now but able to be picked up for $60 USD at Jomashop or $100 on Amazon
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I'm thinking about buying the Seiko snk793, and I was wondering if a watch like this would go well with a NATO strap.
on the lowest end (>$50) it's difficult to go wrong with a Timex Weekender or Easyreader or if you prefer more nerdy stylings (I love CS majors) a Casio digital.
Moving up a bit further ($50-100) you have your oft mentioned Seikos, my preferred being the SNK793 1, somewhat of an Omega Aquaterra homage. Leans dressier I feel.
Invicta also makes a good Rolex Submariner homage that I enjoy wearing, the 9094. Leans casual I feel.
I have difficulty justifying spending over a few hundred on a watch, I do however get a massive hard on for Hamilton's Navy Pioneer watches and feel they would work in just about any setting a watch is acceptable in; I'd get one if I won the lotto.
Between white, black, and blue dials it comes down to preference and desired 'pop'-ability; I'm personally a sucker for blue.
Hey, sorry i forgot, it is a SNK793, a little small on my wrist but i love it. Heres the amazon link. Seiko 5 Men's SNK793 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Blue Dial [link]
Looks to be this. [link]
R/watches standard starter watch. Seiko 5 there's like a hundred variations on it
What are people's take on this automatic blue dial?
A relatively cheap automatic watch.
Wow, thanks. Is that valid for all models?
Is this also very small ?
This Seiko 5 is the one I wear most often.
My "attainable grail" watch is a Seiko Alpinist. Been trying to talk myself into that one for months.
This Nomos was love at first sight. But as a college student, like some have said before, I am planning to get the Orient Mako soon or this Seiko 5. Really looking for an automatic with a blue dial, recommendations are welcomed.
These ones including this.
Sieko 5 here and you can add a different strap ie nato or simple suede and improve the look ten fold or the orient ray 2 is a good option
My default watch is a Seiko SNK793. Here is how it looks on my tiny wrist. I've worn it with a suit before and also with a hoodie and jeans.