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So you're the reason the SNK809 is $103 on Amazon and I had to buy mine from some sketchy website...
The Seiko SNK is an awesome automatic watch for under $100 and you don’t have to feel like you are wearing a lie.
Seiko 5 Automatic - low profile, automatic movement so no battery issues, webbed strap, different color options (I prefer black), works great. It was my EDC until I moved to a smart watch, but it still like to throw it on every now and again.
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5... [link]
Sounds like you have a lot of Timex, I think you might really appreciate an automatic-mechanical movement. I’m not exactly sure what qualifies as a field watch, but the Seiko 5 is super affordable for a mechanical and even has a display back: [link]
Pretty awesome for around $130. I’ve owned mine for at least 7 years, still works great
Hamilton is a really solid brand. The Khaki is technically a military-style field watch, but it is done in a way that is very elegant, which makes it great versatile everyday watch. Personally, I'd save up a bit longer for the mechanical or automatic, but if you feel quartz is better suited to you, then go for it. Macy's is an authorized dealer for Hamilton, so you will get the peace of mind of a manufacturer warranty.
Also, if you wanted to give mechanical a shot without spending too much money, an option would be to try a cheap Seiko SNK809 / 807 / 805 / 803. You can get one for under $100, and it has a similar style to the Hamilton Khaki, plus the day of the week.
Does anyone know of a place to get the seiko 5 for the 60 dollars it was a few months ago? This guy in particular. When I was first looking to get a new one, I had my eye on it and it was cheap, but it seems to have shot up in price.
Is it this one? It does look sexy. How is the durability?
What sort of watch are you looking for? Skinny wrists look best with small diameter watches on them, which is harder to find because these days people want a fucking hubcap on their wrists. Off the top of my head, check out the Seiko 5 series for a mechanical automatic watch. This one is a popular choice, and they are well built. I own the beige version. That has a 37mm case, which is "small" by today's standards. Anything in that 37mm or less range should look much better on a smaller wrist than the 40+mm watches you find commonly.
I bought this one a few years ago, though I returned it because I didn't realize how small it actually is. It has a clear case so you can see the mechanical part in action.
Question about the SEIKO SNK803/05/07/09 and SNKM95 - [link] - does it not take a batter? It mentions shaking the watch back and forth
Yessir there are! Look at the Seiko 5 line for starters, the SNK80X series being one of the most popular. Most modern Citizens have been fitted with their Eco-Drive technology which is basically solar powered quartz. You could also get him a Vostok Amphibia if he's into slightly quirky stuff and you don't mind waiting about 2-6 weeks to arrive from Russia. You can find them at Meranom.com or ebay seller Zenitar is reliable.
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I'm looking to purchase a nice watch from a reputable brand for father's day but my price limit is $100. I stumbled upon this watch on Amazon and think it may be to good to be true. I looked on Seiko's website and could not find a watch close to this price point leading me to believe it may be fake. Is the watch a real Seiko? If not what are some other watches you recommend for my price range?
How about something like this. Super affordable automatic. Far below your budget. You can bang it up and not worry. Then you'll have a hundred bucks left over to save for something else, should you decide to step up.
Seiko 5, SNK809
You'll never be late for rounds again. Plus its pretty light, so it won't get in the way when you spend half your day writing notes on the wards. Also fits nicely into your scrubs pocket when you're in the OR. I recommend finding a new strap. Good luck!
The Seiko 5 is one of the best automatic (i.e. silent) watches you can buy for the price point ($55). It's a classic that looks good in a suit and will fill the void till you can afford the Rolex.
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap [link]
A $2 watch would be like a $0.10c cup of coffee. Would you drink and enjoy coffee that cost that much?
I mean I'm all for not feeling the need to spend $10k on a Rolex, but surely you can spring $50 for a watch that'll last you years?
SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic
What I mean by my previous comment is that if I scratched the crystal I would be very disappointed considering the cost of the watch and repairs.
By wearing my cheap Eco Drive to work (retail, nothing that physical at all) and being pretty careful with it, the crystal still has quite a few scratches over it and I'm quite disappointed in that alone.
I would hate myself for scratching a watch that costs at least 10x as much and again I have no "fancy parties" or anything to go to so I have no reason to own such a watch. I though I had already made that clear lol, but I hope you can understand now.
I thought G-Shocks were the tool watches :P
Also here's the final nail in the coffin for our original discussion, Rolex supposedly just changed from a two year warranty which is what we were discussing is such a ridiculously low number for such a high priced mechanical watch ... well the $50 Seiko 5 has a 3 year warranty and everyone knows it's mechanical
I know Rolex increased theirs recently, but that's besides the point, for apparently a long time, a $50 mechanical watch had a better warranty than one costing well over $1000.
I bet there's other cheap mechanical watches with even better warranties out there too, but I'm done looking, I made my point.
if you don't know anything about watches and don't want anything flashy, why is your budget $1000? Why not just get this seiko 5 for $55 and save the other 94% of your budget until you have a clearer sense of what you want?
I'm a huge fan (like most other folks) of Seiko and their awesome variety of affordable watches. I just bought Seiko SNK809 and I love it. It comes in a variety of colors too. That's a quick link to Amazon but if you look around you could probably find it under $50.
Check out a Seiko 5. It's an automatic 21-jewel movement, decent quality for the price, legible and day-date. It's not overtly big either, and flies under the radar quite well.
My father bought a Seiko 5 in 1970 when he turned 16. I repaired it for him, and gave it back. Works like it did 45 years ago!
this is probably the best around $50. if u change the band it can look very nice
Thanks for your input, that's kinda what I was looking at. However, how is this khaki different from a Seiko like this one : cheap Seiko ?
Is the price really justified ? I'm on a budget for this watch so I'm not gonna spend money unless it's worth it.
I agree with Orient. If you want something a little less dressy, you can go anything in the Seiko 5 line. They are also mechanical and run around $50-60 on amazon. There are both dressy and casual options.
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap [link] . Pretty close to $50. It's an automatic and I've had mine for over a year and love it. It's waterproof, too. I also got another strap.
I was thinking about this one, but I couldn't find the mm.
What do you think?
I'll take a look at your link, thanks you.
I also got a measurement around my wrist and it was about 6 inches, what can I do with this information?
If you're in the market for an entry level watch, this is worth checking out as well. It may be "twice the price" of a Weekender but still an incredible deal for an automatic movement (plenty of sharp 18mm bands and NATO straps available as well).
I think it's the band that may make it appear somewhat feminine, usually colored leather besides brown, tan or black is associated with female watches. You can easily get a different watch strap made of canvas in the same color it might look more manly but it looks fine to me.
If you're interested in watches check out this Seiko which can be had in any number of colors.
In my opinion a canvas strap may look better, and automatic watches are always nicer than quartz.
I have a friend who (I think) has about the same wrist size as you, and the Seiko 5 looks great on him. 37mm case.
I was given this Seiko 5 for my birthday and I love it. It is a good entry level automatic watch at a good price. There are a ton of other variants of the Seiko 5 as well, and they are all around that price.
I also have a Timex Weekender and a Timex Easy Reader that I enjoy. I had a great looking Skagen but I swear that thing would break if you looked at it funny, so it has been retired.
It's a quartz movement, so you'll have to change the battery every couple of years and it will keep better time than any mechanical movement you or I could afford.
If the size is right, I might consider getting the bracelet version and inserting a Seiko 5 into it.
It depends. I work for an airline and we always have to be pretty conscious of the time and digging my phone out takes time and looks bad so I usually wear one (a Seiko 5). But during the winter months I usually end up deicing a fair amount and deicing fluid gets everywhere and into everything so I haven't been wearing it lately.
It must have an easily readable hands and a day/date display. Preferably an automatic movement - I'll take the slight inaccuracy over having to worry about a battery. Bonus points if it's small enough to fit under cuffs comfortably for when I'm wearing gloves etc.
I usually wear a Seiko SNK809.
obligatory Seiko 5 comment. if you cant find a seiko 5 model you like there are near infinite modding options and parts to choose from, so if you see something with a case shape you like you can replace the dial, hands, bezel insert, crystal etc. I've done one Seiko 5 mod for my dad myself and am working on my own SKX007 mod right now. great watches for the money, you can find some on amazon for ~60ish USD.
here's the mod i did for my dad, had it for about a month and its already pretty banged up lol. this was the base watch, which was around 70ish USD with the bracelet when i bought it: [link]
and this is the finished mod, inspired by the Tudor Black Bay 36, but way less painful to see get scratched up and whatnot. i polished the case and swapped the dial. Dial was about 40 USD: [link]
You can get Seiko 5's for that price range. I have a SNK 809, and love it! The case is a little small, but that doesn't bother me.
Ignore the straps on these, you can swap any of them for a cheap fabric NATO strap.
The Seiko SK809 fits the bill, with the only real downside being the mineral crystal.
Some of Hamilton's quartz options might be in reach too, and this model has a sapphire crystal.
Hanowa has a fair few options in your price range which offer sapphire crystals too, but all the ones I've seen are quartz.
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The Seiko 5 Men's Automatic Black Strap Black Dial Watch is a stylish timepiece with the convenience of automatic movement. A uniquely designed, black dial features white Arabic numbers marking the hours on an inner circle and the minutes on an outer circle, while small, bar indexes encircle the dial on an outside minute track. Silver-tone hands with luminous fill make it easy to tell time day or night, and the slim second hand is detailed with a red accent. For added convenience, a day and date display are set at three o'clock. The polished stainless steel case extends to meet the black nylon strap, which wraps comfortably around the wrist and fastens with a traditional buckle.
Includes four straps total! A cheap black alligator with a deployment clasp, green Barton silicon, and green camouflage NATO.
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WTS Seiko SNK809
For sale today is my SNK809. I am including five 18mm NATO straps and a small spring bar tool. The solid black NATO is a very comfortable Maratac strap (the one the watch is on in the pics) and the others were purchased on Amazon.
The watch is in good condition and runs very well. There are some surface scratches on the glass (around the 1 o’clock position) as well as some wear around the brushed bezel, which I’ve tried to make visible in the album. But they are very minor and personally, I’ve found that they only add more character to this field watch.
Watch specifications can be found here: [link]
I’m asking for $65, which will include shipping to continental US. Venmo preferred.
Feel free to reach out with any questions or specific photo requests!
If you dont like the style of a dress watch and want something more field watch or dive watch check these out as well! Field Watch Dive Watch
Yeah, your least expensive quality automatic should be a Seiko 5 (they also have them in different colors - off white/tan, green, blue). It is more of a casual everyday watch. The Orient Bambino is a really nice looking budget dress watch, also. I have a Bambino and the Seiko Presage that this post is about, and both are automatics with hand winding which is nice and convenient.
That's what I'm wearing right now lol. But I think for everyday use SNK809 is more suitable.
The two seikos are both on the smaller size. I believe 36mm.
Here is an SNK809 on Amazon that is identical to mine:
Seiko 5 SNK805, $89 on Amazon: [link]
Outside of the military world the SKX007 clocks in at $200 flat: [link]
SNK 809: [link]
So if I'm covering pay pal fees how much is this watch total?
Currently listed on Amazon for $67.99 new.
Can I put this dial into this seiko?
Buying my first real watch, looking for a watch within $1300 that has all the following must-have features:
Good to have features:
I spent a lot of time poring over this subreddit and browsing the many, many, helpful and informative threads, and I've made a list of watches I like:
Sinn 104, Stowa Flieger TESTAF TO1, Damasko DA46, Seiko SNK809, Marathon JDD, Seiko SKX173, Ticino, Laco Augbsurg A Type.
I am utterly fascinated with the Sinn 104 with black dial and Arabic numerals. I believe this has everything I want. All the others I listed have a few of the must-have features, but not all - I included them so that I provide a clearer picture of what I like in watches. I also REALLY like the Laco Type A watch - but alas, it doesnt come with Day/Date Cnd countdown bezel. The Seiko SKX173 is in a different price class altogether, but I'd have loved it if it came with Arabic numerals and a countdown instead of count-up bezel.
My question is: Is there a watch that is less expensive than the Sinn 104 that has the must-have features? Would also appreciate any other recommendations. I intend for this watch to be the One Watch To Rule Them All - I don't think I'm into building collections of watches.
I would recommend these two:
Ok, bear with me here...
Seiko SNE050 - Probably looks the closest to the Nixon. It's solar powered too. $94
Seiko SNK809 - Automatic, so keep that in mind. $70
SUP873 - A little dressier. $83
Citizen There are a lot of Citizens, I've just listed a few.
Axiom - Minimalist. Very minimalist. $115
Drive - $90
Drive - Motorsports inspired. $95
MDV106 - Classic Diver look. Stick it on a Bond Nato strap for extra points. $45
G-Shock GWM5610-1 - Not minimalist, but it has a retro style with new technology. $100
G-Shock AWGM100B-1ACR - More minimalist, for a G-Shock anyways. Just to have options. $100
Capital or Capital 2 - Dressier. $100
ME-99S - Aviator style. $130
ME262S - Aviator. $130
ME-42S - Flieger style. $130
If you can stretch the $130-$150, then I would highly recommend the Tissot Everytime. It has a very popular minimalist look, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, and a Swiss quartz movement. And again, if the Nixon is what you want, then by all means get the Nixon.
EDIT Forgot to mention Vostok Amphibia. They are a Russian Diver watch. Built like a tank, and there are endless different dial/bezel combinations. Check Ebay maybe. They can often be found for about $70
If you want to dip your toe in automatic watches there's this workhorse. Although this is a small watch, so keep that in mind. Also, I think it can be found even cheaper if you look around.
An Orient is a great affordable automatic. I've heard you can look around for big discount coupons. A super solid brand with reliable movements.
You cannot go wrong with an automatic Seiko and there are tons of different models and prices.
Seiko 809 as seen here: [link]
I am going to get married soon and would like to get watches for my groomsmen, and the guy usher. I am paying for their Tux rentals so my budget is around $50 or $60 each. Out of the 8 of them, only two wear suits/ formal wear with any frequency so I'm trying to find a watch that will work for the wedding, but also be versatile down the line for more casual wear.
Right now I'm leaning towards either:
Or maybe going cheaper with a Fairfield, and getting them something else as well.
No matter what I get them I will be swapping out the band for something leather. What do you think?
There are tons on Long Island Watch. Seikos are always a good bet. This This This This This
[EDIT] And of course, there's this Seiko that is embarrassingly inexpensive.
sorry for not posting pictures of the backside. I didn't line the underside, the stitching is purely for aesthetics. Its a Seiko SNK809
Without knowing budget, a great place to start would be a Seiko SNK809.
I mean, it's not a bad watch at all. If you're really into it, go ahead and get it. That being said, I would personally do a bit more looking around. Timex has great budget watches, specific their weekender collection. The Seiko 5 is very often recommend in your price range as well as the Casio MDV106-1AV.
Remember though, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you are super into the Skagen, go for it.
Well the crown on my weekender popped off. I'm currently looking at either a Seiko 5 automatic or a Timex waterbury. Opinions?
Diver's style watches are probably the main "sport" style. The only other "sport" style that comes to mind is the pilot's/flight/flieger style watches ("flieger" is German for "flight"). Two popular types of flight watches are:
"Type A" or "A-Uhr": black dial, high-contrast numerals 1-12 (hours) around the dial.
"Type B" or "B-Uhr": black dial, high-constrast numerals 5-55 (minutes, in 5-minute intervals) around the dial, with an inner ring (1-12 hours).
The (pilot's watch) Seiko SNK809 (along with the SNK803/SNK805/SNK807) is a great value (under $60), but it's on the small side by today's standards (37mm), the case is a matte industrial grey, and the standard nylon strap is a bit scratchy (but can be replaced by a nice leather strap).
The Seiko Alpinist, mentioned by others, is probably a sport watch.
As for Seiko's, here, go crazy with these:
Seiko 5: [link]
Seiko diver: [link]
I don't think you can get an automatic worth a damn for that little. This is probably the cheapest automatic I would ever consider buying at $55 USD [link]
Seiko SNK809, great automatic watch for $50 or so. Never failed on me and I like the aviator look (put a NATO strap on it as well) [link]
Thanks. kind of skeptical about nylon strap for working adult, but I guess for IT tech staff anything is fine.
About color, I guess the black one is best to go with? They seem to have blue and beige as well, although the beige might look a bit funny on guy wrist
Is £120 when the RRP is £99.95... [link]
No where else seem to stock them - have they been discontinued?
I'm looking for a medium sized casual watch (my wrist is about 6 inches) with water resistant at least to showers that is under $100. I've narrowed it down to a few watches (unless I get other suggestions):
-Seiko SNK809 (with a different strap)
-Timex Fairfield (probably the black face, maybe the white face)
If it would be worth it though, I'd be willing to pay extra, such as one of the MVMT watches , "The 5th" Brooklyn watch, or something similar. If anybody has any other suggestions, please suggest them.
I will echo a couple of the comments on this thread: those are pretty different watches, and I would go mechanical if it were me.
A couple of good suggestions in your price range that are of similar style to what you posted:
Note that a couple of those come with canvas straps. Straps are very easily switched out however. And they are a bit cheaper than what you're looking at currently. Both Seiko watches also have open case backs which are a nice plus imo.
Best of luck with whatever watch you go with!
I know this goes against your requirements, but i still have to say: SNK809 + bracelet for $80. Then use the rest of the money for flowers, chocolates, night out.
I think this watch is sexy on a woman, 38mm, easy to tell time, waterproof, automatic, caseback, $50, +$60 dollars for a night out = win.
This watch uses the Seiko 7S26 movement, the same one used in the r/watches favorite SNK809. The SNK809 sells for ~$60. It looks like the watch you're buying sells for ~$100.
I think that's a typo on their part. I can't find an official Seiko page with it, and I'm not wearing mine at the moment, but every other site I can find it on lists it at 30m:
I think that the cheapest seiko with a mechanical movement and suitable resistance for swimming would probably be an SNZ or something similar, although that isn't even remotely close to the same look.
You could probably have that design made into a dial and put it on something like a Seiko SNK809.
If you're not experienced with watches or this type of work you could find someone to do it; I don't imagine it would be very expensive.
Here's a basic idea of how to do something like this
The ones marked Prime Day Deal are 30% off at checkout NEW. So the Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 that everyone recommends here is down to $39
The last watch I had was like this.
My suggestion is the seiko 5 automatic line.
I wear mine at all times, and its not an easy life for it. I've had it for about 3 years now and still looks great.
Well, I think there are quite a few good points made in here already, but I guess my $.02 is that for slightly more money, you can find lots of options that will serve you better as a watch. I think quartz watches are valuable for some purposes, but for that much, I'd either go with an entry-level automatic, maybe a Seiko 5 SNK809 and forego the chronograph feature, or spend a bit more and buy either a used mechanical chronograph or maybe a Citizen Eco-Drive with a similar aesthetic such as these. However, if you like that watch and you don't care about mechanical vs quartz, or don't care that you'd have to change the battery in that quartz (vs a Citizen Eco-Drive, Seiko Solar, Seiko Kinetic, etc.), you should get it.
Orient Starfish similar style watch from a very respected company.
Seiko 5 great watch own it myself as a first auto and adore it. Also a very respected company.
These Timex Expeditions might be your thing, they come with Indiglo (a backlight, basically)
If you wanna bump up your budget, maybe this Seiko will do?
For something a bit more modern and possibly less maintenance, maybe another field/pilot-style watch? The Citizen you linked is one, and Citizen has others in the Avion line (prices are better at places like Amazon). Big watches, though. If you don't mind going mechanical (which has the usual maintenance issues, but likely not as much as vintage watches), there are the popular Hamilton Khaki Field watches. Not cheap, though. The super budget option would be the popular Seiko SNK809, but it's a tad small for some people. It's not terribly water resistant (basically, light splashings from hand washing only), and you might want to replace the strap with something better.
Maybe the Aevig Corvid or the Seiko SNK?
Don't know where are you from, but in Italy it's easy to find on Amazon (96€ atm)
There's a few colorways for that particular style. Here's black on black. There's also blue.
Would you prefer a metal bracelet instead? I personally have this. The stock photo doesn't do it justice. The bezel and sides of the case have a nice polish, and the brush isn't as flat as the photo looks. It also looks great on black leather. I wouldn't buy it at the current price of $99 though - I got it for $62, so you might want to shop around.
pretty sure theyre only like $60 on amazon
Hey /r/Watches, I've been trying to find a watch that meets all of my wants, but I'm having trouble finding it as I don't really know much else about watches (not sure what brands are good, or other features, etc.) I looked through the buying guide in the sidebar too, but it seemed like the ones that I liked that fit my budget were discontinuted. I'm looking for a watch in the $75-150 range if possible, price is a little flexible, I'll be purchasing in 2 weeks or so.
The couple things that I am wanting are these:
I currently own a Seiko SNK809 and a Fossil AM4512P.
Things I don't like about my current watches.
Seiko SNK809 w/ leather band added
With all that said, do you guys have any suggestions on any watches I should look at? At the very least, any brands that you would recommend me looking at? There's just a lot to take in and most sites don't have very good filtering or search features so finding what I'm looking for is very hard.
I would like to append two more to the list:
While out of stock elsewhere, I did see this SNX809K for sale used:
And finally this
This is a great smaller watch and looks excellent with a leather strap.
So basically, I'm buying my first watch, and I'm planning on a Seiko 5. My dilemma is wether I should buy the Seiko 5 809 or 807 (black or blue face). I kind of like the look of the 807 more, but what I'm worried about buying the 807 is that it's less versitale, I wont probably buy another watch for a little while, and I would like to be able to use it both casually and in more formal events (probably with a black or brown faux leather strap).
Tl:dr, is a blue face seiko 5 less versitale than a black face one.
Pictures can be found here:
I would suggest looking through the buying guide on the sidebar. There are a bunch if watches listed in that price range.
My short list would be:
seiko 5 snk
seiko 5 snzg
For a little more
Um SNK809? 37x11mm
Do you want a 45mm watch? The face will be gigantic and 45mm usually only looks good on very large wrists. If not, then I would recommend purchasing a Seiko 5 Automatic or a Timex and putting a new band on it (super easy). Something like this watch with this black leather band would look good (although it is over 50 Euros):
I would recommend the seiko 5 snk809: 38mm, valjoux movement, $60, you can't loose [link]
Selling my Seiko 5 SNK809. Love this watch. Ridiculously accurate, goes with anything, one of the most easy to read watch dials as it's based on the classic military B-Uhr Type B dial used by pilots.
Also included are two nice Hadley-Roma leather straps, one tan, one black, a Hadley-Roma push button deployment clasp, and two appropriately sized NATO wrist straps, one white, one grey.
Here are some more pictures of the additional straps and the deployment clasp. The clasp alone really makes this watch much nicer to wear, don't go without one!
The watch was $50 on Amazon, the Hadley-Roma leather straps were $15 each, the deployment clasp was $35 and the NATO straps were $12 each, for a total of $139. There's no wear on the watch or accessories, so I'm selling it for $125 with free shipping anywhere in the continental US.
It has pretty much everything you need to trick out one of the watches, going to miss it.
SNK809, or for a bit more Tisell. You're looking for a type B flieger BTW.
Any of the Seiko 5 SNK range would work splendidly. They are 37mm wide, which is quite small by modern standards, but excellent little watches and good quality.
Here is the black SNK 809 ([link]). One of my colleagues has one which is his daily wearer.
I have the olive green SNK805 ([link]), which I enjoy thoroughly.
Seiko 5s are a good bet, they are automatic thus require no battery. They are priced around $50. [link]
ok thanks I think I am propably going to go with the SNK809
Sounds like one of the many Casio G-Shock or Pro-trek models would fit the bill here. Just letting you know that body heat can throw off the temperature readings of your watch (so to get an accurate reading you will need to take the watch off and let it "cool off" for a few minutes). Also the compasses in these watches need to be calibrated to be accurate. My advice would be to get a nice field watch to tell time like this, this, or if price isn't an issue this, and rely on a separate compass for direction/your phone for the temperature. You can even buy compasses that clip on to an existing watch band if you do not wish to carry one in your bag or pocket... I feel that this set-up would be more user friendly/reliable...
OK this is progress.
This is a Seiko SNK809. It's a model of the Seiko 5, which is probably the most recommended watch in this sub.
This particular style is called a "field watch" and it's a classic jeans and t-shirt watch. Keep in mind that you can swap the band for a leather one or a different cloth band (such as NATO or zulu bands) if you want to.
This is an Orient Bambino with a black dial. It's a "sharp casual" watch, and in my book it can go from jeans to a suit, although it's neither a real dress watch or something you could wear with shorts.
The Bambino is also a big favorite in this sub.
Which of these do you think is more your style? Either one is a first-tier recommendation for your budget, but if there's something about them that you don't like there are other options to explore.
Here is the Amazon link
Yeah, for $75 that sounds pretty solid. The SNK809 - the smaller vesrion of the SNZG - is the comparable pricepoint as your sale price. The styling is a bit busier, but derived from a classic German WW2 pilot watch looks (like this one). So I guess the horological interestingness of that style is something to consider as well.
If you want a real proper mechanical (entry level) watch take a look at the Seiko 5 line.
Seiko Men's SNK605 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch [link]
Ne znam za Weekender, ali video sam nekoliko Timex-a u Pančevu. U svakom slučaju je verovatno jeftinije uzeti preko amazona.
Pogledaj i Seiko 5
Here is a link to the Seiko on Amazon. It doesn't come with the leather band but this looks nearly identical for under $20.
Tell us a little more about what you are looking for! From the watches you mentioned, it looks like you want a black watch. Are you looking for something sporty, classy, or just an all around daily? Are you looking for something simple, or something with a lot of complications on the face of the watch? Ill link a few for reference
Seiko 5 I would change the strap to something that appeals more to you if you don't like it. Great starter watch though.
Invicta Pro Diver Ive heard some debate on the quality of these watches, but for your purposes I think it would work well.
Casio G-Shock Solar Sporty solar G Shock similar to the one you linked.
Seiko Solar Another Seiko but this one is on a metal band and is solar powered.
Timex Weekender Another great starter watch that comes in a million color combinations. I got one for my brother as a gift off Amazon for $17 when they were having a sale.
this one is probably not the look you want but closer to price
Sounds like a Seiko 5 would be right up your alley. No military time, but definitely military-styled. Luminosity is pretty good. Lots of colors.
I'm not sure their as tactical as you want, but here are 2 that are pretty popular:
You can probably find the Citizen cheaper used but it still may be slightly outside your price range.
Neither one will ever need a battery, the Seiko being automatic, and the Citizen being solar powered.
Edit: I've had a G-shock for going on 5 years now and I've put it through hell, so the plastic/rubber G-shocks hold up quite well.
All the upvotes for Seiko 5 series. I love the SHIT out of mine.
I believe so. I got it from amazon: [link]
On the "Band Thickness" section, it says 16
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap [link] automatic movement that you can see on the back.
This is the Seiko SNK809 K2. The watch comes in four dial colours with matching canvas strap. SNK803 (beige), SNK805 (green), SNK807 (blue) and SNK809 (black). Here's the amazon link to the model pictured above [link]
I'm just going to leave this here...
How about this!
also, the SKX007 is great too, but about $160
Why does it have to be quartz? [link]
Cheap mechanical, kidna dressy (although you might want to get leather straps, there's lots of of space in the budget), and from Seiko. Thoughts?
Seiko SNK809 has a pretty similar face and case. You'd have to find a similar band though - you want one for 18mm lugs.
seiko 5 snk809: [link]
get a seiko 5, the black one is 42.51 on amazon right now and that will leave some extra budget room for a leather strap.
My first watch, a Seiko 5 and Clarks casual oxfords.
I have this Seiko 5 but its power reserve isn't that great. If you scroll down, you can see other colors like green, navy and khaki. there's also a few other Seikos on that list that are near the price.
I like watches, though, and I like automatics. That is, mechanical watches with a weight that moves around when you move and it automatically winds the watch for you.
They're always going to be more expensive, though, and if you don't want to make that commitment, then Timex is your guy, I'd just find a better price than $30. I tried looking at eBay, but sadly, they're more expensive there than Amazon. Maybe you can't find em cheaper :/
I'd say to go with something mechanical, purely for longevity. A Seiko 5 is highly regarded as a great bang for your buck- and it looks pretty decent, too. Amazon
Okay, I see. So amazon may have sold rip-offs?
I live in Germany and it seems that the watch is out of stock at all vendors I checked.
Or they suddenly demand astronomic prices: 260€?
amazon.co.uk still sells them.
Check out these Seikos, cheap and solid:
I tried this Seiko for about half a year. If I didn't wear it for a day, it would stop working and need to be reset. Then, most recently, the kinetic "winding mechanism" stopped working and so now it is useless. Not a fan of Seiko.
Wow! What a great deal! a SNK809 for $60 shipped? That's a whole $5 less than what Amazon is selling it for!
I have a love for things mechanical, so I recently bought this one:
(via Amazon, different vendor, same watch)
Week 3 and so far I love it. I really dislike the recent trend toward oversized mega-watches.
(BTW, I did consider the watch that you have, but my desire for mechanical won out)
If you're looking for something a little less formal (and less expensive), you should look at the Seiko 5. I just bought one a week ago and have been getting a lot of compliments recently. You can also switch out the strap for a more vibrant color.
This doesn’t really answer the question asked but:
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap [link]