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So I just got started in world of watches and came across this lovely piece for only $70. It’s absolutely beautiful - love the rhodium dial. It’s also my first automatic watch, I would like to own the Rolex Datejust II one day and this is one that sort of reflects it. In terms of accuracy, I haven’t noticed any inaccuracies as of yet, but for 70 bucks it does more than enough.
For those wondering which model this is, it’s the Seiko SNXS79K. If you’re just getting started and don’t want to break the bank for an automatic, I can definitely recommend this watch.
EDIT For those who were wondering where you can purchase it, I’ve attached a link for it here
*I was lucky to purchase the watch whilst it was on sale for $70.
So I think I'm set on purchasing this watch (Seiko SNXS79K [link]).
Although I'd like a leather strap for this. I'm a newbie in the watch world so looking for help on which leather straps to buy or specific 'compatible' strap brands that tend to work well with Seiko watches like this one?
Hey thanks a lot. I've been seriously trying to find the Seiko SNKL123 but they are so extremely hard to find, but can you tell me the difference between these two. Why is this watch so readily available whereas the SNKL123 model number is always out of stock (link here).
They’re available on Amazon
I purchased it on this website when the offer was out (its expired now unfortunately)
However they’re still available on Amazon
Absolutely, it's a roller-coaster of emotions
I'm in the same situation as you essentially (uni student looking for decent cheap-ish watch). I bought this recently and I changed the strap to a black leather one, like this (not my photo). Looks a lot better IMO because the metal strap you get with cheaper Seikos can be a bit shit.
There are tons of offerings for very classy dress watches these days. I'm slightly biased towards Seiko, and have never owned an Orient. I do know a lot of guys who swear by them however.
check out this Seiko which is really classy, very minimalistic, with a great throwback bracelet (though it'd look excellent on a strap as well). It's only $78, and that's a great deal for a brand-new mechanical automatic watch.
What's particularly cool about it is that Seiko went with a watch style that they produced from the mid-60s all the way up to the late 70s. It's a great vintage style, timeless. The dial design is a direct 1:1 of some of the great 60s dials. The hands appear nearly identical to the ones used on many great vintage models including the 6139 auto chronographs and also the 70m sport divers produced at the same time.
The great thing about Seiko generally (and this one in particular) is that they make a great, durable, sturdy movement that is worth far more than the ticket price.
Hell, I think I talked myself into buying one!
Anyway, happy hunting.