Reddit Reddit reviews Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap

We found 386 Reddit comments about Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap
To the start the watch initially, swing from side to side in a horizontal arc about 30 seconds.37 mm stainless steel case and Hardlex mineral dial window and Precise 21-jewel automatic movement with analog display
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386 Reddit comments about Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap:

u/spqr-king · 74 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I really like the Seiko 5 automatic. It's a great looking watch, it's an automatic, and it's well priced.

u/Xamanicos · 45 pointsr/Watches

SEIKO SNK803/05/07/09 and SNKM95

Price: $40-$65

Movement: Automatic, 7S26

Style: Casual, Military/Field

Size: 37mm not including the crown

Link: Amazon

This is a fantastic automatic that can be had for as little as $40 if you catch it on sale. It's on the small side at 37mm diameter, 11mm thickness, and comes with an 18mm canvas strap that matches the dial color. It has a hardlex crystal, display case back, day/date complication, luminous hands and hour markers, 30m water resistance and a blasted steel finish.

u/hugh_jewnit · 44 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5 automatic watch is great if you don't have massive wrists. I love mine.

Edit: Also, shop through so a portion of your purchase goes to charity!

u/Indigo-Montoya · 38 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Two more good options: Casio EF503D, Seiko 5

Here is the Casio with a leather band posted to r/watches awhile ago

u/Mcflyguy · 28 pointsr/BuyItForLife

A Seiko 5 automatic is a better "lifetime" choice in my opinion. Change the Doc's to Solovair too.

u/Frith_Inle · 26 pointsr/Watches

Hey nice looking watch man! All I know is that it uses a Japanese Miyota quartz movement, a common quartz movement in today's watches. Nixon is mostly associated with skaters. surfers, snowboarders, and other street sports of similar kind. As others have said though, they do not get much love around /r/Watches because they are considered a fashion brand. My first watch was a Nixon Timeteller years ago. It was good, then I lost it. Then I found it again recently.

Watch collecting can be as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be. If you lurk around this sub for a while you'll see lots of different styles in all different price ranges. I love watches, but at the point in my life that I'm at right now (that being a broke college kid), I promised myself to stay in the sub $200 range for the time being. Learn the difference between quartz and mechanical first if you don't already, then here are some commonly referenced budget options out there:


Seiko SNK809 $75

Seiko SKX007K $179

Seiko SKX009K1 $189


Casio F91W $12

Casio MDV106 $45

Casio G-Shock

Casio Calculator Databank $43


Timex Weekender Chrono $50

Timex Expedition Field Chrono $45

Citizen (There are many more, these are just some popular ones)

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Diver $150 also in blue

Citizen Chronograph $120

Citizen Nighthawk $200


Tissot Everytime $130-$150


Swatch $30-$$$


Bulova Precisionist $175


Orient Capital $100

Orient Esteem $120-$180

Orient Symphony $100-$200

Orient Bambino $150


Most Tisell Watches

Flieger/Pilot style

Most Messerschmitt Pilots

Most Aristo Pilots

You can also check /r/WatchExchange for some good deals and interesting pieces. Just be sure to check /r/WatchExchangeFeedback as well.

There are so many more too! It really pulls you in once you scratch the surface. There's something for everybody here. Welcome to the hobby (cough addiction cough)!

Edit I always forget to mention the Vostok Amphibia. It's a Russian dive watch, built like a tank, and there are many bezel/dial combos. Found on Ebay for about $70.

u/AGS16 · 23 pointsr/Watches

So you're the reason the SNK809 is $103 on Amazon and I had to buy mine from some sketchy website...

u/brofession · 22 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

I ctrl-f'd 'watch' and got nothing, so here goes my rant:


Yes, your phone can tell you the time. But being able to turn your wrist over to give or check the time is so much more elegant than fishing through your pocket, pulling out your keys, putting them back in, digging out your phone, turning your screen on for a split second, turning it off and then stuffing it back into your pocket.

Your watch doesn't have to be crafted by a master artisan in the Swiss Alps (but that's cool if it is) and it doesn't have to cost more than a small house. You can have a simple Timex for $30 on Amazon with a NATO band that can easily be replaced with another band of any color or pattern you want. This Skagen is wafer-thin and looks at home at the office or out on the town. Prefer an automatic but don't want to break the bank? Bang. You can even get a diver that most people would mistake for a Rolex/much more expensive watch for less than $50.

Wearing a nice watch ties together a wardrobe. It's the cherry on top of a sundae, the salt (or sugar) on the rim of a margarita. So wear one.

u/charitytowin · 15 pointsr/Watches

This Seiko is a great first watch. It's mechanical and he can watch it work through the display case back.

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap

u/as_told_by_aaron · 14 pointsr/Watches

Don't buy a knock off


Matched with this

Will give you something like this

Cheap, quality, mechanical

Good entry level mechanical watch that will last you a long time till you're ready for an upgrade

u/[deleted] · 14 pointsr/TeenMFA

At least 5 hoodies/cardigans/sweaters Hoodies and sweatshirts are gonna be your most casual bet, followed by crew sweatshirts and thicker cardigans. Thinner cardigans and vnecks are gonna be more smart-casual additions to your wardrobe. Colours like navy, grey and dark grey are gonna be your best bets year-round.


u/CruiseBiscuits · 13 pointsr/PKA

MVMT watches are well known for being low quality "fashion" watches. These fashion brands are usually aimed at a younger audience so it makes sense they advertise on podcasts. In my eyes they aren't even worth the ~$100 price point. Sure they'll last a while, but so has my 10 year old Timex I got for 20 bucks, or some dollar store one I got as a kid.


If you are actually looking for a quality ~$100 watch, look at Seiko, Citizen or Orient. /r/watches is a very good place to learn, and you might find, like countless other beginners, that the Seiko SNK-809 is for you (my first "good" watch was the SNK-807), which is $50-$70 and a real mechanical automatic ("perpetual" for those of you across the pond) movement. Anything from Seiko 5 range is an incredible starter automatic watch.


Do some research if an automatic movement vs quartz movement is right for you (quartz is the basic battery operated watch that the "guts" can be found in watches ranging from $500 Movados to dollar store watches). I REALLY like seeing how things work so I really appreciate the mechanics behind an automatic watch. The downside to them is that they aren't as accurate as quartz (a normal range of inaccuracy is like +-10 seconds a day). But you'll never have to change a battery if that is any consolation. If that puts you off, keep in mind that a $10,000 Rolex has an automatic movement good for +- 5 seconds per day. And as a final PSA, stay away from Invicta. Their automatic movements, cheap pricing, and flashy looks may look enticing, but quality control is horrendous. Just as with any potential purchase, do some research on a watch you think looks promising. Give the model name a search on google or /r/watches and try to find a consensus.


For those of you who have been thinking they want a watch but haven't started exploring styles (which is the demographic companies like MVMT pander to with their styles) here is the classic "diver" style watch with the Rolex Submariner. A cheaper automatic dive watch I've been wanting for a LONG time is the Seiko SKX007, which obviously pays homage to the Sub, but is about $5800 cheaper. I'd replace the bracelet with something better than what is there though. Maybe I'll get it after college...

Another well loved cheap diver is from Orient, the Mako, though I prefer its big brother, the Ray, even though that is even closer looking to the Submariner.

The absolute best in budget vs quality in a dive watch is the ~$40 Casio MDV-106. You can get a decent 22 mm steel bracelet for almost the price of the watch and it will look fantastic if that is your preference. I've borrowed my brother's a few times and the thing feels like quality and has been put to the test plenty of times to prove itself as a real dive watch. He goes swimming, hiking, plays sports with it, drops it on concrete, etc. Rugged yet elegant looking. Good size too. Highly recommended first diver or first watch!

If you are looking for a real dress watch with "minimalist design" that doesn't look tacky like MVMT's (sorry, just my opinion), there are plenty in the Seiko 5 line like I said, or the lovely Orient Bambino.


Came back to say that if you don't really know if you want a watch, don't think you need to spend $100 on your first. Who knows, you might not like how it feels or looks on you or whatever. For the absolute cheapest of cheap, get yourself a Timex or Casio quartz watch. These brands are well renowned for their reliability. This way you'll end up spending only $15-20 on a watch that will last and work forever (obviously with battery changes along the way).

Edit: Some links

Edit: Also, they are purportedly just rebranded cheap Chinese watches.

u/PotatoSkies · 13 pointsr/Watches
u/HereForTheBoredom · 12 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I've got a seiko 5 I paid 62 for (amazon's price fluctuates a lot) and then i picked up a Hadley Roma brown leather strap for about 30. together

If I were to do it again I would go with a slightly darker band. Perhaps one of these

u/nonexcludable · 12 pointsr/Android

That was quick and this is not good for someone Samsung.

Edit: okay so as I type the jury is busy correcting the areas where it denied that any infringement took place but granted Apple damages for some reason. And they've just asked for clarification because it seems they do not understand what they did wrong.

Is it just me or is it a bad idea to just rustle up a few random people and ask them to decide such huge and complex issues based on a whim? They decided on the legality of 700 alleged patent infringements in 3 days, less than the time it took me to choose a watch to buy this week. (For those interested I got an SNK009 and a black leather strap to replace the canvas one). I feel they just wanted to go home for the weekend. And as a result consumers will pay, potentially for decades.

Is there not a better way?

u/bjk1 · 10 pointsr/Watches

Seiko 5 It's a little bit over your range but it's an automatic.

u/risingsunx · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/lostarchitect · 8 pointsr/Watches

If you like dive watches, you are better off saving up a bit and getting a Seiko SKX instead. It's much higher quality, and will only cost a bit more. They can be had for under $200 easily, sometimes as low as $170. You can also get a Seiko 5 field watch for like $60, which is a great deal! These are both automatic watches.

u/Stahrk · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Having read through your comments, my suggestions would be as follows:

Option A - Skagen

Option B - Skagen

Option C - Seiko

Option D - Seiko

Option E - Seiko

The last two of them are the most casual of the bunch. They can be worn daily, while the rest are semiformal and he should at least be wearing a button-down of some sort as opposed to a t-shirt with them.

u/ILoveDeepDishPizza · 8 pointsr/Watches

This Seiko 5 - SNZG15 is my first automatic watch. I’ve owned this watch for 2 weeks now but I didn’t want to post it here until I received the dark brown leather NATO I ordered for it. I think it compliments the watch nicely and gives it a more sophisticated look from the cheap strap it comes with. I was torn between this watch and the Seiko SNK809 but after looking it over I chose the SNZG15 because its larger in diameter (42mm vs. 37mm) as well as it is waterproof up to 330ft (100m). If anyone else owns this watch I’d love to see what straps you recommend for it. Thanks!

FYI on Amazon it states that the band width is 20.6mm. This is false. Order a 22mm

Amazon SNG15

Amazon SNK809

Leather NATO

u/LowBrowOrbit · 8 pointsr/Watches

My personal favorite in this category is the Casio World Time. In terms of pure function it's a great bang for buck watch, and if you like the aesthtic (it's not for everyone) it can be a killer EDC.

For autos, I think the subs collective opinion would probably be the Seiko SNK series.

u/jamin101wolf · 8 pointsr/EDC

Calm down guys.......


u/frostinhisbones · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Timex Weekender's seem to be the go-to for a lot of people here. I've got two, but I think I'd rather have a Seiko 5, it's an auto (doesn't run on a battery). There's something kinda neat about automatic watches and the Seiko has a really good quality/price ratio.

u/stylefish · 8 pointsr/Watches

If you want to just mess with the movement, I would suggest a 7S26 as it's widely used in Seiko's 5 series (most people's first foray into automatic watches) and has good documentation.

If you'd rather buy a watch in case you want to delve into modding, I would suggest the SNK809 due to it's price which is usually ~$55 and has dropped to $41 during sales. It's powered by the 7S26 so the documentation I linked above applies as well.

For just taking apart the movement, you'll need a movement holder (the "vice" you mentioned), set of small screwdrivers, and small tweezers at minimum. For taking apart a watch completely, you'll also need a caseback tool, hand removers with dial protector, and crystal and hand press with dies and tips. I'm probably forgetting some essentials, but you can peruse Esslinger's tools page to get an idea. Finger cots, Rodico, and air blowers are usually nice to keep the movement clean for reassembly. I'm not familiar with the lubricants used, but if you ever decide to clean the parts with an ultrasonic cleaner, you'll want to look into those.

Aside from that, watching some videos and checking out some picture albums like those posted by /u/Slyvix will prove informative regarding workflow. His latest one was particularly enjoyable and includes lots of nice pictures.

u/PsylentStorm · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What's wrong with a black dial with a brown strap? I think it looks pretty damn good.

u/ArghZombies · 7 pointsr/Watches

It's a Dagaz dial swap added into a cheap snk809 on a different strap.

u/Herrfurher12 · 7 pointsr/Watches

You've heard wrong. MVMT is the absolute worst company for the price. It is just a chinese watch with chinese movement, nothing new. avoid brands like these, for ex: Daniel Wellington. I suggest you start by looking at Timex, my favorite brand. After that, Seiko, Orient, Citizen etc. I'm giving you amazon links to my favorite ones.



Dress watch:










I hope you find what you are looking for, ciao.

u/cptzanzibar · 7 pointsr/StarWars

Im a mechanical watch person, and my go to suggestions in the under $200 price range are Orient and Seiko. Even the $70 Seiko 5. I have had one of these for near a decade and it still just chugs along. Probably the most suggested budget dress watch has to be the Orient Bambino. If youre looking for a quality quartz that has chrono functions, I dont think the Timex Weekender can be beat.

There are others, but those can get you started.

u/twowheels · 7 pointsr/minimalism

Phone, wallet, keys, watch, knife. Those are the things that I always have, though I also carry a backpack when it's convenient/needed that also contains a Kindle, water bottle, simple first aid, sanitizer & soap, emergency whistle/compass/magnifier/thermometer gadget. I tend to wander off into more remote areas frequently enough that these can come in handy. Interestingly, the first aid supplies have been used to help others far more often than for myself.

u/mcroque · 7 pointsr/Watches

I would look into one of Seiko 5 SNK series, like this one. If you like the two-tone look, you could always buy a two-color nato for it, like these.

u/dominict_ · 7 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

If you're looking for a nice and affordable watch, check out these options. They're going to be much better than the quartz watches ASOS offers.

Timex Weekender -

Timex Weekender Chronograph -

Seiko 5 -

u/DukeEsquire · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm a huge fan of the Seiko 5 series of watches.

You can usually find they for about $50 and they look great. The best part is they are mechanical.

They also come in lots of different colors.

u/tablloyd · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/AngryJellyfish · 6 pointsr/Watches

For your second Junkers, it looks awfully similar to this. I'm not familiar with the Junkers brand so I can't comment, but Seikos are rock solid, heart touching. You can get it for a whole lot cheaper off eBay. There's also one with a metal bracelet quite like the one you've posted up there. They're the 809s (not sure if the bracelet version is the same.)

I personally have this and it's a can of whoop ass. Came with a metal bracelet but had it switched with some NATO straps. Those can be had for under 200 USD; the 809s can be had for less than 100 USD easily.

u/tesmundo89 · 6 pointsr/Watches

So anything in that diameter that's not an SNK809? Cause if you don't know about it, you'd LOVE it.

u/DeathCommrade · 6 pointsr/Seiko

You can't beat the SNK809, always a great starter watch in the seiko automatic world. 21 Joule movement for only ~50 dollars is such a good deal. It's also more versatile than many watches and considered a more military/sportier option that could be dressed up with a leather or nato strap if absolutely necessary. I own this watch and recommend without hesitation.

A more dressier watch to consider would be the SNKL23. Has some great reviews on youtube for being a great starter dress watch. I don't own myself but have seen multiple people proclaim its greatness.

Happy hunting!

u/goatboy1970 · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

A much better option is the Seiko 5 SNK80XK2 series. It's a quality automatic that looks almost identical to this, and still comes in at a very affordable price. Available in Beige, Green, Blue, and Black.

u/david_of_nothing · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

If it has to be < $50, then you should stick with a Timex - get a real Easy Reader or maybe a Camper.

If you can go a little above the $50 budget (to $70), you could get something like a Seiko 5 Automatic

u/sainone · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5 Men's SNK809 One of the best automatics you can get for under $100

u/Jekies · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Under $60 you're going to be pretty hard pressed to find a quality watch. If you don't want a Timex, I'd definitely look into the Seiko SNK809. The watch comes in a variety of colors so you can shop around a bit and see what you like best. The one I linked is around $50 right now, which is the lowest I've seen it on Amazon.

It's an automatic, meaning you won't ever have to buy a new battery, and overall it's just a great watch for the price. I'm curious to see what other people suggest, but I expect this will probably be the best you can do for your price range.

u/timmythetoole · 5 pointsr/Watches

For that price I'd recommend the Seiko 5 SNK809 I have the SNK803 which is the beige version and it's one of my favourite watches.

u/HalfCent · 5 pointsr/Watches

I picked up a Seiko chronograph (my first chrono) for sailing and a base Seiko 5 as a practice watch for modding / repair.

u/SpartnPride · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I highly recommend looking through [r/watches' buying guides] ( as well as the faq. Lots of good recommendations are given, especially for automatic watches, which are a "step up" from quartz movement type watches like the Timex Weekender.

edit: as for an actual recommendation, people rave about their seiko 5's, particularly the SNK809 model which can be fitted with a NATO strap of your choice.

u/Mavmar · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I interpreted you're comment as you're looking for a watch in the same price range that is automatic as opposed to quartz. If that's the case, the Seiko 5 is thought of being a great watch for the price and can come in around the same price depending on which you go for.

u/sdspg · 5 pointsr/Watches

Get a Seiko SNK809

u/bamgrinus · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5 is the obvious choice.

u/PartyBees · 5 pointsr/Watchexchange


If you want the straps, I think it's worth it, but if not, then definitely buy new.

u/alwaysgneiss · 5 pointsr/EDC

Personally I have 6.25" wrists and this watch is just a tad big. G-Shock DW5600E-1V

You can find them cheaper in the US if you're from there. They're available usually all over the world. Just be careful when using Deet products (ex. mosquito repellent) since it eats away at the resin.

If you're looking for an analog watch that you can beat around I'd say this Seiko 5 SNK809. It will also fit smaller wrists not to mention its probably one of the cheapest reliable automatic watches available from a reputable company.

Again there are many straps for both watches and a few different colours.


u/HeroBlues · 5 pointsr/WatchesCirclejerk

Fuck the Mods right in their fucking "Penis Twelve-Marker". Everyone knows there is one watch and we already know how much that watch costs (it's a good deal).

Now, if you ask me how much my NATO costs? I may have to kill you.

u/xyz_affair · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Seiko 5. Check it out. Best automatic watch under 100 bucks.

u/ChromatinNazi · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This Sieko (in black) seems be a popular choice around here. Just checking their whole selection seems that Amazon has a very different choice of Popular Watches; mainly brands as Fossil, Nautica, Casio and Citizen.

Sorry if it isnt very useful! Maybe youll find something you will like.

u/scuderia_Rosso · 5 pointsr/asmr

perhaps look into the tangente 33mm at 33 millimeters in diameter its small enough to fit the smallest of wrists (a standard Timex Camper watch is about 38 milimeters). Also look into vintage watches, men's watches used to be as big as modern women's watches and you can score some amazing pieces for only a couple hundred dollars. Or if you want a great cheap modern piece, the seiko snk809 is small (37 milimeters), uses seiko's fanatstic 7s26 movement (in house, automatic movement by seiko, I own a seiko snzh57 with the bigger 7s36 movement) and is styled after some historical pilot and military watches. It's also one of the most popular watches on /r/watches (which I Xposted this video from) I recommend subscribing to if you want to get into watches, I say that from personal experience. I realize you probably don't care, but as a watch nerd I felt the need to help out someone with watch related problems.

u/IndustriousMadman · 5 pointsr/Watches

Seiko SNK809. 43 seconds slow since November 3 (The last Daylight Savings change).. It was off by more than that, but then I took the back off and tweaked the little timey changey thingy, even though you all already know I had no idea what I was doing. I've had it since October 2010, and it's still my daily wear - mostly because I have to in order to keep it going, but I do love taking it off my wrist and showing people the innards. Also, it's come off my wrist an fallen onto waxed-tile floor a couple times when I was putting my backpack on at school, and the shock obviously hasn't done anything at all to it.

u/matthew7s26 · 5 pointsr/Watches

You can buy pretty much any Seiko 5 for less than $100. They make great starter mechanical automatics. Hell, the omnipresent SNK809 is only $50 on amazon right now.

u/SilvanestitheErudite · 5 pointsr/Watchexchange

This is $60 brand new.

u/pocketlim · 5 pointsr/Watchexchange

£45 is just about equivalent to what you'd find on Amazon btw: SNK809

u/chiller8 · 4 pointsr/Parenting

I like your idea of a watch. I suggest an mechanical watch like this Seiko . This a watch that can be worn for a lifetime with regular maintenance. The straps can be changed for his changing style.

u/OwnedU2Fast · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I was going to recommend the Timex Weekender but you seemed to already have looked at it. I'll recommend Rodina because you seem to like clean styles.

Heavily recommended around here is the Seiko 5 SNK8XX series. I have the SNK809 which is the black watch face and I absolutely love it. Can wear it with a black leather band/stainless steel one for dressy occasions or a NATO strap for casual wear.

u/Chizzholm · 4 pointsr/EDC

Timex Expedition is a great watch for value. It's a battery operated Quartz.

If your looking for an "automatic" check out the Seiko SNK. It's a lot more quality for still a good price.

Do some research on automatic vs quartz movements to decide what you want!

u/withfries · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Nice! I have a Seiko 5 as well. In fact, I bought from Amazon too.

Just a heads up, if you do purchase, purchase from Amazon, and not one of their sellers (for example, Imperial Watches, the one linked). The reason is because Amazon is an authorized seller of Seiko 5s, and you will receive the Seiko warranty. If you purchase from one of the sellers, this is not so. In fact, it may not even be packaged in the blue Seiko box. I say this from experience - I bought one for my dad and it came in a black generic watch box.

Plus, it is an automatic watch - if anything is out of calibration, I sure don't want to open it. If there are any problems, you can simply exchange it through Amazon. I am sure the process with resellers would be more of a hassle.

You can just search for Seiko 5 blue, look at the sellers, and choose the Amazon. I've attached the links for you:

Seiko 5 Blue sold by Amazon:

Seiko 5 Black sold by Amazon:

u/Aarenas52 · 4 pointsr/Watches

I bought this watch about 4 months ago or so. I love it. was around $50 USD and it was automatic. I plan on one day getting a Hamilton but for now this will do. I replaced the strap with a leather one and the watch feels like a whole new watch. Feels so different I'm enjoying it. Maybe doesn't really go with my uniform but it's OK. For now I'm happy but i have been eyeing a chrono though ever since i found out about automatic thats all i want so not sure if ill get a quartz chrono or save up. Dat Omega Speedmaster though.

Edit: its this watch with this strap. Make sure its the 18mm if you go for it they have a 20mm and 22mm.

u/Obstruction · 4 pointsr/Watches


Closer Shot of Face

First step towards owning a collection of watches and I'm very happy with my purchase! It fits perfectly on my wrist and looks great.

I purchased the Seiko 5 off of Amazon: Here

I also bought a leather strap for the watch, but I couldn't find a 16.8mm one so I decided to get a 18mm one and people said something about the leather being able to stretch or something to that extent. If anyone has any experience with band swapping on the SNK809, any help would be appreciative.

Thank you all for inspiring me to get into watches!

u/runawaygrape · 4 pointsr/Watchexchange

The SNK809 is my favorite automatic watch under $100. They have different color dials that, for some reason, cost less.

u/auf_der_autobahn · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko SNK809

Timex Weekender, Weekender Chrono, or Easy Reader

Casio MDV106-1AV

(can't wait for the "Timexes are so loud!!!!" comments)

u/hydraulx · 4 pointsr/EDC

/r/Watches has a buying guide for watches from $0-$250 here that you might find useful.

Some recommendations:

Seiko 5 Automatic SNK809 - $65

Seiko SKX009K1 Dive Watch - $180

Citizen Eco-Drive BM8180 - $124

Timex Expedition Field Chronograph - $48

Timex Weekender - $32

Casio G-Shock DW5600E - $41

Casio F91W - $11

Do you have any preference towards digital, quartz (battery powered), or automatic (mechanical)?

u/whoami9 · 4 pointsr/Watches

I have this Seiko 5 with this strap, which is a DiModell Jumbo.

u/moowser190 · 4 pointsr/streetwear

Seiko 5, recommended by /r/Watches

Also Buddhist beads.

u/h2oequalslean · 4 pointsr/FashionReps

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:

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:

u/Mastermachetier · 4 pointsr/Watchexchange $59 and similar straps around 30-40 bucks all together way cheaper then what your selling for. Realistically without knowing the strap brand info $40 bucks would be a big ask and the watch should be going between $35-40

u/AGneissGeologist · 4 pointsr/EDC

I frequent /r/watches but I'm no expert and they would be able to give you better recommendations. That being said, I'm often at constructions sites doing work with concrete, vibrating machinery, heavy chains, etc so I do have experience working in rough conditions while still needing to look presentable when I'm at the office or laboratory.

Off the top of my head, here are my recommendations:

Bernhardt Field Watch. I wear this daily and my last post on /r/EDC has one which you can look at my history to see. I highly recommend this.

Seiko 5. It's an automatic so the moving parts have a higher chance of failing but it is used by many as a beater watch. It's tough enough to withstand a lot and cheap enough to replace. A leather band replacing the NATO strap will make it look more presentable. Again, I own this watch as well and I posted a picture of it in /r/watches.

Luminox has a reputation for being tough but the aesthetics might be close to G-Shock

Hamilton comes to mind as well, they make pretty good watches but I have no idea how well they hold up. The one I linked seems pretty robust.

u/TheOctophant · 4 pointsr/Watches

I guess the Seiko SNK is a better choice here

u/UJL123 · 4 pointsr/Watches

Can you give more information on what you want? You've mentioned minimal look, so no chronograph or anything fancy on the dial. But do you want a mechanical watch, quartz, solar etc?
Some watches people like to use as introduction watches are the Seiko SNK 809 or Orient Bambino . [Check out the guide in the side bar for more ideas] ( . Also whenever buying a watch, I would go with the bracelet option whenever possible and buy after market straps. This way you have more options, and the bracelets are often more expensive to get separately

u/bangarangy · 4 pointsr/Watches

I'm at two right now, but about to order my third.

I wear the trusty black Seiko SNK809 most days, and a rose gold Orient Capital that my wife got me if I dress up a bit more.

There's a Casio GWM5610-1 on the way soon, and I'm excited.

u/orangeflavoredpants · 4 pointsr/Watches

You should take a look at the Seiko 5 series. Affordable and can be dressed down or up. Amazon has a bunch, and I believe Jomashop has a sale on them.
This is the original seiko 5, about $50 on Amazon. You can buy a leather strap, and it'll fit nicely within your budget.
Here is a dressier alternative at about $60. Don't know how it would look on leather though...
Hope this helps!

u/garenzy · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I would advise against this. Spending >$150 for a quartz watch is pretty ludicrous. A better alternative, although not from J. Crew, would be this. Comes in a variety of different colors.

u/dsac · 4 pointsr/Watches

just curious, the Seiko 5 you posted (which, coincidentally, i've put on my christmas list this year) is within your budget, so why not get that one - you just have to buy it from, not - £83 (~$135 USD) - $70 USD

i highly doubt it'll cost $50 USD to ship to UK.

u/FunkyJunk · 4 pointsr/Watches

Sadly, I'm just four bucks over: Seiko SNK809

u/Litmp795 · 4 pointsr/Watches

Well it's not rare but a Seiko 5 is a solid automatic watch that has a nylon strap and and is $47.89 on Amazon. Being an automatic, he won't have to replace any batteries and it'll last a long time if he takes care of it. I'm 17 so I'm not that much older than this kid but everyone has their own preferences when it comes to style.

u/beelong · 4 pointsr/FrugalWrist

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

u/scycron · 4 pointsr/Watches

I believe the most popular sub 50 watch is the seiko 5, you can find them in different varients so look around for which seems the best for him! Here is a link to one varient

u/chrispscott · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What do you mean by doesn't tick? Are you talking about you want it to have a sweeping second hand like on a mechanical watch? If so you're not going to find a lot of options under $50. The SNK809 is a fantastic choice and it is close to your budget. You can add a leather band to it to get closer to what you want. Those two together make for a pretty good looking combo.

You can find some very cheap mechanical watches on Amazon that more of a "so cheap why the hell not" purchase if you have a few watches already. If you want something that is going to last a bit longer I would go with the Seiko personally.

u/Unknown_dino · 3 pointsr/Watches
This should fix it up so much you’ll think it’s brand new!

u/AsianEnigma · 3 pointsr/Watches

For quartz I would recommend Citizen. Maybe something like this?

(A little over your price I know)

However if your reason for wanting Quartz is because you don't want to wind a mechanical, why not get an Automatic?
(Also available in Blue, Green, And Tan.)

also could you elaborate on what you want in the face of the watch? And measure your wrist circumference so we can judge how big of watch you can wear without it looking comical.

EDIT: I should clarify. An automatic watch is a mechanical watch that has a weighted piece in the back, called a rotor, which swings with the movement of your arm. The rotor winds the watch. And if you wear it everyday. It will probably never die on you.

u/cmanthony · 3 pointsr/Watchexchange

Hey, have you looked into orient watches? They are automatic and on the less expensive side.

Here are a couple of links on Amazon:

Orient Esteem

Orient Classic

Edit: not sure if you mean your budget is 300$ or you want to spent less than 300$ per watch.

Edit 2: inexpensive Seiko 5

Edit 3: more Seiko

in black

u/tropicflite · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

With shipping it's still $10 less than Amazon

u/Crunchatize_Me_Cptn · 3 pointsr/Watches

No worries, we're all learning. An under $100 mechanical mostly points to one of the Seiko 5 models. There are so many it's hard to list them all. The SNK80X are the most popular, but not exactly minimalist. Something like the SNK789 might be more along your line, but you can pick any of the Seiko 5's and it will be fine.

Tiny bit above budget, the Citizen NH8350 also comes in black and a much sought after blue sunburst. Nice mechanicals for a great price.

If you want a true Bauhaus minimalist watch under $100 though your best bet is quartz (you could even build a nice small quartz collection for under $100):

-Timex Fairfield

-Bulova 96B104

-Citizen BI5000-01A

u/hipsterasshipster · 3 pointsr/Portland

Depending on what you are looking for, here are a couple of recommendations to keep your eyes peeled for while shopping. You might be able to find them at various stores around town, but I’ve sourced mine from Amazon with no issues:

Casio Men's AE1200WHD-1A Stainless Steel Digital Watch - World Time

This guy looks sharp, has a metal band, and hosts quite a few features such as: light, alarm, timer, stopwatch, and date display. Kind of a “dad watch” but very clean and practical for the price.

Casio Men's MDV106-1AV 200M Duro Analog Watch, Black

This is a cool diver watch that is a huge bang for your buck. It looks quite a bit more expensive than it actually is. Has a one-way rotating bezel (dive function) that is very secure, a locking crown, and you can swap the band to tailor the look to what you are wearing. It is actually water resistant and I have seen people use it while diving. I put a striped nylon strap on mine to get that James Bond Rolex Submariner vibe.

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap

This is probably my personal favorite. You can get it in a couple of different color schemes and I got mine (black) for around $60. This is an automatic watch so there are no batteries. It winds as you move, which is great if you wear it everyday, but not so much if you swap it out for a couple of days. It’s pretty small and lightweight and the lume (glow in the dark, Seiko is usually regarded at being very good for it) on the face is insane. While backpacking I’ve woken up in the middle night with the face still glowing as if I had just flashed it with light. You can swap the band on this as well, and I’ve found the NATO straps to be a little nicer than the standard canvas strap. It’s isn’t as dressy, but definitely a great watch. The movement is also a pretty unique Japanese movement that scrolls like most higher end watches instead of “tick tick tick” which can be loud and annoying at times.

There is also the Timex Weekender option. They are pretty cheap and you can find them everywhere. They are available in a ton of color options so for $100 you could probably grab a few different styles. They make a bunch of designs of them as well, but they are definitely just cheap everyday watches and can be quite loud.

u/GREAT_SALAD · 3 pointsr/Watches

Most really rugged watches will be durable, like a Casio G-Shock. The Casio DW-5600 is excellent for that. I'll make a list of some other options!


Orient Bambino ~$130-$200

Seiko SARB035 ~$400

Citizen Eco-Drive AW1236-03A ~$100


Cadio G-Shock DW-5600 ~$50

Casio G-Shock GA100A-7A ~$70

Victorinox 241675 ~$150


Casio F91W ~$10

Casio "World Time" ~$25

Timex Marathon ~$15-$20

Entry Level Mechanical-

Seiko SNK809 ~$60-$75

Orient Mako II ~$150

Invicta Pro-Diver (Submariner Homage) ~$80

Fantastic Quartz-

Timex Weekender ~$20-$30

Timex Expedition ~$50

Casio "Duro" MDV-106 ~$45

u/jjsevier · 3 pointsr/Watches

Congratulations! That's awesome. My wife (was fiance at the time) bought me my first automatic as an engagement gift. It was not, however, equivalent to the cost of the engagement ring. Seiko 5 SNK809. She also bought me a PS4 and that still didn't get close to 10% of the ring. I'd never complain, best money I've ever spent.

u/BananaOfDoom · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'll toss in my picks for watches under $100 as well. Seiko Series 5 Automatic and this Citizen Eco-drive. I really like the Seiko 5, and with a leather strap, it could be really sleek.

u/parkinthepark · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Boost your budget up to about $60 and you can have an automatic Seiko in black, green, blue, or cream.

u/EbayNachos · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/smallerthan · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

These watches are all slightly more than $50. Seiko is a reputable brand. The watches should be fairly durable, though not as reliable as something more expensive. All three are automatics and the first two have exhibition case backs so you can see the inner workings.




u/Stiff_Tacos · 3 pointsr/EDC

Weekender is about the only decent thing in that price range. I would splurge a little more though and get the Seiko 809 Great entry level mechanical watch.

u/Itistacotime · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/sacundim · 3 pointsr/Watches

Well, how exact of a reproduction of the look are you after? There's a sub-$100 Seiko 5 that's clearly inspired by the same German WWII watches, but is far from a literal reproduction.

u/UpYourButtJobu · 3 pointsr/Watches

Sure. The Seiko SNK80x series is quite a popular inexpensive automatic. It's a little on the small side at 37mm, but it's a nice clean design with a decent Japanese-designed but Malaysian-made movement (hence the cost savings). Some say it's a little loud and not too accurate (+/-15 to +/-20 seconds per day is not unusual). But for the price, it's hard to argue that it's not a good value.

Going up in price but at or near $200 is the Seiko 007 series. This is a good value 42mm diver. You can get the rubber strap model to bring it under $200.

u/DocmanCC · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife


Simple, analog, self winding, and a mechanical movement with proven durability. If it's a daily wearer you'll probably never find it dead. I get about wind 16 hours out of it if I skip a day. It is a bit on the small side (38mm) compared to other contemporary watches, but should be pretty close to your old Timex. Seems like watches are getting bigger by the year these days. Be sure to check out the customer pics on Amazon.

The citizen The_Thought_Police posted elsewhere is a solid choice as well.

u/SkullGuy · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have got this seiko 5 watch with some different nato bands. Very basic but I like it.

u/crazindndude · 3 pointsr/Wet_Shavers

I have 3 watches, for different roles. They're all quite inexpensive because I'm not big ballin' just yet, but IMO look good and perform great.

  1. Seiko SNK809 "Seiko 5" - This is my dress watch. I swapped the band for a nice black leather with a butterfly clasp. Wear it pretty much only with a suit, which I've had to do a lot lately for interviews. Understated, elegant, and the only automatic I own.

  2. Timex Easy Reader - This is the workhorse. I bought a couple of nylon NATO bands and ditched the stock band. I wear this at work and pretty much in any casual setting. If I ding it or spill something on it, not the end of the world. Got it on sale for $15. Quartz movement and 10yr battery. Solid piece of work, classic Timex.

  3. Timex Expedition Chronograph - I like Timex. They make good stuff and it's functional. This is my most recent acquisition, Amazon had 50% off Timex watches for Cyber Monday. Also got a couple of NATO bands for this one - here's the black/grey stripe one I'm currently using. This watch kind of sits the middle ground of beater and dress. I wear it when going out for pretty much anything except work or formal stuff.
u/ericfg · 3 pointsr/Watches

{This]( is a good choice. Very respectable brand.

u/Majorminormajor · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

My personal opinion is no. The general advice is to buy a watch from a watch company, rather than a company that puts its brand on another company's watch.

What draws you to this watch? It kind of looks like you like simple black watches. Do you like large watches? Do you like field watches? Do you care about quartz (battery powered) vs. automatic (a weight swings around in the back and winds the spring; less accurate, kind of cooler, more expensive to service in five years). Like pencilcup said, field watches are a very casual style.

Seiko 5 automatic field watch, 37mm:

Seiko 5 automatic field watch, 42mm:

Citizen field watch 37mm (Eco-Drive, solar powered):

Or maybe you'd like something more like a flieger watch?

Or a black Orient bambino?

u/YesIWantThat · 3 pointsr/Watches

Seiko SNK809 is a great watch for starters and is very popular in this sub. The Timex Weekender is an alternative if you're a little tight on the budget or prefer quartz over automatic watches. And finally there is also the Classic Gold Casio if your teenager in particular wants to be a true OG.

u/Granite_State · 3 pointsr/Watches

Have you considered putting a quality tan strap on the Seiko SNK809?

u/Paumanok · 3 pointsr/EDC

I daily a seiko 5 SNK809, this one. It's a mechanical automatic watch. The hands and dots for each number glow. it's a little thick and the band it comes with sucks but I replaced it with a thin leather NATO strap. I recommend it highly. It gives a very accurate time, needs no batteries, and looks great. It costs as much as a normal timex right now and the second hand is really smooth.

The actual point of this is that it's a little bit thicker than a weekender but with that thickness you get a mechanical timepiece with a clear back to show off the movement. You've probably seen the watch on here before. it seems that everyone in /r/Watches has one.

u/sexyhatguy · 3 pointsr/Watches

Look no further:

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap

u/Bored_I_R_L · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

60 pounds on

They go cheaper than this too. I got one a few years ago for about 40 I think

u/swatch_crotch · 3 pointsr/Watches

The Seiko 5 (SNK809) is pretty much the 'go to' lower budget field (military) style watch around here. It's well within your budget, is automatic, is very well made, and has a cool display back. Additionally it's on the smaller size. With the money you'll save you can get a decent strap for him with it, or even a combination of straps.

u/kurazaybo · 3 pointsr/Watches

I guess you could try some watches at local stores to be sure of the size.

I don't have the AMW330D-1AV but have a different model from the same line and have looked closely at the AMW330D-1AV in real life. I can recommend them, they are well built and durable. My only complaints are that the bracelet is somewhat more noisy than on my citizen, swatch and orient, and the battery is really small and does not last the 3-5 years that I am used to on digitals.

Having a chrono is very useful for me, but the subdials can be small and harder to read than digital displays. At your age I don't think this will be an issue.

Seiko makes some smaller watch at good prices in 36-38mm sizes, both in quartz and automatic. If this is your first ever watch, the inaccuracy and requirements of automatics might be disconcerting.

This is a well regarded Seiko automatic with a very good price and small size. For a bit more you can go solar.

u/micros101 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Its 73 right now

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap

u/Kylehay101 · 3 pointsr/FrugalMaleFashionCDN

If you want a great "bang for your buck" watch, take a look at a Seiko 5. More specifically the SNK80 series. They are sub-$100. Automatic / Kinetic, so don't have to worry about batteries.

Plenty of colours as well, black, green, blue and beige. I would recommend swapping the fabric band for a NATO strap. Pick up a few different ones, dressy and casual.

I bought a black one a few months ago, and I wear it the most. Over some of more expensive ones including Citizen Eco-Drive, Michael Kors, Orient, and Hamilton.

u/Attuma · 3 pointsr/Watches

Are you referring to this?

Also, great point about the size of the watch. Just take my word for it when I say that I don't think that any of them have really large wrists/forearms that would make a small watch look weird.

u/sircarbonmojo · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/mbt77 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Get a Seiko 5 and a silicone strap for it. The watch is a tough beater and the rubber strap will dry off quickly and not deteriorate. If you want to spend a little more you can get a diver with a screw down crown that is even more water resistant.

u/UsErNaMe-NoT_TaKeN · 3 pointsr/Watches

I'm 17 years old, so pretty similar in age. I just bought myself about 2 weeks ago a Seiko SNK809 and put a cheap leather strap on it which altogether cost me $70. Here is a picture of it. From the photo, the strap looks black but it really is dark brown. I put some wax on the leather to waterproof it right when I got it and holds up pretty good. The metal case scratches pretty easily but it's it still looks ok. The watch looses about 15 seconds a day.

If you are looking at something more accurate, get a Quartz, such as a Timex weekender for $50.

u/Jefferylaw · 3 pointsr/Watches

If you're interested in automatics, Seiko has a bunch of great options within budget.
If you have a large wrist or just like larger watches, this is a really nice auto field watch:
The SNK800 series has a similar aesthetic, but smaller and cheaper. This one is black, but they make versions in cream, blue, green, and red:
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap
Or you could try a dive watch. Seiko just discontinued the SKX series, but there are still plenty to be found, and right around $200:
Seiko Divers Automatic Deep Blue Dial Mens Watch SKX009K1

u/curryisforGs · 3 pointsr/WatchesCirclejerk

Here, this Seiko fits the bill perfectly, should do better than anything else you can get. Plus you can wear it at all occasions, super classy.

u/hbaas · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

My current daily watch is an omega dynamic that I'm very happy with.

It's expensive, but seiko makes some similar watches in your price range.

Or, another low budget favourite of mine is the orient ray. It's a decent quality, nicely designed diver.

u/GiantTortoise · 3 pointsr/Watches

How cheap? For around $100, you can get something like this:

Or for around $60, this is a little more of a pilot style, but is a classic:

Both are automatics.

u/Jardun · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I would like to throw in the Seiko 5 as a very viable option to the Timex Weekender. Little more expensive, but it goes on sale pretty often for like $50. It's a great way to introduce yourself to automatic watches, its really versatile and looks much better than it does in the bad pictures on the amazon article. Get a couple NATO straps like almost any of these that aren't to flamboyant and you are set for most occasions. Of course, if you just have loads of cash to blow then go for something nicer, but this is the ultimate basic watch in my opinion.

u/Mr_Skittles · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/MintyHippo21 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Owner of SNK809, and I don't know if another automatic watch can compete with it at the price point. Solid build quality, keeps good time, not large (I hate big watches despite having bigger wrists), great company behind it, and it has the field watch look that I think is great for everyday wear. I insist that if buying, you buy new strap(s) as the one it comes with it garbage.

u/pittsburgh924 · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/mikekalil · 3 pointsr/Watches

A wee bit over, but here.

u/chaching37 · 3 pointsr/Watches

It's not the case that I care for OP or even Seiko for that matter. What I'm trying to see is whether or not you could reinforce your aforementioned statement that the Seiko 5 mov't is 'weak.'

Your earlier arguments were against the cases being of foiled base metal? Most of what I've looked at are fully stainless steel.

Please don't make the assumption that, because I'm arguing a point, I am forcibly against you in all manners. I'm just trying to see the rationale behind your earlier statements. Other than anecdotal evidence, I still have no reason to believe that the Seiko 5 is best used as an experiment watch? What truly makes it less likely of a candidate than a Vostok? Or as you've mentioned, the Sandoz?

u/Magichamsterorgy · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Citizen Eco Drives go on sale for <$100 pretty often, just check /r/frugalmalefashion regularly. That's the best casual watch in your price range, imo. If you want a different band just check out or NATO Strap Co.

If you don't mind a slightly heavier/thicker case then check out the Seiko 5 line. They're $50 and mechanical (self-powered, no batteries), and extremely well-made for the price.

u/grand_royal · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I just got my first Seiko 5. The watch is on the smaller side, so it actually fits under my dress shirts. It is very nice reasonably priced workhorse of a watch. It seems to hold its time perfectly, +/- 1 second over 3-4 days. I will probably change the band to leather, but that is not a big deal. I may end up getting one in another color, I like it that much.

u/DapperDanTheMan · 3 pointsr/Watches

Obligatory Seiko SNK response

You could also find modded ones on /r/Watchexchange that might have swapped dials more to your liking.

u/bungsana · 3 pointsr/Watches

IMO, i would steer clear of two tone watches (gold and silver) as they can look tacky if not done right.

buy a clean watch. if you want a bit more formal, white dials are not a bad way to go. the timex you listed in all "steel" is good

also, a seiko 5 such as this one is a good bet (remember usually bezels are considered a bit sportier). see if you can change the nato to a leather strap to dress it up a bit more.

u/imgoingmadted · 2 pointsr/Watches

Recommendation Request : "thank you" gift for a friend. He geeks out on mechanical watches on a deep technical level, but he he can't quite spare the cash to treat himself right now. He just did me a big favor and I want to show my appreciation.

Price: $200, maybe stretch to $250 for a perfect match.

Features: The only nonnegotiables would be selfwinding automatic, and a see-through caseback.

Style: simple, classic, elegant. Style references at higher price points would include :

  • Hamilton Pioneer Auto

  • Frederique Constant Classics Automatic

  • Seiko SARB065

    Browsing the Buying Guide, the Seiko 5 SNK809 is almost perfect, but the dial is too busy - more like a field watch than the classic/elegant designs I'm looking for.

    Orient Symphony ticks all the boxes on paper, but if I'm going to top out my price range, I wonder if I can't find a prettier movement.

    I feel like there must a be a Seiko 5 that fits the bill, but I haven't seen it, yet. I'd also be open to buying used to get him a little more for my money, but I don't really know where to start shopping secondhand in this price range. Thanks for any advice!
u/mikedt · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange
Bullet-proof and lasts for years. I have a 20+ year old version that's still one of my favorite watches. Plus you get to see it every so often in TV and movies.
If you want an inexpensive mechanical watch, start with a Seiko. For $56 you get probably the cheapest name brand mechanical watch on the market.

u/paulbesteves · 2 pointsr/EDC

Amazon says 16.8 I guess it doesn't really matter, thanks

u/kratz · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I know just about everyone here is on board with the Timex Weekender (for good reason given its cost and versatility), but if you'd like something different, check out the Seiko 5. The automatic models are all pretty great. I have a similar build with long, thin arms so consider something <40mm. Maybe this. It's a great timepiece, offered in several colors, and you get the same versatility with switching out NATO bands.

u/DetweilerTeej · 2 pointsr/Watches

I recently lost my Citizen chronograph and I'm in the lookout for a replacement. I don't wan't to spend more than $100, though. My workplace is business casual (chinos, loafers, OCBDs).

I've narrowed it to two options:

Seiko 5 SNK809

Victorinox Garrison 26034CB

I've read great things about the Seiko, and while I've learned that Victorinox is not as storied as Seiko, they still make great watches for the price.


I like them both, but I'm currently leaning towards the Victorinos, since it is a tad bit "dressier".


Any input or suggestions?

u/livemachine · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

That is true. Here's the permalink to the Amazon link.

u/Xinijia · 2 pointsr/Watches

I wouldn't be too worried about the band, as it can be easily bought separately and swapped in. Does the black seiko 5 or orient excursionist interest you?
Glad to know you like the Nighthawk.

u/jack_spankin · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You'll find that other than some very specific brands (Timex), you are better off buying 1-2 $200 dollar watches than a new shitty $50 watch every couple of years.

Seiko has some very nice watches that should service you for a long time.

u/GLaDimnotyou · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Does anyone have experience with both the Weekender and the Seiko SNK809 (or a similar variant?):

I have seen the seiko also come highly recommended on /r/malefashionadvice and I'm not sure which one to pick up. I've been sitting on this for a while because I'm wondering if the extra $30 for the Seiko is worth it in terms of quality.

u/Iharley11 · 2 pointsr/Watches

I've not heard of the Vaer myself, and the Seiko isn't bad, and would be the one I'd gravitate to, just for the name. Have you considered a Seiko SNK809? I say this because you say your friend is a girl, which typically means smaller wrists, so the smaller 809 (there are other colors too) might be better? The plus or downside with the 809 is it's an automatic movement. So if she takes it off for a couple days she'll have to reset the time and date, but it has a nice exhibition back, and comes in well under your budget, leaving you plenty of cash for a handful of NATOs for her to play with.

Edit to include link

u/spotdog14 · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I really like my Seiko 5 I got for my birthday specifically for backpacking because it is self winding.

u/herereadthis · 2 pointsr/Watches

Hey everyone has to start somewhere. $65 for a pretty cool, and tasteful chronograph is awesome!

If you're looking for cheap automatics, a good place to start is anything from Seiko 5. Here's a pilot-themed watch for about 60 bucks on amazon: Seiko SNK809 on amazon. It's a bit small by today's standards, but it's proof that automatic watches don't have to set you back hundreds or thousands of dollars.

u/mitch_romley · 2 pointsr/Watches

I bought the SNK809 at the suggestion of /r/watches. It's a wonderful daily watch and I highly recommend it.

I work in heavy aircraft maintenance and I've worn it every day for 3 weeks now and though it gains about +5s a day that I've noticed it otherwise has had no problems. The crystal hasn't gotten a scratch on it at all yet (which surprises me greatly, I've heard some negative things about hardlex) and the case still looks brand new other than a tiny nick. I hated the band, though. If you get one, pick up a NATO, it's worth it.

u/bayernownz1995 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Depends on your budget. I think getting the Seiko 5 in black and adding a Worn and Wound leather strap looks really great.

All in all this would cost about $150

u/Daisukiyaki · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The Timex Weekender is a NATO strap watch, meaning the strap can be easily switched. This leads to more versatility in color, but you can always just stick a leather NATO on it. The Seiko SNK809 is a mechanical NATO option. You can buy NATO straps from places like (built by an MFA member IIRC). Both of those watches are casual and about as budget as you can get.

u/WatchandThings · 2 pointsr/Watches

Ah~ that's a flieger watch design. Most reputable sellers with flieger design will be higher than the price range you are looking for. There is this swatch and seiko 5 which is type B style, which looks like a cross between flieger type A(that you were looking at) and a field watch. They both have a mechanical automatic movement(doesn't need battery and stores energy from your body moving around) and is from respectable watch companies.

There is also this watch from citizen that I suggested recently to another person. It has the clean black dial like the flieger, but is more of a field watch set up. The watch is solar powered, and they run for months even in complete darkness.

Just saw this timex as well, so I'll throw this in here as well. This on is just classic battery powered, and has indiglo so the dial should light up when you press the crown in.

u/truhue · 2 pointsr/Watches

Hey man, as a small wristed fellow I do sympathise with you. If you're looking for some cheap aviation style watches, here are a few I would recommend.

  • Seiko 5 SNK803 - a classic, well loved, 37mm and pretty cheap as well
  • Tisell Pilot - more expensive at £159 but arguably worth it considering you're getting 40mm case, miyota 9015 movement which is pretty solid, sapphire crystal with ar coating, SuperLuminova and 100m water resistance.
    Hope I've been of help, good luck!
u/MisterNoisy · 2 pointsr/guns

If you're looking for something a bit fancier but not crazy expensive, check out the Seiko SNK809 or SNZG15 automatics (same general style but different sized cases). No more batteries and they're pretty bulletproof. I've got a 809 that I've been wearing for about six or so years now. The only thing I've had to do to it was swap on a NATO strap when the original one finally wore out.

u/koko_bean · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

What other characteristics are you looking for?

My favorite is a Seiko 5. Bonus, it'll never need batteries.

Timex Weekender is also another good option.

u/ninjamike808 · 2 pointsr/EDC

The watch is a Seiko SNK809

It's probably the most popular entry level automatic that's worth a damn.

u/pelicularities · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Huge variability here. What's most important to you? Budget, accuracy, durability, functionality, versatility, etc.?

My daily watch these days is a Seiko SNK809 on a NATO strap (the stock strap is crap). If I'm travelling and need something absolutely indestructible, Casio G-shock DW5600. Two simple, no-nonsense watches that will probably last me a lifetime, for around $100 total.

I'm starting to get more into watches, and my next watches will probably be in the four-figure range (eyeing a Sinn U2 and Nomos Tangente). Equally BIFL if you take care of them, but a completely different league altogether.

u/NCRmostlyuseless · 2 pointsr/Watches

Brand: Seiko 5

Price: $50-$60

Movement: 21-jewel automatic

Style: Sport

Size: 37mm

This is a lot of watch for a very affordable price. Although probably seen as a men's watch the size works well for women. You will probably have to change the strap depending on your wrist size but it's still a good value watch. I think any watch really 40mm and below has potential to be a good women's watch as long as the strap fits.

u/Corm · 2 pointsr/pics

What watch is that?

I'm thinking it might be this seiko basic automatic

I think I'd like to own the watch of the man who did this. Anyone from /r/watches want to chip in with their info?

Edit: I don't think it's the Seiko. If you zoom into the image it's got a black button

Edit: posted to /r/watches

u/CDRE_JMButterfield · 2 pointsr/Watches

First, I got my Seiko 5, a new leather strap, and the tool to change it for around $100 and I love it. Seiko makes some dependable watches that are easy on the wallet.

Orient is also a good choice, although you may need to hunt for a discount on websites other than Orient's in order to get within your price range. I personally love the Orient Esteem and am getting the one with Arabic Numerals for Christmas.

Thats just my preference though. /r/Watches has a great buying guide that should be able to help you find what's right for you.

u/rever3nd · 2 pointsr/Watches

Check out Seiko. I've got a Seiko diver that was a little over $100US but you could do a bullet proof Seiko automatic for 65-75 all day long.

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap

u/finleye · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5 Military Issue

My model came with a metal band, but I primarily wear it with a light brown (dark beige) leather band.

It's an awesome deal on an automatic time piece and they're very reliable.

u/tehcondor42 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Popular choice for a canvas strap is the Timex Weekender. But some might say it looks a little cheap, and you might feel it looks a little cluttered.

Another popular choice is the Seiko 5. Good quality, low price, simple design.

I also like this Bulova, but you might think the face is a little flashy. And Citizen always makes a good product, although I haven't had any experience with this model.

Hopefully this helps!

u/kqvrp · 2 pointsr/EDC

From left to right, top to bottom:

u/sp668 · 2 pointsr/Watches

Orient flight maybe? Cheap, Looks like a B-Uhr from WW2.

Also the Seiko 5 SNK809 maybe, also similar.

u/ROM_Bombadil · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The Seiko 5 line is pretty much standard to 37mm and has a whole variety of styles including some pretty dressy ones like your Victorinox.

Although most of the Hamilton line is about 40mm, you could check out some of their 'Classic' style watches which tend to run smaller.

Finally, Christopher Ward has a few smaller style watches as well.

One thing to really pay attention to when looking at smaller watches (and watches in general) is how thick they are. My SNK809 looks tiny on my wrist compared to my old Timex Easy Reader even though the Seiko is actually a little larger simply because its thicker by a few mm.

u/BourbonJungle · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Perhaps a Mondaine? I've got pretty thin wrists as well, and I've had my eyes on Citizen bm8180 and Seiko 5. They're on the small side, 36-37 mm, but they're still a bit thick. Note that changing the strap isn't too hard. I also remember Stuhrling being recommended as cheap and slim.

u/SilenceSeven · 2 pointsr/Watches


  • SNK809 Black

  • SNK807 Blue

  • SNK803 Tan

  • SNK805 Green

    All less than $60, small, automatic, water resistant, exhibition case back (so you can see the movement) . No leather strap though. A nice leather strap can be purchases elsewhere for pretty cheap. (18mm)
u/S2S2S2S2S2 · 2 pointsr/Watches

To build on what Coffeeshopman said, if you're going to invest a hundred dollars, it may as well be a hundred well spent. The brands they listed are all Japanese and offer a good value of reasonably well made watches at lower price points. Citizen may interest you in particular as their Eco-Drive watches run off of batteries which are recharged from sunlight and artificial light, requiring very little maintenance.

Furthermore, you may need to investigate what kind of watch you want ( e.g., quartz vs. automatic, which is to say, battery-operated vs. self-winding mechanical gear operated) and what features you would like (some watches you linked have a chronograph / stopwatch for measuring elapsed time). There are pros and cons to these things, but most people on this subreddit heavily favor automatic watches.

Based on these ideas and your aesthetic guidelines, I've pasted a number of links below. I hope they are of some use to you. You will note that Casio is absent. This is merely because they are better known for watches that are more sporty in design and which are typically digital.

u/boo_baup · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I realize this is $23 over your budget, but if you can swing it the Black Seiko 5 is an awesome watch. For not much more money than a weekender you get an automatic movement rather than quartz, and in my opinion better styling. Look at the customer submitted images on the amazon link I included.

u/shinbr · 2 pointsr/Watches

Not really sure exactly what style you want but a nice Seiko 5 field watch would be cool. As far as divers go, quartz is prob your only option under 100. Casio Diver Here is a pretty classic dress watch Citizen Dress or an automatic just over 100 Orient Dress For something ultra-casual G-Shocks are super nice and durable. G-Shock Timex also has some great options

u/AuxHero · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I have one of these. I also have a Seiko 5 that is a similar style.

I never wear the Timex because of its insanely loud TICK. Pay for quality.

Then again, $15 is a steal.

u/GPoteet6 · 2 pointsr/Watches

I started mine with this Seiko 5 and fits your criteria. Even would have the left over to grab a pack of a few NATOs to replace the band that comes with it (worst part imo)

u/jgodin03 · 2 pointsr/Watches

Il you want to try an automatic watch you may want to look at the popular and cheap Seiko SNK809 (or 807, 805, 803 for different colours). It has a low but rapid ticking, similar "pilot" style. It's a very good value for ~60$. With the right strap it can look awesome.

u/oxg · 2 pointsr/Watches

It really depends on what you're looking for in a watch. If you're looking for a nice dress watch around that price point, I would recommend looking in to this Citizen.

I personally don't really like the second watch as much but you should go for it if you like it. The Seiko 5 and this Citizen are some of my recommendations for entry level watches.

u/veepeedeepee · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The Seiko 5 ($50 on Amazon) has 18mm lug width that would fit your J. Crew strap. They come in a variety of colors, too.

u/Copernican · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

No. For $70 you can probably get a Seiko Automatic S5 like this.

u/Phauly1 · 2 pointsr/Watches

A lot of Timex are under $40. Some Casio like the F-91W may be an alternative. If you can stretch your budget a little bit you will get a Seiko SNK809 - fully automatic and a nice bang for the buck.

u/stonebock · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Looks to be this guy on a different strap. Seiko SNK809, or more commonly just a Seiko 5 although that refers to an entire line of watches with a bunch of different models.

u/thenobbox · 2 pointsr/Watches

Seiko makes excellent watches, and their Seiko 5 Military line might intrigue you. It's worth the extra $30. (Plus they're automatics)

u/narwhalpiguy · 2 pointsr/Watches

Hey don't worry about getting laughed out of this subreddit! I know the watch community can be daunting, and in some places, full of elitists. But this subreddit is really one of the most accepting communities at any price point, hell, F91-Ws hit the front page every week.

Unfortunately that was the main reason I responded, I'm not too qualified for suggesting analog watches. Many people recommend Timex weekenders (Timex has nice cheap watches, try checking out their other ones. You'll probably be more into them)or the infamous Seiko 5 when it comes to budget pieces, but they don't seem to fit your description too well. I'd personally recommend lurking around this subreddit seeing what people post about.

u/Bigdogbrowndog · 2 pointsr/Watches

It's going to be really hard to find an automatic/mechanical that size for $55. This is smaller than you want, but it's a simple automatic in that price range.

u/lazerbeamspewpew · 2 pointsr/Watches

best bet under $80 is probably a seiko 5. the snk809 is a popular pilot style watch with an automatic movement. at $55, you will have enough money left over get a NATO strap if you'd like:

u/Oulomos · 2 pointsr/Watches

The SNK809 series is very popular, and it's under $60 on Amazon. It also comes in a few other colors:

u/psilocybinbeard · 2 pointsr/Watches

If the watch "ships from and sold by" (not just fulfilled, but actual Amazon stock) then returns are usually free and very easy. Print label, box it up, drop off at UPS.

So if your willing to put in a tiny bit of extra work, you can basically try on the watch and return if you don't like it.

The current stock I am looking at is sold by Amazon

u/pocketsked · 2 pointsr/Watches

The Seiko SNK809 is a true deal. A real automatic watch for US$54.

The Casio MDV-106 is also a budget classic. A really nice diver watch for the money. It's a heavy beast, though.

A bit above your budget, but Sasqwatch are really nice for the money.

u/BushiSoy · 2 pointsr/Watches

[How about this] ( It has 30m water resist for shallow beach water, day/date, and around your budget. Theres a lot of em to choose from if you dont like the color.

u/baldylox · 2 pointsr/Watches

You mentioned Citizen. There are some nice Eco-Drives that are affordable that I bet your son would like. They're durable and reliable, which is a must for a kid. You know it's going to take a beating.

I don't know anyone that has an Eco-Drive that has anything but glowing things to say about it.

Timex makes a 'My First Timex' watch that might be a good choice:

I'm looking around and finding a few more that fit the bill. For a 12-year-old, it's difficult because most modern watches are huge. I imagine that he wouldn't want a watch over 34mm or so - unless he's a really big 12-year-old.

Seiko makes a very affordable automatic that he may like:

At 37mm or so, it may look huge on him, but that's a lot of watch for less than $60 new.

u/VainLawliet · 2 pointsr/Watches

I was looking for something like this Seiko or even the [blue version] ( back when they were around 65 dollars but they have shot up in price. Is there anything with a similar look and price range? Just looking to use it casually.

u/CynicalPi · 2 pointsr/Watches

Hey guys, looking to spend <$120 on my first watch, I'd like to wear it daily as well as sports and nights out. I've looked at this Timex Chronograph as well as this Seiko and this cheaper Seiko. I value durability/reliability and comfort over style/functions. Was wondering if you guys could offer some advice.

Edit: Also I have a 7.1 inch wrist, I'd like the watch to not be as bulky as a g-shock for example.

u/SAIUN666 · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Daily wear for me until recently was a Seiko 5 Automatic SNK809 on a bond-pattern NATO strap. ^Not ^my ^photo, ^but ^looks ^the ^same. It's a mechanical watch that uses old-timey clockwork, and even has a display back so you can show people the gears and cogs inside. Cheapest way to get into mechanical watches without being flimsy Chinese stuff, around $75 plus however much you want to spend on a different strap.

I also have a retro Casio calculator watch as per Marty McFly which I'd pair with casual outfits if I felt like something different.

I've since joined the smartwatch crowd and daily wear a Moto 360 Sport with a custom watch face that I designed using an app.

u/shadowbanningsucks · 2 pointsr/Watches

Nice watch. If you have any interest in mechanical watches, this Seiko might be worth a look. I am a big fan of these types of straps. Sort of a 2 piece NATO type of thing.

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 2 pointsr/USMCboot

Fucking boot.


There are three directions you can go with this.

  1. Keep it cheap, and bank on the reality that you're probably going to break it.
  • Timex IronMan, low-end G-Shock, anything rugged in the $50 & under range.
  1. Go all in with a digital wrist-computer.
  • No, not a real smart watch. Those are too high maintenance.
  • Maybe a Casio Pathfinder or something.
  • Something in the $200 range.
  • These do offer a whole array of functionality that can be useful in the field.
  • But these tend to be huge on the wrist and can snag on all kinds of shit.
  1. Go classy, non-digital.
u/_regtaf · 2 pointsr/EDC

Seiko 5 (model SNK809). It's a nice watch, I got mine just 2 days ago in the mail.

u/Myron-Gaines · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

You bastards are always giving me reasons to spend my money. That's a damn nice watch and will make a good replacement for my Timex Weekender. She's been a good watch fellas, but it's time to put her down.

Also, I hate to do this to you, but if you had Amazon Prime, you could've gotten it cheaper and faster.

u/swimatm · 2 pointsr/aviation

Is there a certain style you want? Here's some I recommend:

Timex Weekender or Weekender Chronograph

Seiko 5

Orient Flight

Swatch Sistem51 Irony (especially the Sistem Arrow)

Also, check out the $250 and under buying guide on r/watches

u/dh405 · 2 pointsr/RepTime

> Seiko 5

Depending on bracelet choice, that's not much of a stretch..

u/dessmond · 2 pointsr/Watches

I looked it up on amazon and it costs just over 70 bucks!

u/WillNotStop · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I see that you wrote that everyone here seems to like the weekender. It's one of the better budget watches sub $50. It looks like you're open to suggestions, but seeing as how you're looking for affordable watches, I'll keep my suggestions under $100.

Might I suggest getting an automatic watch instead. Seiko 5's are incredibly popular as a first "real" watch, the most popular I've seen is probably the SNK809.

There's also the Citizen Eco-Drives with a lot of popular models such as this one, but keep in mind it's still a quartz (it's a quartz watch that automatically powers itself using a built in solar panel).

There are other watch makers (or even vintage like the affordable Vostok Amphibias) I suggest these two lines of watches because they are automatic watches from reliable watchmakers that make your watch more than just something to keep track of time, we have cellphones and other devices for that. You can find the suggested watches cheaper elsewhere than Amazon usually.

u/honicthesedgehog · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Surprised to see that Timex isn't getting more love. They make really solid pieces for a pretty affordable price - you can find their Weekender and Expedition lines for under $30 (and great cream dial options), either of which could be worked into business casual. I have a Fairfield Chrono that is one of my favorites for business casual outfits.

Another fan favorite is the Seiko SNK8 line (with black and cream options) - these are automatics instead of battery-powered which is fun (especially with the clear case back to see the movement), but you have to reset the time if you don't wear them every day. Seiko has all sorts of decent options under $100 too.

Orient (a Seiko subsidiary) is well known for being a quality entry-level brand. If you prefer diver style watches, the Mako/Ray automatic divers are stellar, and the ridiculous amount of Bambino models are fantastic dress watches that can easily be dressed down.

If you're looking to take the one quality watch versus several cheaper ones, I can't say enough good things about the Hamilton Khaki Field. It's pricier (~$450) but it fits with almost anything (casual, business casual, even masquerades as a dress watch at times) and I pretty much wear it almost exclusively these days. Of course, if you're willing to spend $500+, there are a dizzying amount of options out there.

Two other notes: don't worry too much about the strap color. Most default straps are low-quality and you can easily replace it with anything you want (spring bar tools are like $5). Second, I think the real issue most folks have with fashion watches is that they're just straight up overpriced (aka it's a $10 watch sold for $100+) and you can usually find off-brand versions of most everything on Ali Express. That said, if you really like a certain watch, forget the haters and just buy it - it's going on your wrist, not theirs.

u/Jorgeragula05 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The often recommended Timex Weekender and Seiko 5 are good options.

u/He_Himself · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For well under $100, you can get a Seiko SNK809, or a SNKE63, or nearly any other model under the Seiko 5 umbrella. There are tons of variants and it's easily modded if you want to personalize it.

u/skyleth · 2 pointsr/Watches

Try the Seiko SNZG15 or the smaller Seiko SNK809 for an affordable automatic that fits the style you seem to like.

Citizen is one of the best consumer brands around and have been doing Eco-Drive for over 20 years, I personally would not worry about their solar mechanism failing and/or repairs any more than the automatic Seiko's or the movements in the Hamiltons you listed above. So if you like the Citizen, go for it.

u/SvcdAR · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have this watch with this nato strap and love the combination. You can get both for under your $100 dollar budget and have an awesome automatic watch with a really nice strap.

u/Nayyyyy · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

In casual wear you don't really need to match leathers as much. Though some people prefer too.

Timex are generally good quality for the price point.

A few other options based on your words:

u/frmmtl · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For watches, I've owned smart watches (pebble and a moto 360) and own many analog watches. I prefer analog to a fitness or smart watch any day of the week if your primary purpose is to have a watch on your wrist (and not an extension of your smart phone).

For watches, I have 3 recommendations, all under $100:

  1. Timex Weekender: This is a cheap, <$40 watch. Nothing too fancy but it's become somewhat of a staple. [Here's a link.](
  1. Seiko SNK809: This is a fantastic automatic watch. I have one on my wrist right now. It's a great intro to automatic watches. Link Here.
  2. MVMT watches. I've read a lot of good things about these. They have a very minimalist design which a lot of people like. Link here.

    Watches are extremely personal. The colour of dial, bezel, and strap can be endlessly customized. Gold tones are very popular right now though a black strap/silver or white dial will always be a classic.
    Another thing to consider is the size of the bezel. You'll want to pick the right size of watch depending on your wrist size.
u/confoundedjoe · 2 pointsr/Watches

Seiko 5. Great everyday watch. Barely above your budget.

u/Only_Normal_One · 2 pointsr/Watches

Hey man love your work! Not trying to argue your price points, but the SNK809's can be found for around 50$ on amazon. I'm not sure if it matters which country you're in but heres a link Just wanted to make sure you weren't spending more money on them than you need to. Anyways, continue the fantastic work!

u/grapefruitspoon · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

This Seiko 5 is a pretty good deal at $50 right now. That's its lowest price ever, I think.

u/terafunker · 2 pointsr/Watches

Definitely one of these two variants of the Seiko 5: the SNK809 or the SNKK27

u/NormalVector · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/SnoopyLupus · 2 pointsr/Watches

Im completely nicking this from a thread last week, but (a) I have one and (b) it was a great suggestion. How about a Seiko SNK809. It’s quite small and based on an old pilots watch. You could also get these NATO straps for it so he can change the look. The grey one is very similar to the one James Bond wears.

u/MountainQuark · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange
u/selway- · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seiko SNK809. $50 on Amazon. Automatic with day/date complication. Sized for small wrists. Looks great and a step above Timex. Best automatic you can get for the price IMO.

u/Peolr · 2 pointsr/Watches

Seiko Flieger

It's either that or a swiss made watch with a mechanical ETA what you want. If you really don't have around 1000€-1500€ to spend, I think the Seiko is a fine pick.

u/DoctorTempleton · 2 pointsr/Watches

Here is an example on a more nato type strap
Not sure where you live but if you type in seiko 5 on amazon you will get a ton of options. Also off 20 seconds a day is normal in this price range. Usually the difference evens out as long as you move the watch around a decent amount while you are wearing it. If the watch stays in one position all day gravity will cause the escapement to increase its amplitude and thus damage the time keeping. I personally own a Sekio Pressage automatic with a NH35A movement with a similar amount of time lost perday if left still. If worn consistently you may only need to correct the watch every 3-5 days (which is pretty good btw). Hope this helps.

u/wrinklemouse · 2 pointsr/Watches

> All I want is a heavy duty automatic watch.

I know it's not the brand you mentioned, but this seems to be the classic, reliable, automatic watch in this price range from what I've heard. You may be able to find it cheaper elsewhere, and I see even on Amazon the green/blue ones are cheaper.

u/tomrev97 · 1 pointr/Watches

I bought this Seiko 5

it stopped working, and I got it replaced.

The replacement broke after the 30 day warranty was over, so I opened it up thinking "its broken, i really cant brake it any more", and fixed it.

Two days later it stopped again, and i dont know why.

A service is more expensive than a new watch, and im tired of buying it.

Any ideas on a watch very similar.

Things im looking for

  • Automatic/hand winding

  • color scheme like the one above

  • number scheme like one above

  • I dont really care about day/date

    also, something fairly inexpensive $150ish
u/triguy616 · 1 pointr/Watches

I'm not sure such a thing exists. That's an awful lot of criteria. I'm not sure many watches below $500 have small seconds, not to mention only hand-wind. Probably going to have to make some concessions here.

Seiko 5 SNK809 Military look, display back, less than 40mm, but is auto and no small seconds.

Seagull 1963 Military look, display back, less than 40mm, hand wind, but no small seconds.

Graf Zeppelin Flatline Small seconds, display back, 40mm, but more of a piloty-dressy look, auto.

Orient Star Small seconds, display back, less than 40mm, but dress and auto. But also damn, that's really on sale!

u/RatStevens · 1 pointr/Watches

You can buy one off of Amazon here

u/iama842 · 1 pointr/TeenMFA
u/cab1024 · 1 pointr/Watches

As was mentioned the SNK809 has the 7S26 movement and costs $55 new on Amazon.

u/Theovide · 1 pointr/Watches

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:

black 809:

blue 807:

u/tmotom · 1 pointr/Watches

I know I'll catch some watch circle jerk flak for this, but the Seiko 5 Automatic might be worth looking at.

u/Shishamylov · 1 pointr/Watches

Not just romantic. Think of it this way. A DW will cost you $15/year for batteries, a diver even more because of gaskets and pressure tests. If this lasts more than 7 years before you throw it out it will be cheaper than just maintenance on the Quartz. It will also save you a couple of missed appointments and trips to the mall when the battery goes unexpectedly. Nobody services orients and cheap seikos

u/C-Weed622 · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Seiko 5! and then This nato strap is gonna arrive a few days after it!

u/pelvicmomentum · 1 pointr/Watches
u/notcalpernia · 1 pointr/Watches

Well, even though the Orient is still revered here, you can't deny that this sub wets it pants over the Seiko homage of the WWII Laco and Stowa watches. Just seems hypocritical.

u/UrinalPies · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Seiko Men's SNK809


Seiko SNN233

I've got pretty small wrists so I'm thinking the SNK809, plus I'm cheap and never really worn watches before.

u/Nothingcreativeatm · 1 pointr/Watches

For around the same price, you'll probably get a lot of people recommending a Seiko 5. I have this one.
edit: Also, if its the same model number, both Amazon and Newegg are very reputable and I wouldn't imagine you having problems with either. If an authorized dealer through Amazon give you any grief, Amazon steps in.

u/r2u2 · 1 pointr/Watches

I don't spend a lot on my watches, so it's probably my nicest one. I've been eyeing Hamiltons, but I can't seem to pull the trigger. I can afford it, but the reason that I can afford it is that I try not to buy things I don't need.

My other watches are:

Seiko Solar

Seiko 5 Automatic

Orient Automatic

The Citizen is my nicest watch and I like it. It's worth $130, which is what I paid. It's been ~$200 on Amazon for a while and I haven't bought it because it doesn't seem to be worth that price.

u/DrScoops · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Looks like a Seiko 5, probably this one.

u/TrentWDB · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Yeah thats true, fashion oriented questions might be better here, but /r/watches does do fashion as well as functionality... Also you might want to give it a try and specify that your mostly focused on fashion (although 'that' they might not take too lightly too xD). I know they do respect cheaper watches as well over there, the Seiko 5 for example gets a lot of love

u/eskamobob1 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

i hope $4 over is alright
there isnt too much in this price range that isnt quartz (i tend to prefer mech) unless you are willing to look into Chinese mechanical watches... if so, there are so many out there it is ridiculous. here are a couple of my posts since im in a similar market atm
and here is a watch i picked up from the bay for $20 shipped... that said, it probably wont last more than a year or so, but all the dials work and it feels prity nice

u/paulornothing · 1 pointr/Watches

I'll second that opinion. Here it is in Black the blue one is also the same price.

u/SilverGhost93 · 1 pointr/EDC

Links for the stuff:


Phone Case.





Flash Drive.


I honestly have no idea what specific wallet that is, I just know it's a fossil.

u/matsky · 1 pointr/movies

That's not like saying "for a little bit more" - $60 is already more than twice the cost (I got mine for about $40). The best thing about it is its a simple, quality-yet-cheap quartz watch. It doesn't look cheap.

That said, though, for maybe $10-20 more you could look at a Seiko 5 SNK809. It's very similar, but an automatic with a date feature.

u/goingtowinthatwatch · 1 pointr/edc_raffle

The two seikos are both on the smaller size. I believe 36mm.

Here is an SNK809 on Amazon that is identical to mine:

u/I_heart_snacks · 1 pointr/Watches

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.

u/Datsnake · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm considering buying a Seiko 5. I've never really worn a watch, but this looks great.
I'm pale, darkish hair and green eyes. I don't know if I should pick the black or navy blue watch.

navy blue


I have tiny wrists (just shy of 6") though. I'm wondering if it will look stupid.

u/rizii · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

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.

u/zardozzardoz · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

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.

u/yoyobye · 1 pointr/Watches

Interesting. You appear correct according to this website, but Amazon ad states
>In order to maintain accuracy, wear the watch for 8 hours or more per day, or manually wind the main spring by turning the crown.

It seems unfortunate that the watch would be made so that you either wear it for 8 hours a day, or it doesn't keep up with the proper date and time. I'm hoping it has the manual wind feature.

u/DocPlatypus · 1 pointr/movies

The fourth one looks like a seiko 5 construction with the timex cadrant. (Except for the little rolling thing placement)

u/satanicwaffles · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I too have rather skinny wrists for my size (6'2, 160lb) and I wear the Seiko SZNG13 on NATO straps. Here it is on my wrist with an orange NATO (Needed something high-vis for my job). It is 42mm diameter which is probably the max diameter that looks normal.

I would definatly consider the Seiko 5 SNK809 which is probably the best bang-for-buck there is for watches. It has an auomatic movement that is proven, durable, and reliable. The watch itself has a versitile design that can be worn almost anywhere with just a quick change of the strap.

A general rule, I would stay under 42mm for the watch diameter and try for 40mm or less.

u/ShinyTile · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You can pick up some of the Seiko 5s for about 50 shipped on Amazon. Roommate just got this, and it's fantastic. Looks so much better in person too. Great watch for the cost.

u/metroidpwner · 1 pointr/Watches

It's posted to an absurd degree on this subreddit, but here's the Seiko SNK809. It stretches your budget by 10 bucks, but has free shipping if using Amazon Prime. It is an absolute workhorse, there are literally probably more than a hundred people on this very subreddit that swear by this watch.

P.s. your post is going to be/has already been removed at the time of this writing because there is no [Bracket title] in the title :/

u/zacheadams · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice


Timex Weekender - it's roughly that price everywhere else.

Seiko 5 automatic - there are a billion colorways and styles for it (only slight exaggeration)

EDIT: Did you mean the Vestal that OP posted? Seiko quartz is not worth it. A quartz is a quartz is a quartz unless it's got something the others don't, like Breitling's thermocompensated quartz.

u/mtd14 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I have a couple watches for sale, I'm only doing meet and sell instead of shipping because I don't want to deal with shipping & paypal, plus it lets you be more confident in what you're purchasing. I live in the east bay area (danville/alamo), am in Walnut Creek often, and Spear/Folsom in SF fairly often. My watch collection has expanded, and it's time to sell these. If you want both, you can get both for $70.

Seiko SNK809 - $35 - my pictures - amazon link - comes with a red,white, & blue NATO along with the standard black canvas strap. I can put either on before selling it to you if you would rather it have one vs another. It's been worn maybe half a dozen times.

Fossil Ansel (white face/blue hands/black leather) - $40 - my pictures (will come tomorrow evening ~6pm PST) - amazon link - Fossil is a fashion watch brand, responsible for making a wide variety of watches for fashion brands like Burberry. That being said, the usual problem people have with them is their high prices for what the watches are, but at $40 this is a fair price that puts it near weekender range. Watch is in fairly new condition having been worn ~a dozen or so times.

u/82364 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you like digital watches, sport watches are typically water resistant enough for diving.

Automatic (mechanical) watches with day-to-day water resistance start cheaper than you might think.

u/vroomery · 1 pointr/Watches

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
orient mako

For a little more

seiko skx007

u/Al_FrankenBerry · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Ive been very pleased with my Seiko 5 Series. Classic, unpretentious and underpriced. I like the military nylon band, but there are all kinds of options with this.

Plus, the smaller case size suits my skinny ass-wrists.

u/manueljljl · 1 pointr/videos

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap . 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.

u/flpjck · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You get can a 5 which isn't this:

For example:

And then it won't look like the 5 that everyone else has.

u/NotClever · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

This is kinda serendipitous, because (1) I've spent the past 2 days searching for NATO straps that are a reasonable price and appear to be good quality, but have been unable to find colors I want and (2) I've been looking exactly for 2 of your colorways (your All-American and Diver Down) for my Orient Rally but haven't found them at a reasonable quality for a price I'm willing to pay for a somewhat gimmicky colorway.

Have also been looking for my Seiko 5, but haven't been able to decide on a color to go with the black face.

Anyways, I think you have yourself a new customer either way. Slick site design, also.

Edit: Do they only come in one width? Unfortunately my watches are 22mm and 18mm, which appear to be non-standard enough that it's been difficult to find variety in straps for them.

u/nosauceguy · 1 pointr/flying

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)

u/Ubel · 1 pointr/Watches

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.

u/skepticaljesus · 1 pointr/Watches

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?

u/Imsomehowrelated · 1 pointr/Watches

I think I will go for the Seiko, but also considering this one ... i know very little about movements... how does it stack up?
Edit: spelling

u/James12052 · 1 pointr/soccer

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.

u/thedjotaku · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Question about the SEIKO SNK803/05/07/09 and SNKM95 - - does it not take a batter? It mentions shaking the watch back and forth

u/Danielthenewbie · 1 pointr/Watches


2 (Mechanical)

u/anonymao · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

This is a great smaller watch and looks excellent with a leather strap.

u/bacon_soapp · 1 pointr/Watches

I’m on a hunt for my first watch and I’m a teenager so i can’t spend a crazy amount of money so I ran into two watches the seiko snk809 and timex weekender but I want opinions on what is a better bang for buck so any comments I would greatly appreciate it

u/bluegarfield · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Any of one, two, three, four for a casual daily watch, like with jeans/shorts and tee? I will wear them to work as well, but dress code is casual so yeah. I have really small wrist (about 45mm width) and metal bracelet feel massive and heavy on my wrist, so I guess have to do with leather or nylon. Not sure if the nylon strap look too childish or look out of place with the rest of the outfit though :(

u/LucretiusCarus · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Seiko 5's. The snk 809 is a perfect watch for the money.

u/The_Tic-Tac_Kid · 1 pointr/AskMen

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.

u/reverendfrag4 · 1 pointr/gadgets

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.

u/seksninja · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

2 Timex Weekenders or 1 Seiko 5 OR Citizen Eco-Drive Canvas Strap OR something else entirely? My only watch is a G-Shock.

u/synapticimpact · 1 pointr/EDC

ideas for you:

Flexy unwallet

Seiko 5 wrist watch

Tritium keyring

I just realized all my links won't work for you cuz it's not but whatever lol

Keysmart key holder

Leatherman wave or skeletool cx if you want something smaller

If you pref the SAK route I'm personally planning on picking up a cybertool lite soon. Might be over your budget.

best of luck

u/NeptLudi · 1 pointr/minimalism

The Seiko 5 is around $50 and automatic. Of course Seiko has high volume, good buyers, and everything else going for it to drive the price down.

u/frotzed · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Without knowing budget, a great place to start would be a Seiko SNK809.

u/nicholas34silva · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

/r/watches has some great recommendations.

At the upper end of your budget, I'd get a Seiko 5 (SNK805)

At the lower end, I'd get a Timex Weekender

There's 10430942q423 different colors/variations of this watch all for $20-50

u/brucebannor · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Seiko 5 series, a classic and it's mechanical. Canvas or Steel

u/wowmuchupvotes · 1 pointr/Watches

In regards to a recommendation, you can't go wrong with a Seiko 5.

u/SmileAndDonate · 1 pointr/streetwear

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u/ILeikChocolateMalk · 1 pointr/EDC


u/Consolol · 1 pointr/Watches

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.

u/rapescenario · 1 pointr/Watches

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

u/ez__mac · 1 pointr/Watches

maybe look at one of those seiko 5 SNK809's? only like 36 mm diam, but get a new strap if you do..

u/kedvaledrummer · 1 pointr/Watches

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:

Seiko SNK809

Casio MDV106

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?

u/vanillamode · 1 pointr/Watches

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.

u/A_Prophets_Vision · 1 pointr/Watches

You’re gonna want one of these

u/yamborma · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

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.

u/Soapy791 · 1 pointr/Watches

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?

u/2capp · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

If you are uncomfortable buying from rakuten, or the color you want is out of stock, all colors are available on amazon for $56:

The camel seems to indicate this is the avg price for quite a while with the lowest being $49.

Either way it's a pretty dang good deal for an automatic watch you can wear every day.

u/Beadlocks · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Well the crown on my weekender popped off. I'm currently looking at either a Seiko 5 automatic or a Timex waterbury. Opinions?


Timex Waterbury

u/theillinkill · 1 pointr/Watches

Looking to get a new watch. I have a Samsung S2 classic and it just looks tacky with the band that it has. I'm going to get a new band for it, but I also want to expand and start a collection.

I want a nice, affordable watch that will look great on a brown leather NATO band.
This is what I've been looking at : Citizen Men's BM7100-59E

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5

Seiko 5 Men's SNK793 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Blue Dial

Seiko SNN231P2 Chronograph Men's Black Dial

I've also been looking at the Timex Weekender and from I've read that isn't a bad choice for the price, but a lot of people say it can be loud. It is a simple watch, and that is what I really want though I do like the chronograph look and function.
If anyone has had any experiences with the watches I listed I'd love to hear or other suggestions that would be great. I'd just like something that will look nice on a leather nato. The price range I'm looking at is about $50-200 bucks.

Right now I'm just looking for casual watches to wear. My great-grandfather had a nice gold Caravelle that Id like to take off it's expanding bracelet and put on a simple black leather band if I need something somewhat classy-ish.

There was a post I saw the other night listing decent starter watches, I'm just having a hard time deciding. I just don't want to blow money on a mistake because I know next to nothing about watches and maybe there's something I'm not thinking of that someone more experienced than me could pass along to a noob.
Thanks for taking the time reading this and I appreciate any help given.

u/MangyCanine · 1 pointr/Watches

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:

u/nicola_zanardi · 1 pointr/Watches

Don't know where are you from, but in Italy it's easy to find on Amazon (96€ atm)

u/kibyegon · 1 pointr/Leathercraft

sorry for not posting pictures of the backside. I didn't line the underside, the stitching is purely for aesthetics. Its a Seiko SNK809

u/Jethreael · 1 pointr/LSAT

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

u/PushtotheP · 1 pointr/Watches

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!

u/judsonm123 · 1 pointr/Watchexchange

i would like to sell this white G Shock to fund the purchase of a Seiko SNK809. (So if you have an SNK809, I will possibly trade you.) I am asking $50 plus shipping. I bought this watch as an Amazon Warehouse Deal, so all i have is the "stand" in the picture and the manual shoved underneath. It is a good watch, but I like my black square solar G shock more.

Here's a link to the watch on Amazon:

White G Shock

Again, I am selling this watch used with NO BOX. The module is 3155, which is actually a neat module.

I'm selling it to fund the purchase of this watch:

Cheap Seiko 5 Field Watch

Because I just have more watches than I need. I really only want the Seiko for the exhibition caseback. My daily driver is a Seiko SRP777 which I love, but sadly, I can't see the movement.

u/HeyItsJay · 1 pointr/Watchexchange

Here's a good one sadly it isn't automatic.

Not what your asking for but a Muhle Glashutte for a pretty good price.

Slightly out of your range Nomos Orion but if you get it I want that Ahoi Perlon if its 18mm :|

Here's a Grand Seiko that if you buy I'll totally steal from you.

Sinn 156 a smidge out of the range... damn shame cause its so fuckin good.

But the best of the best the unstoppable beast.

u/Preston205 · 1 pointr/Watches

For a budget option, the Seiko SNK809 is pretty much unbeatable. If you want something nicer and are able to save a bit, you can get a Hamilton Khaki Field for about $300 and it's a big upgrade from a Seiko 5.

u/OmahaYessa · 1 pointr/Watches

Why everybody, I am looking to buy a everyday watch for under $100. I’m really just looking for a watch that will go with everything and I can always wear. So far the ones I’m considering in no particular order

Timex Weekender

This is nice because it’s cheap, and I could swap straps. However a lot of people complained of how loud it ticks, and it’s not water resistant

Timex Weekender Chronograph

This was my initial choice, but I have since second guessed myself and now am leaning elsewhere. I feel like the case is too thick, and it’s not too water resistant.

Invicta Pro Diver

I’m iffy on the metal band. I do enjoy the actual look of this, just not sure if it’s too classy.

Seiko 5 Automatic

This is the watch that’s in first right now. I would definitely purchase a leather strap for it off top, but some people reported it didn’t keep time well.

That’s my list. Overall, I’m just really looking for advice. I’m not very watch savvy, and would appreciate help by some of you pros. Let me know why these watches are good or bad, and offer some insight. I appreciate it!

u/bigdonut · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Bam! Everything you're looking for. It's a very solid watch as well. I'd swap for a different strap though.

u/ashirian · 1 pointr/Watches

Thanks. Very good sketching BTW.

If you want an affordable one, check this one out.

It's also a chronograph like you wanted

This one is less cluttered and has Power Reserve which in my opinion lot more useful function.

And of course, Famously reliable and affordable Seiko 5 Automatic

Here's one more. It's a lot like Hamilton Pilot but without the triangle at 12. And also it's a hand winding old school mechanical movement. But it's a beautiful piece. Plus you get to fully enjoy movement on the back.

u/Watzee · 1 pointr/Watches

Definitely the Seiko; I just ordered the SNK809 and am happy with it. Don't expect great accuracy, but you're getting a well-built automatic for well under $100.

u/slazash · 1 pointr/Watches

I actually really like that. I'm thinking maybe that or this seiko. What do you think?

u/firsthelicopter · 1 pointr/Watches

If you want something a little less dressy next time these Seiko 5's will get you into the mechanical game for under $100:


u/KazakBabou · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I have that Seiko 5 and think its a great watch. Plus it is only $50 on Amazon in the US. Here is a picture of mine with a replacement strap.

u/staggerb · 1 pointr/Watches

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.

u/NowHerePresent · 1 pointr/Watches

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.

u/imisstheyoop · 1 pointr/Watches

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!

u/Jedibrad · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Automatic watches can be pretty cheap; a commonly suggested Weekender alternative is the Seiko 5, a $56 automatic. You can swap out the strap, too, so it can be as versatile as you want it to be. It's 5mm smaller than the watch /u/iamMD suggested, so it's not that great for huge wrists, but most people would find it adequate in terms of size.

u/Mehknic · 1 pointr/Watches

The always-popular Seiko SNK meets every one of your requirements except thickness (13mm). Available in black, blue, green, and khaki.

Otherwise, your best bet is probably to find a gender-neutral-design "women's" watch:

u/ParanoidSpam · 1 pointr/EDC

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.

u/tylerhovi · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

It is actually a Deal of the Day on Amazon right now Link

u/TheJerseyBreeze · 1 pointr/Seiko
u/hurricanefalcon · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You won't find a good skeleton watch in that price range. If you do find one it may look nice, but more than likely it'll be very cheaply made and won't be built to last. For around 150 you have a ton of options. I'd recommend the

Seikon SKX007

or various Seiko 5's 1 2

Orient Mako, it comes in a variety of colors

Deep Blue makes a nice dive watch, this is the quartz version, the mechanical version is a little more expensive.

You can also look into homage watches like Alpha but these are lesser quality than the ones listed above. I'd stay away from brands like Invicta, Stuhrling, and even something like Skagen. If you're going to shell out $150 might as well get your money's worth.

u/GalactusIntolerant · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Thanks for sharing! That Citizen seems really nice, I don't suppose you'd happen to have any thoughts to share on the Seiko 5? It would be my first watch and I don't know much about them.

u/frickindeal · 1 pointr/Watches

I'd look at a Seiko 5, in particular this model.

It's available in four colors, with fabric strap or metal bracelet. Nice mechanical auto. Has quite a good reputation as a durable workhorse and bit of a sleeper in the Seiko 5 lineup.

u/shyguythrowaway · 1 pointr/Watches

Yea, but I have a black military SNK809. r/watches has already seen it, bit I suppose I can post pics for posterity and for future reference. I was under the impression that my seiko was more casual than my easy reader.

u/mrvarmint · 1 pointr/Watches

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.

u/TheSemenThatLived · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/jereln · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

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.

u/fhinor · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Since you liked the J.Crew one, you could buy a Seiko 5. I thought it was one at first. Beige, Blue, Black etc.

You could also get a leather strap to it, like this (thread).

u/semental · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

These have a reputation as a good affordable entry level watch but are also supposed to be a little small. I've never seen one in person though.

u/stabbybadger · 1 pointr/Watches

There you go.

Unsure of the quality of Bertucci watches, so I can't help you there, but the many owners in this subreddit with that Seiko will tell you its a great little automatic watch for the price.

u/robofunk_ · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion


These are great for thin wrists and great to change up with cheap NATO straps.

u/llamallamafiesta · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If you want something similar, take a look at the Seiko watches Snk.

So far I love mine and remember to sign up through Amazon fashion deals for 20% off watches.

u/jericho · 1 pointr/Watches

I like a lot of Nixons designs, and admire G-Shocks for their well carved out niche, but I would buy this Seiko automatic for that money.

It's a real watch, IMO.

u/AwkwardCow · 1 pointr/Watches

It was this one. Very popular on this sub but I'm just not a fan.

u/snowtubby · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

That depends on how you're going to wear a watch. There are some casual ones with great aesthetics such as Citizen, Seiko, and the MFA famous Timex.

u/Eyes_Of_The_Dragon · 1 pointr/MGTOW

The last watch I had was like this.

u/ar7iste · 1 pointr/Watches

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.

u/philocity · 1 pointr/Watches

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.

u/Jamon79 · 1 pointr/navy

Here's an Amazon link for anyone who's interested.

u/insoul8 · 1 pointr/Watches

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

u/whatisthis147 · 0 pointsr/malefashionadvice

No, that's not what you're looking for. The only reason you'd get a Timex is because you want to save money, right? If you're willing to put in extra money for a watch band, you should just get a better watch altogether. There is no point in upgrading a Timex; it's like getting getting a new paint job for your busted pickup instead of getting a nice sedan. These are some great alternatives. 1 2 3 This site is pretty good for cheap straps.

u/TitanBane · 0 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

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.

u/vintagefoodie · 0 pointsr/WatchesCirclejerk

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

u/durrtyurr · 0 pointsr/Watches

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.

u/h22sir · 0 pointsr/streetwear

Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap automatic movement that you can see on the back.

u/orestes19 · 0 pointsr/malefashionadvice

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.

u/deathfromabove1251 · -2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/jackmagger · -2 pointsr/Watches

This doesn’t really answer the question asked but:
Seiko Men's SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Canvas Strap

u/chegnerd · -4 pointsr/Watches

Seiko makes a decent automatic for about half your budget.

u/greasetrapSp04 · -8 pointsr/Watches

Why quartz? You could get a Seiko 5

u/luckybms · -23 pointsr/Watches

I think referring to a $4K watch as a "Grail" Watch is just ridiculous. This watch is completely obtainable for the average person, with just a little bit of effort and saving.

Regardless, congrats on your watch! It's beautiful.

Check out my [Seiko 5 GRAIL WATCH]( If I save $1 a month, it will only take 55 months!

Bottom line: If you refer to every single watch you want as a "Grail" watch, you sound like an idiot.