Seiko Opinions Daily Beater Watch - Page 10
I got the Seiko 5 sports first to be a daily workhorse at the office
I've always wanted a simple white faced watch so I got this, I plan to replace the straps with black leather with white stitching:
I couldn't resist and got another one. a Seiko 5 military in green, by far my favourite watch.
It gets worn the most because I love the face and the comfort factor
I feel the need to assist in bumping this (old) thread. I have a Seiko 5 Military in blue, and just love it. For $60, this is a great beater and since I'm new to watches, is definitely at a desirable price-point. I am planning to do the exact same thing - probably get a Monster on a rubber strap, and then a simple Seiko 5 with a leather band to wear with a suit.
Paging through this thread, it seems as if a lot of people recommend the Seiko 5 series as an everyday watch. I haven't bought a new watch in years; I have dress watch I wear to formal occasions and a sport watch I wear while rowing, hiking, and riding my bike. Both have lasted me for years and I have no complaints.
I am looking for something to wear casually, with jeans and button-downs. I don't care for functions other than the date, and I am looking for a canvas or ribbon strap, 37-to-43 mm casing. Preferably automatic, but I have no objection to battery-operated. I'm looking to keep the price under $100.
A menswear blog I read recommended buying a Timex Easy Reader or Weekender and a series of inexpensive straps in different colors, and changing the bands to compliment whatever I'm wearing that day. Certainly, you can't beat Timex's prices, but if they're really junk, or won't last more than a year or so, then I'd rather not waste my time with them.
How much better-made are the inexpensive Seikos (say, a 5 series watch like the one shown below) compared to Timexes? I realize the price difference isn't more than $30, but are they worth twice as much as a Timex?
Hi BB. I don't know if you looked at the date; but you've posted to a thread that has been dormant for over five years. So I'm not sure whether you'll get a response.
However, since I was surfing, maybe you'll allow me to offer my comments on your Timex question.
I'm not sure what leads you to suppose Timex is junk - they're quite OK and a pretty solid brand. They offer a two year guarantee; when many stop at one year.
For some time, I've been wanting a more casual style of watch (less of a dress watch) to wear with jeans and chinos. I've been considering Timex in that context for a similar period of time; and finally decided that I really liked their style.
I've just received my on-line order from Watch Shop UK of a Timex Originals Men's Dive Style Watch (blue face) and a Timex Originals Men's Indiglo Weekender Watch (off-white face).
I'm very happy with them and they look just as nice as I hoped.
Watches are such subjective things aren't they? There are so many that make me drool; but I only have one wrist; so head must constantly battle heart. So don't worry about looking for a value for money statistical correlation (ie: your Seiko versus Timex price quandary). If you like it, then that's what matters - go for it if it will make you happy.
One watch that is rather under-rated or a least seems to fly under the radar is Wenger. A lovely watch that straddles dress and casual wear rather nicely.
Hope this helps.