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Seiko Watches - Underrated?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GQBaller, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. epb

    epb Well-Known Member

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    Yep, but it looks a bit large. Maybe it's the narrow band...
     
  2. tomee

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    contactme_11 Well-Known Member

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    I've thought for a while that they are pretty underrated. The hold up well too, my father has had one as a beater for several years now.
     
  5. YOUgNeek

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    very nice picture!
     
  6. WorkingOnIt

    WorkingOnIt Well-Known Member

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    Definitely underrated in my opinion. I've worn two Seikos for the past 12 years. I lost the first one after 4 years, and have been wearing this one since. The unique metallic blue face has gotten compliments from many people, up until they see the brand. :happy:
     
  7. uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx

    uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if they brought back the black knight?

    Sent from my HTC Sensation
     
  8. cioni2k

    cioni2k Well-Known Member

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    Nothin wrong with Seiko :slayer: Tell them to shut it!
     
  9. zerostyle

    zerostyle Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to buy a gift for my brother for Christmas, and was considering a watch. I'm looking to spend around $100. Hoping you can help me with a few requirements:

    1. Mostly for casual wear with a buttondown and jeans so he'll wear it a lot. I'm thinking probably leather or nato nylon style band
    2. Prefer a very simple but classy design (Not a fan of the super overstyled submariner watches with a zillion dials)
    3. Undecided on the face color - leaning towards a lighter white/beige color, but open to black and other colors
    4. Should be new, not used, since this is a gift.

    A few questions:
    1. One of my annoyances with watches is a loud ticking type movement. How are Seiko 5 automatics in this regard?
    2. Suggested case size? He's around 6'2 220 or so I think. 38mm seems to be the standard, but 40mm and 42mm seem reasonable also. I'm also guessing casual watches run a bit bigger than formal watches.
    3. What brands besides Seiko would you recommend comparing?
    4. Best places to buy online? (Or even recommended ebay sellers?)
    5. What's the cheapest seiko or similar that has a full sapphire crystal?


    Thanks!
     
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  10. chu

    chu Well-Known Member

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  11. Poindexter

    Poindexter Well-Known Member

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    I have a 5, SNK809K2 Militaire.

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    I press the thing against my ear, I can hardly hear it. If it bodda you, you got to have ears like a bat.
     
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  13. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Well-Known Member

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    Looking to buy a Seiko 5 automatic. My criteria are:

    - 40mm+ case diameter
    - metal band and metal case
    - gold tone
    - automatic
    - ~$150 or less

    I have browsed through eBay and Amazon to get some ideas, but as a Seiko n00b, I would appreciate any insight and/or input anyone can provide.

    TIA.
     
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  14. edmorel

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    are you looking for dress or diver-ish?
     
  15. bellyhungry

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    I am good with either.
     
  16. Rambo

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    I don't think any of the AZN military, or dress models have a 40mm lug. At that size you're probably going to end up with a diver.
     
  17. edmorel

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    well, this is a popular model now becuase of its resemblance to the Blancpain fifty fathoms adn it goes for under $150 at auction:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Mens-SE...031907400?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item3cc6b6d048

    There is stuff like this which I don't like but maybe floats your boat:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Seiko-5...922382776?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item2a1fd079b8

    there is also something like this, you can get a bracelet for it:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seiko-5-Aut...838144405?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item2572b35195

    I would only wear the first one as I think a "gold" look at the $150 level is a tough.
     
  18. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the suggestions...Much appreciated....
     
  20. TheWraith

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    Nice to see this thread resurrected.
     

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