SNK809K2 Dial Color: Black Features: - Watch. - Style: Casual . - Gender: Men . - Case: Stainless steel . - Markers : White Arabic numerals and hour markers luminous point . - Bracelet: Weave fabric. - Hands : White and luminous hour and minute , white and red second hand kind . - Clasp: Buckle . - Calendar: Date and day at 3 o'clock Crystal : . Hardlex . - Water Resistant : 30 meters diameter . -Case : 37 mm . Features: - Movement: Japan Automatic Calibre 7S26B , 21 jewels . Case Thickness: 12 mm Dimensions . Collection: - Seiko 5 collection.
The elegant design in black and stainless steel back and fascinating exhibition of this Seiko watch is suitable for elegant versatility while the strap canvas maintains a high level of comfort for the wearer.
Precise 21 - jewel automatic movement with analogue display
Sustainable dial Hardlex mineral crystal window
Features include brightness, sweeping second hand , show case , and a date window , which can be formatted in either English or Spanish
30 m ( 99 feet ) water resistant
Seiko 5 Automatic Black Strap Black Dial Mens Watch is an elegant convenience of automatic movement watch. A black dial with unique design includes white Arabic numerals marking the hours on an inner circle and the minutes on an outer circle , while small , bar indexes surround the dial on a track outside minutes. Silver tone hands with luminous fill make it easy to tell the day or night , and the second hand is detailed with a thin red accent. For convenience , a display time and date are set at three o'clock. The polished stainless steel extends to meet the black nylon strap , which wraps comfortably around the wrist and fastens with a traditional buckle . Water resistant to 30 feet (100 meters) of water, this watch is perfect for high performance daily use.
This is an automatic mechanical watch. Automatic watches do not operate on batteries ; instead , they are fed automatically by the movement of the carrier arm . If the mainspring of your automatic watch is not sufficiently wound , time may become less accurate. To maintain accuracy, wear the watch for 8 hours or more per day , or manually wind the mainspring by turning the crown . When not in use , automatic watches can be kept charged with automatic winding - a storage unit shows which can be purchased separately.
The Seiko Story
From humble beginnings , Kintaro Hattori 's vision became reality Seiko . A consuming passion for excellence - imprinted in our corporate DNA passed from generation to generation. Seiko , for 125 years committed to the art and science of time .
A culture of innovation connects a Tokyo clock shop with 19th century advances of the 20th century in a 21st century timekeeping special "quiet revolution ." Constantly driven by dedication and passion , established a multitude of world first technologies ... transforming the principles of timekeeping.
The first quartz wristwatch - changed the history of time .
The first Kinetic - marked a new era in technology quartz watch.
In 1969 , Seiko Astron , the first quartz wristwatch - was introduced.
In an instant , Seiko exponentially improved the accuracy of watches and Seiko technology firmly established today's standard in Olympic and sports timing .
1984 , another celebrated first - Kinetic Technology - powered by body movement .
Kinetic - a quartz mechanism with unparalleled accuracy , the driving force behind the first world over .
Kinetic Chronograph - the next generation of high performance timekeeping .
Kinetic Auto Relay - automatically resets to the correct time .
Kinetic Perpetual - combining the date perfect technology perpetual calendar with the genius of Kinetic Auto Relay.
And now Kinetic Direct Drive - move, and the watch is powered automatically. Or wind hand and see the power you are generating in real time.
In the field of haute horlogerie , time is measured by Seiko innovation - A heritage of dedication to the art and science of time .
Seiko offers two similar versions of "military" mechanical watch :
The SNK809 (which is black, but there are other colors). This has a 21 jewel movement (generally the 7S26B , but older models have the 7S26 ) . It has a housing 36 mm (excluding crown) and18mm broadband .
The other model is the lager SNZG15 (which is black, but there are other colors). This movement of jewel 23 (usually 7S36B , but the previous designs have 7S36 ) . It has a 40 mm case (without crown) and a strip of 22mm .
Both watches are gray market . You will not see them for sale in U.S. stores .
I owned my SNK809 for several months and I love it. Its very accurate for the price. Mine gains about 5 sec / day. You have to spend a lot of money to do better in the world of mechanical watches.
Two of my friends have the SNZG15 , and they seem to gain about 10 seconds / day. Note: The fact that SNZG15 has 23 jewels does not mean its more accurate than a 21 jewel movement . It is larger , pushes more mass ( large hands ), and thus I speculate is inherently less accurate than the smaller SNK809 .
I got my SNK809 on eBay for $ 45 and $ 25 shipping ( 2009). However, it was shipped from Hong Kong. He had to clear customs , shipping takes about three weeks , and has more inherent risk . I expect to pay more on Amazon if it was shipped from the U.S. . Similarly, I saw SNG15 for as little as $ 105 with free shipping , shipped from Singapore.
What I did not appreciate at the time I bought my SNK809 is that its degree of water resistance is 30 meters ( WR30M ) . 98 ft. That seems sufficient unless you are a serious diver , right?
Consult water resistant ratings for watches on Wikipedia.
30 meters is the static water pressure for the test in the laboratory notation. Work / dynamic pressure rating will be much less . You do not even have a shower wearing a watch WR30M , let alone swim with it. WR30M is considered splash resistant only. I splashed my watch, it still works fine, but depending on your lifestyle, this may or may not be a problem.
The largest SNZG15 is estimated at WR100M , you can swim and snorkel with the skin. The smallest rating, you must swim with (but no skin diving ) is WR50M .
The other aspect of the SNK809 you should be aware of is that its smaller than most watches are today. In 1960 a band of 18mm is typical. Today , its small , aesthetically , particularly for a person with large wrists.
When I got my SNK809 , I was surprised by the sharpness of the band looked ( and I have smaller than average wrists ) . I read the Seiko contract is with this model is teenagers in Asia. This market base probably has smaller wrists than the average American male .
But after wearing it for a while , I noticed that I was not bumping into things as I do with my larger watch. And he goes in my shirt sleeves better.
Its notable that my friends say the 22mm SNZG15 is a little bigger than what they want it .
I found that I like the band 18mm . I'm an outdoorsman ( when I can be ) , and do not wish SNK809 was at least WR50M . Other commentators say they wish he had a hacking mechanism or a sapphire crystal. These are not questions for me, and for the price, let's be realistic .
This is a phenomenal mechanical watch for what you pay . I wear mine to work every day. I wear it to meetings and snicker to myself as my second hand moves at six clicks per second , while others sitting at the table suffer the one second lurch of the ubiquitous quartz movement . Yes, I 'm a geek watch. Just be aware of the low bandwidth and WR30M note. If these are not big issues for you , you can not beat it.