The Seiko 5 series doesn’t need an introduction. However; keeps off the massive crowd meandering aimlessly through the cheap fashion watch jungles, feeling disappointed within a few days, weeks or months of the purchase from those bit savvy about the value watch market. They go for the Seiko 5 instead. Being humorously cheap is not the way the Seiko 5 goes; be ready to shed around a hundred dollars even for the cheapest ones. That too, with discounts on special offers. Next time you get that impulse-spending hit, spend it wisely upon the Seiko 5 Military Automatic Nylon Strap SNK803K2 Men’s Watch. It is not among the real high-end military automatics, but it’s one of the bests for field use.
At a glance:
The Seiko 5 Military Automatic Nylon Strap SNK803K2 Men’s Watch pleases immediately. A real military style, it makes the Seiko Watches for Men very purposeful.
• Watch face: Clean, bright two-tier marking; the upper tier for minutes, the inner for hours and at three a day and date slot. Everything is well-sized and shaped well, making the Seiko 5 Military Automatic Nylon Strap SNK803K2 Men’s Watch a comfortable watch to read. Near-excellent low-light visibility. The small lume dots at the edge of the dial and lume-filled, diamond-shaped hands (seconds-hand has a red tip and a lume-dot on the opposite side) glow brightly pretty long with a dull glow setting in just before daybreak. The beige face is a unique accent for the Seiko 5 Military Automatic Nylon Strap SNK803K2 Men’s Watch.
• Watch case: The body is stainless steel given a sandblasted finish. This brings the nice matte sheen; a very appropriate finish for military watches. The build quality of this watch stands out right at first handling. At 37mm across and 11mm thickness, the Seiko 5 Military Automatic Nylon Strap SNK803K2 Men’s Watch is substantially hefty, stout and sturdy. The small crown is set at an angle, which is a protection against accidental dislodging. The crystal atop the case is Seiko’s proprietary hardened mineral- the Hardlex.
• The movement: The Seiko Caliber 7S26A is visible through the case back. It’s unadorned like the task-oriented should be. It’s not meant to be pretty. It’s credentialed; however, is worth a watch. It has 21 Jewels, a 21,600 bph beat-rate, Seiko Diashock anti-shock measure, a power reserve of 41+ hours and surprise, surprise….a magnetic resistance of 4,800 A/m, i.e. 60 gausses! It makes the Seiko 5 Automatic 21 Jewels Men’s Watch ISO 764 compliant. However, the movement doesn’t allow hand-winding or hacking seconds.
• The strap: The light beige, double-layered nylon with PU leather reinforcing around the holes is more like a 2-buckle Zulu strap. It is simple, durable and robust. Looks great with jeans and khakis; creates a more subtle impact but not work attire except for Fridays and weekends. Goes with almost any kind of casual dress.