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I've done a few posts about the Seiko 5 "Speed Racer"
(as it's nicknamed) from Creation Watches - average price from Creation is about £55 (edit: Maybe not, a few years have passed, see here for current CW prices
Though, with extra charges more of a likelihood, CW aren't an option nowadays (unless someone knows better than I do).
I own a variant of this with a jubilee strap (the SNK371K
) and it has its own happy charm - usually wear mine on summer days.
Pros and cons:
Great lume, strap is a bit crap and rattly (a potential hair puller with the folded links, if you're a man), dial tells you everything you'd want to know, time drifts a bit but I reset mine every few days (I know some are happy to calibrate their 7S26 though, and it's the only 7S26 movement-watch I have).
- Stainless steel watch featuring round blue dial with multicolored border between 12 and 4 o'clock, date window at 3 o'clock, and luminous hands.
- Case diameter : 38 mm
- Automatic self-wind movement with analog display
- Hardlex crystal dial window
- Features deployment clasp with push-button closure, logo under 12 o'clock, rectangular hour markers, exhibition case back, and minute track
- Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
- Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.1 x 2.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Item model number: SNKK27
- Brand, Seller, or Collection Name: Seiko Watches
- Model number: SNKK27
- Item Shape: Round
- Dial window material type: Hardlex
- Display Type: Analog
- Clasp: Deployment-clasp-with-push-button
- Case material: Stainless steel
- Case diameter: 34 millimeters
- Case Thickness: 11 millimeters
- Band Material: Stainless steel
- Band length: Men's Standard
- Band width: 19 millimeters (it's 20mm lug width, verified by a few)
- Band Color: Silver
- Dial color: Blue
- Bezel material: Stainless steel
- Bezel function: 24 hour time display
- Calendar: Day and date
- Special features: Luminous, measures-seconds
- Movement: Automatic self wind
- Water resistant depth: 99 Feet (30 Metres
(From Redditor rawWwRrr):
SNK and SNKK. Very similar in every way except the case design. The SNK cases have a thinner bezel and the lugs are designed with a tapered outer edge giving the overall case a rounded look from lug to lug. The SNKK cases have the more traditional lug design setting the rest of the case off on its own, additional with slightly thicker bezel.
..both use the same 7S26 movement along with the same dial and hands.
Basically it comes down to which case design appeals to you most.
(and the bracelet, of course - the SNK is 18mm lug width, the SNKK is 20mm).
Photos from Massdrop
Review from minitwatch (reviewer says the case size is 38.5mm): 1:18
Variants, specs and features2:57
About the bracelet6:21
On the wrist7:41
Lume check versus Seiko Monster 10:08
If you're feeling brave, here's a "How To Resize Your Seiko 5 With Household Items", also from Youtuber minitwatch:
YES, I've been lazy and nicked most of the blurb/images from my older post/s