Seiko 5 Automatic Mens Watch £44.99 from Groupon
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Seiko 5 Automatic Mens Watch £44.99 from Groupon

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Found 22nd Nov 2015
Lowest price I've found for this great watch. Was going to describe it as a timeless style - but not really appropriate for a watch!
I though Groupon was dead, but this seems a good price for an automatic watch.

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Can't beat a seiko
These are usually 50 on Amazon so ignore the 99 quid rrp on Groupon but a fiver saved is still a fiver saved and a decent watch too
The blue version looks great on a bond nato strap.
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abucd4

These are usually 50 on Amazon so ignore the 99 quid rrp on Groupon but a … These are usually 50 on Amazon so ignore the 99 quid rrp on Groupon but a fiver saved is still a fiver saved and a decent watch too



​£59.99 on Amazon, camelcamelcamel shows this Groupon deal as a good point. But you're right, the RRP on this is never charged. Annoying that websites still quote RRP. Very rare anyone ever pays that. Well, not HUKD users!
good find op, heat
Cheaper from here. Blue looks excellent on a brown leather strap.
skywatches.com.sg/rev…htm

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I think Group on would shift a lot more of these if they used some proper pictures of this watch. Those images they are using don't do it any justice.

Can't go wrong for a <£50 watch. The movement used is a reasonable time-keeper and the watch will most likely outlive any of us.
jdrob123

Cheaper from here. . … Cheaper from here. . http://www.skywatches.com.sg/reviews/seiko-5-snk807k2-military-automatic-mens-watch-snk807.htm




Only if you don't want a box or don't mind waiting a fortnight.
Edited by: "b1g1an" 22nd Nov 2015
It's a great watch, I only paid £46 for a blue one from Amazon a year ago. It's a great way to try out an automatic if you've only ever worn a quartz or digital.
aleem

The movement used is a reasonable time-keeper and the watch will most … The movement used is a reasonable time-keeper and the watch will most likely outlive any of us.


Not me mate. My name is Connor MacLeod of clan MacLeod.
jdrob123

Cheaper from here. Blue looks excellent on a brown leather strap. … Cheaper from here. Blue looks excellent on a brown leather strap. http://www.skywatches.com.sg/reviews/seiko-5-snk807k2-military-automatic-mens-watch-snk807.htm



​Can't find this watch on their website. And I've never heard of sky watches hmmm.
Nice watch. Love seiko.

Question I have is why is this Groupon deal OK, but the 22.99 Ps4 pad on Monday marked spam?
Seiko 5s are very robust watches, but - as an owner - please consider the following:

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1.
The watches are not very accurate. You might get lucky (or have the watch regulated), but expect a deviation of 20-30 seconds per day, or about 2-3 minutes per week. By contrast, your Casio F91 will probably lose no more than 15 seconds a month.

2.
The seconds hand is 'non-hacking', which means that the seconds hand doesn't stop when you pull out the crown to set the time. You can force it to stay still (or go backwards) by applying a little pressure, but it's not ideal.

3.
The metal bracelets (on some models) are cheap, sharp and clatter quite a bit. Easily replaced, but not supremely comfortable. Perhaps the NATO straps on those offered by GroupOn are better.

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The designs can be smart or fun, and you will not find a better automatic movement for £50. But for anyone considering their first automatic after a lifetime of quartz (or the clock on your 'phone), then - to avoid disappointment - please be aware of these factors before buying.

I hope this helps.

Edited by: "dwor" 22nd Nov 2015
789HHEELLOO

​Can't find this watch on their website. And I've never heard of sky w … ​Can't find this watch on their website. And I've never heard of sky watches hmmm.



it's on there with the fabric strap. Just search the product code of the watch. The strap has been bought separately.

They're based in Singapore. Similar to Creation Watches. I've used them several times. Excellent service.
jdrob123

it's on there with the fabric strap. Just search the product code of the … it's on there with the fabric strap. Just search the product code of the watch. The strap has been bought separately. They're based in Singapore. Similar to Creation Watches. I've used them several times. Excellent service.


Any idea where to get the strap from? That exact combo looks really good together.
Cheers Op, heat added
dwor

Seiko 5s are very robust watches, but - as an owner - please consider the … Seiko 5s are very robust watches, but - as an owner - please consider the following:=1.The watches are not very accurate. You might get lucky (or have the watch regulated), but expect a deviation of 20-30 seconds per day, or about 2-3 minutes per week. By contrast, your Casio F91 will probably lose no more than 15 seconds a month.2.The seconds hand is 'non-hacking', which means that the seconds hand doesn't stop when you pull out the crown to set the time. You can force it to stay still (or go backwards) by applying a little pressure, but it's not ideal.3.The metal bracelets (on some models) are cheap, sharp and clatter quite a bit. Easily replaced, but not supremely comfortable. Perhaps the NATO straps on those offered by GroupOn are better.=The designs can be smart or fun, and you will not find a better automatic movement for £50. But for anyone considering their first automatic after a lifetime of quartz (or the clock on your 'phone), then - to avoid disappointment - please be aware of these factors before buying.I hope this helps.



​the movement in a seiko 5 is solid. You don't know what you talk about.

If your watch is that far out all it takes is abot 5 minutes to remove the back, adjust the regulation screw and then reseal.

It is not rocket science.

For an entry into automatic watches the 5 cant be beaten
rockontommy

Any idea where to get the strap from? That exact combo looks really good … Any idea where to get the strap from? That exact combo looks really good together.



Search for brown leather deployment strap on ebay or wherever and take your pick
scrumpypaul

Search for brown leather deployment strap on ebay or wherever and take … Search for brown leather deployment strap on ebay or wherever and take your pick


Thank you. I didn't know the name of that particular clasp
rockontommy

Thank you. I didn't know the name of that particular clasp



Just make sure the width is the same as the Seiko strap width.
jdrob123

Cheaper from here. Blue looks excellent on a brown leather strap. … Cheaper from here. Blue looks excellent on a brown leather strap. http://www.skywatches.com.sg/reviews/seiko-5-snk807k2-military-automatic-mens-watch-snk807.htm



Looks great and have ordered watch. Don't suppose you know where to get a strap/clasp like that? TIA!
mikthe20

Looks great and have ordered watch. Don't suppose you know where to get a … Looks great and have ordered watch. Don't suppose you know where to get a strap/clasp like that? TIA!



See posts 18 & 20
Some reviews of the merchant can be found here. They are not encouraging.
Edited by: "sylv" 22nd Nov 2015
Jetpac

​the movement in a seiko 5 is solid. You don't know what you talk about. I … ​the movement in a seiko 5 is solid. You don't know what you talk about. If your watch is that far out all it takes is abot 5 minutes to remove the back, adjust the regulation screw and then reseal. It is not rocket science. For an entry into automatic watches the 5 cant be beaten



Mine gains about 15 minutes a day! I have up on it and went back to a quartz Seiko instead.
Jetpac

​the movement in a seiko 5 is solid. You don't know what you talk about.



So, as I said, "Seiko 5s are very robust watches".

Jetpac

​If your watch is that far out all it takes is abot 5 minutes to remove t … ​If your watch is that far out all it takes is abot 5 minutes to remove the back, adjust the regulation screw and then reseal. It is not rocket science.



So, as I said, "You might get lucky (or have the watch regulated)".

Jetpac

​For an entry into automatic watches the 5 cant be beaten



So, as I said, "you will not find a better automatic movement for £50".

Can't we all just get along?
I still have Seiko 5 watches going strong after 40 years. I haven't bought a new one yet but heat from me as I do love a Seiko 5.
rockontommy

Thank you. I didn't know the name of that particular clasp



You're welcome.
I've got a black one. I wasn't a fan of the NATO strap so added a black one like this for less than a tenner.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/6f/05/fd/6f05fdb4d35583fbac47e59ff4345c38.jpg
The straps are 18mm if you're looking to buy.
Think I paid just under £50 for Amazon. It runs about 5-10s day out but I haven't bothered trying to regulate. Voted hot.
Edited by: "Pomrick" 22nd Nov 2015
barneydog

See posts 18 & 20



Oops, missed them - cheers!
Good watches, I've owned the same one for years, as someone said they do lose a little time but that's not biggie for a classic. I have a the slightly larger SNZ model with which I use a NATO strap. I heard that the Japanese ones (which I have) are supposed to be better than the Singapore / Maylasia ones but I don't know how much truth there is in that. For less than £45 I don't see how you can go wrong, it would make a great Christmas Present!
If you buy from Skywatches are'nt you hammered for Customs Duty when it arrives?:|
Urizen2003

If you buy from Skywatches are'nt you hammered for Customs Duty when it … If you buy from Skywatches are'nt you hammered for Customs Duty when it arrives?:|


I'll let you know in due course oO
Urizen2003

If you buy from Skywatches are'nt you hammered for Customs Duty when it … If you buy from Skywatches are'nt you hammered for Customs Duty when it arrives?:|



I can't comment on that particular retailer, but HM Customs will only levy the 20% VAT on the stated purchase price.

There is a negligible fee on importing watches (about 80p, from memory), which they do not charge as it falls below their threshold deemed worthy of collection!

At this sort of price, the most you are likely to pay is the ~£8 which ParcelForce will charge for collecting the sales tax for HM Customs. If another courier is used (such as FedEx or DHL), this can be substantially higher (~£20). You won't pay any "import duty".

I hope this helps, and good luck to anyone who is expecting a delivery.
Edited by: "dwor" 23rd Nov 2015

I can't comment on that particular retailer, but HM Customs will only … I can't comment on that particular retailer, but HM Customs will only levy the 20% VAT on the stated purchase price.There is a negligible fee on importing watches (about 80p, from memory), which they do not charge as it falls below their threshold deemed worthy of collection!At this sort of price, the most you are likely to pay is the ~£8 which ParcelForce will charge for collecting the sales tax for HM Customs. If another courier is used (such as FedEx or DHL), this can be substantially higher (~£20). You won't pay any "import duty".I hope this helps, and good luck to anyone who is expecting a delivery.


Thankyou! Most helpful.
olsbean

Good watches, I've owned the same one for years, as someone said they do … Good watches, I've owned the same one for years, as someone said they do lose a little time but that's not biggie for a classic. I have a the slightly larger SNZ model with which I use a NATO strap. I heard that the Japanese ones (which I have) are supposed to be better than the Singapore / Maylasia ones but I don't know how much truth there is in that. For less than £45 I don't see how you can go wrong, it would make a great Christmas Present!



The made in japan ones are for the Japanese domestic market.
The quality is no different to the malaysian watches apart from the writing on the dial.
According to Watchuseek forums.
trott3r

The made in japan ones are for the Japanese domestic market.The quality … The made in japan ones are for the Japanese domestic market.The quality is no different to the malaysian watches apart from the writing on the dial.According to Watchuseek forums.



Good to know, thanks.
Jetpac

​the movement in a seiko 5 is solid. You don't know what you talk about.

Jetpac

​If your watch is that far out all it takes is abot 5 minutes to remove t … ​If your watch is that far out all it takes is abot 5 minutes to remove the back, adjust the regulation screw and then reseal. It is not rocket science.

Jetpac

​For an entry into automatic watches the 5 cant be beaten



I would beg to differ, a Russian vostok amphibia is cheaper and very tough. youtu.be/jkh…seE
Jetpac

​the movement in a seiko 5 is solid. You don't know what you talk about.

Jetpac

​If your watch is that far out all it takes is abot 5 minutes to remove t … ​If your watch is that far out all it takes is abot 5 minutes to remove the back, adjust the regulation screw and then reseal. It is not rocket science.

Jetpac

​For an entry into automatic watches the 5 cant be beaten



Some of the vintage ones on ebay and the like look great in that 60s/70s style. Do you know if they have always been of a certain standard or are we talking, for example, new skoda >>>> old skoda (Czech, I know, but the new lada hasn't arrived yet )
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jdrob123

it's on there with the fabric strap. Just search the product code of the … it's on there with the fabric strap. Just search the product code of the watch. The strap has been bought separately. They're based in Singapore. Similar to Creation Watches. I've used them several times. Excellent service.



Aren't Singapore infamous for fakes?
robertoegg

Some of the vintage ones on ebay and the like look great in that 60s/70s … Some of the vintage ones on ebay and the like look great in that 60s/70s style. Do you know if they have always been of a certain standard or are we talking, for example, new skoda >>>> old skoda (Czech, I know, but the new lada hasn't arrived yet )


I would say the quality has actually dropped a bit.
But you get what pay for with Vostok watches.
meranom.com is a good site to buy from.
here is bit of info & history about vostok watches. youtube.com/wat…V0U
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