Seiko Men's 5 Automatic Watch SNK807K2 £45.56 sold by ICM on Amazon
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Seiko Men's 5 Automatic Watch SNK807K2 £45.56 sold by ICM on Amazon

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Found 17th Jun 2013
Seems a very good price for one of these delivered. Seikos are pretty bullet proof and this is probably the best and most versatile design in the cheap "5" range

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Seems expensive to be honest, not Kinetic and fabric strap?

And the RRP stated just ruins the whole thing ..... it's an obvious marketing ploy, that's not what I would expect from Sieko and Amazon.

Reports also state that you cannot wind it up (unlike most other Automatic Watches)
Edited by: "MrRee" 17th Jun 2013

This Is dispatched from the US so will have import duties applied on top. The watch is available from Amazon.co.uk for £56, which will probably work out the same.

tightar5e

This Is dispatched from the US so will have import duties applied on top. … This Is dispatched from the US so will have import duties applied on top. The watch is available from Amazon.co.uk for £56, which will probably work out the same.



According to their seller details, they say.....'We prepay all customs/duty/VAT for orders shipping within EU'

MrRee

Seems expensive to be honest, not Kinetic and fabric strap?And the RRP … Seems expensive to be honest, not Kinetic and fabric strap?And the RRP stated just ruins the whole thing ..... it's an obvious marketing ploy, that's not what I would expect from Sieko and Amazon.Reports also state that you cannot wind it up (unlike most other Automatic Watches)



Well at least the OP hasn't mentioned the stupid RRP...... and its not expensive for this model.
It has the 7s26 movement which is a respectable auto movement.

Heat from me.

Biker Jeff

According to their seller details, they say.....'We prepay all … According to their seller details, they say.....'We prepay all customs/duty/VAT for orders shipping within EU'


For the sake of £4.50, you can get it 'fulfilled by Amazon.co.uk', you'd be mad to go via a third party in the States. Cold. (Nice watch though).


Edited by: "tightar5e" 17th Jun 2013

MrRee

Seems expensive to be honest, not Kinetic

So because it doesn't charge a battery, as happens with Seiko's Kinetic range, you think it's expensive...? Replacement Kinetic batteries can get very expensive. This watch is based on the good old fashioned mechanically automatic movement. Seiko seems to have a good reputation for their mechanical automatics. Personally I think it's a nice price for a mechanical automatic. Horses for courses.

Look at that lovely mechanical movement... splendid. And the winder is nicely screwed down into the dial and at the 4o'clock position. That should make this a very comfortable watch to wear. Winders at the normal 3o'clock position can have a tendency to dig into the wearers hand.

http://www.s153035218.onlinehome.us/ebay/seikbl2.jpghttp://www.s153035218.onlinehome.us/ebay/seikbl1.jpg







Edited by: "Blasphemous" 17th Jun 2013

MrRee

not Kinetic



http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1352705/laughing.gif

Good price for a good quality mechanical watch.
The RRP is way off, but this price is a bargain.

Ive got one and can vouch for it.
Looks good, no batterys to buy, whats not to like? Tempted to buy another.

Recently bought a Seiko Orange Monster from Creation watches. My first ever decent watch and my best purchase (at £125) of 2013. A smashing watch, keeps fantastic time, and the fact it is mechanical is just extremely appealing to me. Don't think i would ever get an 'orrid quartz watch again.

good watches were mine all the time never stop on me not kine on the strap tend to get wet in summer

What sort of accuracy or time drift can one expect from the sort of watch Because it is an automatic?

I have a green one, lovely looking watch and very comfy to wear, but mine is inaccurate to the point of being useless (though I did drop it).

In an 8 hour working day, mine gains an hour, so it's relegated to that drawer we all have that's full of stuff we want to keep, but don't use for whatever reason

RRP wise, I think these aren't officially for sale in the UK, or maybe Europe, so retailers tend to invent an RRP. I bought mine from eBay maybe 2-3 years ago for around 38 quid after much research of sellers etc.

I'd would another, in the hope that the one I have is simply a bad example!

Corranga

I have a green one, lovely looking watch and very comfy to wear, but mine … I have a green one, lovely looking watch and very comfy to wear, but mine is inaccurate to the point of being useless (though I did drop it).In an 8 hour working day, mine gains an hour, so it's relegated to that drawer we all have that's full of stuff we want to keep, but don't use for whatever reason :(RRP wise, I think these aren't officially for sale in the UK, or maybe Europe, so retailers tend to invent an RRP. I bought mine from eBay maybe 2-3 years ago for around 38 quid after much research of sellers etc.I'd would another, in the hope that the one I have is simply a bad example!



That is way out of spec - I've had 4 or 5 seiko autos and all have been excellent timekeepers. - the dropping may have had an impact.

Have you tried adjusting it? Don't ever bin it though - post it to me and I'll see if I can get it working.

Corranga

........mine is inaccurate to the point of being useless (though I did … ........mine is inaccurate to the point of being useless (though I did drop it)........I'd would another, in the hope that the one I have is simply a bad example!



A bad example? - the clue is in the phrase 'though I did drop it' - a mechanical watch that relies on precision engineering to keep running is not going to take too kindly to being dropped - suspect that the issue with your copy is faulty user than bad example.....

Corranga

I have a green one, lovely looking watch and very comfy to wear, but mine … I have a green one, lovely looking watch and very comfy to wear, but mine is inaccurate to the point of being useless (though I did drop it).In an 8 hour working day, mine gains an hour, so it's relegated to that drawer we all have that's full of stuff we want to keep, but don't use for whatever reason :(!



You either damaged by dropping it or its magnetised. The latter is an easy fix, don't bin it!

Jimbo123

What sort of accuracy or time drift can one expect from the sort of watch … What sort of accuracy or time drift can one expect from the sort of watch Because it is an automatic?



I've had my Monster for a couple of months and it has been -20s/+15s in that whole time!!! I think it uses the same movement as this one.

The joy is having a tiny mechanical device, beating it's heart out five times a second to maintain it's accuracy - something about it I find just wonderful. That and the fact it'll comfortably (in the case of my Orange Monster - a proper divers watch) go 200 metres underwater.

MrRee

Seems expensive to be honest, not Kinetic and fabric strap?


http://i.stack.imgur.com/jiFfM.jpg

I bought one of these (SNK809) from eBay for a friend who was looking for a cheap auto. I think I paid £45 delivered. It's a nice watch, decent movement but perhaps for the more delicate wrist. I think the case was 36 or 37mm. There is a 42.5mm version, 23 jewel not 21, the SNZJ15.
Looks the same, just more suited to adult men

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz303/coolwatches/mil3.jpg

Blasphemous

This watch is based on the good old fashioned mechanically automatic … This watch is based on the good old fashioned mechanically automatic movement. Seiko seems to have a good reputation for their mechanical automatics.



Deservedly so. My dad has worn his Seiko mechanical every day for over 40 years and it's still going strong.

Good price for a good quality watch.

MrRee

Reports also state that you cannot wind it up (unlike most other … Reports also state that you cannot wind it up (unlike most other Automatic Watches)


Hahaha, that's funny. The word "Automatic" is kind of a hint here MrRee. Your natural wrist movements wind up the watch 'automatically'. No need for batteries or manual winder.

As for it not being Kinetic...even funnier oO:D

You're getting an automatic Seiko watch for less than £50 and think it's a bum deal?!?! Wow.

sancheez

[quote=Blasphemous]Deservedly so. My dad has worn his Seiko mechanical … [quote=Blasphemous]Deservedly so. My dad has worn his Seiko mechanical every day for over 40 years and it's still going strong.Good price for a good quality watch.


Yep, agreed. I have a couple of autos, including the Seiko Orange Monster. Great reliability and decent quality movements. For this price, it's a bargain.

Hmm tempting! But not too keen on that strap!
Edited by: "2StepSteve" 18th Jun 2013

Quality mechanical watch - bargain. Would be nice to be able to 'handwind' as well like citizen/miyota but this is a kovely timepiece.

mooty

I bought one of these (SNK809) from eBay for a friend who was looking … I bought one of these (SNK809) from eBay for a friend who was looking for a cheap auto. I think I paid £45 delivered. It's a nice watch, decent movement but perhaps for the more delicate wrist. I think the case was 36 or 37mm. There is a 42.5mm version, 23 jewel not 21, the SNZJ15. Looks the same, just more suited to adult men



Where about's can you find the larger model? A google search for SNZJ15 isn't proving fruitful, throwing up a completely different model. Thanks

2StepSteve

Hmm tempting! But not too keen on that strap!


If only it was possible to remove watch straps and replace them with another one more to your liking.

MrRee

Seems expensive to be honest, not Kinetic and fabric strap?And the RRP … Seems expensive to be honest, not Kinetic and fabric strap?And the RRP stated just ruins the whole thing ..... it's an obvious marketing ploy, that's not what I would expect from Sieko and Amazon.Reports also state that you cannot wind it up (unlike most other Automatic Watches)



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/ChibiKenji/xzibit.jpg

2StepSteve

Where about's can you find the larger model? A google search for SNZJ15 … Where about's can you find the larger model? A google search for SNZJ15 isn't proving fruitful, throwing up a completely different model. Thanks



Sorry, the SNZJ is the diver, it's the SNZG you need. eBay and Amazon have a few in the £100 to £150 range.

How long will this watch keep time for when not being worn?

The newer, and bigger, model looks loads better with a dial and hands that are far more modern..... and its a size I could wear.
The watch in this deal at only 38mm wide would look like a womans watch on me.

Reaper_Man

How long will this watch keep time for when not being worn?



About 2 days, if its fully wound.

Ugly as sin, but then opinions are like Areseholes.......

mooty

Sorry, the SNZJ is the diver, it's the SNZG you need. eBay and Amazon … Sorry, the SNZJ is the diver, it's the SNZG you need. eBay and Amazon have a few in the £100 to £150 range.



Thanks

Shame it's twice the cost. I am tempted though. The watch in this deal would look silly on my large wrists.

Edited by: "2StepSteve" 18th Jun 2013

If you want a larger auto watch, than the Seiko in this deal..... then try the Orient Mako or Orient Ray.
Personally I think they look better and are more acuurate than the Seiko 7s26 movement.

You can get em under £100

Not kinetic X)

This is a very small watch, for the ladies only - or the man who has delicate wrists.

It also cannot be wound up manually (my cheap Rotary can be and it is a boom when it has not been worn for a few weeks).

It's not Kinetic and therefore is just about worth the £45 - so this really is no deal at all, in honesty.

Add to the femmine size that horrendous strap and you will be the laughing stock of anyone who knows a good watch from and also-ran.

MrRee

Seems expensive to be honest, not Kinetic and fabric strap?And the RRP … Seems expensive to be honest, not Kinetic and fabric strap?And the RRP stated just ruins the whole thing ..... it's an obvious marketing ploy, that's not what I would expect from Sieko and Amazon.Reports also state that you cannot wind it up (unlike most other Automatic Watches)


It's an automatic watch, you never need to wind it up... an new imported series 5 usually goes for at least £70.

Really not sure about the look, bit boring to me but good price for a mechanical movement watch.
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