Seiko Mens Watch SNXS79  £73.64 - Amazon
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Seiko Mens Watch SNXS79 £73.64 - Amazon

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Found 14th Feb
This quality Mens Seiko 5 Automatic model comes in high-shine stainless steel with a round case which is set around a black dial with luminous batons. This watch features both day and date functions and high-visibility baton hour markers and hands. The watch is water-resistant and fastens with a silver classic bracelet. This watch has a see through exhibition case back and is powered by the iconic 7S26 Seiko automatic movement.
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A nice watch, currently on my wrist.
Only thing I don't like - power reserve is only a couple of days. My other Auto's last quite a lot longer.
Great watch for the money, heat from me
shalton2 h, 49 m ago

A nice watch, currently on my wrist.Only thing I don't like - power …A nice watch, currently on my wrist.Only thing I don't like - power reserve is only a couple of days. My other Auto's last quite a lot longer.


I'll put money on that they don't, unless you have spent a lot of money and bought 7-day power reserve watches. The vast vast majority of standard auto watches have around 38-42 hours power reserve.
lazyfatboy1 h, 10 m ago

I'll put money on that they don't, unless you have spent a lot of money …I'll put money on that they don't, unless you have spent a lot of money and bought 7-day power reserve watches. The vast vast majority of standard auto watches have around 38-42 hours power reserve.


I have a pulsar and another seiko that i put on once a fortnight or so to top up the power reserve for 24 hours. I haven't needed to update the time on them for as long as i can remember.
shalton1 h, 14 m ago

I have a pulsar and another seiko that i put on once a fortnight or so to …I have a pulsar and another seiko that i put on once a fortnight or so to top up the power reserve for 24 hours. I haven't needed to update the time on them for as long as i can remember.


They'll be kinetic with a rotor then (ie quartz with a capacitor to store charge, ticking once a second), not automatics like the above.
lazyfatboy40 m ago

They'll be kinetic with a rotor then (ie quartz with a capacitor to store …They'll be kinetic with a rotor then (ie quartz with a capacitor to store charge, ticking once a second), not automatics like the above.


Ah. OK. Sorry for the lack of knowledge on my part. I thought kinetic and automatic were identical. I am educated a little more. Which has to be a good thing. Thank you.
bootle.buck3 h, 59 m ago

Is this the same watch priced …Is this the same watch priced £68.60https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seiko-Unisex-Analogue-Stainless-Bracelet/dp/B000G12Y8O/ref=cts_wa_1_vtp



Hi Bootle,

Short answer: no.

The SNXS79 (in your link) has a black dial.

The SNXS73 (in OP's link) should have a silver dial. Amazon has the wrong picture.

The watches are otherwise the same.

The "K" at the end of the model number means that the watch was made outside Japan (it does not necessarily mean Korea, it could mean Malaysia or anywhere that isn't Japan). Some argue that "J" (Japan-made) watches are subject to higher quality control, but you'll pay a small premium and many others will argue that there is little tangible difference.

The movement does not "hack" (so you cannot stop the seconds to set the time exactly, although you can exert a little backwards pressure on the crown to hold the seconds back, which is possibly not a great idea for the long-term health of the movement). Also, you cannot pop out the crown and hand-wind the watch to "charge up" the power reserve. You'll need either to wear it all the time, or give it a gentle rattle for a while every evening to see it through 'til morning.

In case you are concerned about sizing the bracelet, this is easily done using a very narrow flat-head screwdriver. The links are held together by "U" shaped pins, which are easily removed and knocked back into place. You don't really need any kind of watch tools, or a visit to your local jeweller. Alternatively, you could take out the spring bars and replace the (really quite cheap and rattly) bracelet with a leather strap or nylon NATO, but this will require the right tool. If you don't have a spring bar tool, it might be easier to buy a strap at a local jeweller and have them change it for you.

Hope this helps!

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The SNXS73 actually looks like this:

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I have one, and it's fine. A little on the small side by modern standards (very close to a Rolex Datejust 36, without the substance of the bracelet!), and I think would be equally comfortable for a lady to wear.

I should also mention that the "day" indicator is in two languages. You will probably get English and French on a UK order from Amazon, but it might be English and Spanish or even English and German. Amazon sources their watches from all over the place (since they are not an authorised retailer, as far as I know), but it should definitely have English.
Edited by: "dwor" 14th Feb
Physically a little small for a mens watch. And quite a cheap strap with folded links. Wouldn't pay more than £60 for it.
Not a deal, just a cursory search turned up cheaper at several places, also been much cheaper in the past for similar Seikos, my Seiko (very similar) cost £33 in 2015. Not voted either way.
Nice watch at a reasonable price.

However, I ordered this from Amazon last week for just £42.95 and it's been there before so it'll come around again. Seiko movement and a superior watch in other respects:

amazon.co.uk/Inv…hme
A deal, voted hot.
Nice! Gone down to £69 now. Cheers Op!
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