When someone asks me what to buy for a starter automatic wrist watch, my answer is always the same: the Seiko 5.
Why? Because, price per quality, it’s one of the best wrist watches you can find and buy among other various companies products.
It’s not only one of the cheapest automatics out there in the market of the wrist watch making companies but, it also comes with an in-house movement developed by Seiko: the 7S26.
Horological experts praise this movement for its reliability and for the price — a better one is just impossible to find if you are looking for an Automatic wrist watch in low rates. So many various wrist watch blogs have said already that the movement has been known to run for “decades without complaint.”
It includes Seiko’s “Automatic” technology, which increases the effectiveness of winding.
For comparison, most automatic wrist watches at this price point (if you can even find them) house cheap Chinese knockoff movements among the wrist watch making market around the globe.
The Seiko 5 wrist watches are also steeped in horological history. When it stepped for the very first time onto the scene in 1963, it was revolutionary. Seiko set out to build a wrist watch with five attributes, from which the watch gets its name: a self-winding automatic movement, resistance to water, a day-date in a single window, a recessed crown, and a durable long lasting case.
Over 50 years later, the watch is still a favorite of those looking for the perfect intersection of reliability, style, and price in wrist watch making market.
It is also quite a handsome wrist watch to wear, if subjective appreciation has any merit here. The 5 is actually a range of watches with slightly different movements and styles among other categories of the SEIKO wrist watches, including the military, pilot style pictured above, but also dressier versions and even a diving wrist watch.
The most elegantly designed textured golden color dial of this wrist watch gives an absolute eye catching look to the every eye which passes by. This SEIKO’s wrist watch model as “SNZB26J1” implements on the functionality of displaying the day in multiple different languages and with along the dat as well. Golden color Luminous handles are utilised in the dial for the precise time indication even in the dark. Minute lines are also indicated at the edges inside the dial for accurate time keeping. Same Golden color Index lines are used inside the dial for Hours indication as with the matching combination of the Dial and handle colors. A Rotatory Golden color Bezel is also given. The case of this wrist watch is given in Golden color Glossy case. A Golden color bracelet is given with this wrist watch with glossy lines in the links of the bracelet and mostly part is covered in to the matt finish as well. A pull and push Double Lock is provided with this SEIKO wrist watch model in Golden color as well.
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The covering of the watch dial. Acrylic, mineral, and sapphire are the three types of crystals commonly used in watches. Acrylic crystal is an inexpensive plastic that allows shallow scratches to be buffed out. Mineral crystal is composed of several elements that are heat-treated to create an unusual hardness that helps resist scratches. Sapphire is the most expensive and durable crystal, approximately three times harder than mineral crystals and 20 times harder than acrylic crystals.
The specifications of this SEIKO SNZB26J1 are described as follows:
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