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    New retroish Seiko 5



    I got a new Seiko automatic for my birthday. Super cheap (under 70 bucks on amazon). SNKK27. It has a bit of a 70s vibe with the orange and grey on blue. I have a bit of a thing going for 70s vibe watches lately (see green Recraft below)

    The good:
    Looks cool, and pretty versatile (wouldn’t be offensive in any setting)
    Seiko 5 movements are bulletproof
    Exhibition caseback
    Super cheap

    The neutral:

    it’s pretty small (see comparison to Orient Mako and Other Seiko

    Mediocre lume (though average for the price point)

    The bad: bracelet is cheap feeling (though looks good)
    Limited water resistance (It just says water resistant with no number)

    Bottom line: if you want something a little different, this is a bargain. Highly recommended




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    That’s a great looking watch for that price point. Digging the retro vibes, too.

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    I like the 70s retro vibe. Also like the srpb25 (compressor case, also retro) and the fifty five fathoms.

    Now if they could stop making their real divers so damn big, only one that isn't is the skx013.

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    Nice watches. For some reason, I'm liking the colors in watches more and more. Gold and silver gets a little old sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hebrew Barrister View Post
    Now if they could stop making their real divers so damn big, only one that isn't is the skx013.
    I have an SKX 009 and it isn’t too big, but it seems thicker than it needs to be


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    Quote Originally Posted by bassopotamus View Post
    I have an SKX 009 and it isn’t too big, but it seems thicker than it needs to be


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    thicker case usually means its cheaper to get that WR they are shooting for.

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