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Men's Seiko 5 SNKK27 Automatic Blue Dial $87.23

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[Amazon.ca] Men's Seiko 5 SNKK27 Automatic Blue Dial $87.23

Perusing through Amazons watch listings and this one popped up. If the style works for you, it seems like a decent price for a Seiko automatic.
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Based on CCC this is a meh deal for this particular watch.
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asbraich wrote: Based on CCC this is a meh deal for this particular watch.
careful, people don't like it being mentioned and would ask you for a time machine,
but yes I remember getting one for 65 (I have no time machine, please stop asking)

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Problem with automatic watches is maintenance. At this price point, paying a 150$ maintenance is non sense.
How long can you enjoy the watch without maintenance and still keeps time?
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I like the dial, probably would look good with a matching nato strap.
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A 21 jewel self winding watch was quite a piece of precision high tech in the early 60's when I owned one and took it to a jeweller for regular cleaning and adjustment to stay on time.

But why would anyone bother today when decent $15 watches have Japanese quartz movements that keep time within 15 -30 seconds per month? If you want retro mechanical nostalgia, at least get a big fancy one with a window showing the gears.
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typer100 wrote: Problem with automatic watches is maintenance. At this price point, paying a 150$ maintenance is non sense.
How long can you enjoy the watch without maintenance and still keeps time?
Seiko5 has 7s26, it is a low beat non hacking, non hand winding movement. They are very reliable, goes on for decades without a service.
They have an stated accuracy of -20 to +49 sec/day, but easy to regulate if you have a time grapher and some basic watch tools.
As for maintenance, you can get a movement in AliExpress/eBay for $40. When the watch does die eventually, you can pop in a new movement.
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I almost never wear my Seiko Monster because I can't be bothered keeping it accurate and worse, wound and on the correct time at all.
Almost always just wear something like my PRG-550 ProTrek / EcoDrive instead - don't have to worry about anything with those solar watches, zero. Kept one in a drawer for the last 8 months? Fine... as soon as it sees light again it goes right back to the correct time and is still pretty much charged.

It turned out that I am not the kind of person that the romanticisms of little steampunk gears and stuff in a watch appeals to enough to me to offset the very obvious downsides.
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typer100 wrote: Problem with automatic watches is maintenance. At this price point, paying a 150$ maintenance is non sense.
How long can you enjoy the watch without maintenance and still keeps time?
7S26 movement is bullet proof, and can run for years with no maintenance. Seiko has perfected the manufacturing tolerances and mass production of this movement over the years. But this movement is old, it's non-winding and non-hacking. If you rotate watches, and this one runs out, you will be masturbating that watch to get it going before you wear it.

According to Calibercorner.com, the movement is discontinued as well:
https://calibercorner.com/seiko-caliber-7s26/
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BinaryJay wrote: I almost never wear my Seiko Monster because I can't be bothered keeping it accurate and worse, wound and on the correct time at all.
Almost always just wear something like my PRG-550 ProTrek / EcoDrive instead - don't have to worry about anything with those solar watches, zero. Kept one in a drawer for the last 8 months? Fine... as soon as it sees light again it goes right back to the correct time and is still pretty much charged.

It turned out that I am not the kind of person that the romanticisms of little steampunk gears and stuff in a watch appeals to enough to me to offset the very obvious downsides.
Lol. This was me as well.

I sold off most of my watches and kept a solar g shock (square) and a Apple Watch
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It annoys me that in Canada, Seiko 5s cost less than their quartz models for the most part. It would help if they sold Pulsar or Alba watches in Canada (sub-brands with quartz movements) but those only seem to be available if you order online from the UK or Singapore or something.
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Not really feeling the look or the size after watching this review. Maybe it'll help some of you make a decision.

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Are these made in Japan? If so, good deal. If in China, then meh..
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I assume these are fairly heavy? I used to wear my Seiko Titanium kinetic daily, but working at home I keep forgetting to put it on. I have an older Tissot that seems like brick in comparison. I have a bunch of different Casio Pro Treks I alternate through as well, but dont find those overly heavy.
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U4IA wrote: I assume these are fairly heavy? I used to wear my Seiko Titanium kinetic daily, but working at home I keep forgetting to put it on. I have an older Tissot that seems like brick in comparison. I have a bunch of different Casio Pro Treks I alternate through as well, but dont find those overly heavy.
No, this is super light, the bracelet is very light and a bit flimsy feeling. Total weight is probably under 80g.

Tissot sports watches are much heavier (and more solidly built), depends what you want. Any watch will get much lighter if you move to leather or nato strip and ditch the metal bands.
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my0gr81 wrote: 7S26 movement is bullet proof, and can run for years with no maintenance. Seiko has perfected the manufacturing tolerances and mass production of this movement over the years. But this movement is old, it's non-winding and non-hacking. If you rotate watches, and this one runs out, you will be masturbating that watch to get it going before you wear it.

According to Calibercorner.com, the movement is discontinued as well:
https://calibercorner.com/seiko-caliber-7s26/
Test it well when you get it, I have had to return multiple Seiko watches with this movement because the power reserve is much less than the 37 hours it's supposed to have.

Once you get a good copy, it's a very solid movement.
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typer100 wrote: Problem with automatic watches is maintenance. At this price point, paying a 150$ maintenance is non sense.
How long can you enjoy the watch without maintenance and still keeps time?
Should give you 10 years of good timekeeping before it needs service. Don't let it near magnets.

This is a disposable movement, most watchmakers will laugh if you ask them to service it and it's also getting harder to find parts for this movement.

This movement has been replaced with the better NH35 movement which is super cheap everywhere.
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Seanne wrote: careful, people don't like it being mentioned and would ask you for a time machine,
but yes I remember getting one for 65 (I have no time machine, please stop asking)

https://ca.***************.com/product/B004MAZN3I *blocked, attached image
Prime Day is coming up, for sure a similar Seiko 5 watch will be in the $70ish range on Amazon.ca Prime Day.

This is not a bad price for 2020 though. Prices on a lot of automatics have gone up in the past year or two.
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cheapmother wrote: Are these made in Japan? If so, good deal. If in China, then meh..
Movement made in Malaysia, likely assembled in China.
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Dealmaker1945 wrote: A 21 jewel self winding watch was quite a piece of precision high tech in the early 60's when I owned one and took it to a jeweller for regular cleaning and adjustment to stay on time.

But why would anyone bother today when decent $15 watches have Japanese quartz movements that keep time within 15 -30 seconds per month? If you want retro mechanical nostalgia, at least get a big fancy one with a window showing the gears.
This does have a display caseback showing the mechanical movement.

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