It’s good to have hobbies and lately I’ve been looking into different watches. My old everyday watch is a Citizen Eco-drive. It’s nice enough but it’s a) got roman numerals (why…?), b) the face is really busy and c) has more features than I had any interest in. After a couple of years of use I scratched the heck out of it (the metal, not the glass).
I really wanted a Hamilton field watch. Those are automatic (self-winding) have a 40mm diameter and has a simple face with the date and time. They’re also $350-$700 depending on which model you like. I’m a hobbyist but that’s a little much for me right now.
So I started looking at different brands and came up with this solution. Via Amazon I purchased the following.
- $54 Seiko 5 SNK803 automatic watch
- $36 brushed stainless steel push button clasp
- $18 Honey Oil-Tan Leather Watch Strap
The total was $108 with free shipping. I paid too much for the clasp but I wanted one that matched the brushed steel of the watch itself.
I like it. The band needs to be broken in but it’s a light, no nonsense watch. it’s not solar powered like my Citizen watch but the old fashioned self-winding appeals to me.
Robert Donat says:
Seiko pieces are my favorite choice when it comes to diver’s watches.Their craftsmanship is so admirable, Seiko is among the few brands that can offer a high-quality watch at an affordable price. Love your Seiko 5!
April 16, 2016 — 4:43 am
Matt Brandon says:
I like this combo. What diameter band and clasp did you get to fit the watch?
April 21, 2016 — 2:50 pm
Jan Dembowski says:
Good questions! * Looks *
Here’s the links to the items I purchased from Amazon.
I got the idea from a post Reddit’s Watches group. I can’t find the post but if you search for that image then odds are you’ll see one that looks like the one I have. I copied from that one. ?
April 23, 2016 — 7:20 am