Seiko Automatic Movement Analogue Dial Men’s Watch – SNXS79K

(10 customer reviews)

649.00

About this item Seiko Men’s Automatic Stainless Steel Watch All Electronic Products Must Be Used With A Step Down/up Converter For Indian Voltage Compatibility Analogue Movement

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From the manufacturer

About the brand:

Ever since 1881, Seiko has been enriching the watch industry with timepieces that speak of unparalleled watchmaking expertise. A brand that has progressed by leaps and bounds since its foundation, Seiko is today among the world’s largest and most coveted watchmaker brand. With an eventful and rich heritage, the brand has won many laurels for its pioneering initiatives in the horological world. Over a century of extensive skill and knowledge has led Seiko to deeply support and associate with the sports arena throughout its journey. Smart and fashionable, their timepieces have always been ahead of their time. It is this intensely futuristic vision that has enabled the brand to consistently produce revolutionary watches, keeping in mind parameters of both visual appeal as well as mechanical supremacy. Innovation and precision are some of the adjectives that can be used to describe the brand watches.

Their time keepers resemble a work of art and the brand focus mainly on crafting high quality and classy time tellers Seiko has been associated with sports, supporting international events including six Olympic Games, four soccer World Cups and twelve athletics World Championships.

The brand is endorsed by Darya Klishina, a rising star of Russian athletics and Novak Djokovic, a professional tennis player. A rage among aficionado, their watches are sought after the world over. The most popular Seiko Watch collections are the Seiko Astron, Seiko Kinetic, Seiko Lord Classic, Seiko Premier, Seiko Prospex and Seiko Solar.

History of the only manufacture with every watchmaking expertise

The story of Seiko began in 1881, when a 22 year old entrepreneur, Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and repairing watches and clocks in central Tokyo. Today, after more than 130 years of innovation, Kintaro Hattori’s company isstill dedicated to the perfection that the founder always strove to achieve.

In 1892 Kintaro Hattori bought a disused factory in Tokyo and Seikosha was formed (In Japanese, ‘Seiko’ means ‘exquisite’, ‘minute’ or ‘success’ and ‘sha’ means house). It was here that Kintaro Hattori produced his first clocks and these marked the beginnings of a company that was to become one of the world’s most important manufacturers of timepieces.

Throughout the 1890’s, the success of Seikosha’s wall clock business increased, and Kintaro looked to broaden the range of his business. In 1895, he created a pocket watch, the Timekeeper. It was a vital step forward, without which the future of Seiko would have been very different as it paved the way for Japan’s first ever wrist watch.

In the beginning of the Taisho Era, pocket watches were still very popular and there were only a few wristwatches imported to Japan. Kintaro, however, was determined to be ‘one step ahead’ and embarked on the ardous task of creating Japan’s first ever wristwatch. In 1913, he succeeded and the Laurel was produced. In the early days, the company was able to produce only 30 to 50 watches a day, but, for the first time, Kintaro had established a lead on the rest.

In 1923, the Great Kanto Earthquake struck and the company’s headquarters and the Seikosha factory all burned down. A fresh start had to be made. Just after the earthquake, the company had created an entirely new watch and it went on sale in December 1923. It was the first to carry the name Seiko, introducing the world for the first time the brand name that was later to become synonymous with precision and accuracy, innovation and refinement.

The Seiko Quartz Astron was introduced in Tokyo on December 25, 1969. It delivered unmatched performance. It was accurate to within 5 seconds per month, 100 times more accurate than any other watch and it ran continuously for a year, or 250 times longer than most mechanical watches. The quartz revolution had begun.

Additional information

Batteries ‏ : ‎

1 Product Specific batteries required.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

No

Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎

7.8 x 10.4 x 10.4 cm; 86.18 Grams

Date First Available ‏ : ‎

12 October 2017

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

Seiko

ASIN ‏ : ‎

B000G12Y8O

Item model number ‏ : ‎

SNXS79

Department ‏ : ‎

Mens

Item Weight ‏ : ‎

86.2 g

Item Dimensions LxWxH ‏ : ‎

7.8 x 10.4 x 10.4 Centimeters

Best Sellers Rank:

#3,575 in Men's Wrist Watches

Customer Reviews:

994 ratings

10 thoughts on “Seiko Automatic Movement Analogue Dial Men’s Watch – SNXS79K

  1. I have always liked automatic watches (no battery replacement ever) and this one is a good, robust and attractive watch. Seiko 5s have been around for decades, and users continually say they are reliable and serve well for many years.I would say the metal bracelet is a bit flimsy and has the tendency to pull hairs. I replaced it with a leather band, and it looks MUCH better. It is possible to replace the band yourself.The watch has the look of a classic watch out of the late 60s and early 70s, the indexes make reading the time very easy, and the lume is not bad either. The recessed crown (not used for winding, only for setting the day and date) never scratches your skin or rips your shirt. To start the watch functioning, shake from side to side about 10 seconds till the second hand starts.Altogether, a classy, yet unpretentious basic timepiece that NEVER needs a battery. I highly recommend it.

  2. Absolutely phenomenal watch. My choice stopped at snxs79k among its brothers and sisters for its extremely classic, elegant and timeless design,as well as very distinctive black dial(which does in fact under light at some areas might look dark Gray). This is not to mention the automatic movement,which is the initial reason I went with seiko.Unsure why other people seem to have an issue with the bracelet,as I truthfully find it extremely comfortable. As I have never had a similar model before,it was a bit of awkward situation taking out the links at first ,however thanks to YouTube,I’ve learned how to deal with them in matter of minutes.Overall,this watch is that one “my precious” item that a day can’t go by without. Extremely elegant,stylish,efficient and simply fantastic.Although it’s 30 m water resistant,I avoid taking it to a shower ,although oh does it handle daily splashes well.

  3. Seiko is seiko. You can’t go wrong with a Seiko product. Good quality automatic watch at a very affordable price. I did have some difficulty understanding why the day names were showing up in another language but it is easy to set up if you follow the instructions in the user manual that comes with it.The only downsides are:1) the quality of the chain; it was very flimsy and light so I replaced it with a tan leather strap and it looks absolutely stunning in it.2) Stops working 16-24 hours after taking off. It is a watch that can’t be wound and only coils the spring if worn, so if you don’t wear it everyday prepare to adjust the time if you wear it every other day (the day and date would adjust according to the time so don’t worry about that)

  4. This is a great watch if this is this is your first Automatic watch (not Quartz as stated) or even an addition to an existing collection . It keeps accurate time which is important and wears really well being a smaller size on my 7 inch wrist. My only criticism is that the supplied bracelet is not very good quality but I guess that’s what you get for an automatic watch at this price. This isn’t too much of a problem though as you can easily swap out the bracelet for a leather strap which is exactly what I did.

  5. Excellent watch for the money. Reliable workhorses these Japanese movements and cases are. Very versatile as you can fit a variety of custom straps. A nice calf, cordovan or suede strap will transform this watch. Pls note that lugs are 19mm here and ready-made straps for such width are more difficult to source. Fantastic delivery as well from the reseller and Amazon, many thanks.

  6. I love it, I like the simplicity of the watch, nice size for erery day wear. Gains about 50secs a week approx. Can’t complain about that. I only alter time when the months haven’t got 31days. Easy to do. Just one point, don’t change date and time between 2100hrs and 0400hrs as you can damage the function of the watch.

  7. Initial review after a couple of days.The watched arrived sooner than expected and was well packaged.I purchased this watch after reading many of the reviews good, bad and the indifferent taking on board the comments on the reviewers who changed the watch band for a leather band. Actually the supplied metal link band is OK but I preferred a leather band for this watch so it was swapped out,It is a smaller watch than some of the more modern trendy in your face designs but fits well on my wrist. The watch also seems quite deep given it’s modest face party due to the automatic movement and partly due to the display case back that shows the ticking innards, not a problem for me.As other reviewers have mentioned the face is not black in daylight being more of a brushed sunburst grey that in my humble view adds elegance to the finish. Luminous performance on the hour, minute and minute batons is much better than I would have expected also given this price point.The automatic movement cannot be hand wound by thie crown so needs movement to get it started. A shake for a minute got everything going just fine. Accuracy is very good after only a couple of days within a second or so per day against a couple of radio controlled time pieces from setting the time (using a second time delta as that this does not have a hacking mechanism) so I’m very pleased so far.Power backup is unknown at this time as I put it in a winder box over night but so far it has not stopped.In summary, it looks brilliant with a black stitched leather band as well as the supplied metal bracelet, it’s down to choice. It’s also more accurate than I would have expected at this price point so far. I’m very please with my purchase.UPDATE: After the 1st week of owning the watch it’s still within a second or so from when I received it and it has not stopped (it lives in a winder box over night), I know this may drift over time but at this price point stunning is the word that comes to mind.

  8. The Seiko 5 is perhaps the best watch you can buy at a price anywhere close to this. Indeed, in my opinion this watch has far more in common with watches ten times its price than with its other immediate competitors.First, note that despite the product title, this is NOT a quartz watch, but an automatic mechanical watch, using Seiko’s venerable 7S26 movement, which is far, far better than almost any other entry-level automatic movement I’ve seen. If, however, you want the accuracy and simple operation of a quartz movement, this watch is probably not for you. That said, if you’ve never owned a mechanical watch before, this is definitely a good way to start!This watch is well-proportioned and the design is classic, having remained mostly unchanged for years, yet isn’t particularly dated. That said, this watch is very much on the smaller side, it’s significantly smaller than most “current” men’s watches, and the thick bezel further exaggerates the relatively diminutive dial. However, if you prefer a more traditionally sized watch, the Seiko 5 is an absolute godsend, offering a genuinely good quality, classically styled watch without the maintenance and reliability issues of buying vintage.The dial itself is clear and neat, without any clutter. The logo and hour markers are all applied, well aligned, and perfectly match the case finish. The printing on the minute track and “automatic” wording is clear, crisp and detailed. The date window is well executed and again the printing here is very good. The surface of the dial is a lovely deep grey, with a slight sunburst effect visible under bright lighting. The hands and markers have luminescent coating, and although it’s a little disappointing in terms of how long it will stay bright for, it’s plenty good enough for casual use. The glass is of good quality, although does pick up the odd finger smudge. As far as I know it’s mineral glass rather than sapphire, but this really isn’t the big problem many marketing spots make it out to be.The watch case itself is delightfully polished, and has a timeless shape with a slightly sporty retro feel to it. The display back, with glass showing the movement inside, is a very popular feature at the moment and although a little overkill on what is a rather plain, workhorse grade movement, is definitely a nice touch from Seiko. The movement itself is very good, definitely punching well above its price point in terms of quality and accuracy, although it’s perhaps worth noting that it cannot be hand-wound to “top-up” or start the watch if it’s wound down, the only way to wind it is through the motion of the automatic rotor. With that in mind, it does feature Seiko’s patented Magic Lever system, which means it winds far more efficiently than virtually any other non Seiko movement out there.Perhaps the worst feature of the entire watch is the metal bracelet, but then it’s fairly well known that this is one of the places Seiko have cut the most cost. That said, it’s incredibly easy to remove the bracelet and fit a replacement strap instead, and this is something I really do recommend doing. Whether you want to go for a better quality bracelet, a classic leather strap, or a fabric strap (very fashionable right now), this watch looks good! I imagine it would look great on an old-school expanding bracelet too.I personally wear mine on a loose-weave, “tropical” style Perlon strap which gives it a very 70s explorer/adventurer feel, and to be honest the versatility is one of the great things about this watch. Something as simple as a strap change enables this watch to be very much dressed up or down as the situation demands. For me, it’s the perfect all-rounder watch. It’s not flashy, or a target for theft, but it has serious history and credibility and gets compliments from those who know. It’s tough without being ugly, it’s inexpensive without being cheap, and it’s neutral enough to be suitable for most occasions without being beige and boring. Worth noting that most 20mm fabric straps will fit comfortably, although the strap lugs are actually 19mm wide, and so getting a leather strap is a little less easy, but nonetheless very much possible.Overall, I’d say that this is one of the best watches I’ve ever owned, at any price, simply because it gets so much right. Despite owning watches that are more “interesting” or expensive, this watch is by far my most worn watch. The combination of size, looks, reliability, comfort, and durability is something I’ve yet to find elsewhere. If for some reason this watch got broken or lost, I would absolutely buy another without even feeling the need to consider an alternative, and to me that’s the mark of a perfect product.

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