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SEIKO Men’s SNK805 SEIKO 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas


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  • Imported
  • Military-inspired timepiece featuring green dial, luminous accents, and day/date functions.Case dimensions: 37mm,Strap length: 7 inch
  • Automatic movement with analog display; Hardlex crystal
  • Features green nylon strap with buckle closure. When setting the minute hand of a quartz watch, advance it to a few minutes ahead of the time and then turn it back to the exact time
  • Water resistant to 30 m (99 ft): In general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming.

9 reviews for SEIKO Men’s SNK805 SEIKO 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas

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  1. The Yorkshireman

    As usual for Seiko. a great watch for the price. Seiko are always well made and this is no exception. Just the right size for my wrist and frankly I can’t understand the modern trend in supersize gents’ wristwatches. I’ve read some of the 1 star comments too. I don’t know where some of these buyers are coming from. For example, some of them don’t seem to understand what an automatic mechanical watch is. Automatics have to be worn daily or in the case of most Seiko watches waved from side to side for half a minute or so to keep the watch wound if you don’t like wearing a watch except when out and about. Mechanical watches are not as accurate as quartz watches as their ‘beat’ isn’t nearly as rapid as a quartz crystal! If you just want accuracy, buy a £5 ‘cheapo’. The advantage of an automatic is of course that you won’t have to trust the competence of a high street jeweller to change the battery without digging a furrow in the back plate!
    As for the glass; it is glass – not plastic as one reviewer tries to claim. And some of the most famous and very expensive mechanical watches are automatics of course, and even if they’re certified chronometers, have a look at what their daily accuracy is actually guaranteed to. You’ll be surprised!

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  2. PaulB

    I have a thin—but manly; very manly—wrist, so favor watches sub-40 mm. For these SNKs to be so inexpensive, Seiko must produce them by the thousands. Don’t care. Love the watch, even with the standard band which, though rustic, doesn’t strike me as cheap. The watch dial is a gray-green, quite neutral yet with a bit of color. I’ve had the watch about nine days and it’s accurate to the minute. I don’t measure plus/minus seconds per day. Yes I wish it could be hand wound. That’s a significant missing feature. What was in doubt: could I wear it swimming? Specs say no but I didn’t want to believe it. What’s the point of an outdoor watch that can’t be dunked? What do people do outdoors? They swim, fish, kayak, canoe. Casting caution to the winds I’ve just worn the watch for two days of vigorous ocean swimming in lively surf, plus time in a pool. No water intrusion. Whew. Probably every few years I should have the seals checked, but as of brand new, the watch, or this sample, is swimmable. (Perhaps YMMV.) And it looks so good. What a heck of a value.

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  3. masa1607

    First let me say I’m not a watch guy, I like watches I think they look cool but frankly I don’t know what makes a good watch good or what makes a cheap watch cheap, I only know that the general consensus is that Seiko is a good “starter watch”. That being said this review is from the standpoint of a normal guy who just likes the watch.

    This isn’t a “starter watch” a good product is a good product no matter the price! It’s suited for a guy who owns a Rolex or a guy who buys no name watches and just wants something nicer. Honestly after owning this watch a while I would have no problem paying the full retail $180.00 for this and at $60.00 it’s a steal and let me tell you why.

    First the size, it’s small! I think the modern style is for watches to be big, I actually own another seiko that’s in the recraft series it’s a good looking watch and looks nice with a suit but it’s big and cumbersome. On the contrary the seiko 5 is much much smaller more like the classic sized watch you would have seen your grandfather wearing. I have very large wrists most watch bands only fit on the last or even second to last hole comfortably and this watch looks perfectly sized for my wrists in no way does it look feminine although this could make a fine large watch for a woman. Take a look a look at the picture below and keep in mind I have large wrists at 7.8 inches. The size makes it possible to go along with life with out your watch getting in the way or digging into the back of your hand.

    Next up the strap of the watch.
    This watch is classy and has an awsome retro design. I feel it was a mistake for them to place this beautiful timepiece on such a cheap watch band. The included watch band is made with a seat belt material and while I think it would last a while I find it to be ugly and it takes away from what the watch could be. I’m sure it was chosen to go along with the military design of the watch it is also probably a cost cutting method.

    I honestly never even wore the included band I changed it the moment it came to my door. I first tried a band from Amazon made by strapsco a very beautiful leather watch band but too small for my wrist. Then I got a cheap Walmart 18mm watch band, it worked but didn’t do the watch justice. I ended up getting a watch band from crown and buckle the watch band was on sale for $30.00ish and is made out of realy soft calf leather, call me cheap but I find even that price high for a watch strap but if your looking for a high quality watch strap I recommend trying crown and buckle.

    The watch color.
    When choosing the color I asked my wife what color I should get and she said green. Honestly I thought green was the ugliest color and wanted to go with black or maybe even blue but I have this nasty habit of asking my wife’s opinion and doing what I want any way. My wife is a smart beautiful classy lady so I decided I need to listen to her opinion and I did and I’m really happy I did. The green face is less military green in real life its more of a forest green, when paired up with a nice leather band it gives this watch a really unique classic look and as stupid as this sounds it’s the only way I can accurately describe it, it looks very earthy. Having the green color on my wrist I wouldn’t choose any of the other colors.

    The dial markings are another treat, where as the seiko and 5 shield are applied the second and hour markings are painted straight on the face. That may sound like it would look cheap but I think it actually gives it a very classic and timeless look. Also the way it’s set up makes telling the time a simple quick look down process. The watch also has loom admittedly, while it’s very bright at first it fades quickly, although it’s faint you can still make out the time in the middle of the night.

    Now the movement.
    When you look at that second hand you are going to be treated by what looks like a sweeping second hand, it’s so cool. And while I don’t think it’s really a sweeping hand it’s close enough for this non expert! Turn over the watch and you have that beautiful exhibition display you can see the mechanism that swings when you move that powers the watch also the watch spring moving like a tiny heart beating it’s really an awsome thing to look at. This watch is also an automatic, that means the power is derived from the moment of your arm winding the watch as you go, I have been told it has a life span of nearly 30 or so hours although mine has yet to die. During the work week I wear a digital watch to work and wear this watch for around 4 hours a day and so far that has been enough to keep it alive. Reseting the watch is a snap. First pull the watch crown all the way out and set the clock to 12.00, then push the crown in one click rotate the crown forward to change it to the correct date and backward for the day, pull out the crown again and set the time. Setting it to 12 initially keeps your watch from turning to the Spanish day of the week in the middle of the day, just a learned helpful tip.

    And lastly the overall build of the watch. Although it’s a small watch it has some nice heft to it and in no way feels cheap thanks to that stainless steal bezel. The bezel is a really complementing dull stainless steal although the sides by the strap are a nice polished stainless steal. I also really like how the crown is set at 4:00, it gives this watch a very unique look while keeping the crown from digging into the back of your hand.

    This is not my only watch nor is it my most expensive, as I also mentioned it’s not my only seiko or my newest watch but it is my favorite. It’s not just that it’s an all around beautiful watch, honestly seiko nailed it here. But this watch is quality and when it comes down to it money doesn’t always determine how long something is going to last even though that’s what consumerism tells us. This watch is quality the stainless steel body not to mention the same movement that is found in a wide variety of seikos including watches that cost much more comparatively. Although it would have been nice to have a nicer crystal even if it would have cost more and even a nicer band included, the price reflects this and I think it’s an even cheaper price then this watch could be.

    This isn’t only the best watch buy of my life but the absolute hands down best buy of my year when it comes to quality to price ratio.

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  4. Tim

    This was my first Seiko and my first kinetic type watch. I was rather disappointed! The problem i had is i don’t wear a watch at night and i didn’t always wear it every day. Despite ensuring the watch was moved around a lot when wearing it, every time i took the watch off at night it would be significantly slow the next day. If not worn for a day or two it just completely stopped. I don’t expect many features from a basic watch but being able to keep time for more than 48 hours is must! It permanently looks good in the draw now!

    I’ve gone with a Seiko solar SNE039P1 which i am extremely happy with!

    On positive side, the SNK805K2 a nice looking watch. The build quality and materials are good, and its comfortable to wear. if you wear it 24/7, keep it on a rotating charger stand thing, or don’t mind setting your watch every time you put it on then it’s probably fine, it’s just not for me!

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  5. D, London

    I bought this on Amazon Prime and delivery was all you’d expect. I am generally happy with it, it came boxed with guarantee and instruction manual. It has a screw down crown which comes out halfway to adjust day and date (one in each direction) and fully out for the time. The second hand can be held in order to synchronise if that’s your thing. I did that last night and checked some 14hrs later and it seems the watch lost about 8-9 seconds, which is in line with comments from other people. Updated: I checked time again after 5 days and it’s still within 3 seconds, which is great. Note I also originally thought the hands/dial are not luminous but I guess they needed some sunlight to work and they are indeed luminous. An added bonus for me is that the second hand sweeps, which I wasn’t expecting. The canvas strap looks pretty sturdy and has a plastic insert stitched over the buckle holes for added strength which should stop the holes from stretching. At the price point this is a nice watch, being midsize not massive helps its understated look. I felt slightly churlish not giving 5 stars originally and now I have changed my mind and added the 5th.

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  6. Mr. George H. Jnr

    A fine watch at this price point. It doesn’t say on the clear back (Movement Malaysia) like other pictures I’ve seen so, I suspect it could be a Japanese model, not sure. I’ve only had it week and it appears to be gaining 15 seconds a day. This might be ok to some as, after all, it is an automatic. I bought it to replace a Tissot automatic divers watch that I have had for about 20 years and it has started losing up to 2 minutes a day and will cost £150+ to have fully serviced so, I have gone for this option. Hope it lasts and runs in and possibly slows down a little!

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  7. Alan D

    This is the 19th watch in my collection, and it’s rapidly become one of my favourites. I’ve been thinking about getting an SNK80x for a while, and when I saw it listed at this price I knew what I was spending my birthday money on! I went for the slightly more expensive shipping, expecting it to still take about a week, but it successfully made it from Indiana to the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland, in under two days! Well done, UPS.

    I’ve had it for 12 days now and I’ve been really happy with the accuracy. I have several automatics (and this is my third Seiko 5), so I know the score on that front, and this one has only gained about 15 seconds since I got it. Good enough for me.

    The strap is… OK. But my plan was always to put a leather strap on it, so I bought an 18mm WOCCI Vintage Leather one from Amazon, which you can see in one of my pictures (hope that’s OK to do that here). They are a perfect match.

    Overall I am delighted with this watch. The 37mm size is perfect for my wrists, and the legibility is great, even without my glasses on.

    Thoroughly recommended.

    EDIT: I’ve had this watch for 4 weeks. I’m delighted to report that it is extremely accurate – I haven’t had to adjust it since I first set it. I am surprised and very happy about that!

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  8. ClassicEndurance80

    The overall atheistic of this watch has an “outdoors look” in appearance. The fit and finish is very good and a bit above what you can expect for a watch in this price range. The movement is silent, it can’t be heard in a quiet room at all, the glow in the dark hands and face are a nice touch as is the day and date feature. This watch is also easy to set and adjust, however it must be taken off the wrist to make doing so easier. The watch face is very well labeled with large minute markings on the outside and hour markings on the inside, the second hand looks as if it was taken from a compass which again goes with the “outdoors look”.

    The band isn’t uncomfortable at all. I’ve read reviews about people saying the band is “scratchy”. But to me it seems fine. Maybe my tolerance is higher compared to others.

    As for its main function, that will have to wait for a few weeks at which point I’ll update this review. As of right now it seems to be keeping perfect time with my Fossil Quartz watch.

    I bought this watch as a “casual dress” watch, something I can wear with regular cloths, plus I’ve always been a fan of OD green. I also like wearing watches and thought it would be fun to dive into the world of mechanical watches.

    9/21/16 so after owning this watch for a week I’ve found that I actually love having the crown at the 4 o’clock position. The crown doesn’t dig into your wrist at all. As for keeping time this watch is very accurate, I’ve been switching between this watch and the SNK793 (both have the 7S26C movement) they have both been very accurate, not even a minute off in a weeks time. Over the course of a month I’m sure they will be a minute off or so which is to be expected from a mechanical watch. However for the price I paid for these watches I can’t complain at all.

    I’ve included photo’s of this watch.

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  9. M. Frederici

    Purchased this believing it was a genuine Seiko watch, but now I’m not sure that’s what I received. It ran well for the first couple of months, then it got dropped on carpet, and since then it will not keep correct time. My son purchased the same watch and had the same issue. Very disappointing when you can’t have confidence in a quality name like Seiko. If you purchase this be very careful with it as apparently the slightest shock can ruin it permanently.

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