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This $70 Mechanical Watch Will Turn You Into an Enthusiast

The cheap and cheerful Seiko 5 in the perfect beginner’s watch.

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The Seiko 5 is the archetypal beginner’s watch, responsible for getting many individuals into mechanical timepieces.

It’s made by a beloved brand, powered by a utilitarian mechanical movement, has been produced for decades in tons of configurations — including field watches, divers and dress watches — and, no matter the style, can be picked up for a song. This reference SNK793 is a dressier variant, sporting a stainless steel bracelet and a metallic blue dial. Oh, and it’s only $70.

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