It doesn’t get much better than this — an automatic watch for $60. Even a Swatch Sistem 51 will set you back over $100 — which, don’t get us wrong, is an excellent deal — but ever since Seiko announced its revamped Seiko 5 series, we can bet that these older models are going to see some deep price cuts. (Or, alternatively, prices will skyrocket, but hey — we’re writers, not economists. What do you want from us?)
The SNKK27 has all the typical Seiko 5 goodness — automatic movement, day-date display, Hardlex crystal, crown at 4 o’clock, 30m of water resistance, etc. Plus, you get a steel bracelet and an ever-so-cool blue dial with orange accents. The 38mm case size is also perfect for modern wear.
The straight dope on these: is this the most robust, well-built automatic watch ever made? Probably not. If you had between $200-$300, to spend, you might wanna spring for the newer Seiko 5, with its improved case design and movement in 27 different styles. However, for $60, this is the perfect way to introduce someone to mechanical watches.
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