Seiko 5 Automatic Men’s Watch SNZG13 Review SNZG13K1

 

Seiko Men’s Watch SNZG13 Review.

Hello, today I’m doing a Seiko SNZG13 review. Regular readers will be well aware that I like to feature Seiko watches on this site, especially their Seiko 5 series which I feel offers great value for money to buyers. It’s an automatic watch with a 23 jewel movement and 100m water resistance, and it’s accessible to most budgets.  This also classes as a SNZG13K1 review and SNZGJ1 review as the K1 or J1 simply indicates which factory it was built in, either in Japan or Malaysia.

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Anyway, I’ll get on with my Seiko SNZG13 review below and you can find out the price on Amazon today, enjoy.

Seiko SNZG13 Review

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At the bottom of the article, I’ll show you some of my recommended places to buy this watch from

My Initial Thoughts On This Watch

Having review numerous Seiko 5 watches in the past, I already know we’re looking at a high-quality affordable timepiece, as we’ve come to expect from Seiko and the 5 series. Seiko’s primary aim for the Seiko 5 collection was to create a selection of automatic watches that were accessibly priced.

The Seiko 5 watches typically have an automatic self-winding movement, a minimum of 30m water resistance (this model has 100m), a day/ date display, and are built with a durable case and bracelet.

I’d class this as a military field-style watch, you’ll noticed the 12 and 24-hour markers on the dial which is typical of this sort of timepiece. The dial has an easy to read layout with these bright numerals that feature lume along with the hands to make them stand out in the dark.

Movement

The SNZG Seiko watches use a Seiko 7S26C 23 jewel movement, a known workhorse among the automatic movements available. It’s a reliable movement that keeps good time, as you’d expect from a Seiko watch. Automatic movements are great as they power themselves from the wearer’s movement. This means you don’t require any batteries.

Type of glass

As we often spot in Seiko models, this timepiece uses Seiko’s own proprietary Hardlex glass. This is their own in-house take on a toughened mineral glass. Mineral glass is specially hardened to resist scratch and prevent damage from knocks. Mineral glass is a popular choice due to its relatively high level of protection at a reasonable cost. This allows Seiko to keep to their aim of providing an affordable automatic watch.

Size

This Seiko watch has a casing diameter of 41mm which makes this a slightly larger watch a sizing that’s become very popular. The thickness of the case is a pretty standard 12mm that suits the overall style that they’ve gone for with this timepiece.

Calendar

Another key component of the Seiko 5 watches is a day & date display. The display is situated at the 3 o’clock position on the watch, it’s fairly easy to read and blends in nicely with the rest of the dial design. As it’s a simple day and date function, you’ll have to adjust it for the varying amount of days in each month.

Watch strap and clasp

The watch has a polished stainless steel strap that stands out from the brushed finish of the casing. It has a 22mm width which is perfect for a watch of this size. The strap uses a standard, simple to use fold over clasp with safety.

For those who are interested in changing the strap, the lug sizing is 22mm, I know some people have had a pleasant experience switching it up for a nato style strap. If this is something you’d be interested in doing, perhaps check out the SNZG15.

Water Resistance:

The water resistance rating is a good 100m, or 10ATM. 100m water resistance makes it suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water sports.

 

Features:

Brand: Seiko

Model: SNZG13

Dial Window Material: Hardlex Glass

Clasp Type: BFold over clasp with safety

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case Diameter: 41mm

Case Thickness: 12mm

Band Material: Stainless steel

Band Width: 22mm

CalendarDay & date display

Movement: Automatic Movement

Water Resistance Rating: 100m

 

Conclusion

Overall I think the Seiko SNZG is a brilliant watch. It’s easy to see why this watch has been so popular, along with the whole Seiko 5 series to be honest. If you make a great watch, using good parts, stylish design, and price it at a point where everyone can afford it then you’re bound to do well.

I Hope you found this Seiko SNZG review useful and enjoyable, comment below and let me know what you think of it.

Where to buy the Seiko SNZG13

I like to stick to listing retailers that I’ve actually had experience buying from in the past. Below I’ve listed some of the top places to buy this watch from, check all 3 for the best price.

Thanks for reading, find more of my watch reviews below.

 

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