Seiko Men’s 5 Automatic Watch SNXS77 Review.
So today I’m doing a review of the series 5 Seiko SNXS77 watch. The 5 series was introduced by Seiko back in the 1960s and they had 5 key features, hence the ‘5’.
- Automatic winding
- Day/date displayed in a single window
- Water resistance
- Recessed crown at the 4 o’clock position
- Durable case and bracelet
These are a quality selection of watches that have continued to be some of Seiko’s most popular. I’m focusing on this one for my review today but I’ll hopefully be highlighting more of their watches in the near future.
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Anyway I’ll get on with my SNXS77 review below and you can find out the price on Amazon today, enjoy.
My Initial Thoughts On This Watch
This watch may not look as impressive as a lot of the big watches you see around these days but this is all about the classic design whilst offering what can only be classed as very impressive value for money. As mentioned earlier the 5 series focuses on some great features. Something note worthy is the sapphire crystal glass that you very rarely find on a watch in the price range, so it’s fantastic to see this on a Seiko watch.
Will it win the sexiest watch of the year aware? No. But it is highly functional and durable which I know is something a lot of you consider more important that looks.
Type of glass
I mentioned earlier that this watch features a sapphire crystal glass, why’s this important? Sapphire glass is one of the best scratch resistant watch fronts you can get. It’s often found on more expensive watches which is why I’m so impressed that it’s on this watch in this price range, making it great value for money.
Sapphire crystal has a Mohs hardness rating of 9, meaning you’d pretty much need diamond to scratch it. Do note though that it can still be shattered if you drop it, so… don’t go dropping it.
This is more your classic sized men’s watch with a casing diameter of 38mm. This is classed as average size, these days a lot of watches that are coming out are actually 42mm so it’s worth noting if you’re comparing the size to another watch you have. The thickness of the case is 12mm which is considered a large.
There isn’t actually a date feature on this watch so you’ll have to decide how fussed you are about having this feature. I’m quite happy skipping out on the date feature on a watch as I honestly rarely use it. I consider them more of a style piece on a watch these days.
Watch strap and clasp
The Seiko SNXS77 has a stainless steel strap with a standard fold over clasp. This is what you would expect on a watch that aims for functionality. The strap is 19mm wide which is just below your standard size.
Dial Window Material: Sapphire
Clasp Type: Fold Over Clasp
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 38mm
Case Thickness: 12mm
Band Material: Stainless Steel
Band Width: 19mm
Calendar: Day And Date Display
Movement: Automatic Movement
One more thing to touch upon is the automatic movement, now I love watches with this style of movement. They automatically wind themselves using the kinetic movement of your wrist which is an interesting feature.
All in all the Seiko SNXS77 offers exceptional value for money in my view, it’s a classic design watch so not much in the way of any fancy bells or whistles going on with the dial etc. Sapphire glass is something a lot of collectors aim for in a watch so this could well be an ideal starter.
If you’re looking for something a little different make sure you check out my top 21 under £200 sometime.
Hope you found this Seiko SNXS77 review useful and enjoyable, comment below and let me know what you think of it. You can find out the price and more details on Amazon