Seiko 5 Men’s Automatic Watch SNZF15 Review


Seiko SNZF15 Watch Review Summary

My rating: 9/10. Seiko 5 automatic watch. 100m water resistance rating.

Hello, today I’m doing a Seiko SNZF15 review. Yeah, it’s another popular timepiece from the Seiko 5 collection that I wanted to showcase today. This model features the popular 7S36 automatic movement and has an impressive 100m water resistance rating.

I hope you enjoy this Seiko SNZF15 review below.

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At the bottom of this article, you can find a list of my recommended retailers to purchase this watch from

Seiko SNZF15 Watch Review

Dial & Case Design

This is another one of the most popular Seiko 5 watches available, it’s a model aimed at diver’s, it has a 100m water resistance rating and features that popular large diver’s watch design. As you’d expect from a dive watch it has a high visibility dial with these large bold hands and hour markers that come with a good coating of lume for easier reading in dim lit conditions. A lot of people will be a fan of this Pepsi style coin edged bezel that adds a nice splash of colour to the design.

The casing is made of a strong stainless steel and features an exhibition caseback that allows you to take a look at the inner workings of the watch, one of my favourite features that’s for sure.

Type Of Crystal

Like many other Seiko 5 watches, this model uses Seiko’s proprietary Hardlex crystal glass. It’s specially hardened to offer a good level of scratch and knock resistance as well as being quite shatter resistant too.

Watch Movement

Powering this watch is a Japanese automatic 7S36 movement. This is a 23 jewel movement that beats at 21,600 BPH giving it 6 ticks per second which is a nice smooth movement compared to a quartz at 1 tick per second. This movement has a fairly good 43 hour power reserve and has no manual winding or hacking feature.

Watch Size

This is a little larger than some of the previous Seiko 5 watches I’ve featured. It has more of a diver’s style to it and as such has a nice big 41mm casing diameter, not including the crown. The thickness measures 12mm which is a decent middle size too. Overall, this should prove a popular size as a 41mm casing is around the most desired sizes.


The strap is made of a sturdy stainless steel and has a width of approximately 20mm. It fastens with a fold over clasp including a safety catch.

Extra Features

The dial has an easy to read finish with a good use of lume on the hands and hour markers.

There’s a day and date display located at the 3 o’clock position.

The watch features an exhibition caseback that allows you to take a look at the inner workings of the watch.

Water Resistance Rating

This model is aimed at people looking for Seiko dive watches and comes with a pretty decent 100m water resistance rating. This 100m or 10 bar rating makes is suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water sports.

Seiko SNZF15 Watch Specifications

  • Band Stainless steel strap, standard length, 20mm width, fold over style clasp with safety catch.
  • Case Stainless steel casing, sizing diameter: 41mm and thickness: 12mm.
  • Dial Analogue display. Hardlex crystal glass window lens.
  • Movement Japanese Automatic movement.
  • Water Resistant A water resistance of up to 100m / 10 bar.

Seiko SNZF15 Watch Advantages

  1. High visibility display
  2. Popular 7S36 Japanese automatic movement
  3. Exhibition caseback
  4. Day and date display
  5. Hardlex crystal
  6. 100m water resistance rating

Seiko SNZF15 Watch Disadvantages 

  1. Due to it having a larger 41mm casing diameter this watch may not be suitable for people with smaller wrists

My Final Thoughts On This Seiko SNZF15 Review:

It’s well worth checking out my 14 Best Seiko 5 watches where take a look at many of the top timepieces from Seiko. This model is one of the most popular models available due to its impressive design with the Pepsi style bezel, automatic movement and 100m water resistance rating. Overall a great watch for a very reasonable price in my opinion.

After looking into the watch design, quality, features, and pricing this watch received an 9/10 from us at The Watch Blog.

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Where to buy the Seiko SNZF15

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 for the best price. Variations of this watch include: Seiko SNZF15K1, Seiko SNZF15K, Seiko SNZF15J1, Seiko SNZF15J2

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