It’s notable that we’re large fanatics of the Seiko 5 line here at Worn & Wound, and I’m sure that it’s an assumption shared by many watch darlings across the range of gathering. Since they’re modest, Seiko 5 watches are regularly called a definitive entryway into mechanical timekeeping — the initial steps into the shallow finish of the pool before the fixation grabs hold and we get maneuvered into the profound end. Yet, I feel that does an insult to these watches since, cash contemplations aside, these are genuinely incredible watches that punch well over their weight. Zach, who’s most likely took care of thousands of watches now and has possessed some really superb pieces throughout the long term, actually wears his SNK consistently, and that’s on the grounds that the watch just holds up.
I as of late took a profound jump on Amazon to perceive what other cool Seiko 5s exist, and for today’s manage I’ve gathered together a portion of my top picks — and every one of them can be had for well under $200 a pop.
“Fifty Fathoms-lite” Refs. SNZH53, SNZH55, and SNZH57
This one’s somewhat of a work of art and it’s a profound slice to the beginning of Worn & Wound . Obviously, it actually holds it own. The SNZH5x-arrangement estimates 42 millimeters across and highlights models with metallic blue dial, a dark dial, or a dark dial with brilliant accents, individually. Aesthetically, it is suggestive of the Fifty Fathoms, and these get modded with some routineness to look significantly more like the FF. Notwithstanding, this one’s a looker with no tweaking, and an extraordinary all-around mixer.
Ref. SNZH53 – $127 Ref. SNZH55 – $175 Ref. SNZH57 – $149
“The Bottlecap” Refs. SRPC61, SRPC63, SRPC65, SRPC67, and SRPC68
Seiko fans have nicknamed this one the “Bottlecap” for its fairly strange bezel/mid-case plan, and this generally new assortment from Seiko is one of the more extraordinary contributions in the 5 arrangement. It weds plunge and pilot watch signs, and tosses in some intriguing shading combinations in with the general mish-mash. This one would look totally great on a nylon mil-strap.
This arrangement is the priciest of the group, with one of the variations simply a touch north of $200, however I felt it was worth including.
Ref. SRPC61 – $180 Ref. SRPC63 – $170 Ref. SRPC65 – $205 Ref. SRPC67 – $190 Ref SRPC68 – $190
“The Quirky All-Arounder” Ref. SNXF05
One of the incredible things about the Seiko 5 line is that a considerable lot of the watches come in well under 40 millimeters. This SNXF05 gauges only 37 millimeters across, yet it’s given a lift in presence through the tonneau case. What’s truly unique about this watch is the dial, or to be more explicit, the gridded design on the dial, which is something you just don’t truly see today. Discard the cheap wristband, slip on an impartial shaded calfskin two-piece tie, and you’re great to go.
Ref. SNXF05 – $120
“Oyster Perpetual-esque” Refs. SNXS73, SNXS75, SNXS77, and SNXS79
These are an undisputed top choice. Every one of the four have significant Oyster Perpetual vibes without feeling excessively subordinate, and normally you can expect whatever gets from the OP to be quite damn adaptable. These offer the equivalent tonneau case as the previously mentioned SNXF05, so 37-millimeter breadth ought to be very sympathetic for various wrist sizes.
Ref. SNXS73 – $143 Ref. SNXS75 – $95 Ref. SNXS77 – $93 Ref. SNXS79 – $115
“The Mil-Watch” Ref. SNK381
Finally, in the event that you need something with somewhat of a military vibe, look no farther than the SNK381. The huge, striking Arabic numerals truly fly against the dark dial, and the shading coordinated day-date at three incorporates pleasantly into the plan. Gracious better believe it, this one’s additionally only 37 millimeters across. Toss this one on a mil-lash for greatest mil-spec vibes.
Ref. SNK381 – $98
Okay, I lied. There’s no chance I can do this guide equity by leaving out the other SNK field-watch-enlivened jewels (all things considered, I referenced them in the introduction). These are still the absolute most impressive watches available anywhere, and it’s my go-to when somebody asks me for a mechanical watch that doesn’t use up every last cent. Accessible in a plenty of shadings, there’s one for everybody.
Ref. SNK803 – $70 Ref. SNK805 – $91 Ref. SNK807 – $75 Ref. SNK809 – $75