Seiko 5 Sports SNZF Automatic Watches
Seiko 5 Sports SNZF Automatic Watches
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One of Seiko’s signature lines of divers, the SNZF series stands out for its clean design and rugged construction. In true diver fashion, the watch has chunky, lumed markers and hands Read More

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Nitro450exp
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Nov 14, 2019
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Is the blue face and bezel 15 or 17?
Nov 14, 2019
Bobraz
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Nov 13, 2019
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Why is the SNZF17 $40 less expensive? Besides color, what are the technical differences, if any? (this is to gift to a young man as his first automatic watch).
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Nov 13, 2019
Bobraz
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Nov 14, 2019
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Ah you may be right! I had not see that this cheaper one did not have a J.... I don't think there is a huge difference, if any.
Nov 14, 2019
RayF
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Nov 14, 2019
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Nov 14, 2019
truiz
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Nov 12, 2019
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This is one of the many Drop listings where you cannot clearly discern what you are getting. Granted, it is not a lot of money but I still want to know exactly what I am getting, 40mm or 41mm? Other differences between the models? There are two that look almost identical but one is cheaper than the other, why?
Nov 12, 2019
ak0ngbbt
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Nov 13, 2019
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J stands for Japanese made otherwise big possibility Malaysia
Nov 13, 2019
ak0ngbbt
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Nov 13, 2019
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17 42 15 41
Nov 13, 2019
ak0ngbbt
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Nov 12, 2019
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Is 15j2 the correct designation for a Pepsi with rubber strap?
Nov 12, 2019
Hewitt29
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Nov 11, 2019
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great watch ! Highly recommended ! Sadly i sold my black one.
Nov 11, 2019
DanTreview
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Nov 11, 2019
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Fun little "toy watch." Had one for a while and gave it to my son.
Nov 11, 2019
marndt93
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Nov 19, 2019
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automatic
Nov 19, 2019
DanTreview
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Nov 19, 2019
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First thing that comes to mind that can handle both actual diving and your price point in an automatic is the Orient Triton. It's JIS certified (among many things, this also means that the bracelet isn't junk, which is good if you're used to buying Seikos), comes with sapphire, applied indices, 4 o'clock crown, pretty good lume, and the same in-house movement used in their $2,000 pro saturation diver. Long Island has them for $399, last I checked. I had the black one for a while, but sold it (too big for me - I'm 6.5", so I don't like to stray above 40mm). The Ray II is good, but if you've had a Triton, you'll realize they're not all that great. If you can find a Seiko MM300, you can't go wrong. Very nice. Might be a bit above your price point, but not by much. If you're willing to wait, the SBDC063 will probably come down in price once it has fully penetrated the market (released last year). Citizen Pro Master Sea is a good lineup. Not many automatics, but there are some. If they made a few more models at or below 40mm I would own one. If you're open to quartz (which gets a bad rap, but for an active/sport/diver watch, sort of a no-brainer), then the options in your price point truly open up. I had the SNE435P (special PADI) edition for over a year and not only was it a looker, but near bullet-proof, and you can actually dive in it. Solar powered too, so no need to crack the case open for like 14 years. Could retain power cell life if left in the dark for ten whole months. In addition, Citizen's quartz movements are the world leader outside of maybe Casio (for sports watches). If you're a skinny dude, and you like a snug fit, you might find yourself going way above your price point for a properly fitting dive watch. In fact, after wearing divers about half the time since 1981, I recently gave them up completely. They just don't fit me, and there are sporty options out there that do. So keep that in mind. And it wasn't until I put on a watch that fit my wrist so well that it looked like it was virtually poured onto my wrist did I leave the diver category altogether. I sold all my divers (and chronos, since they are nearly always > 40mm too), and focus now only on watches that fit well, and I'm having a lot of fun. So, for "sporty" endeavors, I have field watches, and proper "sports" watches.
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Nov 19, 2019
Watchyoutalkingabout
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Nov 11, 2019
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Only reason I can think of to get this is if you really love the old sumo style hands, since you can Seiko srp models with the 4R movement with hacking and handwinding.
Nov 11, 2019
scubalab
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Nov 11, 2019
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Hmmm... The model numbers for the J2 versions show the colors backwards... Or, are all the other numbers showing the wrong colors? Clarification is needed!
Nov 11, 2019
Bobraz
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Nov 13, 2019
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And D) you don't have friends? 😂
Nov 13, 2019
RayF
14088
Nov 13, 2019
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Sounds like you're still pissed 'cause I dissed your Polar Projection wrist check photo? Bummer ;- )
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Nov 13, 2019
Bua47
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Nov 11, 2019
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Calling BS on that price.
Nov 11, 2019
Bua47
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Dec 8, 2019
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https://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-automatic-sports-89/seiko-5-sports-automatic-23-jewels-snzf17-snzf17k1-snzf17k-mens-watch-1464.html?currency=GBP&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&gclid=CjwKCAiA27LvBRB0EiwAPc8XWYekR_KvWy0d0hxzfBcNXwiRAohtkz-9oKubFy8AjmNraobQOH3ujBoC1-oQAvD_BwE I can also get a heavily modded SKX for a little bit more the the pepsi version of the 5, which is also better value than the 5 here. https://madmodworld.com/configurator/configure/4602/ PVD coated case, world time bezel PVD coated too, ploprof hand set, black chapter ring, and a green nato strap for $178, or black rubber strap for $169.
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Dec 8, 2019
RayF
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Dec 8, 2019
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Interesting site.
Dec 8, 2019
RayF
14088
Nov 11, 2019
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Ahhh!!! Should we all hurry up and buy all these SNZFs before the heartless folks at Seiko discontinue them as they have our much loved SKXs?! BTW, in case anyone is curious, the 7S36 doesn't go in for all that fancy hacking and winding stuff--it's strictly a shake and baker. http://calibercorner.com/seiko-caliber-7s36/
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Nov 11, 2019
WatchUwant
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Nov 11, 2019
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Thanks, saved some from another junker.
Nov 11, 2019
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First thing that comes to mind that can handle both actual diving and your price point in an automatic is the Orient Triton. It's JIS certified (among many things, this also means that the bracelet isn't junk, which is good if you're used to buying Seikos), comes with sapphire, applied indices, 4 o'clock crown, pretty good lume, and the same in-house movement used in their $2,000 pro saturation diver. Long Island has them for $399, last I checked. I had the black one for a while, but sold it (too big for me - I'm 6.5", so I don't like to stray above 40mm). The Ray II is good, but if you've had a Triton, you'll realize they're not all that great. If you can find a Seiko MM300, you can't go wrong. Very nice. Might be a bit above your price point, but not by much. If you're willing to wait, the SBDC063 will probably come down in price once it has fully penetrated the market (released last year). Citizen Pro Master Sea is a good lineup. Not many automatics, but there are some. If they made a few more models at or below 40mm I would own one. If you're open to quartz (which gets a bad rap, but for an active/sport/diver watch, sort of a no-brainer), then the options in your price point truly open up. I had the SNE435P (special PADI) edition for over a year and not only was it a looker, but near bullet-proof, and you can actually dive in it. Solar powered too, so no need to crack the case open for like 14 years. Could retain power cell life if left in the dark for ten whole months. In addition, Citizen's quartz movements are the world leader outside of maybe Casio (for sports watches). If you're a skinny dude, and you like a snug fit, you might find yourself going way above your price point for a properly fitting dive watch. In fact, after wearing divers about half the time since 1981, I recently gave them up completely. They just don't fit me, and there are sporty options out there that do. So keep that in mind. And it wasn't until I put on a watch that fit my wrist so well that it looked like it was virtually poured onto my wrist did I leave the diver category altogether. I sold all my divers (and chronos, since they are nearly always > 40mm too), and focus now only on watches that fit well, and I'm having a lot of fun. So, for "sporty" endeavors, I have field watches, and proper "sports" watches.