Looks like Amazon has decided they need to reduce their stock of the Seiko 5 SNK809 Automatic watch – they’ve currently got it on sale for under $57.

What do you get get for your cash?

  • A 37 mm stainless steel case
  • Hardlex mineral crystal
  • 17 (?) mm canvas strap
  • An automatic mechanical movement with day/date complication (7S26)
  • Luminous markers / hands

37 mm may put this on the smaller side of modern tastes, but it should fit well under a shirt cuff, and look sharp on those who don’t have ginormous wrists.  Amazon is marking this as 69% savings over the regular price of $185, but I had a hard time finding it anywhere near that high of a price online – though the next cheapest I could find it was around $100, so you do appear to be getting a discount.

Given the price, and the expected performance that goes with the Seiko name, this could be a good watch in many scenarios – as a backup watch, something you’re giving to a relative as an introduction to the world of mechanical watches, or perhaps just as a good ol’ impulse buy to add to your own collection.  Whatever the reason, this should be a solid watch at a great price.

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

3 thoughts on “Need a “Beater” Watch? Amazon Has a Deal For You”
  1. Arise old post! I actually just got one of these in November and I happen to stumble on this article today. The lugs/strap are 18mm. 20mm NATO and a 20mm leather strap also will work, just not as perfectly.

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