Automatic watches could cost a bomb!
Watch collectors swear by Swiss made like the Rolex, Omega, Patek Phillipe and many more.
But SEIKO is on such brand which makes some amazing automatic watches at the lowest prices possible. These watches are available everywhere including India.
In fact, you could probably get this cheaper in the US than India.
The collection that we are talking about is the ‘SEIKO 5’ collection of fully automatic watches. You will never see a collection of automatic watches at this price range from any other well-known brand.
Well, there could be a lot of fake and ‘replica’ watches that might beat the price. But that’s not why you are reading this right?
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SEIKO 5 7S26 series
In the SEIKO 5 collection, cheapest is the 7S26 series with price starting from INR 7000 (model SNKA) to INR 17000 (model SNKN).
OK, let’s dive a bit deeper into the specs of the SNKA model.
- Fully automatic (no battery needed, works on hand movements) – The case also comes with a transparent back that showcases the amazing mechanics!
- 21 Jewels
- Day & Date display at 3 o’clock
- 30m water resistant – So this is not a diver’s watch. Maybe not good for swimming. It could withstand the occasional splashes of water.
- Lumibrite paint on the markings and hands (for visibility at night)
- Fully stainless steel
- Case – 36mm
- Model number – SNKA23K1
Why do I consider this as a luxury watch?
- Automatic watches are quite complicated pieces of machinery. I would consider any well made automatic watch as a luxury watch.
- The price for this series is amazing! This is an amazing watch to start off with your journey of buying automatic watches.
- Brand, Brand, Brand – SEIKO is an extremely loved brand in the world of watches. If you think, it just makes cheap automatic watches, you have to check their collection of exquisite watches called the ‘Grand SEIKO’. In fact, SEIKO has a separate website and branding for these watches.
- Amazing price an automatic watch
- Trustworthy SEIKO brand
- The strap quality could be better. Buyers quite often go for another strap. But what else could you expect at this price? 🙂
- The case diameter is small. At 36mm, it could feel small in an age where we have huge cases.
- Water resistance – This one is 30M resistant. At least 50M, would have felt like a cherry on the cake!
Amazon India has quite good offers for this watch. So go ahead and buy it using the below link.
On AMAZON.com, the cheapest is the SNK8* series. The cheapest model is the SNK807.