Seiko SNK809 Review – Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch

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The first company to introduce the quartz watch was Seiko in 1969 and at that time it was the same price as that of a car.

Now Seiko is the producer of most advanced watches and one of them is the Seiko SNK809.

It is a combination of advanced technology and aesthetics.

In this Seiko SNK809 review, I will show you why this watch is so elegant and useful.

SEIKO Men's SNK809 SEIKO 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch...
  • To the start the watch initially, swing from side to side in a horizontal arc about 30 seconds.
  • 37 mm stainless steel case and Hardlex mineral dial window and Precise 21-jewel automatic movement with analog display

Dial and crystal

The crystal is scratch resistant as it’s hardlex crystal so you will not have to worry about the watch all the time and watch will look sharp for a really long time.

The dial has a black background and silver color hands.

This watch also has a special feature that hours and minutes are written separately so when you are looking at the hour hand, you will see the hours only.

And when you will look at the minute hand, you will see minutes in original form because you will not need to convert the reading of hour to minutes.

The second’s dial has red tip making it really elegant and peculiar when you will wear it.

Numbers are written in Arabic letters and white color. There is a feature for the day and date display at the 3 o’clock location. It will be really easy for you to check the time on this watch even with weak eyesight it is not hard to read.

Watch movement

Seiko SNK809 angled

This is an automatic watch. By looking at its price, I can say that it is one of its kind at such price. It charges itself by an oscillating weight that turns on a pivot. It will get charged by the natural movement of the wearer’s body.

It has a 40 hours power reserve so you will not have to worry about it when you are not wearing it at night. If you wear it every day, it will become a watch that you can wear for a really long time without the need for replacement.

Case and crown

The case size is 37mm and it’s inclined towards inside with 11mm thickness. The way it adds elegance to the design is just incredible.

The crown is of regular size but at a special location of 4 o’clock. This will look watch peculiar and special because most watches have the crown at 3 o’clock.

Strap and buckle

Seiko SNK809 on wrist

The strap is black in color and made of nylon. This kind of strap will allow you to easily wear the watch all day without causing discomfort. The width of the band is 17mm which is the optimal width for men having a small or a large wrist.

The buckle is silver in color with the logo of Seiko as it will look really nice with the watch’s color scheme when you will wear it.


The bezel of Seiko SNK809 is made of stainless steel. It is a really nice material for the bezel as it will prolong the life of the watch. A simple bezel is a perfect combination as the other parts of the watch are simple. This will allow you to wear the watch at casual as well as formal occasions.

Water resistance

This watch is good for you if you like to swim and go in the water for little time as it has water resistance to 30 meters depth of water but you should not use it during diving.

Other notable features

Seiko SNK809 has the latest skeleton case back which is one of its unique features. You can see the back of the watch and the whole operation going inside. This watch will amaze you.

The hands are filled with the luminous material especially the hour and minute hand is filled at center while the hand for the seconds is filled on the opposite side of the second’s hand, in a round shaped structure. This will enable you to see the time even when you are in a dark place, especially at night.

All in all

We can conclude that the watch is perfect to wear during formal as well as casual occasions. No other watch in the market is giving skeleton back, luminous hands, water resistance, and hardlex crystal at this price. SNK809 features make it a perfect watch for men to wear and it can make the amazing gift for someone you love. It is better for you to go and grab one now and give it a try.