Practical. Sensible. Adaptable. Versatile. These are just some of the common adjectives that come to mind about dress watches. These types of watches are intended to make you look good in meetings, classrooms, and offices but they aren’t intended to bowl people over. There is a certain cool and detached practicality to them. They are supposed to communicate that you mean business and you are a team player. The typical dress watch is supposed to be worn with office wear or business wear. This type of watch isn’t about making a superb impression. Instead, it’s intended for like a uniform similar to wearing a tuxedo when invited to a formal ball. The point is to communicate that you get the range of attire required and expected. The point isn’t to blow everyone away with how distinctive, unique, elite, or sophisticated you are. That’s strictly the province of luxury watches. While utilitarian seems to be a bit strong for dress watches, in effect, the word is definitely appropriate.
Overview & Thoughts
If there is anything Seiko can do, it is manufacturing high quality timepieces that get a certain look or formula right. From the appearance, build, pricing, and positioning of the Seiko Men’s SNP065 Analog Silver Dress Watch, it looks like Seiko hit the mark again. How can it not? We are, after all, talking about a Japanese brand that turned the global watch market on its head in decades past by being able to deliver high-precision, high-value timepieces at very affordable rates. With the Seiko SNP065, this tried and proven manufacturer doesn’t appear to be just going through the motions. With this particular timepiece model, Seiko makes a great showing in the dress watch market. It isn’t just ticking off features and filling a niche. With the SNP065, makes a great contribution to the global dress watch selection out there for watch fans looking for a little timepiece diversity. You get the same proven Seiko focus on precision, quality, and durability while enjoying a great timepiece at a price that won’t put you in the poorhouse.
SNP065 Style: Men’s dress watch
Seiko’s take on the dress watch look is not mechanical or by the book, its glass dial window, kinetic motion, and water resistance shows that Seiko is all about packing a few extra features in a seemingly conventional dress watch package. While the men’s dress watch design in general is supposed to be rather generic and utilitarian, Seiko’s smooth metal finish and attention to quality clearly shows wearers of this timepiece will walk away with a great value.
Movement Type: Japanese quartz
The Seiko Men’s SNP065 won’t burn a hole in your pocket thanks to Japanese high volume and high precision marketing as well as the use of Japanese quartz technology for the movement type for this timepiece. Considering its other features, the SNP065 offers great value in a great-looking dress watch.
Special Features: Water resistant and kinetic calendar
Leave it to Seiko to surprise even the most jaded watch fan. The addition of the kinetic calendar to this piece is a great indicator of the level of value Seiko wants to pack into this watch’s stainless steel case. They didn’t have to do it at the price level this watch sells for but the addition of this feature definitely makes it an even more compelling buy.
Dress watches tend to be generic in look but Seiko manages to make a solid showing in this class of watches with a value-packed, high quality model that won’t burn a hole through your pocket. Bravo!