Practical. Down to earth. Open to possibilities. Unpretentious. Nice and easy. The list of adjectives for casual watches is actually quite long. Casual watches are all about adaptability and practicality. You wear a casual watch not because you’re trying to make a great impression but because you want a nice-looking way to tell the time. That’s it. Nice and simple. No need to overcomplicate things. No need to read too much into things. Casual watches are all about practicality. Of course, you still have a choice as to how good you look when wearing a practical watch. Thankfully, many casual watch manufacturers understand this and this is why there are many smart-looking, practical, and affordable casual watches out there that look great for their purpose. Seiko is definitely one of these manufacturers.
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Overview & My Thoughts
When you mention the term ‘Seiko’ among watch fans, you get a wide range of reactions. This is understandable. After all, Seiko, Citizen, and other Japanese brands upended the previously close-knit fraternity of global watch manufacturers by providing a great alternative to the stark choices available at the time of Seiko’s debut. Back in those days, if you wanted a watch, you either buy a cheap low quality watch or you go the other extreme and buy a well-built watch that packs quite a bit of sticker shock. There was no middle ground. Well, Seiko is all about populating that middle ground of the men’s watch market. You get high quality, high-precision timepieces that have been proven to withstand the test of time and built with the typically Japanese high attention to detail while at the same time enjoying budget-friendly prices. The Seiko Men’s SNK805 Seiko 5 Automatic Watch definitely lives up to this great tradition. It isn’t exactly a timepiece eye candy but it is practical, affordable, does the job, and looks decent in a wide range of casual settings.
SNK805 Style: Casual
Casual watches are watches you wear when you just want to tell the time while you go about your day. Imagine yourself in sweatpants doing errands. Casual watches would look great in that situation. Imagine yourself rushing to class after taking a shower, casual watches will be fine in that particular picture. Casual watches are all about practicality, versatility, and accessibility. The Seiko SNK805 definitely fits the bill of a classic casual watch. Smart and practical, it is a great choice for all sorts of casual wear situations.
Movement Type: Automatic
As humble and unassuming as this timepiece may seem, this watch is powered by an automatic movement system. That’s right, the exact automatic movement you’d normally expect from much more expensive timepieces operates this great casual watch. This movement choice makes sense though-since casual watches are all about giving you timekeeping capabilities while you go about your busy errands and schedule, your arm movements and busy actions drive the mechanical systems that power this watch.
Seiko 5 Special Features: Calendar system
Not content with packing an automatic movement system into a casual watch (who’d a thunk it but Seiko?!), Seiko goes the extra mile and packs a calendar system onto this unit. Nice touch. The SNK805’s Calendar feature definitely comes in handy as you go from errand to errand and from Point A to Point B. A nice touch.
If you are looking for a smart casual, practical, budget-friendly watch, you definitely need to consider the Seiko SNK805. This timepiece might not win any beauty pageants anytime soon but its compact, smooth, practical form, its calendar, and automatic movement make it an easy choice for the top ranks of the casual watch segment of men’s timepieces.