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Thread: Seiko SNZG13 and SNZG15

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    Seiko SNZG13 and SNZG15

    Quite fancy one of these, from the Seiko 5 range. The 13 has the polished finish, the 15 the bead blasted. I think other than that they are essentially the same. They have a field/military design but you can't really class them as that due to the lack of precision as a result of being non hackable - in my opinion at least. There's the K or J version. I'm unsure of the difference - but I think from pics I've seen the J (Japanese) version has lumed numerals whereas the K's only have lumed markers.

    Anyone any experience of either of these watches? Obviously being just over 100 so not expecting heaven and earth, just wondered if anyone could comment on quality, reliability, how they wear etc?

    Cheers.

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    Hi, the K & J thing is an illness. Exact same watches and I wouldn't get caught up in it.

    I tried on one of these as I'm a big SNK fan (I own 3); but SNK is a bit small for me (SNK is the baby brother of the SNZ, but the SNK is a bit more iconic).

    Great watches but big for what they are, I really liked the fit/finish but screamed to me that there was a large chapter ring taking up space just to enlarge the watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeThoughts View Post
    Hi, the K & J thing is an illness. Exact same watches and I wouldn't get caught up in it.

    I tried on one of these as I'm a big SNK fan (I own 3); but SNK is a bit small for me (SNK is the baby brother of the SNZ, but the SNK is a bit more iconic).

    Great watches but big for what they are, I really liked the fit/finish but screamed to me that there was a large chapter ring taking up space just to enlarge the watch.


    Yeah I quite like the SNK. 38mm watches fit me better too but not sure if they're a tad cheap looking. I know they get good reviews for the price.

    My understanding was the difference between the K and J is the lume:

    K:



    J:



    But other than that they are identical (apart from the Made in Japan writing on the dial of the J).

    So I guess maybe the question is, is the SNZG worth close to double the cost of the SNK?


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    If they did this watch without the Sports, and ideally without the 5 also, I would be on it in a heartbeat. The sports thing absolutely ruins it for me.

    'Sports'... Come on. May aswell say 'Cheese'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 200mwaterresistant View Post
    If they did this watch without the Sports, and ideally without the 5 also, I would be on it in a heartbeat. The sports thing absolutely ruins it for me.

    'Sports'... Come on. May aswell say 'Cheese'.
    The Seiko 5 Sports range has been going for at least fifty years, when the watches had 70m WR. You want them to throw away half a century of heritage just because you don't like the word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    The Seiko 5 Sports range has been going for at least fifty years, when the watches had 70m WR. You want them to throw away half a century of heritage just because you don't like the word?
    Yes please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    The Seiko 5 Sports range has been going for at least fifty years, when the watches had 70m WR. You want them to throw away half a century of heritage just because you don't like the word?
    I have to admit it took me a while to get over the '5 Sports' logo. I saw watches I liked the look of, but hated the logo. Thankfully, I'm cured and now have a couple of '5 Sports' watches and they are superb. The build quality and aesthetic for the money can't be beat.




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