Seiko 5 SNK809 Automatic Review of 2015


Seiko 5 SNK809 Automatic Review


So here we are , i finally got the time to review the Seiko 5 SNK809 that some of you have been wanting to read for a while.Since we live in a global village where you can buy things from one part of the world to another the choice of available products is endless. If you can think of it, then you can buy it. However, this leaves enough room for you to be tricked into buying something that is not worth the money. If you are not spending a lot of money on it, then you should be fine, but sometimes you can end up spending a fortune on something that you would never use. The only way you can be sure that you are buying a quality product is if you focus on buying well-known brands from genuine vendors. You should be especially careful when buying a watch, as you can easily be fooled with impressive copies. Having all this in mind, we would like to present you a watch that is an excellent buy for its price range. We are talking about Seiko snk809, perfect choice for any men with style no matter what the calibre.

Product Specifications

Model Number: Seiko 5 snk809
MSRP: $ 185
Movement: Automatic
Display: Analog
Dial Window Material: Hardlex crystal
Band Material: Nylon or leather
Clasp: Buckle
Weight: 2.08 Ounces
Water resistance: 30 metres
Special Feautures : Calender (day/date)

Seiko History

Seiko is a Japanese company that has been known for its production of appealing and versatile watches. In their collection everyone can find a piece to fall in love with. They have been producing the Seiko 5 series since 1963 and not to forget to mention the historic Seiko skx007 divers watch. They were looking to create a watch that will be in line with their five standards, hence the name Seiko 5, or more precisely Seiko 5 snk809. These five standards refer to the possibility of creating a watch that will have automatic movement mechanism, have a single window for date and day display, appealing design that will enable them to hide the crown behind the four o’clock position, and get a durable watch that will be water resistant and allow you to go under water.

Some watches lived up to these standards and meet every criteria, whereas others were only able to partially satisfy these prerequisites. Since Seiko snk809 falls into the second category, they have tried to compensate the drawbacks by offering the watch for a very affordable price. They have given people the opportunity to own an original Seiko snk809 without having to spend a fortune. So let’s take a look at what this Seiko 5 snk809 has to offer.


Seiko 5 SNK809 Automatic design

The watch has a round case made of stainless steel, 37 millimetres in diameter and 11 millimetres thick. The dial is black but has a very unusual design. It looks like a watch within a watch, or dial within a dial, where the smaller dial indicates the hours, and the bigger dial indicates the minutes. The only thing apart from the hour and minute markings you can see on the dial is the logo of the brand – Seiko 5, and the information that this is an automatic watch. With this watch they have definitely maintained the standard referring to the date and day display. They are combined under one single display located on the three o’clock position. The interesting part is that the display can be set to English or Spanish, a rather unusual feature.

Although we are used to Seiko watches that have leather bands, this particular model Seiko 5 snk809 has a band made of black nylon however leather could be purchased and replaced as shown in the images above. The band comes in the standard length for men’s watches and it has a simple buckle clasp for easy adjustments.

Build Quality

seiko SNK809 automatic watch

I have mentioned that snk809 Seiko 5 is an automatic watch but I would like to expand that claim. Automatic watches do not need batteries to work. These watches are powered by the movement of the arm of the person who is wearing the watch. In order for the watch to have enough power to work you would have to wear it at least eight hours a day and provide the required movement. If you fail to do so, the watch will not be accurate. You can solve this problem by manually setting the time every once in a while if you notice that the watch is falling behind.

The dial is covered by a Hardlex mineral dial window, clearly a part where Seiko was trying to cut on the budget. The mineral window provides good protection for the watch, but it is not as good as the sapphire, used for the production of the most luxury watches. Another standard they have managed to be in line with is the crown which is hidden behind the four o’clock position.



The date and day display is one of the features of the watch adding to convenience.  They have added luminous hands for better view in the dark and this is where their work has finished.


Seiko 5 SNK809

I believe it is clear that Seiko is dedicated to producing high quality watches, and this watch is no exception to that rule. As long as you use it according to the seller’s instructions this watch can be your companion in the many years to come.

Faults and Frustrations

snk809 Seiko

Out of the five standards for this line of products, snk809 Seiko 5 failed to live up to only one. The snk809 Seiko 5 men’s watch is water resistant only up to 30 feet 100 metres. This watch can be used for swimming but i recommend not to just to ensure maximum usage and minimise wear and tear of it.  Some also might comment on the nylon band but is subjective by preference. Click on the product link below to look at the other options. Iin general this is a really good watch having in mind the quality of the materials and the brand that produced it. Apart from these few drawbacks everything else seems to be working just fine.

Seiko Men’s SNK809 “Seiko 5” Automatic Watch with Black Canvas Strap unboxing and review


In conclusion snk809 Seiko is a great choice for those who favor Seiko’s watches. It meets four of the five criteria and on top of that it can be bought for a very affordable price. I truly hope that this Seiko snk809 review has given you some useful information that has answered your questions. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me or drop a message below. here are our ratings for the watch !

Build Quality 3.5/5
Movement accuracy and reliability 3.5/5
Value for Money4/5

Overall Score – 3.6/5


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