Seiko Men's SNK803K2 Beige Nylon Automatic Beige Dial Watch
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That being said, I like that the Seiko 5 plays a big role in Seiko’s history, and Seiko is world-renowned as a reputable watchmaker that crafts quality timepieces that are worn by young and old, rich and poor alike. It’s a point of pride when you can wear a timepiece that’s well respected and has a storied history well before you were born.
As I mentioned in the beginning, the Seiko 5 was my very first automatic watch and you know what they say about firsts—they’re never your last. Oh wait, you’ll never forget them, or something like that. THE BOTTOM LINEThe Seiko SNK803’s sporty, casual look is finished off with a rugged beige canvas strap which wonderfully complements the watch’s dial. If you are not familiar with canvas straps, this type of strap is frequently paired with outdoor watches due to their portability, comfort, and most importantly, its waterproof capabilities. Straps made of nylon, fabric, and leather perform terribly when exposed to wet surfaces, which can result in damage to the strap. As such, canvas straps are a much more recommended alternative for field watches like the Seiko SNK803. Price
This Luminox watch runs on the SW220-1 automatic calibre. This is one of the most ubiquitous movements in the market, with a solid 38-hour power supply. I’ve become a fan of double-dome sapphire crystals, and like the dome presentation on this SRPH hardlex, but I think it needs a double-dome AR sapphire. Sapphire needs an AR coating on the underside for it to be easy to read. I tried an Orient Kamasu, which has a non-AR sapphire. I found it too reflective and distracting. I do agree that the SRPH hardlex does seem to easily distort and is not easy to read the dial. My summer style is quite minimal, but you’ll always find me with a watch on my wrist, usually with some sort of canvas or nato strap. The SNK803’s default beige strap is quite hideous when paired with the beige dial in my opinion, it just looks washed out and bland overall. But the magic is in the style swap. Swap it with a brown leather strap for a more classy aesthetic. Or you can throw a light olive, leather nato strap on it for some subtle contrast, keeping an earth tone vibe.Nice review Anthony. I like the comparison to the SNK. I love the look of these Seiko pilot watches, both the SNK and SRPH, but was particularly excited to see the SRPH recently, since I was hoping for a larger pilot watch than the SNK. I didn’t even realize it was out until last week. Complimenting the new, larger watch dimensions, are a new, beefier handset. Unfortunately, they look a bit disproportionate and maybe could have been a bit longer to fill out the larger dial better. I also would have preferred if Seiko kept them painted all-white as they did on the SNK809. This is but a mere personal preference and neither a pro nor a con. The Hamilton Pilot Pioneer is quite a bit more expensive and niche than that of the affordable and more mass-appealing SRPH29, but that may be exactly what you’re looking for. Specifications