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Reddit mentions of Seiko Men's SNK805 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas
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We found 87 Reddit mentions of Seiko Men's SNK805 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas. Here are the top ones.
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Military-inspired timepiece featuring green dial, luminous accents, and day/date functions.Case dimensions: 37mm,Strap length: 7 inchAutomatic movement with analog display; Hardlex crystalFeatures green nylon strap with buckle closure. When setting the minute hand of a quartz watch, advance it to a few minutes ahead of the time and then turn it back to the exact timeWater resistant to 30 m (99 ft): In general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming.
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Darn, I was hoping the black one I've been watching would be on sale. This is the blue one.
These are on sale as well.
MVMT watches are well known for being low quality "fashion" watches. These fashion brands are usually aimed at a younger audience so it makes sense they advertise on podcasts. In my eyes they aren't even worth the ~$100 price point. Sure they'll last a while, but so has my 10 year old Timex I got for 20 bucks, or some dollar store one I got as a kid.
If you are actually looking for a quality ~$100 watch, look at Seiko, Citizen or Orient. /r/watches is a very good place to learn, and you might find, like countless other beginners, that the Seiko SNK-809 is for you (my first "good" watch was the SNK-807), which is $50-$70 and a real mechanical automatic ("perpetual" for those of you across the pond) movement. Anything from Seiko 5 range is an incredible starter automatic watch.
Do some research if an automatic movement vs quartz movement is right for you (quartz is the basic battery operated watch that the "guts" can be found in watches ranging from $500 Movados to dollar store watches). I REALLY like seeing how things work so I really appreciate the mechanics behind an automatic watch. The downside to them is that they aren't as accurate as quartz (a normal range of inaccuracy is like +-10 seconds a day). But you'll never have to change a battery if that is any consolation. If that puts you off, keep in mind that a $10,000 Rolex has an automatic movement good for +- 5 seconds per day. And as a final PSA, stay away from Invicta. Their automatic movements, cheap pricing, and flashy looks may look enticing, but quality control is horrendous. Just as with any potential purchase, do some research on a watch you think looks promising. Give the model name a search on google or /r/watches and try to find a consensus.
For those of you who have been thinking they want a watch but haven't started exploring styles (which is the demographic companies like MVMT pander to with their styles) here is the classic "diver" style watch with the Rolex Submariner. A cheaper automatic dive watch I've been wanting for a LONG time is the Seiko SKX007, which obviously pays homage to the Sub, but is about $5800 cheaper. I'd replace the bracelet with something better than what is there though. Maybe I'll get it after college...
Another well loved cheap diver is from Orient, the Mako, though I prefer its big brother, the Ray, even though that is even closer looking to the Submariner.
The absolute best in budget vs quality in a dive watch is the ~$40 Casio MDV-106. You can get a decent 22 mm steel bracelet for almost the price of the watch and it will look fantastic if that is your preference. I've borrowed my brother's a few times and the thing feels like quality and has been put to the test plenty of times to prove itself as a real dive watch. He goes swimming, hiking, plays sports with it, drops it on concrete, etc. Rugged yet elegant looking. Good size too. Highly recommended first diver or first watch!
If you are looking for a real dress watch with "minimalist design" that doesn't look tacky like MVMT's (sorry, just my opinion), there are plenty in the Seiko 5 line like I said, or the lovely Orient Bambino.
Came back to say that if you don't really know if you want a watch, don't think you need to spend $100 on your first. Who knows, you might not like how it feels or looks on you or whatever. For the absolute cheapest of cheap, get yourself a Timex or Casio quartz watch. These brands are well renowned for their reliability. This way you'll end up spending only $15-20 on a watch that will last and work forever (obviously with battery changes along the way).
Edit: Some links
Edit: Also, they are purportedly just rebranded cheap Chinese watches. http://www.aliexpress.com/cheap/cheap-mvmt-watches.html
When I was in high school, my dad purchased a decent quality Rolex Submariner knockoff. I loved that watch and its shape. After High School, I became a plumber and HVAC tech and stopped wearing watches or any jewellery(I still don't wear a wedding band, someone in my family had their finger degloved at a construction site). Last year I decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. Over the summer I was helping my parents finish remodelling their kitchen, and I mentioned that I should get a watch. My dad ended up giving my a Seiko 5 with a green canvas strap and later as a gift sent my a Bewell Wooden watch (I am a hobby woodworker). The shape of that Bewell reminded me of that Rolex Submariner and I started thinking about it again. A couple of months ago I subscribed to this subreddit and started seeing all of the great watches that you guys share, and I started to get the itch to get a good quality nice looking watch. I kept seeing the Seiko SKX007 popping up and started doing some research on it. This evening it showed up, and my first impressions are nothing but good. Thank you r/Watches for leading me to this watch.
It's 5 bucks over, but I love the Seiko 5. Very nice and stylish in my opinion.
But why do that, when you can buy $100,000 watch for [$66.29] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805-Automatic-Stainless-Canvas/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1524264804&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=snk809)?
if you could push your budget up to around $60-$75, you'd be able to land yourself a nice Seiko 5.
It seems to go good with almost any outfit (except for maybe a suit) especially when you put a leather strap on it. Also, it has Seiko's widely used and dependable 7s26 automatic movement.
Here's mine with a leather strap bought at Sears for $20 or so.
Most watches are only offered in one size, but some are smaller than others. I have 5.75" wrists and my current cheap/casual watches are the Timex Weekender (on me | at Amazon), Casio A158W-1 (on me | at Amazon), and RAM Rugged Field Watch (on me | at Amazon). Also good is this Seiko 5, but I don't own one right now. Anyway, I have no idea what your desired style or budget is, but hopefully those suggestions and photos are of some use.
EDIT: Also, if you're looking for NATO straps, check out Crown and Buckle. Their new strap design has holes cut for people with really small wrists. Even with my tiny wrists, I've still got two holes left.
I've always been a little hooked on watches, but I only recently started grasping what made some watches worthwhile, and others, well, not so much. In the case of this Seiko (SNK805), I'd been searching for something like it for a while. I'd never owned an automatic, and it was proving pretty hard to find one that wasn't at least several hundreds dollars. I know it's nothing special for a lot of people here, but I'm absolutely floored at the build quality and overall appearance of a watch that cost me less than $65.
The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the strap it shipped with, but that was an easy fix via a $15 leather NATO strap, purchased from Amazon.
All told, I love the watch. But after discovering how awesome automatics are, dear God, do I fear for my wallet's future.
The Seiko 5 is the go-to recommendation around here. With good reason: It's a great value and definitely handsome. One of these days, I'm gonna order one of these.
For Vostoks, zenitar on eBay is your man. A lot of models are well under $50. If you order from him, it could take a month for your watch to arrive - and it's not the seller's fault. I'd caution against getting a Vostok as your sole watch. I love them (I've always liked Russian stuff), but their quality control is abysmal.
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Watch: Seiko 5 SNK805, Shinola 18mm extra long leather strap
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Die: SkullSplitter Dice d12 in Antique Brass
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Parts of my EDC I'd love to acquire brass version of:
BRASS IS THE BEST ALLOY KNOWN TO MAN. FITE ME.
I've got the Seiko 5 in Army Green.
I'm a fan.
That watch for $50 is lightyears better than a MVMT for $100. It will likely last 50 years, has horology, and can be used as a watch you wear with everyday business attire (non suit) or just as a beater watch. Good buy!
After looking up the Seiko 5, you can find many at a $50-$60 price point. This military style is amazing. https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805-Automatic-Stainless-Canvas/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=cts_wa_4_vtp?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_p=2897711222&amp;pf_rd_r=V88PY7WJ62447BG7ZAZP&amp;pd_rd_wg=8fDns&amp;pf_rd_s=desktop-detail-softlines&amp;pf_rd_t=40701&amp;pd_rd_i=B000LTAY1U&amp;pd_rd_w=VAGed&amp;pf_rd_i=desktop-detail-softlines&amp;pd_rd_r=V88PY7WJ62447BG7ZAZP&amp;_encoding=UTF8
A much better option is the Seiko 5 SNK80XK2 series. It's a quality automatic that looks almost identical to this, and still comes in at a very affordable price. Available in Beige, Green, Blue, and Black.
I asked MFA this, but I'd like your opinions too. I'm thinking of getting the Seiko 5. Blue face or Green face? And any strap suggestions (denim, leather, etc...) under $25?
For a miyota movement and a nice dial design it's not TERRIBLE, but you can do better and have one an established, reliable company for cheaper.
Here's an attractive and versatile automatic Seiko 5, 36mm, for <$100 on Amazon. Throw a leather strap on it and you have a nice dress watch:
Here's a more casual and popular Seiko, the SNK field watch, for <$45:
It depends how you look at the watch. Would you wear that with a suit and tie or would you rather wear it with a pair of chino shorts, polo, and your boat shoes?
Arguably there are Seiko 5's that certainly are more casual than other.
Then there are ones that look more formal than the previously ones mentioned.
Hopefully this helps answer your question!
Edit: I concur with /u/cubenori that a change in the watch band for that one to leather could certainly open it up to be used in more dressy settings!
The one on the far right is a SNK805
Check out the Seiko 5 SNK809 series too. $20 more than the Weekender, but much more watch for your buck. 21 jewel automatic movement so it never runs out of juice, water resistant to 30m like the Timex, day and date display, exhibition back, and stainless steel construction rather than brass. Available in black, khaki and green.
If you're still not sure, check it out on Youtube and note how the second hand sweeps rather than ticks. Quality watch. It comes with a NATO style nylon strap but looks great with a brown leather strap too.
You can literally buy a new seiko 5 for around that price
Seiko Men's SNK805 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_BMYEAbCCY457M
This watch is a similar style, has a reliable movement from a respected watch company and looks loads better.
Seiko 5 SNK805K2
This one is a little spendy but it looks pretty similar other than the fact that the watch face might have a bit of a green tint to it. http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805-Automatic-Green-Canvas/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=pd_sbs_watch_2
Not a ton but I did stock up on more water and I got a kick ass watch for my birthday. I got the Seiko 5 and is self winding, water resistant, and has 21 jeweled movement. Great watch, I love this thing.
Hi! Is a Seiko below $100 good? I've been eyeing this one: https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805-Automatic-Stainless-Canvas/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=pd_sim_241_2?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B000LTAY1U&amp;pd_rd_r=0549ENPP0YGYB4MB9QTX&amp;pd_rd_w=UFgVa&amp;pd_rd_wg=y7NMw&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=0549ENPP0YGYB4MB9QTX
Please let me know what you think about that one, or if you have any better recommendations. Price below 100 and I don't need chronos or the like. Just hour numbers, preferably non-roman.
Boost your budget up to about $60 and you can have an automatic Seiko in black, green, blue, or cream.
bruh, you could get three and have room a couple of these bad boys with
FIVESIX subdials each!
Military style field watch.
At this price range you won't get hacking but good value none the less.
ALMOST bought one a couple days ago, and Im so glad I read the reviews.
Seiko 5 is a much better option IMO
would you recommend tan or dark brown for the military green seiko 5?
For bauhaus watches you might want to look at mondaine or braun.
With the more military look, these are always popular http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seiko-Mens-Automatic-Watch-SNK805K2/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=sr_1_6?s=watch&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1370202169&amp;sr=1-6 there are a few choices of dial color, and you can get a better case for a little more money.
This kinda fits and would be good for a bartender
don't know yhis brand http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jorg-Gray-Commemorative-Edition-Italian/dp/B002R86V10/ref=sr_1_167?s=watch&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1370202707&amp;sr=1-167
The idea seems cool, but yeah I agree with you, rather go for an established brand and for the same price (with sales) this watch is unbeatable.
Pick whichever color of that watch and you're set. Also, automatic is awesome, especially if you wear just the onewatch.
I just ordered this version of it today. I hope it will be a nice step up from my Timex Weekender.
There aren't many green watches. This seiko comes to mind but that's all I can think of in that price range.
Your watch and this Seiko have been in my amazon cart for over a month now.
Very nice man, I'm looking to add this one to my collection http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000LTAY1U/ref=mp_s_a_7?qid=1319245045&amp;sr=8-7
Seiko makes a nice cheap automatic watch in a military style: http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805K2-Automatic-Green-Fabric/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=pd_sbs_watch_1
I think the price has gone up a bit, but here's a link for one in the USA.
As people have said, something cheap with a second hand. That being said, I wear this every day, except mine has a blue band. It's mechanical, so no winding or batteries to change, had a seconds hand and the date, and has large easy to read numbers. Bit pricey for what I need but it looks good enough to be an every day item for someone who has never worn a watch till he started in EMS.
I would look at something around the 37-40mm range. Take these as an example
All less than $60, small, automatic, water resistant, exhibition case back (so you can see the movement) . No leather strap though. A nice leather strap can be purchases elsewhere for pretty cheap. (18mm)
Alright, I'm gonna go there /r/watches...Might I suggest a Seiko SNK807 but replace the band that comes on it with the remaining money you have left. It will look really sexy (like this). The reason I say to do this is because it is a small watch that has the added perk of being an automatic. It also has an exhibition caseback which you can see in the photos on amazon, allowing him to look at the gears and balance wheel and whatnot.
edit: I just realized the amazon link I gave you doesn't show the exhibition caseback, but it looks just like it would on this watch http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805-Automatic-Green-Canvas/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1377154665&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=seiko+snk
I own one, and it's the gateway drug to watch collecting. It's a good, cheap, starter watch - but you'll probably end up getting something more expensive if you really like it.
Pros: it's a good quality, good looking, dirt-cheap (for $30 on Amazon, you can't go wrong.) "basic" field watch, NATO straps are cheap and come in dozens of colours/patterns, the quartz movement is extremely accurate, the battery life is good (haven't changed mine and I've had it for a year), the mineral crystal won't scratch easy so it's a good beater, and if you press the crown the face glows green for night reading (their "indiglo" feature).
Cons: it's simple, there are no complications like date/day, it is loud, it only has a water resistance of 3 ATM (so just splashes), and (I could be wrong) but I don't think it has spring pins on the lugs so you're stuck with NATO straps. Also, if you get right into your watches, you might want a mechanical over a quartz (even though they're more of a hassle, they're just somehow cooler - the Seiko 5s mentioned are automatics). Personally, I don't love the polished case either - I prefer a more subtle brushed steel look. If you do get one, be aware you can get them with a white or black face. The watch is 38mil in diameter, too, which is about the smallest you can get for a men's watch - so be aware if you have a big wrist it might look small.
This is a great alternative if you want a mechanical watch, but it's a little more expensive - but still great value.
Yep, I have the very same! Still with the original band though, which I'm looking to replace with a NATO.
Any thoughts on what would look good? I'm colourblind so I'm wary of picking colours haha
It's going to be tough to find an automatic that keeps time "well" for $100-$150. Most automatics in the price range will gain ~8 seconds/day. Seiko or GShock are good bets. Seiko 5 is a good, cheap automatic beater and has decent lume.
I don't know anything about that brand, or that watch, but it did make me think of the [$115 Seiko SNKM97] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNKM97-Analog-Automatic-Stainless/dp/B00M0YKOWI) which also has a green dial ([Google Image Search images] (https://www.google.com/search?q=SNKM97&amp;safe=off&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjvstPV1crUAhUBFGMKHcOEBXUQ_AUIDCgD&amp;biw=1805&amp;bih=1344) are better than the Amazon photo).
You could also look at two other Seiko's with green dials: [the $415 Seiko Alpinist] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SARB017-Mechanical-Alpinist-Automatic/dp/B000KG93BQ) or [the $60 SNK805] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805-Automatic-Stainless-Canvas/dp/B000LTAY1U).
All of these Seiko's are well regarded, quality products (I own a SNK805). They're mechanical watches, not quartz. The first one, the Seiko "Recraft" SNKM97 is (I think) the only one with a "sunray" radiant dial.
1 or #2: good price for a quality watch that keeps running for years. They also have a very classic look. Maybe they are a bit too much for everyday usage. I suggest a Seiko 5 for everyday use. Also this one is an automatic (which means no batteries -> it gets its energy from your arm movements).
It's this SNK805. I'm really hoping to switch out the canvas strap with a leather one, though.
Just a short question about watches: Should I prefer buying a watch with much steel? for exmpl :
Or those ones?
It feels like the one with steels doesnt fit to me because they feel much more "heavier" and the one without feels very "light".
A Seiko 5 is an excellent entry level watch. It's an automatic movement (which means it actually uses gears and springs powered by your movement instead of a battery) for less than $50 occasionally. It's a downright steal for that much! [This is one of their most popular models] ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000LTAY1U)
If you're willing to change the strap a [Seiko SNK805] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000LTAY1U/ref=cts_wa_2_vtp?ie=UTF8&amp;pi=SL110&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51bd2MB3PyL) is a great watch. It's an automatic too, so no need to ever change a battery. If you're not going to wear it consistently it probably isn't for you though.
A lot of the Seiko 5 line are very attractive and you can buy a leather strap separately. While I wouldn't say the face of these is minimalist they are still good looking.
Sorry, my bad. I was thinking of the SNK805K2 and the SNK803K2 specifically.
Watch: [Seiko 5](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_3Hjavb1W1B348
NATOStrap: [generic nato](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CM84UFO/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_eLjavb14WBYSB
Light: Foursevens Quark Pro
Hi my dudes.
I asked earlier about the G-shock for a field watch but it is too big for my wrist plus I am not so sure about the style anymore. I'm looking for a watch that I will work outside with. I dug a lil about field watches and found some that I am interested. If any of you have an opinion on them (except saying they are cheap watches...I don't want to invest lots of money on a watch what will get in the mud, snow, hit on trees etc):
Seiko 5 SNK805 (I love the brand but for a rough condition field watch I guess it is not optimal)
Timex Expedition Rugged Core
Timex Expedition Scout
Casio AQS810 (I don't like the bracelet but still looks really sturdy)
Timex Expedition field Chronograph (I love the look but I'm not so sure about it's sturdiness)
That being said, if you have better ideas don't hesitate to share your knowledge with me!
The Seiko 5 SNK805. I've only had mine for a few weeks, but I really like. Still haven't found it's strap yet though.
When you refer to the $50-$60 version, are you referring to the SNK series? The SNK is ~36mm, while the SNZG is 42mm.
The case is literally plastic.
A bit more expensive but still a bargain is the Seiko 5 series, which I own and love.
I'm considering buying this Orient watch (Amazon link) as I've been looking for a relatively inexpensive (<$100), small (~38mm) watch, preferably automatic, with a green dial (but not olive green like the Seiko SNK805). Do you think it would be possible to replace the metal band on this Orient watch with a NATO strap or a leather strap? Also, do you think this watch would look okay with a different, more casual band, or is the watch too formal for that? Anyone have any other watch recommendations that meet my criteria? This Orient has been the only watch I've managed to find that checks all the boxes.
I decided to get this one. http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Mens-Automatic-Watch-SNK805K2/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=sr_1_8?s=watches&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1334796919&amp;sr=1-8
Haven't got it yet though. Any good?
Gotcha. Alright. Well as I said I can see the appeal of it for some watches. I like this and it seems like a NATO strap would be fine for that. Still, it's not too flashy.
The watch you're looking at is that expensive because it's a Swiss mechanical movement, the only way cheaper than that price is to go Japanese mechanical or a quartz.
Japanese Mechanical - Seiko 5
Timex Quartz 40mm
Timex Quartz 2 40mm
Costosi dipende dal marchio, un Seiko vintage lo porti a casa con poco. Se vuoi c'è tutta l'orologeria russa che costa due spicci e ci sono modelli veramente carini e originali, basta cercare i marchi giusti.
Poi vabbè, se è piccolo non può avere troppi orpelli estetici visto che prendono molto spazio, tipo cronografi o cose del genere. Qualche compromesso bisogna farlo, altrimenti prendi un Casio digitale e fine.
edit: dimenticavo il classico Seiko SNK80x, ideale per i polsi molto piccoli.
A watch. One of the few true 'deals' I've seen on Black Friday / Cyber Monday is for Timex watches on Amazon. Last year, I purchased the Expedition Chronograph for <$25. You can also opt for a Timex Weekender or a Seiko like this one.
At that price point you are basically limited exclusively to cloth wrist-band watches; Timex Weekender, or others which might be on sale, like this Seiko. I'm not even sure you could get a leather band alone for less than $40
I picked up the one with the green face and a leather strap to go with it (not a fan of the canvas). I'm betting the color combo will look pretty sweet.
Seiko Men's SNK805 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_27r6CbRZSG2WH
If you can come up with 7 bucks. Not sure if this is your style
Seiko 5 is always good for a first automatic watch. This green one is only about $60 right now. I find that prices fluctuate on the different styles of these. I have the blue dial/blue strap version and I paid somewhere around that when I bought it a few years ago. Right now my version is ~$110. Not "open hearted" but you can see the movement on the back.
What size did you order for the Seiko 5? Is it 20mm?
EDIT: Found it. Band width 18mm on Amazon.
This is my EDC watch.
Seiko Men's SNK805 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_jOHLAb93BX6WD
MFA has already recommended the Timex line, but there are lots of other choices. I suggest looking at military style watches or diver watches. Here are a couple to get you started:
The bands are all easily swapable, just find the band size and order something to your liking if the included band isn't what you want.
For my birthday my girlfriend bought me my first automatic watch, SNK895 https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805-Automatic-Stainless-Canvas/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=sr_1_4?s=apparel&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1474303874&amp;sr=1-4&amp;nodeID=6358540011&amp;keywords=seiko+5, yes I know its another Seiko 5 but so far I absolutely love it. Just one thing I am wondering about, it seems to be about 2 minutes fast per day.
That feels faster than it should be (I've seen people online saying ±10 seconds or 15 seconds per day. So I really have 2 questions:
That would be amazingly useful. This is the watch I wanted to put it on. Though the face looks more green in real life than it does in that image.
Don't know where you went to look but here, Seiko Men's SNK805 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Green Canvas https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LTAY1U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_zNarDbJYN5VTP
They come in several styles.
In great condition, found for $5 at Goodwill. $60 new!
Is this Seiko too busy?
I just got thisSeiko that is very similar a few weeks ago and I have to say I love it. That being said I also have an Eco-Drive that I love just as much. Build quality is pretty much equal between the two. I think it really is just a matter of personal preference.
Recommend these . Change the strap to something you like, or wear it as it is.
It's good to think about the investment, but don't worry that you'll be wearing them for eternity. There's selling and trading any time you want. But more than that - one day, you will have some money to spend. Maybe not a lot, and maybe not every day, but I promise, it'll come.
A Vertigo Diver One V2 (about $250) - the blue I think is particularly cool.
A Timex flieger (<$40US) - first watch I ever bought. I totally still wear it.
The Bambino ($150)- a fine little dress watch, modern and sleek.
A black-on-black diver, such as the Orient Ray Raven ($200) - this is a fine watch that also is a little different.
The perfectly lovely Seiko 5 (also comes in black, blue, beige) ($55), and/or a titanium Seiko ($88). A lot of watches that cost a hundred times as much as these will deliver less to you. I'm tempted to say "most," even.
These things tick LOUDLY. I have one and rarely wear it because it's so loud.
Edit: Check out the Timex Expedition series.
no like right now lol and it has been for weeks https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK805-Automatic-Stainless-Canvas/dp/B000LTAY1U
Sorry, but you're being a pedant. Your own referenced link provides the fact 3 ATM is when it withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 30 meters. It is the very definition.
I was essentially refuting his point that it was "terrible for a watch" when this is most definitly untrue.
If you wish to be pedantic then fine: A Seiko 5.
>Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
edit 2: Apologies, Thought you posted the garmin thing. Still, my comment stands.
Some ~$300 mechanicals:
Seikos and Orients
Russian / Chinese, Vostok / PARNIS / Seagulls
Amazon / Akribos / Random Brands
These don't meet your criteria exactly but hope they help. It's a tough price point to hit and have it be a quality piece.
Also checkout http://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/comments/tg0hc/rwatches_official_buying_guide_us0250/