Best products from r/JapaneseWatches

We found 28 comments on r/JapaneseWatches discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 65 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top comments mentioning products on r/JapaneseWatches:

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/JapaneseWatches

About a year ago, I bought my brother a Strapcode Super Engineer II 22mm bracelet, as he has a good number of watches in that size. He absolutely loves the thing, and uses it quite often.

I, too, was quite taken with the product, but I guess I always had something else to blow my spending money on, as I never got one for myself.

Until now, that is. I adore this bracelet already.

It is flawlessly machined (brushed with polished sides), gorgeous and just oozes quality.

As fond as I was of my original ORIENT Mako, the end-link situation relegated her to NATO territory, and I really am a bracelet kind of guy.

Then I bought the MakoUSA and forgot about my other watches for a while (those solid end-links did the trick).

Last week, a fellow redditor was looking for bracelet suggestions, and I offered up the Strapcode as a possibility.

Realising that it was time to get one of these beauties for myself, I did just that...and here are some photos!

The thing really is top-drawer. Easy to install (I don't mind straight ends at all and the fatboy spring-bars that are included fit precisely) and a joy to adjust (I dig the screws over friction pins), I have literally not one complaint.

Highest recommendation!

u/THSdrummer8 · 1 pointr/JapaneseWatches

Picked up a Casio Edifice EF-503D-1AV WW when it went on sale the other day. It didn't take me long to pull the trigger, considering this watch has been on my three watch grail list the past year or so (the other two are Omega Speedmaster and Railmaster). I know it's cheap for a grail watch, but this is honestly the most I've spent on a watch to-date. It's giving my beloved Citizen BM6400-00e a run for its money.

Picked up a different strap and clasp for my new watch as the metal bracelet is nice, but a good leather strap just sets this watch onto a new level. The metal bracelet is nice and heavy, but ultimately not my style. Really digging the deployment clasp. Might switch all of my casual watches to a deployment clasp.

Hope you guys enjoy this post as much as I enjoy this watch. Cheers!

u/s_banks · 2 pointsr/JapaneseWatches
Got it today, the second hand is off just a wee-bit, but screw it... Citizen will take care of that with a warranty should I decide to get OCD on it. But I wanted a watch with a white dial that didn't have too many unreadable complications. So I can wear this with a sport jacket and feel just a tad more fit style wise.

I plan on getting a nice quick release band from Barton bands which I love are getting boring as far as options...

I'm thinking this would compliment the blue hands:

Blue band with white stitching or black with blue stitching.

u/biffnix · 1 pointr/JapaneseWatches

I actually bought my son his first "real" watch, a Seiko SRN052 that he got as a Christmas gift. I liked the look of it so much I wanted to buy one for myself, but Jomashop sold out of them (they were on sale for $140). I browsed around their online store looking for other Kinetic watches, and found the SKA533. I really liked the look of the green dial, so I pulled the trigger on this SKA533. I must have nabbed the last one, as it immediately showed it as out of stock after I clicked "buy!"

Anyway, I just got it delivered today, and I love the feel of it on the wrist. It's not as heavy as I thought it would be, and the size is perfect for my wrist. It's the first Seiko I bought for myself, as all of my other Seiko watches were either gifts, or inherited from my father (he passed away a couple of years ago). Go green!

u/ArsenBala · 1 pointr/JapaneseWatches

I have been on the look out for this Orient Daydate homage as I believe it’s been called. I figured out a model#: 2EV03002G and I found an old listing on before they took it off. I would love to know if someone has a source for where I can buy this watch. it’s absolutely stunning and it’s the only non Rolex day date that I enjoy looking at. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

u/IMeasure · 4 pointsr/JapaneseWatches

Just did some sleuthing, the movement is a V175 and uses a capacitor battery which should be held down with a single screw.

The battery is a MT920, you can pick one up [from ebay for $15.] (

First I would remove he case back, if you don't have a tool for that you can buy this one from Amazon for $8.

Unscrew and remove the old capacitor battery and insert the new one.

Just note I have not opened up one of these but Seiko has a habit of making capacitors relatively easy to change.

Easy and fun.

u/rpreslar · 4 pointsr/JapaneseWatches

This isn't much cheaper than a GMT Master II, but boy is it pretty. Seiko also make a few kinetic GMT watches, like the SUN025 and the SUN019, which I've heard good things about. You can check out watch videos on youtube for a quick look.

u/polypeptide147 · 1 pointr/JapaneseWatches

this seiko 5 is a great watch. I have this one and wear it almost every day. I have small wrists and this looks great on them. It is dressy enough for when I wear a button down but also looks great with just some jeans and a t-shirt.

Whatever you get, please let us know!!

u/-CharlesHardinHolley · 2 pointsr/JapaneseWatches

This Hadley-Roma is tough, beautiful and extremely comfortable. I love mine.

u/user179 · 1 pointr/JapaneseWatches

It's a Timex. Nothing fancy, but I like how it looks. I figured I could just measure the size I need and get a generic stainless bracelet. I've done this in the past, but the problem I've had buying sight unseen is getting something that is really lightweight that feels cheep. Sounds funny taking about a $100 Timex. :)

Thanks for offering to help!

Timex Men's T2N932DH Stainless Steel Watch with Leather Band

u/LFCDane · 1 pointr/JapaneseWatches

You could always go for a Chronograph, although it doesn't have the rotating bezel.


You didn't mention if it had to be a machanical watch? If you're OK with some electronics I'd go for one of Citizens Eco-Drive watches, like the Brycen ( or a divers with rotating bezel like the BN0150-28E (


Eco-drive is powered by the sun, so no batterychanges ever.


If you prefer a purely mechanical watch I suggest the Alpinist. It doesn't have the rotating bezel like a diver (although I has a compass) you get an incredible amount of watch for your money:


Seiko has a similar technology to Eco-Drive called solar.

u/Jack_Carver93 · 1 pointr/JapaneseWatches

this is the link to the watch from the seller i used.

World Order Inc.

they have great price, and the quality and speed were great.

edit, they doo have the SKX007

u/Garak · 2 pointsr/JapaneseWatches

> It's a beautiful time-piece, but it feels like no one from Citizen ever used it as a daily-driver.

Totally different watch, but I have similar feelings about my Citizen AT-4008. The UI is just absolutely atrocious, and relies heavily on a very difficult-to-manipulate crown. And some of the features are so poorly thought out as to be essentially broken. Seems to me like Citizen is big on checking boxes for features—the feature list is why I bought my watch—but not so big on making them actually usable.

FWIW, I wound up keeping mine past the return window, but honestly I wish I'd returned it.

u/406mm · 5 pointsr/JapaneseWatches

Amazon link

Graduation present from my parents. Quite snazzy, it is a tad busy! I've also got a leather strap and a 2 piece NATO on the way.
Probably going to pick up a SKX007 next. My pop has got a vintage 6309-7049 which is the same pretty much and I'm quite partial to Seikos as it is!

  • Model number SNA411
  • Part Number SNA411
  • Model Year 2014
  • Dial window material type Hardlex
  • Clasp Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety
  • Case material Stainless steel
  • Case diameter 44 millimeters
  • Case Thickness 13 millimeters
  • Band Material Stainless steel
  • Band width 21 millimeters
  • Band Color Silver
  • Dial color Black
  • Bezel material Stainless steel
  • Bezel function Slide-rule/Calendar/Date
  • Special features Luminous
  • Item weight 15.84 Ounces
  • Movement Japanese quartz
  • Water resistant depth 660 Feet (200M, 20BAR)

    Other variations of the same watch include: gold SNA414, white and blue SNA413, and rare all black SZET003.

    There used to be a website all about these watches. It's offline as of early 2016 so here's a link to an archive.
u/Winzzy · 1 pointr/JapaneseWatches

Finally replaced my cheap NATO, with a cheap leather Nato.

I have been eyeing the Crown and Buckle versions, but I figured I would by a less expensive one first. The strap feels pretty good, though the hardware doesn't exactly match the case of my Seiko.

I am considering attempting to use shoe polish to dye/age the strap after I have worn it for a while.

u/flavorburst · 1 pointr/JapaneseWatches

Those first couple of watches you linked will be limited edition. I haven't seen them available to purchase yet, but here's a bit of information on them.

A couple are on Amazon.


The Turtle divers seem to be coming on the market slowly, you can occasionally find them on Amazon but I haven't seen a reliable source for them, at least in the US.

u/dymogeek · 1 pointr/JapaneseWatches

Looks like a Seiko Pilot Chronograph of some sort, but I'm not sure if the exact model. Looks similar to this one, but not exactly the same.