Because of its affordable price, it’s no surprise that the Seiko 5 SNK803 with Beige Canvas Strap is one of the best-selling automatic watches in the market today. The classic and versatile design approach makes the watch all the more appealing to the masses. But let’s take a closer look to see why the Seiko 5 (SNK803) deserves the popularity it receives.
The watch features a 37mm watch case which I think is the perfect size for a watch. The 37mm diameter will assure you that the watch will be comfortable on your wrist. The watch looks great on me even though I have small wrists. There’s nothing to complain about the build quality of the watch. I even appreciate how it feels solid despite of its size and price.
The Seiko 5 SNK803 comes in multiple color variants. The one I have here is the beige variation which I think is the most beautiful of them all. The watch features Seiko’s very own 7S26B movement. The Seiko 7S26B is one of the most popular movements available today and is widely known for running for decades without any servicing. The movement runs at 21.6k bph or 6 ticks per second. My only concern is that it has no hand winding capabilities.
I’m also impressed with the strap. It’s made from nylon with a bit of thickness into it. The strap also the beige color of the dial which ups its look even more. I also like how the strap is crafted to ensure its durability. I can say that the strap will take quite a good beating before you can see some wear and tear.
- 37 mm diameter watch face
- Hardlex Crystal
- Seiko 7S26B Movement
- Water resistant up to 30m
- Beige Canvas Strap (other colors are available as well)
- The beige color option is surprisingly more beautiful than the others.
- Very affordable.
- The 37mm watch face is very convenient. It’s not too big and it’s not too small either.
- Feels very comfortable.
- The Seiko 7S26B is not as accurate as the quartz movement.
I like the Seiko 5 SNK803 and will have no problem wearing it every day. It will serve its purpose really well. It’s has good build quality, a simple yet elegant design, and a very affordable price. Because of these reasons, I couldn’t definitely argue more why the Seiko 5 SNK803 is so popular.
An affordable good-looking watch that deserves a place on your wrist.