Seiko 5 Sport Automatic Japan Made SKZ211J1 SKZ211J Men’s Watch is so popular because of various reasons that have come up in the horological world. There are mainly five key features that the horologists have identified over the years. They are as follows: Automatic mechanical movement, Day/Date display, Water resistance (varies across line), Diaflex mainspring (commonly referred to as “unbreakable”), Diashock shock resistant design. It is rather amazing that these are the standards for a line of mechanical watches that are frequently priced well below $200, and are often found available for $100 or less. Add to the equation that Seiko is a brand with roots dating back to the late 1800’s, with a horological tradition as rich as many Swiss brands, and the value of a Seiko 5 is much greater than its price tag may suggest.
The case of the SKZ211J1 SKZ211J is simple and clean with really no frills or surprises to speak of. Measuring 42mm in diameter and 12mm tall, it sits in a comfortable middle ground between the larger watches that are very popular of late and the sub 40mm pieces of yesteryear. The top case of the SKZ211J1 SKZ211J is a brushed finish, and along the sides is polished finish. On the rear of the watch you will find a display window revealing the 23 jewel Seiko 7s26c automatic movement, which in and of itself is not much to look at, but on a watch that sells for $100, the addition of a display window is more than you should expect. As per usual with Seiko watches, the SKZ211J1 SKZ211J also features Seiko’s proprietary and very scratch resistant hardlex crystal.
The dial of the SKZ211J1 SKZ211J is good example of a utilitarian dial that while displaying considerable information remains well balanced, clean and legible. Along the outer rim of the dial is a raised internal bezel with large luminescent hash markers for hours and small non-lume hash markers for minutes/seconds. This raised bezel not only adds depth to the dial, but also draws your eye toward the hour/minute/second markers with a greater ease.
Moving further toward the center of the dial, you will find a large 12-hour numerical scale. A bit further, in from there you will find a 24-hour scale. This is common for the military field watch, and provides a touch of authenticity and utilitarian sensibility to the watch. Also on the dial is an applied Seiko 5 logo with the work “Sports” printed beneath it, and the words Automatic, 23 jewels and 200M above the 6 o’clock position. The bracelet is comfortable to wear and provides for a slightly more “dressed up” look. It features a signed deployment clasp, and we found resizing the bracelet to easy.
There is a lot to like about the Seiko 5 SKZ211J1 SKZ211J, from its spot on military styling to its trusty, and full-featured Seiko automatic movement. Further, I found that the versatile styling of the Seiko 5 Military Automatic Sports Mens Watch made it ideal for daily wear.
Bottom line: A sturdy Seiko Mens Watch, with affordable mechanisms, and a sporty look makes you wear it from office to your sports grounds to parties. A pretty watch with a pretty price tag.