I'm looking for my next watch to be either solar or kinetic. I have my share of automatics and, frankly, getting tired having to set the watch every time I wear it. Also, I don't want to be bothered with changing batteries, so I've decided to go solar, kinetic, or Eco-drive.
I bought a decent black dial Citizen Eco-drive a few weeks ago and now I'm looking for a white dial watch for dress and casual situations. My budget is around $100 and I have a $25 Amazon gift card. I've narrowed my search down to the following 3 Seikos. I haven't found an Eco-drive in that price range that I like.
Please help me decide on the following:
1. Seiko Solar SNE031
Amazon.com: Seiko Men's SNE031 Solar White Dial Watch: Seiko: Watches
I was able to try this on at JC Penney. The dial is very white. Probably considered small at 37mm, however, I've found the sweet spot for my 7" wrist and skinny arm is 37-40mm. Has a solid link bracelet, but not very substantial. Similar to my Eco-drive.
2. Seiko Solar SNE091
Amazon.com: Seiko Solar Mens Watch SNE091: Seiko: Watches
I was able to see the black dial version in person at JC Penney. Nice watch. At the large end of my preference at 40mm. Very substantial solid bracelet. I'm afraid the dial may be too white if it's like the SNE031 above.
3. Seiko Kinetic SKA475
Amazon.com: Seiko Men's SKA475P1 Silver Dial Kinetic Stainless Steel Watch: Seiko: Watches
I was able to try this on at Kohl's. It's 40mm but doesn't wear as big as the SNE091 above. The dial looks silver in the picture but it is more white than silver. I really like this one, however, it comes on a folded link bracelet which really bugs me.
Please help me decide.