after collecting Japanese watches almost exclusively for more than 2 years (with a little break to hunt some vintage wristalarms ) I thought it was time for a watch that also was branded 'Made in Japan'. Since I couldn't afford a GW-5000 I went for a Seiko SNZG09J1 instead - also known as 'Big Military'. Even though I thought I'd never get another Seiko - mainly because of their misguided policy of not selling the good stuff in Germany . But it reminded me so much of my childhood watch - one of those cheap military green plastic Timex handwound watches (McGyver once wore one of those ) that I couldn't resist. So here it is - including some 'unwrapping pics' - if you don't like 'em (I do ) just scroll down:
I know - I left some fingerprints
And some (slightly) better pics I just took at work:
So what's there to tell after just a few hours that I got it? It wears very comfy and compared to your average G it's also very slim - sliding easily under every sleeve - might be of advantage in winter. The lume is good - wouldn't have expected otherwise - after all it's a Seiko. I really like the beadblasted case - only between the lugs and on the back it's shiny. The strap is a bit flimsy - I might just put it on a Maratac Zulu I think:
The prong looks like it was made from a paper clip - not really inspiring confidence . So far I can't tell anything about how it runs - have to check in 24 hrs. The crown is no screwdown type - it's no dive watch - but the 100m rating is certainly good enough for me. Oh, and did I mention I really love the 'Made in Japan' on the dial? Although I'm certain the standard version is of the same quality - I just wanted this one - after all it wasn't much more expensive (around 15€ more).
Considering the name - it certainly is big - at least for my puny wrists :
Excuse the bad quality of the pics - will have to do a little photo session tomorrow in daylight.
That's it for now - now back to the Gs !