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    Help! Wife needs to know which seiko for birthday

    My birthday is in 2 weeks and my wife would like to get me a watch that I can abuse at work. I was dead-set on the SKX007 on a super oyster bracelet until I saw SNZH57 on a sail cloth strap today. There is a price difference with the 007 around $200 and then $50+ for the super oyster bracelet compared to the $140 SNZH and the $35 band. The look of the SNZH appeals to me a bit more, but the 007 has (I've heard) harder hardlex crystal, extra 100 meters WR, etc. I will be using this watch in the field to do research, it will take a beating and get wet numerous times a day.

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    I'd go for the 007 on bracelet. Tough as nails and one of the ultimate tool watches. I think the acrylic bezel on the SNZH5x might not hold up well to constant abuse. Also, it's a domed crystal - so only a matter of time before a beating chips it.
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    I like them both too, but choosed skx009 cuz of lume and WR. The seiko 5 is a thing of beauty but the crown doesnt even screw into the case. also those sailor clots are not really water resistant from what I heard.
    How do you feel about the seiko stargate? look wise is in the middle and have a better movement for around 250.
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    The skx fits your requirements the best. It wants to be put to work, it was designed for it and it will last while doing it.
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    Re: Help! Wife needs to know which seiko for birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Maradonio View Post
    I like them both too, but choosed skx009 cuz of lume and WR. The seiko 5 is a thing of beauty but the crown doesnt even screw into the case. also those sailor clots are not really water resistant from what I heard.
    How do you feel about the seiko stargate? look wise is in the middle and have a better movement for around 250.
    I had been looking at that watch with the bronze case. Good rec


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    That SNZH57 is gorgeous, but doesn't meet your requirements as well as the 007 does.
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    SKX. Then get the other one as well some time down the road
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    Re: Help! Wife needs to know which seiko for birthday

    The 57 looks absolutely fantastic but the bezel is uber shiny on that watch and I don't know how it would look if you were to use it hard. If you plan on beating the watch I'd go for the 007.
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    Re: Help! Wife needs to know which seiko for birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Emospence View Post
    SKX. Then get the other one as well some time down the road
    Bingo.


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    Your wife can buy you the SNZH as a present because you really like it. Then you buy yourself the SKX as a birthday present for yourself. Win win.
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