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smenns

Best seiko diver for under £200?

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smenns    10

Hi everyone. Ive been part of this group for the last few days and have a small collection of watches. I dont really have the funds at the moment as im 16 so my max budget is £200 so I thought that seiko was the best brand to go with at that price point.

Ive been looking at the seiko snzf15 as i like the pepsi design and it is also as near to 40mm face as i could find. This is because my wrists are quite small so i cant really go bugger than 40mm really. I also prefer automatic movements. Im open to any suggestions anyone has.

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hughlle    4,143

The best question is do you want to buy new? £200 in the second hand market opens up a whole range of possibilities

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scottswatches    4,217

A Seiko marine master would be a great used buy for £200. In fact, if anyone wants to sell one I have money waiting :laugh:

more seriously, why not look at micro brands? I like Seiko a lot, but could you get a more interesting watch (a Steinhart, or G. Gerlach for example) that you might not tire of so quickly. As a young whippersnapper I would have preferred something that was not on every high street. 

The other route would be Bulova. 

Nothing wrong with your decision if you went for a Seiko though. I am just opening the options 

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Nigelp    4,360

The Citizen Promaster Excalibur is nice for half the 200.

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Timez Own    724

If you like pepsi style what about a 009? (Seiko)

You might also like to have a look at offerings from Orient

Maybe have a look on the Creation website for ideas

It may well be worth seeing if Roy has anything online also, you never know :thumbsup:

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smenns    10

Thanks for everyones help. Im having a look around at the watches you guys have suggested.


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Timez Own    724
1 hour ago, smenns said:

Thanks for everyones help. Im having a look around at the watches you guys have suggested.


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Let us know what you end up with won't you. :yes:

Good luck on your quest young @smenns :thumbsup:

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weaselid    1,021

The skx range would be an excellent choice. The skx007 and skx009 wear smaller than their specifications suggest. Good luck with your quest.

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Mr Levity    3,507

I have very small wrists too. I have the SKX007 and it is just right for me so would be a good choice (or 009 if you prefer the pepsi bezel).

As has been suggested, if you're not actually going to dive (or even swim) with it, consider buying used.

For £200, a nice Orient (Mako or similar) or Citizen could be had. With change too, probably.

I'm a dyed in the wool Seiko fan but I like my new Mako more than the SKX.

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smenns    10

I have been looking around at various watches that you guys have suggested and i have seen a steinhart that is absolutely stunning. 70aa72ee031c9454a05bf7935655f427.png only problem is it is about £250 out of my price range. So unless i can find one for a better price i will save up my money for the steinhart. Hopefully it wont take to long .


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Toddy101    1,221

Steinhearts are great watches. Not sure if you'll find a cheap one unless some kind soul on here offers you one as they go for silly money on ebay etc. Keep saving though as it's well worth it:thumbsup:

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JimboJames1972    2,542

I'd be really interested in what you go for here. I'm after a Pepsi bezel diver-type at under 40mm diameter (same skinny wrist syndrome as you). 40mm case/bezel diameter is really the absolute max I can comfortable get away with.

Ive thought about SKX009, but fear they are too big.  Also, I'd rather have a movement that is a bit more up to date, a bit more reliable/accurate and hackable too (I've experienced the 7s26 movement in a Seiko 5 sports watch and it was not a particualrly happy experience for me).  SKX013 is smaller, but still runs the same movement.  I've seen a few SKA models in my local jewellers and there is something odd about the lugs that just makes them look fat and pregnant on my wrist. 

My search continues...

J

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smenns    10

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Well i have just purchased this 1980s citizen eagle 7 and i decided on waiting a slight bit longer to get a nice pepsi style diver. I aim to purchase it by this time next year. I would also like to hear your guys opinion on my new purchase.


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smenns    10
I'd be really interested in what you go for here. I'm after a Pepsi bezel diver-type at under 40mm diameter (same skinny wrist syndrome as you). 40mm case/bezel diameter is really the absolute max I can comfortable get away with.
Ive thought about SKX009, but fear they are too big.  Also, I'd rather have a movement that is a bit more up to date, a bit more reliable/accurate and hackable too (I've experienced the 7s26 movement in a Seiko 5 sports watch and it was not a particualrly happy experience for me).  SKX013 is smaller, but still runs the same movement.  I've seen a few SKA models in my local jewellers and there is something odd about the lugs that just makes them look fat and pregnant on my wrist. 
My search continues...
J

I purchased this citizen on thursday from ebay. It was only £40 but came with a dated bracelet. I got it replaced today with this brown buffalo hide strap. c3d86e238cde061a2c1b0dd30124b99e.jpg


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