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Unnecessary Wants: Seiko SNK809

February 23, 2011

Recently became aware of the Seiko SNK809 watch. At under $200, it’s a relatively affordable military-inspired watch with automatic movement.

The black fabric strap version for $105 on Amazon:

Amazon has a bunch of different models, some at $75, like this SNK807K2 with a blue strap and dial:

The SNK809K version with a metal link strap is a deal at $100 at Overstock, though they list it at a high sellout risk:

While the classic is nice, I like these Sinn-inspired mods to the watch by Harold Ng (aka Yobokies) from Hong Kong. Apparently he’ll customize one for you to. You can email him at


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