What are all time popular men’s watches? Military field watch should be one of them. Why? Military field watches design are clear and unique. Also, the history of military field watch is very long. Roughly speaking, it was introduced during war world one. We reviewed some military field watches like Hamilton and Timex. This time, let us have a look at Seiko 5 automatic canvas military field watch.
The case is stainless steel. It is not polished as bright as silver, instead, it is grey. This is a standard for field watch, no soldier wants to be discovered by enemies because they are wearing a shinny watch. This watch has a 37mm case, that is suitable for those who are looking for not so big wrist watch. The case is light and small. If you don’t like heavy and big watch, it is your choice.
The face of this watch is classic and refined. The hands are thin with luminous markers. The hands are surrounded by white edges (Beige one is dark edges). The end of the second hand is red. The minute markers are at the outside while the hour indicators, much smaller, are inside. The minute and hour markers are thin as well.
Dial color are contrast with the hands and other watch information, this can ensure we can read the time easily. Indeed, in most cases, we try to avoid those dial color are similar with the hands and hour markings.
The watch is using Japanese design movement, but it is in Malaysia. This should be the reason why the watch can be sold at current price range. The watch is quite accurate, around 5 seconds fast per day. But please understand that automatic watch is not quartz/digital watch, several seconds faster / slower per day are acceptable.
The power reserve for the watch is around 35 hour. Therefore, if you are not using it during weekend, most likely, it will stop moving.
The strap is made up of nylon. Not like some expensive watches, e.g. Hamilton Khaki Field watch, there is no leather in the inside. It may not be comfortable to wear it if you are sweating. Besides that, the strap is nice and solid. The strap is 18mm, it is not that large. The holes are spaced closely.
Seiko is a brand for high quality with fashionable design but the price is cheap. Seiko 5 automatic military field watch is a good watch. Overall, the watch is not big and it is light. Everything is made precisely. The design is classic and long lasting. The timekeeping abilities deliver well. One of the reason we review this watch is that, most of the time, automatic watch are expensive, but this watch is around USD $60 at Amazon (over 60% off). This watch is really good value for money.