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Seiko "Sea Urchin" SNZF Watch

Seiko "Sea Urchin" SNZF Watch

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According to a brief internet search, the SNZF17J2 rubber bracelet watch has a 40mm case diameter, not a 42mm as in the description. Can anyone else confirm this?
quick question, can you change the bezel on this watch? And will the pepsi bezel for the Seiko SKX models fit on this watch?
Veldkamp
There are a ton of after market dials, hands, bezels, bezel inserts, chapter rings, ect for any Seiko watch. This model doesnt have as much as an SKX but there is still many mods out there you can put on. The bezel is pretty simple to pop off. Check out yobokies (aka Harold, its seiko boy spelled backwards), Crystaltimes has some nice ceramic bezels, and Dagaz Watch has some as well.
I call mine the "FakeLex" 😄 Why not get both?
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The best gift watch for a friend or family, by far.
Does anyone know if the original steel bracelet from Seiko Fifty Five Fathoms SNZH53/55/57 fit on this Sea Urchin? Thanks
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Thank you Tmokorn! That’s a fantastic looking mod you have. I agree the FFF looks best with Sailcloth leather strap and I have the same. Since I had it’s bracelet sitting around I wondered if it would fit the SU or not.
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Pictorius
Awesome!
Regarding the warranty questions. I asked massdrop about their warranties and they responded that if the description doesn't state there is a warranty then it only has a 30 day warranty. I bought a seiko recently from here and all the literature that came with it talked about a 2 year warranty and there was even a card holder for the warranty card but it was empty. I don't know if Seiko still warranties watches purchased from here since massdrop isn't an authorized dealer. I'm going to email Seiko and see what they say.
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I know. I'm trying not to get sucked down the rabbit hole but it may be to late for me. Save yourself!! Lol I think I'm drawn to precision engineering in all its forms
Gunnersmate2
I was either watching a Nick Shabazz video or reading something he wrote and he said his watch addiction is worse than his knife addiction! I’ve always liked watches but only own two...an old-ish Citizen Eco-Drive Skyhawk and a Casio Wave Ceptor (which has radio controlled, self adjusting atomic timekeeping...which I don’t even use. I set it manually and leave it alone. I’m worried that if it’s constantly seeking the correct atomic time, the battery won’t last as long).
So what's the difference between the K1 and J1 watches?
Gunnersmate2
J = Final assembly in Japan. K = Final assembly outside of Japan, typically Malaysia or Singapore.
Pictorius
Oh, I would have never guessed. Thank you for the info
What is the difference between the models and is there a warranty? If the watch was $100.00 it would be a good deal, but at $129.99 it is too close to prices on other websites on the internet who charge no tax or shipping and free warranty. Note: At checkout, choose between the SNZF17K1, SNZF17J1 (+ $20), and SNZF17J2 (+ $5) models.
bsatow
K=Assembled out side of Japan J="Made In Japan" and is noted on the face. J2 is a rubber band vs Steel Bracelet on the K1 and J1
Is it $129 like it shows on the main drop page, or $199 as indicated in the overview?
Phly
Apparently the price just dropped
A quick internet search shows a number of sites that are cheaper by at least $50 and you get a warranty. This is very disappointing MD.
GLG20
So the 150 for the J1 puts it on par with Amazon and Joma, but they give you a warranty.
What if I told you, for 10 bucks extra, you can get this with a 3 Year Joma Warranty ?
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Massdrop gives you little or no warranty as usual. I purchased a dash cam and it broke down after one month. Massdrop told me they only warranty for 30 days and after that I have to contact the manufacturer in China and they wouldn't even provide me the contact information. If you are buying electronic or mechanical items from Massdrop please think twice about their warranty services before you throw your money away.
After trying to correlate a retailer's warranty to SEIKO's quality standards, you further go on to include six sigma into the equation to justify your claim? Sorry, but your reasoning is hyperbolically overstated! The 10$ extra is not for the 3 years of warranty, but a retailer to retailer price difference. Its just that Joma goes a little further to provide customers with an aftermarket warranty. Would you really need it? Well, I wont be brave enough to say NO! I have read reviews where MD flat out rejects customer returns for products that were found to be defective after 30 days but well within 2 months of their purchase; I believe a few Seikos were included. Derive an equation for Seiko movement failure rate with just a few data points from MD & i will buy you a beer. The only time i buy a product from MD is when they clearly state "manufacturers warranty." I also think MD should clearly state "No Warranty" where applicable, so new customers are not misguided.
A fun watch to wear in Summer. The Red and Blue bezzel give this watch a pop of color, i find this to be better looking then the black version. For the Price you canot beat this watch.
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Mr_Lazar
In 2018 getting a hand windable/hacking movement at this pricepoint should not be an issue. Sadly Seiko hasn't upgraded this entry watch as of yet. NH36A anyone? Even my cheap Invicta has a better Seiko movement than this one? I wonder if a NH36A could be transplanted to this case?
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My Orient M-Force has a 4 o'clock crown, and I like that, along with the power reserve display.
In one sense the lack of hand winding and hacking makes setting the time easier. I have some old Orients that are non-winding/hacking, and I just forget about the second hand altogether, which in any event is too small for me to read, and I just quickly set the hour and minute hand. Rather than have to wait until a second-hand-at-zero time, I just, for instance, set the minute hand halfway between the minutes if the time is about 30 seconds past.
You're never really sure exactly how fast or slow your watch is with these things.
Cloaca
Not unless you have this tool, my friend ;-) Then accuracy becomes a simple check. I like to do this with all my automatics..

https://youtu.be/aTA3H_h_o-Q
way cheaper on Ebay Apply PRIMO119 by 11pm PT. get 25$ off 119 - Good luck
Received mine today on schedule. No warranty card, but I knew that going in. For $130, this is my car wash, grass cutting, exercise replacement for my G Shock, so if it breaks, i’m not out much. Got this to a - try Massdrop in general and b - see if the “sub” style diver will work for me, then c - move up to an Omega or Rolex. Good value as long as you know what you’re getting into.
Literally buying this watch on jomashop for an extra $10 and I don't have to wait over a month for it to even ship. AND they're sending me a free watch case. I've bought three watches off massdrop and I can honestly say thats its a cool concept and you get pretty nice prices but its definitively NOT worth it.
Jt262
I agree, I've seen this for many of the watches on here. I've even seen them cheaper Jomashop and Amazon. The concept is cool, but the execution is lacking.
I bought a SNZF17J1 from Massdrop back on Dec 18th for $147.74. Bought on a whim, and never worn. Still has tags in place. If anybody wants to take it off my hands. I'll cover shipping and the PayPal fee.
sven993
Hello.. Is this still available? Where are you? Richard
Rich.ard
Hi there. Yes it is. I am outside of Chicago in Elgin.
is this K1 or J1? they need to specify the model name completely ... K=korea is usually cheaper than the J=japan version ....
DT888
At this price point, your are almost certainly getting a Seiko made in southeast Asia, not Japan, regardless of the K or J designation. It is specified when you join the drop, but it would be helpful for some to see it in the description.
Cheers
Watch was good but you can buy the same at Amazon for the same price or even lower with warranty. Apparently this watch drop does not have any warranty papers that come with it. What gives?
Watcher58
I just received mine, its a nice watch but I had the same thought - why no warranty papers?
ss3e55hunt
yep, me too. no warranty papers and not in the box packaging as shown in the pictures.
Love the look of the watch, but want something further up the Seiko food chain with a better movement. What do people suggest for a classic diver look that isn't too chunky?
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Mistertaz
Seiko turtle is the next step
Mistertaz
I love the SRP309 Orange Monster. Has the 4R36 self-wind/hand-wind/hackable movement. If you consider Orient part of the Seiko family, I recommend the Ray II Diver (with the F69 movement) in black (PVD). These are great additions to any collection, regardless of price. Good luck!
Hope the turtle will drop again.
Love my Seiko 5's, for the diversity of the range, but this is too much like my SKX009.
Whatch out! They are selling those watches without warranty!!!
SNZF15K1 available on CreationWatches.com today for $134. Free shipping, no tax.
Fred45
with the last 2 Seiko drops it is hard to see where the value is for US customers. for generally $5-$10 more you get shipping right away and a warranty.
I've always liked automatics; however I'm not as active as I used to be. A Seiko Five I bought last year lost time. Maybe it was me. I have had good luck with Seiko autos ever since my first one bought in 1973. For what it's worth.
I heve received it but without guarantee card. Massdrop sad that is normal. I don't think so, cause last time I received everything: watch, box, papers and guarantee card. So what now?
Adamax
If the drop does not say it has warranty it doesn't have warranty. It has been discussed many times. Most of the seikos that drop here have no warranty. If it breaks just replace it with a nh36 movement.
Great drop. Just received it. Beautiful watch. Thank you masdrop.
I had to get this one. I passed on it twice.
I love watches but dive watches, I'd have to confess the dive watches are my "kryptonite". Although it's not a 'dive watch' (it's WR is below 200 meters), I think it makes a great "beater". Absolutely love it! I find myself wearing it more than the any of the 50+ pieces in my collection. And this price point is the lowest I've seen. If you can, pull the trigger on this bad boy.
A drop-dead gorgeous diver style watch, with a no-fuss-and-bells but super robust movement, at a drop-dead price. Mad love to Seiko for that!