We know that watches are important. Perhaps looking at them every few minutes makes the work day drag a bit faster? However, good watches can also be quite expensive. You don’t want to purchase a Rolex if it means spending your life savings. Likewise, you don’t want to buy a cheap, unreliable watch that somehow never seems to tick!
I am here to solve this problem. Today, this watch lover will be looking into the best SEIKO watches that are under $200! My goal is to find you a Seiko that meets your criteria for design and style, durability and of course, price!
The Best Watch Overall
Instead of having you read every single word that I have typed up (although it would be great for you to do so), I am going to make it easy for you and let in you on the best watch you can buy! The Seiko 5 SNK793 is a GREAT automatic watch, with a sleek, formal, and simple design, and it just happens to be EXTREMELY affordable! Read on to find all of the other great watches by Seiko!
|Top Affordable Seiko Watch||Why It’s Awesome||Affordability Rating|
|Seiko 5 SNK793 Automatic||Corrosion-resistant stainless steel build, beautiful design, BEST value||★★★★★|
|Seiko 5 “Diver Style”||Dive Watch design, 100m water resistance, very durable||★★★★★|
|Seiko 5 Field Watch||Rugged, durable design, automatic movement, military grade||★★★★★|
|Seiko SNKN01||Unique design, brown leather strap, large 43.5mm dial||★★★★★|
|Seiko SGF204 Two-Toned||Two-toned, gold bracelet, crisp white dial, large date window||★★★★★|
Best Affordable Seiko Watch
Seiko 5 SNK793 Automatic
This is a great looking, comfortable and automatic timepiece. What looks even better? The price tag!
The reason this watch is ranked number one today lies deep within, hidden under the dial. Yep, I’m talking about the movement. It is not every day that you can find an automatic, 21-jewel timepiece for such a great price. Current owners boast that “nothing in the price range can compete with this watch!” And I second that statement. As an avid watch collector, I am exposed to watches with expertly crafted movements all the time. In no way is the Seiko 5 SNK793 movement spectacular, but for the affordability of this timepiece, it gets the job done and continues to function throughout continued use. Just make sure to wind your movement every few days, to keep the watch functioning properly!
A True “Steal”
When accounting for the simplistic, yet attractive design, the amazing movement, and the durability of this piece, it is easy to see why I say it’s a “steal!” Just know you cannot go wrong with the look: stainless steel bracelet, dark blue dial with a 36mm case, and a large date window that displays the day of the week and number.
- 21 Jewel, automatic movement
- Dark blue dial
- Polished, stainless steel bracelet
Seiko 5 “Diver Style”
Those who love the look of dive watches will appreciate this piece!
A great watch by Seiko that is as nice looking as it is durable. It is considered a diver style watch– it has the aesthetics of a diver watch, but not the workings. It has a water resistance of up to 100m. True divers are at least 200m.
Despite not being a true diver, the watch is still great! It features a 42mm case, with a dark black dial. It also has an aluminum unidirectional bezel and a hardlex crystal for increased durability.
A Dive Look, With a Low Price
Ironically, many dive watch prices are flying over many watch seekers’ price points. Well, you almost have what you need here. The Seiko 5 “Diver Style” is definitely suitable for swimming and light snorkeling. Just please, don’t go pull out the wetsuit!
- Beautiful dial and case
- Push button deploy clasp and safety lock
- Water resistance up to 100m
Seiko 5 Field Watch SNZG15
Field watches are great for everyday wear, due to the rugged design meant for durability. And you can bet that the Seiko field watch is a great choice!
The Seiko SNZG15 is a great choice for those on a budget and those who put their watches through more than just “wear and tear.” Field watches are known for being durable. This watch features a tough nylon band with a strong hardlex crystal protecting the dial. Not to mention the 42mm stainless steel case that is built to handle drops, bumps, bangs, and anything in between.
A Watch Curated for The Hulk
We all know good old Bruce Banner was on a tight budget. Also, any clothes he wore got destroyed whenever he was angry. Seems counterintuitive. Oh well. If the Hulk truly did exist, this would probably be his go-to. Not only is it very affordable, but it is the definition of durable. I just told you all the durable features of this watch, but WAIT! There’s more! You can also go swimming in this watch because it has a water resistance up to 100m! I think we all know which watch takes the gold in the durability category.
- Robust, nylon bracelet
- Automatic movement
- Luminescent dial (VERY bright in the dark)
The Seiko SNKNO1 was added to this review because of it’s unique look. And the great price of course!
With the Seiko SNKN01, you are getting a watch that is a bit different than the others reviewed today. For one, the squared, cushion shape adds a unique, but luxurious look. The case is large, at 43.5mm, and features a sunray blue dial protected by a hardlex dial window. The distressed leather band is also durable, but also gives the watch more of a fashionable look.
Now like I mentioned-this watch is large. It is more suitable for someone with a large wrist. But once you own it, you will never want to take it off. It is comfortable enough to wear every day, and stylish enough to wear to formal events or business meetings.
Out of The Ordinary
Who really needs a round shaped watch anymore? Cushioned shaped watches are all the rage! While that statement may not be completely true, it is to some degree. To those who want a different look, one that stands out: this is your watch. The large display makes it so this watch is easily seen by anyone who glances your way. Anyways, don’t just listen to me. You can find many happy owners who rave about this watch on Amazon.
- Cushion-shaped, large, stainless steel case
- Beautiful sunburst blue dial
- Automatic, self-winding movement
Seiko SGF204 Two-Toned
I am in love with the design and look of this watch. I know it is “copying” the two-tonedRolex Datejust, but not everyone can afford a Rolex.
Seiko did a great job when designing this watch. It truly looks like a high-grade, expensive watch at a more than affordable price. The great-sized stainless steel 35mm case perfectly complements the two-toned silver and gold link bracelet. What enhances the look is definitely the gold coin-edged bezel that exemplifies what a luxury watch looks like.
What I am not so happy about in regards to this watch is the movement. This is the only watch on today’s review that is a quartz movement. Not that quartz watches are terrible, but if you want to appreciate the skill it takes to create a mechanical movement, you’ll see why battery powered quartz cannot compete.
A Rolex Look at a Low Price
Some people will be upset that this watch looks similar to a Rolex. Others will be extremely happy that this watch looks like a Rolex because it is much more affordable.
Overall the Seiko SGF204 is nothing short of beautiful. Everything from the light, shiny silver dial, to the polished two-toned bracelet. Even the Seiko name looks great on this watch. It is beautifully etched into the top of the dial and proudly displays the Seiko brand name.
- Gold, coin edged bezel
- Two-toned, silver and gold link bracelet with fold over clasp
- THE PRICE
The Final Word
I apologize in advance if my review led you to purchase every watch that I mentioned. That was not on my agenda; I’m trying to save you money!
The review was created to display Seiko watches, under $200, that are actually worth it. This means that the timepieces are durable, accurate, and have good-looking designs. Although I have a love for every watch on this review, I have to pick a best watch. When accounting for value, price, durability, comfort, design, and movement, there is no question that the Seiko 5 SNK793 Automatic is the best decision.
The Decision Is Yours
So which watch is it going to be? Are you going for the classic look? Is the dive style watch a must buy in your opinion? No matter what you choose, I am sure you will be happy with any watch that you decide to purchase. All of these watches have been approved by myself (the watch master) as well as MANY happy customers on Amazon.
Keep in mind, when purchasing a watch at any price point, make sure you buy from a reliable source. You do not want to risk getting scammed or purchasing a watch with no warranty. Use a reliable marketplace like Amazon so you don’t have to worry about any issues.
As always everyone, happy watch shopping! I hope I can help you pick the perfect watch that is in your budget!