Welcome back to the 22nd week of our watch of the week series. Previously on week #21, we have already explored the Orient Star Skeleton in this link. If you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to read all about it. Before we get talking about the Seiko SNKN37, we have to summarise this watch first. In summary, this is a dress watch which has an unusual watch case shape which may or may not suit you. Therefore without further ado, let’s get talking and exploring this wonderful Seiko SNKN37.
Watch of the week #21 (Source: Drmenstyle.com)
Firstly, we will be talking about the materials of this watch. Overall, there are a total of 3 different types of materials used to make this watch. The first type of material we are talking about is stainless steel, which is used for the tonneau case. Just for your information, a tonneau case shape is basically a watch with a cushion-shaped case, with rounded edges of a square.
Watch case shape (Source: Sheibanjeweleres.com)
On top of that, genuine leather is used for the strap to secure the watch case to the hand. In addition, Hardlex crystal is the main material of the crystal of this watch used to protect the dial and movement.
The overall dimension of the case is 43.5 mm across from the 12th hour to the 6th hour, as well as the 3rd hour to the 9th hour. On top of that, the total thickness from the crystal to the case back is 11.4 mm thick. Besides that, the width of the lugs is 24 mm to accommodate the distressed design leather strap.
Sizing Guide to watches (Source: Amazon.com)
As with most Seiko watches, the SNKN37 is also using a Seiko three-hand automatic movement. The Seiko SNKN37 is using the Seiko caliber 72S6C with a total of 21 jewels. Other information about this movement is the 41-hour power reserve, beating at 21,600 beats per hour. Other information regarding the 7S26C movement can be found here in caliber corner.
Caliber 7S26 (Source: Calibercorner.com)
At first impressions, there are two things which makes this watch stands out to us. The first thing you notice on this watch is the distressed-looking leather strap. Similar to distressed jeans, the distressed leather look is achieved by using anything to add textures to the strap. On top of that, you will also notice the blue sunray dial, which helps to reflect the light of the stainless steel index markers.
Front View (Source: Amazon.com)
Another thing that makes this watch stands out is the fact that there are seemingly two different dials, though they are quite hard to notice. There is the outer minute dial, with only even number markers and index markers in between. As for the inner dial, it only consists of index markers themselves.
Back View (Source: Amazon.com)
To match the dials and the index markers, two stainless steel pencil watch hand is used. Besides being shaped in the shape of a pencil, it also has a small layer of luminosity for visibility in the dark. As for the case back, it is using a skeletonized stainless steel case with Hardlex crystal as well.