Seiko Chronograph SNDF93 Review

(Short video clip) https://youtu.be/3L63oCCksew

With the sleuth of new chronographs hitting the market in prospex line from the solar ssc813 and speedtimer inspired SSC911, SSC913, SSC915. 

we have all seen the price increase in all levels of Seikos chronograph line ups and I thought I should do a review on my budget 2014 Seiko chronograph. there' still value out there in the pre covid Seiko watches if you are on the lookout for some value.

The 2010's saw the release of some undervalued watches like the sarb line(around $450). one line of which hasn't got much attention is the SNDF line (around $180-$250) with its 7T92 quartz movement on a dial sporting 2 grey sunburst subdials and a white seconds subdial displaying:

 60 second 60 minute and 1/10th of a second.

the added complication of the 60 second and 60 minute sub-dial give this watch when the chronograph is running a awesome sweep visual once the minute hand elpases past 1 minute and is reset back to zero.

the case is a polished steel finish with albeit a more simple case design while maintaining it's 100m water resistance. surrounding the matte white dial is the black tachometer with grey minute markers, yellow tachometer markers and crisp white text. an excellent legibility choice in the black and white color scheme.

There were several other color combinations in the SNDF line which I have posted a photo in the gallery. of which my personal favorite is the panda variation and a nice look a like to the famous 6138 8020 panda.

Being one of my favorite watches it is also one of the cheapest I have. if you are on the look for a cheap non solar chronograph that has some substance have a look at the SNDF line. 

Seiko Chronograph SNDF93 Review

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  • Attractive design
  • low price
  • sturdy quartz movement
  • Chronograph Reset movement
  • not a mecha-quartz
  • original leather strap
  • discontinued

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Hmmm....... I wonder if Citizen didn't take some liberty's?

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Hmmm....... I wonder if Citizen didn't take some liberty's?

the DNA matches for sure. and the orange hand is better. I wonder if there is aftermarket orange hands for the subdial and chrono hand. nice workshop there , you a leatherman?