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  1. Free Piano
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      Hi there. I’m happy that you like my site. Hope you’ll stick around for more awesome posts in future =)

  2. I love this watch. Thanks for all the information here.

    I wanted to get a nice quality watch for my boyfriend but i was unsure which one to get. I like this one.

    I am going to have his friend show him this watch to see if he likes it lol I think he would love it though, but I am not so sure about the size.

    Is there a bigger one that you could recommend that comes in Gold also? He loves gold but he does not have anything in this color.

    Thanks again for the great review Isaac!

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      Hi there. Unfortunately Seiko does not produce lots of variations for their watches. It’s quite unfortunate but that’s how they run their business.

      Let me now if I can help you with anything else.

      Regards.

  3. Nice watch, I know seiko is a quality brand.
    It is such a nice and clean design. I recently bought a watch but was talked into one with fancy dials etc. Wish I had seen this one.
    Does it come I gold?

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      Hi Mark. Well, you can always buy the SARG009 for your casual watch lol! Unfortunately it does not come in gold. Seiko is a bit more calculative in their offerings – only making limited colors and designs to reduce cost.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Regards.

  4. Hi Isaac,

    Thanks for the in depth review. A simple yet stylish design with plenty of attention to detail by Seiko. I am a Seiko fan myself, currently own a Seiko Coutura, but never had an automatic one. Time for an upgrade I think!

    I prefer a slim/small low profile watch as it fits better under a business shirt, so this will be perfect!

    Cheers!

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      Hi Sven. I’m sure the SARG009 will be a perfect fit for you =)

      Cheers!

  5. Hi Isaac,

    This website is amazing. It has everything to know about automatic watches, and definitely, I am going to tell my husband about it so he can consider reading some of your posts before buying his next watch. About Seiko SARG009, it can be a perfect watch for a classic man like my dad which I think he would like it. I just have a question: when someone buys a watch on Amazon, do they have warranty in case they come with damage?

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      Hi Darmendra. Many thanks for the referrel. I really appreciate that =)

      In the case of Amazon, the watch is usually under Amazon’s warranty, which means if the watch is not performing well or if there is any defect on it, you can send it back to Amazon.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Cheers!

  6. I used to think of Automatic watches very troublesome and until now I didn’t own any mechanical watches. I own Digital and Analog G-shock as well as Seiko Quartz Movement watches.

    Until you mentioned Seiko movement is durable compare others manufacture as they develop their own movement. Most importantly the mechanical movement has to be durable and not fragile like what other market did. I will definitely look into this Seiko Explorer timepiece,

    Great review.

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      Hi Maxx. It’s true that automatic/mechanical movements are somewhat more troublesome to own as its more susceptible to damage.

      But, it’s because of the movement itself that made them much more unique and enjoyable to own, as compared to the millions of quartz watches out there =p

      And Seiko is well regarded to make one of the best durable automatic movements – at least for the pricier ones.. lol!

      Cheers!

  7. Hey Isaac!

    I love watches, and I’ve always been a Rolex and Omega fan.

    Seiko has never really catched my eye, but I gotta say the SARG009 is worth the attention!

    I really love the sapphire crystal choice and the fine details in this one, and the fact that it’s a cheaper watch than the ones I use to pay attention to, but doesn’t lack personality to fight them.

    I’m going to be more open-minded when it comes to Seiko, they did pull this one off.

    Thanks for the review! Very interesting!

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      Hi Israel. I’m glad I can changed your mind on Seiko with this SARG009 review. Their watches are absolutely great value for money in my opinion =)

      Cheers!

  8. Great selection of watches I’ve been a fan of Seiko for a long time. My Mickey Mouse watch is a Seiko. I bought it in the 80’s in San Francisco and my dress watch is a Seiko Quartz… black face with silver accouterments.

    This model, the SARG009 is, in my opinion, quite a nice piece. Yes, the face may be just a ad smaller than some men’s watches, but it looks sleek and classy. Above all, I like the fact that it’s very easy to read the face. It has form and function in equal amounts and I would very much consider this for my next timepiece acquisition.

    Just a side note,.. I understand men aren’t wearing watches as often these days because everyone can get the correct time on their smartphones. I find that a little sad. I’m old school and even when I’m not wearing a watch, I constantly glance at my wrist out of habit.

    Well, I hope more Seiko fans discover this site. Great stuff here.

    Thanks!

    Hal

    Hal's Review of Body Weighing Scale Ebsite
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      Hi Hal. Thanks for visiting my site.

      I totally agree with you on the current trend of using our smartphones to look at time, instead of wearing a watch. It actually make financial sense since why bother buying a watch since we already bought that expensive Iphone/Samsung/etc. right?

      But one thing that these smartphones can’t do is the convenience of being able to know time with just a flick of one’s wrist. That’s what brought me into the world of watches and since then, I’ve been hooked to them.

      Nice meeting you buddy =)

      Cheers!

  9. “Amazon can be a bit confusing sometimes. They list the SARG009 as a Seiko 5 Sports, which is completely not true.”

    Respectfull, you’re wrong. The SARG009 is absolutely part of Seiko’s 5 Sports Series. If you can read Japanese, you can see here: https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/mechanical/

    The SARG009 is featured next to the ファイブスポーツ heading, which literally reads as “Five Sports.”

    See here on the lineup page: https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/mechanical/lineup/

    The differentiation in Seiko’s point of view is that the watches on that page are “mechanical” rather than 5 Automatics (ie, 7S26 movements). The fact that they are part of the Seiko 5 Sports line in no way detracts from their quality.

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      Hi Kenzo. Thanks for visiting my blog.

      Indeed you are right that the Japanese site do list this Seiko SARG009 under their “5 Sports” line up. It’s quite perplexing to me that they would categorize this watch under the “5” but did not put the synonymous “5” logo on the dial.

      Well, Seiko being Seiko is definitely hard to understand lol!

      Thanks for pointing that out buddy =)

    2. Same goes for the SKX, it sells with Seiko 5 Sports tags on it, but there’s no 5 logo on the dial. Who knows really why they do what they do…

  10. Good day, Izzat.
    This is a good site about automatic watches.
    I love Seiko too.
    I bought one about 8 years back, a silver and gold Seiko sports automatic. It is very durable. I wear it every day and it still looks absolutely new.
    I love the fact that they are super quality watches!!
    Very good value for money indeed!
    You offer very detailed reviews here on Seikos.
    I will have to bookmark this site for future reference.
    One of my friends is a watch fanatic. I will pass this on to him as well.
    Great site!!

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      Hi Jacob. I’m glad that you get your money’s worth with your Seiko.

      Many thanks on your compliment. I tried to give an impartial take on all the watches that I reviewed. Seiko is my favorite brand since it has a great value for money compared to other brands.

      Cheers!

      Isaac.

  11. Hey great review thanks. I love watches and I am always looking for my next buy. This Seiko definitely made my list. I already have a Festina F16759 which looks similar but wouldnt mind adding the SARG009 to my collection. Don’t own a automatic watch though so maybe it’s time to get one.

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      Hi Hannes. Festina is a brand that I’m also looking to write about sometime in future. Just being real busy right now lol.

      If you like watches, I really recommend that you own an automatic as its mechanical movement is just so unique and has that character that’s missing from a quartz watch.

      But before you buy one, read through my guide on how to select a suitable watch for you (link HERE). Read also my list of what problems could happen to an automatic watch (link HERE) for your awareness.

      Let me know if you have any questions about automatic watches =)

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