Hands on the Seiko SNZG07
With so many (great) Seiko watches to choose from, why did I decide to focus on the Seiko SNZG07? I found this piece (and line of watches) is often overshadowed by the SNKxxx (SNK803) line, when recommendations are asked for the best affordable entry-level automatic. While SNKs are fine watches, I have found their smaller size (37mm) often scare people off, especially when they’re accustom to the bigger sizes of fashion watches.
The SNZG07 is at a similar price point to the SNK, has a bigger size, and has better lume, in my opinion. I hope by shining light on it, more people will find their way into the hobby.
Movement: Automatic 7S36
Lug Width: 22mm
Lume: Hands and indices.
Water Resistance: 22mm
This particular model features a cream/khaki dial. However, it is also available in black, blue, and green.
On the Wrist:
The dial layout is one traditional to military/field watches and one that offers high legibility. Its 42mm size allows for a big dial, that improves the legibility. While the watch wears a bit big, for my personal taste, I found its thinner case very comfortable and often made the watch feel smaller than it is. The 22mm, though fitting with the dimensions of the piece, felt a bit big. I feel the watch would have benefited from 20mm lugs.