Published on January 23rd, 2013 | by TS5
I picked up the SNDC87P2 over Christmas while doing shopping for my father. He’s a really hard person to shop for but I know he loves watches. His taste in watches is somewhat strange too. He’ll wear anything from an outlet find to a Rolex Datejust. Growing up, he’s always had a thing for Seikos.
After searching for days, I came upon the SNDC87P1. He’s not a big fan of leather so I opted for the P1 which comes with the stainless steel bracelet. When this came in the mail, I opened it up immediately. I was a little surprised to see how light it felt. The bracelet had no weight to it either. It’s clean despite being a chronograph. I also really like the red accents on the crown and some of the hands.
Needless to say, he was happy with his Christmas gift. Hopefully, one day I’ll be able to buy him something nicer like a Grand Seiko. As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I ended up buying myself the SNDC87P2 which comes with the leather band. Recently, I’ve been wanting a dressier watch with a leather band. I figured this would be a nice watch to hold me over until I could get a Tag Heuer Carrera.
When I opened up my watch box, the band felt nicer than I expected. What can you really expect for a $125 watch? I know some quality leather bands go for even more than that. I have not worn the watch daily but there are definitely signs of wear, mainly where I have to bend the band when putting it on. When it bothers me enough, I’ll probably replace it with a plain band with raw edges.
- Movement : Quartz
- Case [excluding crown] : 40 mm x 10 mm thickness
- Strap Width: 20 mm
- Crystal: Hardlex
- Water Resistance: 330 ft