The design of the dial allows for a perfect amount of legibility. The markers are raised a bit, and closely resemble the markers on a Rolex Submariner. The hands are large and lume covered for easy viewing. Also, notice the application of the slanted chapter ring with indicators on it as well. There is of course the traditional black rotating bezel that adds extra functionality and style that I appreciate. It is also nice that Seiko colored the date and day discs to match the dial of the watch (rather than leave them white). And all this is available for under 0, often close to 0 depending on where you get it. At prices like that you have no worries about subjecting these stylish and functional, fully mechanical watches to anything, and you can tell why I present this Seiko SNZF17K1 Submariner styled watch with my aBlogtoRead.com's Good Value Award. Note that you'll most likely need to get one of these watches online as US distribution is limited with this new 2009 watch model.
The watch itself is based on the Maxi Marine model. Like the egg, it has an enamel dial, with painted numerals and the St. Petersburg eagle shield. The limited edition watch is limited to 30 watches, and each is made in platinum with a gold rotor visible through the caseback window. Inside is a Ulysse Nardin Caliber UN-26. The automatic movement is certified as a Chronometer. Further, the watch has 200m water resistance; diving for caviar anyone?Read more ›