Summary: A disclaimer for future buyers: This is an automatic watch, not a quartz(battery powered) I received this watch last week and it is functioning as hoped. The watch itself is beautiful. I was looking closely at Hamilton for my first automatic watch. However, once I heard about Seiko 5 I was intrigued because of the lower prices. I found this model (which resembles the Tag Heuer Carrera) and decided to order it.
Summary: I have shopped through Amazon for years, for both business and personal. I purchased this watch as a Christmas gift and have had minimal use due to it being a defective product from the time I received. When I first received, it arrived in a cardboard box, not a Seiko box and no instructions on use. I contacted the Seller and received the box within a couple of weeks but was informed that if I needed instructions on use, I could access on-line.
Summary: the watch is ok and easy to adjust, but we have had trouble with it stopping and not keeping time regularly, which is, after all, what a watch should do. it's past the 10-day return time for us so we're taking it to a repair shop, but still annoying that a somewhat new product just stops working as regularly as it does. We also only received paperwork for the seller, not the manufacturer, and no directions on how to adjust it etc.
Summary: This is a lovely watch.I was fed up buying batteries so decided to go down the automatic route. Ihave read other reviews saying the watch stops if it is left off too long.That isnt a problem as all it needs is a wind up ,and no battery cost.Personally i havent experienced that yet ,as the watch is always on my wrist .As for the watch itself? It is lovely.Nice bold luminous hands on a black face ,and nice steel strap.