- Master of Time
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As for the watch... It's an SNXS79:
That dial is, IMO, simply the best that Seiko has to offer in their most affordable range. It's a dark grey sunburst - at some angles and lighting it can look black, at some it turns a lovely metallic slate grey. In a way, it reminds me of the 62MAS, though perhaps also of the MACV-SOG.
The case is all polished, with a Hardlex on both sides. Has something of a "bubbleback" profile:
It doesn't feel top-heavy. It's relatively light, with short lugs, and 37mm in diameter. Decent sizing, I'd say.
The case feel solid, but the bracelet is of the rattly, tin-like kind. Don't get me wrong, it's nowhere near as bad as the stock bracelets from Vostok, but that hardly makes it good. Flat pins, ordinary snap-on clasp. The Seiko marquee finishing on the clasp is industrial, borderline shitty:
The 7S26 inside looks OK. Surely the finishing looks better in the metal than in photos, so I won't even bother to photograph it. Everyone knows the 7S26. The rotor's noisier than in the Vostok 2416B, but it's not loud. Seen (and heard) louder 2824s. The Seiko 5s made for the EU market usually have a day wheel in English and French. Here, it's English and...Arabic. What the fuck? Anyway, I've just ordered a takeaway kebab.
If Foggy was here, and I sincerely hope that someday he will be again, he'd ask: howz da loom?
Pretty fucking powerful. Gives the Vostok a run for its money.
All in all... Yeah, the bracelet's not great, and the lugs are - for fuck's sake - 19mm. The day wheel is in Kebabscript and English, so English it is for me. No, it's not the height of finishing, and according to the sticker I peeled off of the caseback, it's hecho en fucking Cathay. However...With that case, dial, hands and lume, I really fucking love it. As Mr. Spock would say, this is illogical. But that's the way it is.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation