L for luxury! All of us Seiko savvy people can gauge that without even this much of brainstorming; we know that L marks the entry of a valued tool watch into the luxury zone. The Seiko 5 Automatic 21 Jewels SNKL38K1 SNKL38K SNKL38 Mens Watch is the luxury version of the SNK series tool watches; now you feel more comfortable wearing it no matter what the circumstance is.
It’s a watch that will endure. You’ll feel confident thinking it as your default watch; a piece that you slap on as soon as you leave the bed. It is for those times when you don’t have even a second to spare fussing; you just grab what’s nearby and get going. Trust the SNKL38K1; it is reliable, speaks to the everyday style and is a pleasure to wear.
The Seiko 5 SNKL38K1 comes with a classic look that’s timeless; it is a design that’s both functional and fashionable and it is very versatile too. To top it all, it has become increasingly affordable.
A determining factor behind its low price is the 7s26 movement. Currently, the cheapest automatic movement from Seiko, the 7S26 is machine-made and without any hacking or hand-winding facilities. But it is rugged and durable with fairly consistent accuracy; more so when the mainspring is fully winded. Wear it for 8 to 10hrs every day and that takes care of the part. Expect anything between + 5 seconds a day; even better, if you are lucky. Accuracy shall go down if you do not wear it for 24 hours at a stretch. Its Magic Lever winding system comprises a total of four moving parts - the rotor, the Magic Lever, the pawl wheel and an additional power-train wheel. The scarcity of moving parts makes the 7S26 a reliable and robust movement, enough to go on for the next 15 or 20 years without servicing or any other sort of maintenance. Other good things like the Diafix-cap jewels and nickel-plated power train wheels give it the strength many times more than traditional brass.
Other positive things about this movement are its economic design and construction. It translates to maximum performance and robustness without an overwhelming cost and a freedom from tradition. All that manifests in the form of a low cost and maintenance Seiko 5 that’s made to last long function well.
The technical part been taken care of, the SNKL38's bracelet and case gives it a striking look. Made for rough usage but suitable as a dress-wear, this is certainly a multipurpose Seiko Kinetic Chronograph that blends into just any given situation and circumstance due to its white dial, gold tone and Roman numerals.
However, this is certainly not a Seiko Velatura Watches you can wear with a tux (that way, no watch is supposed to be worn with a tux), but anywhere between your office and the pub and the weddings, this is the ultimate piece to fit in.