Seiko Resistance IS Futile – SNFK11K Automatic Watch

My watch has been at the service center for quite some time…much to my annoyance, and my backup watch completely packed up in Krabi leaving me watchless…which for some reason I find rather uncomfortable.

I’ve been looking around for something in my budget, then out popped some new released by Seiko! The SNFK series.

Something like the Seiko 5 series (7s26 Caliber), but quite a different look – it’s also an automatic watch.

A big face not much different from the rugged outlook of a divers watch (43mm without crown 53mm lug to lug).

Seiko SNFK11K

It has a beautifully crafted knurled fixed bezel which brings the details of the watch out along with the crown which is also knurled – it’s not screw down though.

Knurled Bezel

And a very nice Calf Skin strap to compliment (including signed Seiko buckle).

Seiko Calf Skin

It’s simple yet beautiful.

Seiko SNFK11K

You can buy one too….if you can find one, they are very rare!

Seiko SNFK11K

Or you can get one like the SNFK07K Lanatir bought.

I’ve been wanting to shoot a watch for a while….mine were all scratched so I bought one, yay!




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12 Responses to Seiko Resistance IS Futile – SNFK11K Automatic Watch

  1. TZ September 5, 2007 at 10:49 am #

    Awesome watch! I’m shopping for a new watch too. I bought mine 3 years ago and now with all the scratches on the screen 🙁 The watch you bought looks simple and nice! Good buy dude :->

  2. coppersnare September 5, 2007 at 1:20 pm #

    Good stuff. I’d get the same watch if only it had a 6R15 mov’t. As reliable as it is, the +20 sec/day accuracy of the 7S26 on my SKX013 drives me nuts sometimes.

    Enjoy the new watch! Can’t wait to pick up my vintage Citizen 8110 from the post office tomorrow…

  3. KY September 5, 2007 at 3:11 pm #

    awesome watch, very nice indeed.

  4. Victor September 5, 2007 at 5:58 pm #

    hey…i’m a watch retailer and i have the watch in stock. anyone who is interested, pls contact me at

  5. CK September 6, 2007 at 4:55 am #

    looks robust. any ladies watch for this series?

  6. Grant S. September 6, 2007 at 7:57 pm #

    @coppersnare – Seiko have been regulating their watches to a much tighter degree recently. I have had several 7S26 movement based watches over the last ten years with the infamous +30secs a day regulation, but the newer 7S26B movements seem to be within +10secs specs, and my latest 7S36B Criteria is a rock solid +4 daily, almost as good as my Rolex Air-king (+2 daily!) – improvements have been made 🙂

  7. James September 7, 2007 at 12:40 am #

    Very nice watch. Hope it has a sapphire crystal face which has a Mohs hardness scale of 9, and can only be scratched by diamond. I saw a Rolex on eBay with a sapphire crystal face but the price is in US dollars even though it is posted on eBay Malaysia. My Swatch Irony chronograph has a mineral glass face (Mohs hardness scale of 6-7) and got easily scratched by hardened concrete on scaffolding. I think it’s about the same price as Lanatir’s watch.

  8. easyriderlovescs September 7, 2007 at 1:32 am #

    nice watch but looks expensive to me.. mine is an old citizen bought in westfield carousel 5 years ago.. have replaced the metal strap and battery once so far.. alas the watch surface also scratched

    given a choice i would go for the old seiko kinetic.. many stores do not stock it now.. only need to give it a good shake, don’t need batteries.. also citizen ecodrive which runs on solar energy

  9. ShaolinTiger September 7, 2007 at 2:26 am #

    TZ: Buy a Seiko, they are great. Really high quality, good movement and reasonably priced. You can get a really nice watch for 300-450RM. This is my second!

    coppersnare: Well as Grant says below this is a 7S26b so it is quite a bit more accurate, I’m not even sure I’d notice if it’s less than 10 secs a day. Citizen 8110 Monaco? Nice choice, very retro look.

    KY: Aye, it looks the bees knees!

    Victor: You better give me a cut of whatever you sell 😛

    CK: Nope not as yet, there is some nice ladies watches in the Seiko 5 series though.

    Grant S.: I hope this one is +4 daily too, that’s rocking.

    James: Thanks but watches in this price range (sub 1000RM) won’t generally have crystal faces – all will be mineral glass which is quite easily scratched. It’s not too expensive to repair though, when I checked for my Seiko 5 it was RM45 to replace the glass.

    easyriderlovescs: That’s the charm of Seiko, looks expensive but it’s not! I really love how this watch looks. This is a Seiko Kinetic too, no battery required, both of my Seiko’s have automatic movements. The Ecodrive watches are nice too though.

  10. ront September 7, 2007 at 3:52 pm #

    sapphire crystal although its virtually scratch prrof…its also very brittle…..a hard knock (impact) will shatter it.

    also…there’s this silica based material used commonly in wall surfacing has a hardness scale btwn 9 and 10…which means it scratch sapphire crystal as well.

  11. Albert Ng September 9, 2007 at 5:39 am #

    Wow at #2. Love such knobs!

  12. sun August 11, 2008 at 9:44 pm #

    may i know the price and where u bought it ?