SNAA41 Seiko Chronograph arrived on Saturday, and I’m glad it did. I wrote about the black-dialed version, SNAA45 Seiko Chronograph, a few weeks back. Like Lee® with his Alba Riki Watanabe Automatic, after the black-dialed one arrived, of course I had to have the white-dialed one too.
The hands on watches with white dials tend to blend and are hard to read unless outlined in black. That’s something I always look for, and SNAA41P1 has legible hands. Even when they pass over the black circular subdials, it’s still easy to read the time.
One thing I like about this model is the detail on the textured dial. There are no numerals on the dial, another thing I think is cool.
Before the watch arrived I wondered if the watch hands would be long enough for the 44mm case. I like big, long hands on large watches. I saw some pictures of this model online and everything looked good, so I decided to roll the dice. I can report it came up a winner.
SNAA41 comes on an awesome, solid metal bracelet. I like leather straps on big watches, so will switch it over to the OEM Seiko leather strap (band ref. no. 4LE6JB).
Chronographs with white dials and black subdials, and black bezels, always remind me of a Paul Newman Rolex Daytona chronograph, or perhaps a Tudor chronograph. But this Seiko has it’s own unique design and isn’t simply a Rolex ripoff.
I’m not a Hollywood-”a-list”-actor, or Wall Street investment banker, and can’t afford a $10,000+ Rolex watch (some vintage Newman Daytonas sell for $50,000+!). But I am someone who appreciates high quality and a great value – this watch has both. It’s gonna be lots of fun to wear.