I bought the Seiko SGEG74P2 in Tokyo back in 2013 and it is my go-to watch ever since. This is part 3 of my Amateur’s Review series on Reddit – I would just like to thank everyone who spent the time reading my posts and bearing with my awful writing. If interested please take a look at part 1 and part 2 respectively. This cannot be an amateur review without my disclaimer: my knowledge on watches is a work in progress as is my writing. If you have any recommendations on what I should touch up on please leave a comment or shoot me an email!
Brand – Seiko
Part Number – SGEG74P2
Model Year – 2013
Material – Gold-tone Stainless Steel
Diameter – 38
Thickness – 10
Movement – Quartz
Band – Calf
Pros and Cons of the Seiko SGEG74P2
The Seiko SGEG74P2 was one of my first personal and proudest purchases. I did next to no research and just wanted a simple, elegant watch. Back then all I knew about watches was not get it from clothing brands – something my father and grandfather always said. I love wearing this watch because no one has it(back in Vancouver at least), and I receive many compliments on it. The following were the pros and cons that went through my head prior to the purchase.
- Matches my style.
- A ‘budget’ watch.
- Due to my slender and feminine wrists, the relatively small face size of the watch is ideal for me.
- Japanese brand, very subjective but being raised and influenced by my parents(who were from Taiwan, an once Japanese colony) I was strictly looking for a Japanese watch.
- Not your average Seiko look.
- A quartz watch – I had no idea what that meant back then I just knew automatic was more expensive and thought that was better.
If you are a fan of leather straps(oh dear), timeless style and (don’t mind)Japanese quartz this watch will come highly recommended by me. With the Seiko SGEG74P2, the company offers a reliable, reasonably priced watch with classical features and versatility that can surely woo a large majority of people. If you are like me and are looking for a simplistic watch that is not a Daniel Wellington or Orient please consider this watch.
You can find this watch on sale on Amazon for a limited time only in the US:
or find other Seiko watches of similar style.