The 36 Best Seiko Watches for Men in 2022

Last updated: February 28, 2022

If you’re in the market for a solid, non-luxury watch but feel overwhelmed by all the options – we gotchu. We’ve created a curated list of the best Seiko watches for men based on 2022 watch trends. We chose Seiko since they have a well-earned reputation as a dependable and stylish watch brand.

While many companies source their watch parts from various locations, all Seiko watch parts are made in-house. This is just one of many reasons they have a proven track record and remain at the top of the best watch brands lineup. Founded in Japan in 1881, they were also the first to create a quartz wristwatch and a quartz watch with a chronograph.

Decade after decade they’ve stayed relevant with each new wave of innovation. Currently, they offer some of the newest and trending watches on the market.

When it comes to style, there are no rules for watch buying except to find what best expresses your personal look. If you’re still trying to find your style or need some inspiration to build on your present vibe, we’ve rounded up the best Seiko watches for men under $500 and categorized them based on what is new and trending for 2022. Click on a model below or scroll to read about the GOATs from each category.

Here are 36 of the best sub-500 Seiko watches for men


Click on a model below or scroll to read about the GOATs from each category

MINIMALISTIC

ANIME

CHRONOGRAPH

GREEN

WHITE

POP OF BLUE

POP OF ORANGE

MONOCHROMATIC GOLD

MONOCHROMATIC BLACK

MONOCHROMATIC BROWN

VINTAGE

OTHER

MINIMALIST SEIKO WATCHES

Minimalism is more than just a trend and is proving itself a staple in all categories of design. It is especially suitable for watches, which are naturally amenable to this aesthetic. Leave it to Japanese Seiko to nail this look.

The Seiko SUR487 (Seiko names its watches with numbers) is a matte black stainless steel dress watch with an ion finish. Silver hands slice across a black sunray dial and the date is modestly displayed by 3 o’clock. The stainless-steel band is 10mm wide and comes with a push-button deployment clasp. With ultra-thin baton indices, this modern watch is sleek, sexy, and suitable for your everyday office or best-dressed look.


Seiko SUR487

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LookMinimalistic
StyleDress watch
Size40.6mm
MovementQuartz
Water Resistance30m (100 feet)

If you want the minimal design but with a touch of bling, the Seiko SUR489 adds diamond indices.


Seiko SUR489

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LookMinimalistic
StyleDress watch
Size40.6mm
MovementQuartz
Water Resistance30m (100 feet)

If you prefer a touch of shine, go for gold with the Seiko SNE482 version. This gold and black combo is from the Solar collection and once fully charged it has a 10-month power reserve.


Seiko SNE482

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LookMinimalistic
StyleDress watch
Size40mm
MovementQuartz/Solar
Water Resistance30m (100 feet)

Its silver twin, the Seiko SNE479, is equally attractive and functional.


Seiko SNE479

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LookMinimalistic
StyleDress watch
Size40mm
MovementQuartz
Water Resistance30m (100 feet)

ANIME SEIKO WATCH

As fashion barriers fall and people become less afraid to have fun, the watch world reflects this as well. Cartoon and character-themed watches are gaining popularity and Seiko again steps up to the plate with their Naruto and Boruto Limited Edition lines.

The Seiko 5 Sports Rorona Zoro watch, Seiko SRPH67K1, is a tribute to Rorona the anime pirate hunter who aspires to be the best swordsman in the world. The case is polished black PVD solid stainless steel, and the dial is decorated with a sword slashing and Arms Haki (protective shield).

The dial is green with white accents and a knurl-edged unidirectional bezel. The silicone strap is also matte green with a pattern mirroring the dial. Since it’s a limited edition, when you strap it on, you’ll become one of only 1,500 evil-fighting warriors wearing this watch worldwide.


Seiko SRPH67K1

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LookAnime
StyleSports watch
Size42.5mm
MovementAutomatic
Water Resistance100m

CHRONOGRAPH SEIKO WATCHES

Chronographs by nature cannot go out of style, but their composition and look, of course, evolve. Perhaps the most elegant of all our 2022 picks, the cream chronograph Seiko SSB341 comes with an antique silver patterned dial and a slender blue seconds hand.

The stainless-steel case measures a substantial 43.3mm but its minimal design keeps it from being overbearing. The chronograph measures up to 60 minutes of elapsed time in 1/5 increments and a 24-hour subdial is included.

The brown calfskin strap is 20mm and has a buckle clasp. Because it is minimal, it works well with a variety of bands – a popular one being a blue nato strap to match the seconds hand.


Seiko SSB341

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LookChronograph
StyleDress watch
Size43.3mm
MovementQuartz
Water Resistance100m

Kill two birds with one stone with the Seiko SKS623. It offers all the benefits of a chronograph while still functioning as a dress watch. The stainless-steel case is 43mm with a screw back and the band, also stainless steel, is 20mm wide with a hook buckle clasp.

Although the main hands are white, the seconds hand and chronograph hands make a little power move with pops of red. It’s one of our top picks because it is a modern and unisex watch that can go with almost any outfit.


Seiko SKS623

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LookChronograph
StyleDress watch
Size43mm
MovementQuartz
Water Resistance100m

GREEN SEIKO WATCHES

Mid pandemic saw a surge in people looking for the outdoors with a new sense of appreciation. Perhaps this is behind the rise of the color green; nothing evokes nature as green does. The fresh “it” color has become almost as predominant as a neutral gray, and watches are no exception.

Japan is known for celebrating the relationship between humans and nature and Seiko pays tribute with the Zen Garden watch. The Seiko SSA397J1 is from the Presage Collection – a recreation of 1913 models that seeks to combine the best of the Japanese aesthetic with the best of traditional craftsmanship.

The Zen Garden has a deep emerald-green dial, leaf-tone hands, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal cover. The case and band are stainless steel and the transparent open back lets you watch greatness in motion. The golden arrow hand adds the perfect touch, making this a flexible two-tone watch that pairs well with either gold or silver jewelry (on you or your significant other).


Seiko SSA397J1

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LookChronograph
StyleDress watch
Size43mm
MovementQuartz
Water Resistance100m

The Seiko SNZG09K1 is by far one of the best and most popular Seiko watches for men – and for good reason. This Seiko 5 field watch is functional and rugged without being heavy. Field watches, first called “trench watches”, were worn by soldiers during the world wars and have maintained a presence as a top watch style for men ever since.

This model is from the infamous Seiko 5 collection which has a cult following because of its excellent quality-to-price ratio. It has everything you could need in a watch at an amazing price point; it is rightly referred to as a “workhorse”.

The face is a deep dark green with a strong night glow feature and the nylon nato strap is military green with a buckle clasp. A classic field watch will never go out of style and this pick with its simple modern design is pure timeless quality.


Seiko SNZG09K1

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LookField watch
StyleSports watch
Size45mm
MovementAutomatic
Water Resistance100m

WHITE SEIKO WATCHES

In the late twenty-tens all white, or white-on-white, started trending, but eventually, it stopped trending and became a fashion staple that more recently includes beige and tan in its embrace. Lucky for us Seiko offers their Seiko 5 field watch, Seiko SNK803, in an all-beige option. Identical to its green counterpart but currently at a lower price, its all-beige coloring gives it a bit more versatility as it not only blends well with casual gear but also a notch up such as a business casual dress shirt and khakis.


Seiko SNK803

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LookField watch
StyleSports watch
Size45mm
MovementAutomatic
Water Resistance100m

Offering a pop of white on the dial, the Seiko SNKK25 is a dressier option with rectangular-shaped baton indices contributing to the modern aesthetic. Nicknamed the “speed racer”, the red dial markers are reminiscent of a car’s rpm gauge. Intentional or not this fun quirk, along with it being a Seiko 5, makes this one of our top picks. The “5” stands for five main features: automatic, day/date display, water-resistant, recessed crown at 4 o’clock, and durable case & bracelet. This go-getter watch has it all, so rev up and take off!


Seiko SNKK25

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LookDress watch
StyleDress watch
Size37mm
MovementAutomatic
Water Resistance30m

POP OF BLUE SEIKO WATCHES

Whether it’s your socks or a watch, a pop of blue peeking out of a semi-neutral ensemble is a fun way to stay classy yet current. When it comes to blue, the Seiko SSC717P1 is by far our fave.

The dial is a rich yale blue with a hint of turquoise; red accents and an orange seconds hand add subtle interest. In terms of function, this is a rock-solid, solar-powered chronometer.

The luminous hands and markers are more than bright when needed and water resistance is up to 100m. Pair with a North Face fleece and Chelsea boots or go a preppier direction with loafers and a button-down. Either way classy sport is what this pick is all about.


Seiko SRP605K2

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LookChronograph
StyleDress watch
Size43.2mm
MovementQuartz/Solar
Water Resistance100m

POP OF ORANGE SEIKO WATCH

If orange is more your style, another solid Seiko 5 option is the Seiko SRPD59K1. Also hand-wound, this popular hacking model includes a unidirectional rotating bezel. With Lumibrite function, round indices, and a similarly styled seconds hand, this Sports watch is fun and unpretentious while staying modern and versatile.


Seiko SRPD59K1

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LookDress watch
StyleSports watch
Size43mm
MovementAutomatic
Water Resistance100m

MONOCHROMATIC GOLD SEIKO WATCHES

Monochromatic gold has become so mainstream it hardly needs an introduction. No longer confined to your grandfather’s wrist, gold watches have earned their right to join almost every genre of style.

The Seiko SNE036 is a classic champagne-gold watch with a gentle and high-quality sheen. Like all of Seiko’s solar-powered watches, it can generate electricity with any kind of light – and the charge lasts up to 6 months! No need to wind or shake. This is a beautiful and simple dress watch we promise you will enjoy for years to come.


Seiko SNE036

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LookDress watch
StyleDress watch
Size37mm
MovementQuartz/Solar
Water Resistance30m

If you’re looking for an even more substantial gold watch, we can’t fail to mention the Coutura Perpetual Solar Seiko SSC700. The Coutura brand is Seiko’s line of standout watches blending precision and innovation with angled and multi-dimensional patterns and textures.

This particular one has a sunray black finish dial which showcases chronograph and alarm subdials as well as the perpetual calendar (including leap year). The gold finish stainless steel case pops (literally) and includes a sapphire crystal cover and a cabochon crown. If bold and brave you is drawn to this watch, we suggest you go for it.


Seiko SSC700

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LookDress watch
StyleDress watch
Size43mm
MovementQuartz/Solar
Water Resistance100m

MONOCHROMATIC BLACK and BROWN SEIKO WATCHES

The eternally classic, all-black look is not just going strong, it never fails to effortlessly give off the strongest masculine energy. This is creating some powerful watches in the Seiko watch world that we can’t help but ooh and ahh over.

First up is the Seiko SNE537P1 from the Prospex Street Series. This new series is inspired by the original 1975 Seiko divers. The outer protector is the same but the design is simplified to fit modern times and urban living. The new case is a three-dimensional, gray-plated stainless steel with a unidirectional rotating bezel.

The charcoal gray silicone band is lightly leather patterned and strong enough for any outdoor adventure or street-smart look. Pictures simply do not do this street series justice and Seiko proves they are not only able to stay cutting-edge but also impressively relevant.


Seiko SNE537P1

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LookSports watch
StyleSports watch
Size46mm
MovementSolar
Water Resistance200m

The brown/beige version from the Prospex Street Series, Seiko SRPE29K1, is the same except that it comes as automatic self-winding instead of solar-powered. Brown is having a moment and we’re hoping it makes itself at home and sticks around as the new neutral. Wear this sporty dive watch with an all-beige tracksuit and you’ll need to try to contain your fire.


Seiko SRPE29K1

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LookDive watch
StyleSports watch
Size43.2mm
MovementAutomatic
Water Resistance200m

We were drawn to the simplicity of the Seiko SUR495, a modern and monochromatic black Seiko. Simple and dependable but not basic, it is modeled after the older generation pilot watches and is from the Essentials collection which focuses on the core of timekeeping essentials and uncluttered designs.

The dial is light black with black baton indices and gray-filled hour and minute hands. The stainless-steel case is unobtrusive with a 12mm thickness and the strap is a nylon weave with leather backing. Lumibrite hands and markers and day/date calendar add the finishing touches to this surprisingly well-rounded staple, worthy of any wardrobe.


Seiko SUR495

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LookPilot watch
StyleMilitary watch
Size43.6mm
MovementQuartz
Water Resistance100m

VINTAGE SEIKO WATCHES

No best of 2022 list would be complete without a Seiko vintage mention. Our fave (and apparently everyone else’s) is the Seiko SNKM97. This hefty, 70s style, analog beauty has a deep emerald-green dial with gold accents.

The stainless-steel, square case and the orange seconds hand complete the retro look. With top-notch Seiko quality and a 41-hour power reserve, this gem is vintage at its finest. It is automatic which means no hand-winding (or hacking) but that’s good because we’re pretty sure you’ll be wearing it every day anyway.


Seiko SNKM97

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LookDress watch
StyleVintage
Size43.5mm
MovementAutomatic
Water Resistance50m

For 125 years Seiko has been celebrating the art of science & time, making them a favorite of watch aficionados everywhere. There are hundreds of Seiko watches for men to choose from, but we hope that our hand-selected, top 2022 picks help you find your favorite sub-500 Seiko watch.

One that is not just trending but is also endowed with an enduring style. And if you haven’t already noticed, they can all be found on Amazon (the price on Amazon is often half of what you would pay in-store, so there’s that).

Have fun browsing and make sure to tag us and let us know what your favorite picks are!