Exactly, besides especially in the particualr price range, there is no better watch on the market than a seiko. Simple as thatYes, affordable Seiko automatics are very good. I wouldn't worry too much about servicing costs to be honest, just wear it for years and run it into the ground and then must pick up another cheap movement to swap into it (or just buy another Seiko full stop). Many people have Seikos that are 20+ years old and never been serviced but are running fine, those movements are workhorses.
I have that one, too. The blue dial is really beautiful. I've been asked if it's a Rolex. I mean, obviously not by people who know anything about watches, but it shows that people see it and think it's something special.I am actually wearing one right now. The model is SNK793 and I picked it up for about $60.
I've noticed automatics by Seiko for under $100 on Amazon. Are these any good? I'm certain they don't have sapphire crystals. The five year service would cost more than the watch. are these considered disposable?