But I guess also 30M water resist rating for the 809 and 50M rating for the H63, which if that is correct, may be the biggest difference.The SNKH63 is a slightly newer version. The biggest difference is the 20mm lug width on the H63 vs 18mm on the SNK809. There are some minor changes on the dial as well.
Looks to me like the biggest difference is that the H63 is bigger in general, the bezel width, lug width and regular width have all grown. I also prefer the hands and round lume dots on the 809. Though 50m would certainly make me enjoy mine a whole lot more.But I guess also 30M water resist rating for the 809 and 50M rating for the H63, which if that is correct, may be the biggest difference.
I think a lot of people agree (including me) the aesthetics were slightly better on the 809. Since I am switching out hands and dial, that doesn't matter to me though, but a little bigger, bigger lugs and a slight bump to WR will make a difference.Looks to me like the biggest difference is that the H63 is bigger in general, the bezel width, lug width and regular width have all grown. I also prefer the hands and round lume dots on the 809. Though 50m would certainly make me enjoy mine a whole lot more.
Yeah, (as I said above) I was not having a lot of luck confirming WR ratings. It looked like the 809 was maybe 30 and the H63 is supposed to be 50. That is why I asked - are you confirming the 809 is 30m?I'm not sure, a quick web search couldn't confirm or deny the water resist rating. Yoeman's Watch Review posted a few differences between the two models but the water resist rating is not mentioned.
It's not a diver watch so in my humble (non-professional) opinion I wouldn't feel any more confident submerging a 50M resist vs a 30M resist watch. That being said, although many people have expressed a preference for the look of the 809 I prefer the H63 for the wider lugs (even though I have an 809).
Sorry mate! I thought the watch had the rating on the back. Apparently not. Here is a link I found though - Amazon.com: Customer Discussions: Water resistance of the Seiko 5 SNK809I checked a handful of online retailers and only one listed it at 30M while the rest simply listed it as "water resist".
I hear ya.When I'm browsing Seiko 5 models I always look at lug width and most of the time it's listed incorrectly. So based on that experience I've learned not to put too much faith in online specs.
Yeah, that was my comment to the OP. He got his quite a bit cheaper. I think yobokies charges about $20 more for the H63 over the 809, but don't recall exactly. I know that the H63 was more. It is costing me $140 delivered whereas I think the same mod on an 809 was $120.If you're going to be changing the hands and dial the H63 case would give you more strap options with it's 20mm lugs. The only downside is that the 809s can often be found for $60 or so delivered while the H63 and related variants seem to cost more. I'm in a similar situation; I modded my SNK809 and am very pleased with the result. At this point I'd like to take the whole affair and drop it into a SNKH63 case so I can have 20mm lugs. I'm just holding out for a bargain 63...
That's cool, yeah I think it looks good with the orange/red hands so If you can get the orange lume that will maintain the look.Did this one myself. I made the hands "custom" (accidentally knocked the lume out) and just went with it. Short term plan is to get some orange lume and paint the skeleton hands. And of course put it all in an H63 case