Big fan of Seiko 5. Back in my pre-WUS days, I was looking for an affordable hand-wind watch and ended up with an SNK809, which was my only watch for a couple years. Then I found WUS...
Been through a couple dozen watches at this point, always trying to nail down that One Perfect Watch. Which probably does not exist. Went through a few Sinns -- 856 UTC, 656L, 556A -- love the Big Numbers pilot-style with oversized arabics at 3, 6, 9, and 12. Even the cheeky, too small date window at 4:30 (or 4).
In the meantime, my wife-ish partner decided that since I had other watches, the SNK809 was now hers, and then was looking for a blue-dial watch, so I got her one I've always wanted, an SNXS77
When this popped up for sale, had to get it, SNK809/656 mod. Was actually casually looking for another 556A. But to tell the truth, like this one better due to the smaller size and the very much less precious nature. No hacking and handwinding -- no problem. Hardlex, not sapphire -- can always upgrade if/when it gets looking too shabby. 30m WR, not 200 -- have other watches for being submerged.
Makes me seriously wonder -- if this style had been available new, out of the Seiko 5 catalog, would I have looked any further at any other watches...? OK, probably, but it's nice to circle back around to a watch I liked in a style I like even better.