Seiko 5 Military – the TiCN coated variant SNZG17J

I have made several posts on these Seiko 5 military and have purchased the matte finished black and green dialed variants. Here’s a picture of the Seiko 5 Military series.

Nowadays, most Seiko 5’s come with a black TiCN coated variant and I had the opportunity to handle the Seiko 5 military with such coating recently. The model number of the watch is SNZG17J.

Besides the black coating on the case, crown and bracelet, the watch is pretty much the same as the standard matte finished variants. Below is a picture I took of the watch.

After the photo shoot, I switched off the lamp and right there, I discovered something different — the Lume!!


Here is the lume shot of the matte finished SNZG15J that I have. The Arabic hour markers are not lumed.

SNZG15 lume shot

Here’s a lume shot of the SNZG09J in a different lighting condition. Again, the Arabic numerals are not lumed.

SNZG09 lume shot

Now, here is the lume shot of the black Seiko 5 military, SNZG17J. Notice that the Arabic hour markers are lumed. That is the difference.

SNZG17 lume shot


SNZG17J featured in this post is provided by:

483 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387555
Tel: 6273 3355 Fax: 6278 8929

18 thoughts on “Seiko 5 Military – the TiCN coated variant SNZG17J

  1. Hello, I recently discovered this watch (thanks to your post) and picked up a SNZG15j while in Japan. I would have liked the lumed numerals, but did not want the black-finish case. However, there is also now an SNZG13 (like the SNZG15, but on a bracelet). Do you know whether the numerals on this model are lumed? Great site btw, I often run across your posts while searching for info.


  2. Some people say that because the numbers have less lume paint on, they fade quicker than the hour markers, and this actually makes it harder to read the face at night because it’s more cluttered. Would you say this is true?


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  4. Hi there. Do you know if the SNZG17 chapter ring is black, in comparison to the SNZG13 chapter ring — which seems to be a dark dark gray?


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