- Product Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 15 cm ; 90.7 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 318 g
- Batteries 1 CR2 batteries required.
- Item Model Number: SKX007K
- ASIN: B000B5MI3Q
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 23 November 2017
- Customer Reviews: 1,242 customer ratings
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35,844 in Clothing, Shoes & Accessories (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Accessories)
- #737 in Men's Wrist Watches
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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- Black Rubber strap
- Stainless-steel case, Black dial
- Automatic movement
- Case diameter: 42mm
- Water resistant: 200m
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|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Clasp Type||Tang Buckle|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimetres|
|Case Thickness||13 millimetres|
|Band width||26 millimetres|
|Water Pressure Resistance||200 metres|
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Seiko mens watch. Silver stainless-steel case and black Rubber strap. Black dial. Automatic movement. Buckle closure. Water resistance of 200 meters.
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The watch stops frequently and requires vigorous arm movement to maintain its motion.
I bought this as a replacement for the same model I had for over 20 years. I do not
believe I will shop with amazon again.
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Size. It's big. Not modern watch silly big. But still big. And oddly not because it's case is 42mm. That part is actually not significant - it wears like a 40mm diameter watch, because that's the outer width of the bezel. It's lug length is not too long either. So in a perfectly two dimensional sense, top down, it looks well proportioned.
The thickness and shininess inflate its appearance of size a little though. It's pretty thick and the bezel is also square edged and polished, which makes it look tallish. In my view this isn't really a watch to wear with an office shirt (wouldn't go under your cuff). More of a t-shirt and jeans watch. It's a bit, well, blingy too! But in a good way. It's not subtle. It won't blend in.
It took me a few days and a strap change to realise that it's actually perfect. At first I wasn't sure. My normal office watch is a reliable and subtle Hamilton Khaki 38mm. So this seems quite different on the wrist. Noticeable, chunky and heavy. But also fun and sporty and different. You read US websites that would have you believe every other person will be wearing one. I've never seen a single one in the UK, at all!
Anyway, some practicalities. On a 6.5 inch wrist, top down, it looks fine, surprisingly. Side on it looks, I think, chunky. And with that shiny shiny bezel that height is only accentuated. If you're more thick-wristed maybe this is offset though.
The supplied rubber strap is hard as nails, thick, and super uncomfortable. It's well made though and over a wet suit I bet it's perfect. It is also too long, so done up a few holes from smallest, there's a visible tongue sticking out beyond the keeper. It's also wavy (rouched). This looks stupid.
On a nice strap the watch is hugely improved. I tried a silicone one first. But that was to bouncy and gave no confidence that it wouldn't break. Then I found a nice Barton nato that looked a bit different (resisting the temptation to go full "Bond"). This transforms the watch.
From a water resistance front also, it's a proper dive watch obviously, and my bathing tests have not proven failures i am pleased to report. Like most though I don't intend to dive in this thing. That's because i don't dive at all though. I'm sure the watch could handle it. Imagine being 200m down, for fun though. Swimming only for me thanks. Still, every man needs a diving watch anyway. It's a rite of passage.
In summary, the SKX is a lovely thing. Manly. Bold. Iconic. Well made. Hard to stop looking at it. I'm lucky to own one, and you would be too.
Just one niggle is the pins on the lugs are shoulderless and so wouldn't undo with a normal tool and were an absolute b****r to get off. I broke the end of the tool, damaged some fine screwdrivers before going for relative brute force with a bigger flathead. Also scratched the lugs a fair bit, but for me this watch was always going to be for keeps so wasn't that fussed - recommend getting the correct tool....or going to a shop, but who would do that to remove a strap/change battery/remove back etc, lol?! Cannot take any stars off as i was impatient and didn't want to wait to get the tool and was never going to any shop!
I managed to break the day date function on the 5, sure i didn't change whilst between 10-2 but hey ho just been super cautious with this one. No probs so far. I also scratched the hell out of the 5 whilst out in wales climbing but realised the minute i did it, but was too late also my fault for being an egit (tryfan 1, mineral glass fail). I have zero scratches on this hardlex and am pretty active but don't plan on recreating quite the same conditions! The bezel seems a nicer action on the sks and i certainly prefer the markings. I also prefer the hands and the lume seems nicer also.
With hindsight this is just a much nicer watch and even though i really liked the 5 at the time this is better in all regards (bar the strap!). Must remember to be less impulsive and be swayed by flash sales/daily deals and do more research. If you want a seiko diver style don't do it by price, it literally isn't worth it. The sks wins hands down.
As for the watch itself: It looks great, nicely shaped 42.5 x 46mm case and it wears quite small in spite of the measurements. It is accurate and reliable. What I don't like is that Seiko haven't upgraded the movement over the past 22 years and it still uses the 7S26 movement. My only gripe with that is that the movement lacks hacking (stopping of second hand when setting time - allowing you to synchronize time exactly) or hand-winding. So....if you have several watches and it runs out of power, you end up doing the 'Seiko shuffle' for a minute or so to wind it. Personally I would much prefer to be able to hand-wind it. That being said - it is a true divers watch (meets the ISO 6425 standard - which is why the it says "Diver's 200m" on the dial), designed for real divers (not just good for desk diving) and does a great job for those who want to take it underwater for a spin. It's water resistant to 200m, for most amateurs out there I'd say you'd rarely dive that deep (!) and if you do, it's not the hand-winding of your watch that you need to worry about...
The luminosity of Seiko's watches is always great and the dial, in all it's simplicity, looks great and has your basic everyday complications such as day and date. The rubber strap on this watch is horrible. Absolutey attrocious. You may want to replace it with something else (like a NATO, or a quality rubber or leather strap), in fact, I'd recommend that you look at Strapcode's steel bracelets. Yes, they are a bit pricey but look awesome on this watch (partially because they have curved solid endlinks that make your watch look fantastic and won't rattle).
If you're collecting watches or want to start, this is a great starting piece to add. If you want to MODIFY your watch and join the modders community - this is one of the best watches to start with. There's plenty of options out there from custom bezel replacements and bezel inserts, to dials, crystals, hands, or even the whole movement. On one of mine SKXs, I replaced the movement with a 6R15 movement just to get the hand-winding and hacking functions.
Overall, this is a great watch and I can't recommend it enough. NO, it's not a Rolex or an Omega but the reliability and quality of the Seiko automatic movements and watches is not to be understated. If you're looking for a good quality automatic watch or starting your collection, this is a good option. If you have a more fancy watch collection already, this is a great beater-watch - a true tool watch. At these prices, you should try it.
The standard rubber strap is OK but one of the best things about this watch is how easy it is to personalise. It looks great on just about any Nato strap but there are also some really nice aftermarket metal straps designed for it which really make it look smart. If you get tired of the appearance you can swap out the strap for a completely different style but there's a huge aftermarket of mods available if you really want to go to town on personalising and upgrading it. The only other thing I have changed on mine is the bezel insert which I've swapped out for a ceramic one from a certain online auction site. I thought the standard insert looked a little cheap when compared to high end divers and this simple and cheap mod worked really well.
Its been 2 weeks now now I haven't lost a minute. I take it off even for periods for 10 hours, still runs as it should. I constantly monitor if the difference changes between my iPhone and the watch. It feel serious on the hand and slim enough. I consider getting a leather strap to make it more classy, but as I see it, not expert myself and from hearing from public. I think this watch is a great buy, serious and manly and don't lose time.
Honestly, if you think to get it or not. Just buy it
The watch seems big when you first put it on, but after a while you don’t notice it, it just looks right.
I am very impressed with the lume. My previous watch had Tritium markers that emit light constantly. I have had other watches with luminous hands that emit light for a few minutes once it is dark, but the lume on this watch stays readable all night, much like my Tritium equipped watch. A brilliant feature!
I like the action of the bezel too, it feels like a much more expensive watch.
I know a mechanical watch isn’t going to be as accurate as a quartz watch and I was expecting it to lose it gain a few seconds a day, but I was disappointed to find mine lost over a minute a day.
It may improve over time, but this is the only reason I marked it down one star.
Edit:.......... After taking the back off and fiddling about with the regulation, it now runs better than I ever expected, only gaining around a second a day. I think you need to spend an awful lot more to get a mechanical watch any better than this.
I changed this to a five star review from four because of its new accuracy.
I replaced the rubber strap with a shark mesh bracelet and it's really transformed it. I could post pictures, but it'd be just as easy for you to Google "seiko diver shark mesh", if you want to see what it looks like.
Okay, alright, I've done it for you.
Apart from that. It appears to have very good build quality and is accurate to about 3 seconds per day. It's got an automatic movement which is great as it means you won't loose the waterproofing when you change the battery. It also means that it has a nice sweep second hand.
Overall a great watch and on par with a lot of much more expensive watches.
After spending some time looking into this watch i decided to order one, to start my watch collection.. came a day later, an iconic watch with a great reputation, not disapointed.. just what i expected.... looks cool on a nato strap which is what i recommend for this watch, the stock plastic strap it come with is a bit disappointing, but i never planned on keeping that anyway... definatly recommend if you want an automatic dive watch at a reasonable price
my first automatic watch as well so looking forward to the adventure this is going to bring me (servicing).
I should confess I am a watch freak so you may well find the strap ok.
Overall I love this product it represents great value for money and looks very smart.