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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    is this a modded Seiko?






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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    Quote Originally Posted by pook187 View Post
    I've seen the MM300 it's just waaaay too big and bulky for me. I love the SKX's proportions.

    you mean too THICK..
    the diameter is about the same as most dive watches 44mm
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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    Quote Originally Posted by booest View Post
    is this a modded Seiko?
    Yes that's my newest mod. It arrives back to me from Duarte at NEWW this week. I used a stock SKX007, Mercedes hands from DLW, an SRP777 dial, DLW double dome sapphire crystal, Yobokies Submariner bezel, and a DLW ceramic Submariner bezel insert. I decided on keeping the stock second hand so it maintained an SKX stock element. I feel it also pulls the Mercedes hands in nicely.


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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dec1968 View Post
    Yes that's my newest mod. It arrives back to me from Duarte at NEWW this week. I used a stock SKX007, Mercedes hands from DLW, an SRP777 dial, DLW double dome sapphire crystal, Yobokies Submariner bezel, and a DLW ceramic Submariner bezel insert. I decided on keeping the stock second hand so it maintained an SKX stock element. I feel it also pulls the Mercedes hands in nicely.


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    nicely done~!
    so you have it... the day date Sub :D

    basically you only took the case and the movement... everything else is changed :D

    really tempted to do a mod but just too lazy lol
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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    Quote Originally Posted by booest View Post
    nicely done~!
    so you have it... the day date Sub :D

    basically you only took the case and the movement... everything else is changed :D

    really tempted to do a mod but just too lazy lol
    Pretty much. Case, movement, second hand stayed stock, everything else changed. I love the case shape and feel. It's perfect.


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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    I wore an SKX173 daily for 11 years. When I decided it was time for something better, I realized I just wanted a better version of the SKX.
    So I got it.

    It's heavier than the SKX, but it really doesn't wear much bigger at all. And it is so gorgeous that it's hard to fault anything in the construction.
    About as "Pro" as you'll find, this side of a Tuna.
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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    Paid $103 (new incl. shipping) for this SRP607 which has a better movement than the SKX, a 3 o'clock crown and a less wonky case shape.

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    How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Paid $103 (new incl. shipping) for this SRP607 which has a better movement than the SKX, a 3 o'clock crown and a less wonky case shape.

    That's a steal
    Where from

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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    My best diver is a padi turtle, but my skx007 is still my favorite. I think the reason is its size and weight plus the stock jubilee, which is my favorite bracelet.

    I wouldn't mind paying turtle prices for an upgraded skx007/009 with a 4r36 and better finishing.

    I'd hope they'd keep the jubilee bracelet as it is, except maybe add spring-loaded release buttons instead of the friction catch.

    I think the dial is perfect the way it is.

    I like the flat painted markers. I think they suit the watch better than applied ones.
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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffie007 View Post
    I hope seiko never enhances the skx007. As it is a no nonsense dive watch. With a now 30 plus year heritage and is a low cost gateway to the fantastic world of Seiko divers that go all the way up or down to 1000 meters with Rolex quality at a slightly lower price
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    I agree wholeheartedly. I think the SKX is perfect right where it is. It's an authentic tool watch without any pretense. It strips a dive watch down the essential components and leaves out anything ornamental. I love the printed markers, the unidirectional Alu bezel, and even the workhorse movement. The SKX is just so beautiful in its simplicity.

    While I wouldn't mind if Seiko did introduce an upgraded SKX with a 4R36 or 6R15 movement, I really hope they don't kill off the base model. Right now it's everybody's go to recommendation for a first dive watch or even first automatic watch. If you want something a bit nicer there's the Turtle, Sumo, or even MM300. I do think the prices are a bit inflated right now, I hope they drop back down to the $170 range to compete with Orient's excellent options here.
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