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Last edited by booest; 6 Days Ago at 05:51.
Dreaming for a Zeitwerk
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.
Seiko MM300 SBDX017 / Alpinist SARB017 / SKX173. G-Shock GW-5000 / Rangeman GW-9400-3CR / Gulfmaster GWN-1000C / GW-M5610. Raymond Weil Tango.
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.
Last edited by yankeexpress; 6 Days Ago at 07:59.
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.
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.
Seiko SRP779 "Pepsi Turtle"
Tissot T Touch II
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