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

    Quote Originally Posted by Willmax View Post
    Mate that SKX777 mod is stunning, well done sir!
    May I ask what is that bracelet on your SKX?
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    Thank you. It's the Strapcode Super Oyster II with T-links. Love it.


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

    I'm over $600 into my "Pro SKX". Sapphire, Tuna style bezel, hacking/handwinding, ceramic bezel, regulation and pressure test, etc.... worth every dime for me as I love how the case wears. Of course SKX upgrades are always in the eye of the beholder. I have another that I will keep stock.


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

    Nothing beats stock though.
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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    nice mods here guys!!!!!! great ideas. sounds like the basis for a f21 forum project!!!!!
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    Re: How much would you pay for a 'pro' SKX?

    Project SKX777 on Admiral Gray NATO


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

    Quote Originally Posted by 6R15 View Post
    I feel you. I like the SKX but it overall feels too cheap. If you replace everything except the case, it's better to just get a better watch in the first place

    I owned the SBDX001 (MM300) and loved everything about it except the ridiculous size and thickness. If they re-release it in 40-41mm size like the SKX, I would be happy to buy one and keep it forever.

    I don't understand why Seiko keeps making giant watches when Japanese wrists are smaller

    Feels too cheap? Compared to what other <$200 ISO certified dive watch?
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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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    This thing looks sweet...great choice on all the mods you decided on.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by pdxwatchguy View Post
    This thing looks sweet...great choice on all the mods you decided on.


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

    I've owned many of the top tier divers over the past decade including Rolex, Blancpain, IWC, Breitling, and Omega. I shudder to think of the money spent. Along the way I picked up an SKX007 for shits and giggles. After wearing it for a while I couldn't rationalize tying up thousands in one of those other "high end" watches since for me the Seiko did everything all the others did just as well if not better. For example, I unintentionally wore my IWC Aquatimer while splitting wood. When finished I noticed it wasn't running and I couldn't get it to run. Cost me $400 to get it repaired. I intentionally wore my SKX to do the same chore, more than once and it never skipped a beat. So all those others are gone, cut my losses so to speak and the only mechanical auto I have is the 007, bone stock except for the Strapcode Super Oyster. It gets the bulk of wrist time, spelled occasionally by a couple of G Shocks. I've been wearing it for 6 straight weeks now and it's +5 seconds from where it started. None of the other big boys came anywhere close to that. All this for $140.00 all in including shipping + the cost of bracelet which I can't remember right now but it was less than $100 for sure.




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

    I have owned SKX's off and on for 25 years (has it been that long?) or so ... I agree, a re-boot would be awesome along the lines of a SRP series for the 6309s. Maybe use the 4r36 hackable movement. Signed crown, drilled lugs, but retain just about everything else - to include face, hands. Maybe a 173 dial version too. I have one of the new SRPs on rubber and love it, but hands down the SKX wears better IMO. I'd love a Marine master but out of my price point.
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