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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Nothing beats stock though.
nice mods here guys!!!!!! great ideas. sounds like the basis for a f21 forum project!!!!!
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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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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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