I hope that you will enjoy this review of the Seiko Knights.
Basics for all Knights (Automatics); Keep in mind that Seiko has also produced quartz and kinetic Knights:
SKXA47 ("White Knight"), AUTO
SKXA49 ("Black Knight"), AUTO
SKXA51 ("Orange Knight") rubber strap, SKXA61 ("Orange Knight") ststl bracelet, AUTO
-Seiko 7S26A movement
-Bi-directional: Singapore (2004-2005) and Malaysia (2006) movements, cased in China
-Caseback type: 7S26-01X0
-Movement: Automatic, non-hacking
-Beat rate: 21,600 bph (6 s/sec)
-Loss/gain: Less than 40 sec/day
-Diameter: 43.5 mm (w/o crown), 45 mm (w/ crown)
-Lug-to-lug: 50.5 mm
-Thickness: 14 mm
-Lug width: 15 mm
-Slight dome to crystal (Seiko's Hardlex)
-Metal-edged indices (all versions)
-Metal-edged hour/minute hand--Black Knight only, blackened edges on White/Orange Knights
-Crosshatch dial pattern (center portion of dial)--Black/White Knight only
-Second hand: White Knight: is luminous circular top portion with black arm, and red-tipped; Black Knight: luminous circular top portion with white arm, and red-tipped; Orange Knight: luminous circular top portion with complete black arm and tip
-Beautiful coin-edge style bezel; brushed finish, luminous dot at the 12 O'clock
-Bracelet width: 23 mm, tapering to 18 mm at the clasp
-HEAVY, I would guesstimate @ 185g-190g
-Brushed bracelet links/center portion high-polished
-Integrated bracelet for added strength
-Bracelet is expensive--$84.00 at COSERV
-Pin/collar system (collar is placed in larger hole in center link)
-Diver's buckle, signed
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I'll tell you why I am a fanatic about these particular divers, the value....
I cannot believe the value for the price, it's unbelievable! These Knights feel so incredible on the wrist; they are heavy, but Seiko found a way to proportionally balance the case and bracelet.
The White Knight has a cold/steely beauty to it. The Black Knight has a classic diver look to it. The Orange Knight has a charasmatic appeal to it---an unbelievable amount of stares on the subway I have received, along with that question, "Where did you get that?"
All in all, I have had 8 Knights (3 White/3 Black/2 Orange). I now own 5 (2 BKs, 1WK, & 2 OKs), and have given 3 away as gifts to people I love.
All my best, thanks for letting me rant & rave....