I have recently purchased my first Seiko SKX watch and I have been rather disappointed with the quality. I have specifically ordered the SKXA35 (yellow dial) from Amazon.
The first watch had a problem in that the supposedly unidirectional bezel could turn in both directions. It would also be as fast as 10+ seconds per day. I returned this one and received another one.
The new one has a unidirectional bezel, but the minute markings on it do not properly line up. The crown is hard to screw in and it feels as if the threads do not line up properly. Timing wise it is better (but not great): only about +7-8 seconds per day.
Given that people often rave about the SKX's in this forum (which certainly influenced my decision to get one), I am wondering what it is: is it the merchant (Amazon), bad luck or am I simply expecting too much from a sub-$300 watch?