Hi Guys. Like all of you Iím sure, Iím a watch nut and my collection of watches varies quite a bit. After discovering this forum not long ago I began seeing the usual Rolex threads, but I also noticed there were a lot of posts on the Seiko SKX series of watches. I recall buying a Seiko model SEH010 nearly 30 years ago and I wore it with pride because it was the nicest watch I could afford at the time. Eventually after many years of daily use the bracelet needed to be replaced and I swapped it out for a nice custom made black leather strap. It really toned the watch down quite a bit and it looked fantastic. I wore that watch for roughly 10 years, until I bought my first Rolex, a stainless/gold Submariner, after which I sold the Seiko to a nice man from Texas who was quite happy to get it.
Well.....26 years later and too numerous watch purchase to even remember, after having obtained some of my grail watches, I find myself looking downstream for an inexpensive, durable, well made diving watch that I can wear for bumming around, riding motorcycles, doing chores, etc. In other words, a watch that I can wear in rotation to keep some mileage off the nicer pieces in my collection, that I wouldnít necessarily wear for those type of activities. Enter the Seiko SKX.
So prior to joining this forum, I wasnít even aware the SKX existed, but then again Seikoís havenít exactly been on my radar either. So when I discovered all the positive reviews, YouTube videos and what appears to be a fairly large aftermarket for mods, I decided that I found the watch I was looking for. Gee...I had no idea Seiko had a watch that was so popular, I might even say legendary.
So thanks to many of you and posts that youíve written, I placed an order for an SKX009J along with a Strapcode Super Jubilee bracelet. Hopefully the watch will arrive in the next week.
Since Iím unfamiliar with the watch, I would like to hear from SKX owners on any tips, suggestions or ideas you have on how to improve or just comments on the watch in general. This is all new to me, so any input is appreciated.
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