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    Seiko SKX vs. Orbis Morgan Branco

    Hey guys,

    Trying to decide what to get as a beater watch, by this I literally mean- wearing on camping trips, manual labor, work around the house etc.

    On one end we have the SKX, a known durable beater, and on the other we have the Orbis Morgan, a relatively new brand, that I dont know much about... Ive read a few reviews on the Branco (Hodinkee, Worn & Wound) and both ended up saying it was excellent value for its $229 price tag. Originality factor definitely goes to Orbis Morgan.

    The orbis comes with 3 straps which is definitely a plus, for the seiko I'd probably end up buying another bracelet, and a NATO, and for the OM, just a NATO.

    So what do you guys think?

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    Haven't decided on which finish yet for OB, probably wont be PVD.
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    Re: Seiko SKX vs. Orbis Morgan Branco

    Just based on looks alone, I'm liking that Obris Morgan.
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    Re: Seiko SKX vs. Orbis Morgan Branco

    Quote Originally Posted by jbg7474 View Post
    Just based on looks alone, I'm liking that Obris Morgan.
    But no markers on the bezel??

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    Re: Seiko SKX vs. Orbis Morgan Branco

    That Obris needs beefier hands. They're too small for the large dial area. Two similar, but still very different looks, IMO.

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    Re: Seiko SKX vs. Orbis Morgan Branco

    I'd go the SKX007 or SKX009. I have one of each and picked them up 4 months ago. I was staggered when they arrived. The build quality is amazing and they are really kind of cool on the wrist. Thyre watches I just never worry about. Both beaters of the first order. I love them both and can see myself keeping them for years.

    I personally would grow tired of the look of the Orbis quite quickly. It seems to float between multiple styles without any really clear place to call home.
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    Re: Seiko SKX vs. Orbis Morgan Branco

    I think every WIS should have a Seiko diver in their collection. The SKX series is rock solid though the OM looks tempting if the look appeals to you more.

    My SKX173 is ten years old, has never been serviced and looks almost good as new.

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    Re: Seiko SKX vs. Orbis Morgan Branco

    SKX by a million miles.
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    Re: Seiko SKX vs. Orbis Morgan Branco

    Obris morgan for me..I like the toolish look and the simplicity

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    That particular Obris just doesn't do anything for me. The Seiko pops.


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    Re: Seiko SKX vs. Orbis Morgan Branco

    Interesting... the results are pretty much split, both watches have a few people supporting them...

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