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    Underwhelmed by the SKX...convince me otherwise.

    I just sold off my second SKX Iíve bought in the last year:
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    Im a huge Seiko and dive watch fan, I tried to love it like so many of you do but...the SKX just doesnít do it for me. Too shiny and I cannot see the appeal of that movement. I am nuts? Or missing something?

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    Re: Underwhelmed by the SKX...convince me otherwise.

    april fools troll.
    Classic. Like it or not it's solid.
    Turtles better but pricier.

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    Underwhelmed by the SKX...convince me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by mattsbeers View Post
    I just sold off my second SKX Iíve bought in the last year:
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    Im a huge Seiko and dive watch fan, I tried to love it like so many of you do but...the SKX just doesnít do it for me. Too shiny and I cannot see the appeal of that movement. I am nuts? Or missing something?
    You are right to be underwhelmed, itís a good watch but not amazing by any means. I had one and sold it because it was unwearable due to the sharp crown guard.

    Itís a good basic watch, but not really anything to get excited about.


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    Re: Underwhelmed by the SKX...convince me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by mattsbeers View Post
    I just sold off my second SKX Iíve bought in the last year:
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    Im a huge Seiko and dive watch fan, I tried to love it like so many of you do but...the SKX just doesnít do it for me. Too shiny and I cannot see the appeal of that movement. I am nuts? Or missing something?
    Same man. I started off at the SKX bc it seems so popular. But then the lack of hand winding and no hacking irked me so I looked to the next tier. The samurais first, then the turtles, then the sumo, and now I have the 200MM and havenít looked back. The case and finishing are much more refined, the bracelet is solid and much higher quality than the jubilee, the bezel is beautiful, has a sapphire crystal, and includes the hacking and hand winding I wanted.

    Luckily Seiko has a plethora of watches to match your very desires. Keep looking my friend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aesop Vu View Post
    Same man. I started off at the SKX bc it seems so popular. But then the lack of hand winding and no hacking irked me so I looked to the next tier. The samurais first, then the turtles, then the sumo, and now I have the 200MM and havenít looked back. The case and finishing are much more refined, the bracelet is solid and much higher quality than the jubilee, the bezel is beautiful, has a sapphire crystal, and includes the hacking and hand winding I wanted.

    Luckily Seiko has a plethora of watches to match your very desires. Keep looking my friend.


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    Yes this, if you want a nicer SKX007 get an sbdc061. Iím loving mine.


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    Re: Underwhelmed by the SKX...convince me otherwise.

    I liked mine overall but the cheap looking hands killed it off after the solar Tuna arrived & knocked it for six.

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    Re: Underwhelmed by the SKX...convince me otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by tynan.nida View Post
    Yes this, if you want a nicer SKX007 get an sbdc061. Iím loving mine.


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    For sure. It gets me the most wrist time.



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    Re: Underwhelmed by the SKX...convince me otherwise.

    If you want a much better qualty skx then get a 7548! That's assuming you can do quartz of course.

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    Re: Underwhelmed by the SKX...convince me otherwise.

    There's no denying that the SKX is a great watch for the money ... but that's the rub. $200 is not a lot of money for a mechanical dive watch, and the shortcomings of the SKX reflect that. Although I would recommend an SKX for someone who wants a high-value watch at a very affordable price point, I can see how experienced collectors can easily "grow out" of this phase. It seems like you already have.

    If you're still intent on getting an affordable Seiko dive watch, I recommend a Sumo. They're more refined and accurate than an SKX, but can still be had for less than $500. I use my Sumo as a beater / travel watch, and it's perfect in those circumstances.

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    Re: Underwhelmed by the SKX...convince me otherwise.

    No need to convince you really, if you don't love it then get something else. Personally I think it's a fantastic watch for the money and is a great entry watch into the Seiko/mechanical world. Sure, it doesn't hack or hand wind, but that's not a deal breaker for me at this price point. When my young sons were born I found them each an SKX that was produced in the same month/year they were born to give them when they're older and hopefully ignite the same love for Seikos and mechanical watches that the SKX did for me years ago. :)

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