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When it comes to iconic diver watches, the SKX007 comes to the minds of many people.
For the many years it has been around, it’s received praise for its robust nature, durability, and notwithstanding its elegant looks.
And I have to admit, I’m a fan of it, too.
So, in this Seiko SKX007K review, we will look at some of the key features of this great timepiece to see if it can be a really good choice for you or not.
Let’s get started.
Robust and Solid Case
One thing you will notice about the watch is that it does look and feel solid.
This is courtesy of the stainless steel construction, which should handle bangs, knocks, abrasion, water, and other things relatively well. It has a bold look, which should suit most men. The watch’s case looks similar to the earlier version (7002).
The case is about 42.5mm wide without the crown while the lug width is 22mm. and with a thickness of approximately 13.25mm, we can describe it a thick watch.
Closer research indicates that the case is ISO rated also.
Simple No-Frills Dial and Hands
You don’t need to be told that this watch means business.
It has a very basic dial, which should serve the main purpose, which is showing time. The base comes in matte black while the rounded hour markers are white.
This combination of white in a black background allows you to read the time easily and more conveniently. The hands also have good luminosity for a better experience, especially in dark settings.
Also found in the dial is a beveled section at the 3 o’clock point for showing day/date. At 12 o’clock, you will find a triangle and below it is the Seiko Insignia.
Just like the date/day window, this pint is also easily noticeable.
Bright Reliable Luminosity
You should be able to easily notice the lume on the hands and makers.
They all feature the patented LumiBrite solution, which gets good vibes for being bright and durable. The good quality should make viewing time in the dark or in poorly lit situations easier.
Another noticeable thing is that it is packed better than other watches in a similar class. You should, therefore, be able to see the entire hand or marker and not just a section.
On a full charge, the luminosity ought to last you throughout the night.
Reliable and Accurate 7S26 Movement
The 7S26 movement is considered by many as one of the best mechanisms from Seiko.
It allows for simple but precise movement and also has good accuracy. With the mechanism centers around 4 key moving parts, the SKX007 boasts of having one of the simplest movements.
It is, however, accurate with a margin of error is between -20 and + 40 seconds in a day. This isn’t so bad for this kind of watch.
Like most Seiko watches, it features 21 jewels, Seiko’s patented Magic Lever mechanism, is non-hacking, non-winding, and has a 21,600 BPH. The watch will continue to tick for as many as 42 hours if not worn.
The SKX007 scores highly for its robust build, which should endure regular use, accidental falls, abrasions, and bangs.
And with a water resistance of 200 meters, it should work okay when diving, swimming, snorkeling, or taking parts in water sports. The luminosity is quite impressive and so is the reliable and accurate movement.
Despite its good quality and impressive features, it still ranks among the affordable watches. Simply put, the SKX007 is worth buying.