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Seiko skx007 Review of 2016

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Seiko skx007 Review


Ratings and Summary

Design – 4/5
Build Quality4/5
Functions4/5
Reliability 4/5
Value for Money – 5/5

Advantages
– Affordable price
– good design
– quality materials
– durable/light (built for diving)
– luminosity

Disadvantages
– Replica versions are everywhere
– Packaging could be better

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Introduction

Here we go, finally, the seiko skx007 review. The watch that thousands have bought and are still buying today., The watch that never goes out of style, the one and only Seiko SKX 007. To find out more about Seiko watches you can visit the following:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiko

Before we go onto the review i just want to touch on the subject of gifts for the moment, A man once said the best gift you can give to a person is your time. Well we think that the best thing you can give to a person is a wrist watch so they can always tell the time. It’s not that we are trying to be funny here, but we truly believe that giving somebody a watch is very symbolic and can really make a memorable gift. Of course, it shouldn’t be any watch. It should be a quality watch that will look great and serve its purpose. When it comes to watches, the only way you can be sure you are buying something good is to research and  learn from other people’s experiences.  Since we are passionate about watches here is our review on Seiko skx007, a timeless model that has been considered a classic to watch lovers all over the world.


Product specifications

MSRP: $ 450.00
Movement: Japanese-Automatic
Display: Analog
Dial Window Material: Hardlex crystal
Band Material: Polyurethane
Clasp: Buckle
Weight: 3.68 Ounces
Water resistance:  660 feet
Special Feautures : Calender (day/date)


Seiko History

Seiko has been in the watch industry for over hundred years. It is a Japanese brand that turned watch making into art. They have a variety of watches that differ in style, design, quality and price. Another best sellers review in the Seiko range that you might be interested to look at is the seiko-5-snk809-automatic-review/They have developed a world renowned brand that speaks quality, reliability and classical style. By making affordable versions of their best selling products they have given people with limited budget the opportunity to own a genuine watch they can be proud of. It is one of the first dive watches in Seiko history! Yes thats right and to this day the legacy lives on.


Design

SKX007K

The watch has a round case made of stainless steel. It has a diameter of 42 millimetres and it is 13 millimetres thick, which is the usual standard size for men’s watches. The dial is black with only a few silver details. The hours are marked with oversized circles that activate night vision features  and also contribute to the appealing design of the entire watch. The only other thing that is visible on the dial is the Seiko logo and the automatic and diver labels.

The band, as the rest of the watch, is black and it is made of polyurethane, great for water resistance and hence diving. It is 22 millimetres wide and has the standard men’s length.   Seiko skx also comes in a stainless steal band. But for the sake of the more popular choice we have decided to focus on the polyurethane band on this review, as the edition was created for diving fans and for water purposes.


Build Quality

SKX007K

 Seiko skx 007 has three hands which are made of luminous material, allowing you to tell the time when there is little to no light. The hands move with the help of the Japanese mechanism. This is an automatic mechanism that works without a battery. That is one of the highlights about the Seiko 007 as the watch gets powered by the movement of your arm. Due to the Japanese mechanism these watches are fairly accurate. The crown is hidden behind the four o’clock position in case you need to make additional modifications.

The dial is covered by a window made of Hardlex crystal. This crystal is a mineral that consists of several elements combined to provide solid protection for the watch. It would have been better if they have decided to go with the sapphire dial window, but that would have probably had a big impact on the price. Instead they have chosen to go with something that will make the watch resistant but will have no effect on the price. The hardly crystal is solid and unless you smash it with a hammer than I’m sure nothing will happen to it. No I’m just playing but catch my drift take care of it and unless it collides to something with great impact than i have no doubt it will be fine.


Functions

SKX007K Diver

Seiko decided to focus on giving this watch the primary purpose for diving. Therefore they have made it to be water resistant for up to 660 feet. For its price, value and functionality no wonder why this watch is one of the high demanded watches in the market today!Apart from the usual splashes of water that most watch can resist, this watch can be worn under deep water enabling you even to scuba dive without any worries and for almost any sports activities on the planet !

In addition Seiko stayed true to themselves and gave one display that indicates the date and the day of the week adding extra convenience.


Reliability

Seiko SKX007K durability

This watch is solid all around. The movement and mechanics have proven to be of quality. Also the materials used to make this watch extend its life cycle and make it resistible to a variety of exterior influences.


Faults and Frustrations

Skx007

Apart from the Hardlex crystal I have commented on before I see no other issues with this watch. The price, the features everything seems to be in line. However one thing you have to be careful about is the possibility of buying a watch that is not produced by Seiko. In order to avoid spending money on a good replica make sure you buy the watch only from verified sellers. Every watch produced by Seiko comes in original packing and include a warranty. If some of these elements is missing, be aware. Some consequences in the quality of the watch will be made known in time. The picture above shows the example of a replica issue. Though the watch may look like a real one, replicas do exist and are a lot easier to wear out. Click on the link bellows to find out some verified sellers at the best prices if you are interested in buying one,

For more watch reviews check out :


Seiko Men’s SKX007K Diver’s Automatic Watch benefits and reviews


 Conclusion

Here we will conclude our Seiko skx007 review. We believe we have given you enough information to be able to get an idea of the overall characteristics and reliability of this watch. The review aimed at helping people  to learn about one of the best classical Seiko watches of all time. If you are spending more time in the water rather than on land and/or you need a reliable watch , then I would recommend this for you. If there is any of you that has had any experiences with them please share below for readers to get more  information ! :)

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If you are interested in reading more about divers watches check out my post on the Best dive watches under 1000.

 

Other interesting reads you may be interested in:

List of best automatic watches under 1000 dollars for men

List of best automatic watches under 500 dollars for men

 


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