Seiko SKX007K Dive Watch Review

Features

The SKX007K diving watch has a large dial and no numbers on the watch face, only big circular markers. There’s good contrast between the black background and white markers making it easy to read. The markings are large enough to be easily read underwater, even in poor visibility. This diving watch has a day and date calendar in the 3 o’clock position. This watch has a black rubber strap; Stainless steel case; black dial; luminous hands and hour markers; black unidirectional elapsed time bezel; sweep second hand; scuba diver’s; water resistant to 200 meters; date and day display at 3:00; hardlex crystal; Japan automatic movement.

The seiko luminescence feature that is mostly on their diver watches is known for being legendary and unique in its performance. Seiko uses Lumi Brite luminescence paint which is completely free of radiation and is safe for the environment and people. After only a brief exposure to sunlight or artificial light, the SKX007 dive watch will glow at full brightness after 10 minutes. The watch will continue to glow for up to 5 hours in the dark which is more than 10 times longer than other luminous paints. The hands and dial markers are generously coated with luminous paint and the lum is evenly distributed to the very edge of each marker for ease while reading in the dark.

Being an automatic watch, the motion of your arm moving will keep the main spring constantly wound. Though it stops working if you don’t wear it for around 40 to 48 hours,it does not take much time to get it going again. For safety reasons, rotating the bezel while underwater is made intentionally more difficult. This is to prevent it from being rotated accidentally while under water.

  • Extra long luminescence
  • Automatic watch, does not make use of a battery or need to charge.
  • Extremely legible markers and numbers.

Specifications

Specifications

 Brand Name: SEIKO

Part Number: SKX007K

Model Year: 2018

Item Shape: Round

Dial window material type: Hardlex

Display Type: Analog

Clasp: Buckle

Case material: Stainless Steel

Case diameter: 42 millimeters

Case Thickness: 13 millimeters

Band Material: Rubber

Band width: 26 millimeters

Band Color: Black

Dial color: Black

Bezel material: Stainless Steel

Bezel function: Unidirectional

Calendar: Day and month

Special features: Luminous

Item weight: 3.17 Ounces

Movement: Swiss Automatic

Water resistant depth: 660 Feet

User Experience

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Mechanism

The watch is motion powered, it moves as long as you move, the hand revolves smoothly (without any jumps), and the watch will continues working for more than two days from the moment you set it down. There’s a ratchet mechanism so you can hear audible clicks when it is rotated for precise measurement, each click that sounds represents half a minute. It has a distinct zero marker that indicates the zero starting point, and minute markings and number markings in ten minute increments.

Durability And Quality

When you buy a Seiko watch, the quality of your watch can always be guaranteed. Seiko has become well known for their innovative and high quality products. Every watch produced by Seiko comes in original sealed packing to prevent the watch from being tampered with and includes a warranty. People often ask if Seiko watches any good. The reason behind the question is usually because it’s hard to believe you can find a good quality divers watch in this price range.

There’s no doubt Seiko makes good quality watches for a price that fits everyone’s budget.

Practicality

The Seiko skx007K is not only built for diving, even though it is called a diving watch, the way the watch is designed makes it very versatile. The Seiko SKX007 has 22mm lugs and can easily be personalized with any different bracelet of your choice . There are several choices out there to choose from. You could choose from Nato bands, Perlon, Suede, Leather, Rubber, or stainless steel to suit your style or whatever occasion you’re wearing the watch to.

 Pros:

  • High quality watch at affordable rate.
  • Longer lasting luminescence.
  • Band is changeable.
  • Multipurpose watch, not only used for diving.
  • Waterproof up to 660ft.
  • Automatic Japanese movement watch.
  • Safety feature attached to the crown to avoid under water intrusion.
  • Suitable for recreational diving or any other water related sport.
  • Has a unique classic design.
  • Versatility; band is changeable, to suit any design of your preference.

Cons:

  • The Seiko SKX007 is slightly bigger than the The SKX013.
  • It is prone to have replicas.

Overall Rating

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  • Design 97% – The Seiko SKX007 watch is an elegant looking & dressy watch which can be worn with a wide variety of outfits. The silver coloured dial and coin edged bezel make the watch suitable for every occasion. Casual day? Work meeting? Diving?It does not matter, this watch is perfect for every occasion
  • Price Range 97% – Known for producing one of the most affordable and practical diver watches, Seiko never disappoints when it comes to producing affordable watches. Their watches come at a very wide range of prices, ranging to their various customers vastly different needs. Even though their price range is affordable, their watches are of high quality and one if the most sought after watches out there.
  • Material 98% – This watch is made of the best quality materials to enable the users comfort and happiness. The watch’s face covering is non-reflective Hardlex Crystal which is shock-resistant and as hard as nails. Hardlex crystal is less scratch resistant than sapphire crystal, but much more hard wearing than mineral crystal. This watch is made to last for a long time, made with high quality materials, it is made to last.
  • Overall 97% – The Seiko SKX007 is one of the best diving watches out there, it is on high demand because of its affordability, practicality, durability, and flawless design. It is everything a proud watch owner would want, apart from its  versatility, it is a great watch that is suitable for snorkelling, skin diving and free diving  and can last for up to 660ft.

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The Seiko SKX007 diving watch is of extremely high quality, but it’s uses are not only restricted to diving. It is an automatic everyday watch that does not need the constant hassle of changing the battery because it is motion powered. Once you put on the watch, it starts working, it really is as simple as that.There are lots of cheaply made, bad quality ‘divers watches’ in this price range, but this is not one of them. This watch is perfect for anyone looking for a watch that has the classic divers watch look and is of good quality, strong and uncluttered. This is a perfect watch for watch collectors and scuba divers, you can be guaranteed no regrets with this watch.

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Source

  1. Seiko SKX007K Driver, seikowatches.com
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