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Seiko SKX009 Review

Seiko Men's SKX009K2 Diver's Automatic Stainless Steel Watch
Seiko produced its first diver watch in the 1960’s, and the production has been made up to the present day. These watches are some of the most well-built and reliable automatic watches available not due to the price, but the durability and performance.
Seiko skx009 has some unique features that make it an instant classic apart from its traditional Pepsi Bezel feature. This watch runs on a 7S26 that movement and beats 21,600 beats for every one hour and provide complete day and date function. This is a unique feature of the Seiko Company, and it is known for its reliability and durability.
The watch’s dial color is dark blue while the minute and hands are luminous and also a second hand is provided for accurate precision. The Seiko skx009 watch band is made from rubber and gives the best water resist characteristics, but depending on the buyer’s preference stainless steel jubilee bracelet is also provided. The watch casing is steel, the Lens is Hardlex, and the Lume is Lumibrite. The watch dimensions are as follows; 42.5x46mm, the thickness is 13.25mm, the lug width being 22mm.

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The Case and Bezel

The watch’s dial and the inner components are enclosed in a great stainless steel case; this casing provides sufficient resistance against stretches and also provides unique shine appearance. Along the casing is the sleek curves and the crown guard is now integrated seamlessly into the design platform that enhances the SKX model it is unique trademark appearance. The crown is now screwed down just as an ethical diver watch should be, and for easy adjustments new smoothly screws and unscrews are provided.
The case back has a Tsunami logo and its screwed relatively down the stainless steel case just like other divers watches made by Seiko. For durability and extra strength, the blue and the red Pepsi bezel of the Seiko SKX009 is made from solid stainless steel. For easy readability, the watch has Arabic numeral and indexes, and, therefore, this watch can be used to measure short time intervals without the urge for accuracy timing due to the unidirectional 120 click bezel. This is because, with each turn of the bezel, a ratchet-lick click is produced and. Therefore, the time elapsed can be measured without even looking.

Dial and Window

The Seiko SKX009 dark blue dial appears legible with the hour white marker and the second hand. The watch is powered by a Seiko Lumibrite technology that gives a bright radiance and produces a bright Lume even when in the dark cabin car. Once fully recharged the Lume is capable of being visible for up to seven hours and this, therefore, makes the watch more convenient and reliable for snorkeling and diving or for only reading time especially when in the dark.
For convenience and instant readability, a day and date information are displayed at the exact 3’oclock position. The Hardlex mineral crystals of the Seiko SKX009 are tougher and offer enough resistance to breakage, therefore, make the watch a good choice for professional use.

The Bracelet


The Seiko SKX009 comes with all new Z22 rubber straps that naturally repel water. This makes the watch ideal for use while performing activities such as surfing, diving, swimming, snorkeling among other activities that are likely to involve water. The material that makes up the strap is also known to be stain proof and also easy to clean.
The strap is also durable and long lasting and can go for a long time without requiring maintenance. A buckle type clasp ensures that the watch is securely fitted to hand especially when diving. Alternatively, the watch is also provided with a stainless steel jubilee bracelet and this improves the appearance of the watch, also available is the Super Oyster one and second replacement bands.

Movement

This watch runs on a 7S26 workhorse movement, and it is one of the reliable movements that Seiko manufactures. The design is an automatic movement that requires a physical movement and once it gets going, it’ll move 21,600 BPH, and there are about 21 jewels in this model. This movement only requires serving after some few years while the power lasts only for about a day.
The Seiko SKX009 also known as the “Pepsi” cost between a range of $155 and $180 depending on the strap available and can be purchased from the Amazon.com
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Donat - April 1, 2016

Seiko pieces are my favorite choice when it comes to diver’s watches.Their craftsmanship is so admirable, Seiko is among the few brands that can offer a high-quality watch at an affordable price.

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