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The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« on: February 15, 2020, 05:07:55 AM »
2 weeks ago, I was researching on OMEGA watch and stumbled upon SEIKO SKX007. After reading some reviews, I bought my first ever DIVER watch, a SEIKO SKX013K2.

This is the review that caught my attention on SEIKO SKXs
An Owners Perspective On Why I Love Both The Seiko SKX007 [Black Bezel] & SKX009 [Pepsi Bezel]
https://bespokeunit.com/articles/watches/why-love-seiko-skx007-skx009/

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Re: The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 05:15:54 AM »
The Cult

The reason I say its a 'cult' bcos ppl around the world are following and still buying the SAME model since first introduced in 1996, and there is a community of modders. You can google 'seiko skx mod' if you don't belief me…Here is one example,
The Beloved Seiko Dive Watch, Reimagined 3 Ways
https://gearpatrol.com/2016/05/06/watch-modders-remake-seiko-skx007-dive-watch/

And there is a step-by-step mod guide…
SEIKO WATCH MODDING 101
https://luciusatelier.com/blogs/news/seiko-watch-modding-101

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Re: The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 05:18:51 AM »
The 'Couple' Diver

And it has a Abang-adik version. OK, it is NOT a gent/ladies version, but I plan to make it a 'couple' DIVER watch, hahaha. SKX013 for my wife and get another SKX007 for myself…how cool, right ?
Seiko SKX007 vs SKX013: Are They Exactly The Same?
https://iknowwatches.com/seiko-skx007-vs-skx013/

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Re: The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 05:27:28 AM »
Some other info about the SKXs

Complete Guide To The World's Best-Value Diving Watch]
https://www.fashionbeans.com/article/seiko-skx007-watch-guide/

The Seiko SKX007 and its family of Seiko Beater Divers]
https://monochrome-watches.com/seiko-skx007-family-seiko-beater-divers/

SEIKO SKX007 & SKX009 // BEST DIVE WATCH VALUE EVER?!]
https://www.watchspec.com/seiko-skx007-skx009/

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Re: The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 04:55:10 AM »
And some youtube videos about the SKXs…

Why Is The Seiko SKX Loved By So Many?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k6zB7SICyc

What size dive watch is right for me? The Seiko SKX007 vs SKX013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl6bSVTljnA

Seiko SKX007 Vs SKX031 (is the Seiko SKX007 the best OF the SKX Varieties?!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ20gEs4-5o


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Re: The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2020, 04:55:59 AM »
And more SKX MOD videos…

How to Change or Upgrade to a Ceramic Bezel Insert on your Diver - Watch and Learn #65
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3giSlXYGqp0

Upgrading to a Sapphire Crystal on the Seiko SKX007 Dive Watch - Watch and Learn #27
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Zqit4r0wM

SEIKO SKX MOD 02 ???????????????????
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6xiEJNGQek

Seiko skx007-c skx comex mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s4htR4tkNw

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Re: The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2020, 05:37:51 AM »
History of SKX007…

The Seiko SKX007 and its family of Seiko Beater Divers
https://monochrome-watches.com/seiko-skx007-family-seiko-beater-divers/

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Re: The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2020, 06:13:52 AM »
SKX007 is a ISO 6425 certified diver watch.

Here is a good writeup about ISO 6425 standard
https://helmwatches.com/iso-6425.html

mark of a true ISO diver… DIVER'S 200m


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Re: The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2020, 06:50:27 AM »
Thank you for sharing all the links and your passion for the watch. I was one of the lucky few who managed to get the SKX 007 and 009 before they were discontinued. My only regret was to not buy one of them on the jubilee bracelet. I have the oyster and its super comfortable. I can only imagine what the jubilee feels like. Please post pics of your watches, we would love to see them...have a great weekend.

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Re: The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 09:24:55 AM »

Why Is The Seiko SKX Loved By So Many?

According to IDGuy, here is why:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5k6zB7SICyc

And like IDGuy said, SKX is my intro to Diver's watch and my first Diver's watch is the smaller brother SKX013.

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Re: The SEIKO SKX 'Cult'
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2020, 03:10:37 PM »
Thank you for sharing all the links and your passion for the watch. I was one of the lucky few who managed to get the SKX 007 and 009 before they were discontinued. My only regret was to not buy one of them on the jubilee bracelet. I have the oyster and its super comfortable. I can only imagine what the jubilee feels like. Please post pics of your watches, we would love to see them...have a great weekend.

Hi dualcarb, no worries, can buy jubilee bracelet to fit onto your SKXs. I saw 1 used seiko 22mm diver jubilee bracelet for sale on mudah.my