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Seiko SKX007 Legendary Dive Watch

Seiko SKX007 Legendary Dive Watch

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The Seiko SKX007 is a popular diver's watch produced by Seiko. The SKX007 was first introduced in 1996 and has since gained a cult following among watch enthusiasts.

The SKX007 has a classic dive watch design and is water-resistant to 200 meters, making it suitable for recreational diving. It features a 42mm stainless steel case, a unidirectional bezel, and a day/date display. The watch is powered by Seiko's reliable 7S26 automatic movement and has a power reserve of approximately 41 hours.

One of the most notable features of the SKX007 is its distinctive dial design, with large, legible markers and hands that are coated with Seiko's proprietary LumiBrite luminescent material for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions. The watch is also highly customizable, with a wide range of aftermarket parts and accessories available to personalize its look and functionality.

The case number/code is 7S26-0020

 

Seiko SKX007 popularity

The Seiko SKX007 gained popularity for several reasons. One of the main reasons is its value proposition - it offers a high-quality, reliable, and durable dive watch at a relatively affordable price point compared to other dive watches on the market. Additionally, the SKX007 has a classic and versatile design that appeals to a wide range of watch enthusiasts. Its distinctive dial design and reliable 7S26 automatic movement also contributed to its popularity, as did its reputation for durability and reliability. Finally, the SKX007 has a loyal following among watch enthusiasts who appreciate its potential for customization and the wide range of aftermarket parts and accessories available to modify its appearance and functionality.

 

Seiko SKX007 models

There are several models within the Seiko SKX007 lineup, including:

  1. SKX007K: (SKX007K1) The original Seiko SKX007 model with a black dial and black bezel.

  2. SKX007J: (SKX007J1) A variant of the SKX007 with a "Made in Japan" marking on the dial and a slightly different font for the "Diver's 200m" text.

  3. SKX007KD: A variant of the SKX007 with a black dial and a silver/white bezel.

  4. SKX007KD3: A variant of the SKX007 with a black dial and a red and blue "Pepsi" bezel.

  5. SKX007K2: A variant of the SKX007 with a black dial and a stainless steel bracelet.

  6. SKX007J2: A variant of the SKX007 with a black dial and a jubilee bracelet.

It's worth noting that most of these models may be discontinued or have limited availability depending on the region.

Other model numbers are SKX007J3, SKX007KA, SKX007KC, SKX007P8 & SKX007P9

 

Seiko SKX007 watch parts

The Seiko SKX007 has several important watch parts that contribute to its overall quality, reliability, and functionality. Here are some of the key parts of the SKX007:

  1. Case: The SKX007 has a 42mm stainless steel case that is water-resistant to 200 meters. The case is designed to be durable and scratch-resistant.

  2. Movement: The SKX007 is powered by Seiko's 7S26 automatic movement, which is known for its reliability and accuracy. The movement has a power reserve of approximately 41 hours.

  3. Dial and Hands: (Seconds Hand, Minute Hand & Hour Hand) The SKX007 has a distinctive dial design with large, legible markers and hands that are coated with Seiko's LumiBrite luminescent material for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions.

  4. Bezel: The SKX007 has a unidirectional rotating bezel that is used to measure elapsed time while diving or timing other activities. The bezel has a coin edge design for easy grip and is also coated with LumiBrite for visibility in low-light conditions.

  5. Crystal: The SKX007 has a Hardlex mineral crystal that is designed to be durable and scratch-resistant.

  6. Crown: The SKX007 has a screw-down crown that helps to ensure the watch is water-resistant and also provides a secure way to adjust the time and date.

  7. Bracelet / Strap: The SKX007 is available with a stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap, both of which are designed to be comfortable and durable.

All of these parts work together to create a reliable and functional dive watch that is both affordable and versatile. 

Other watch parts are available here

 

Some related models to the SKX007 that you may be interested in are:

  1. Seiko SKX009: This watch is similar to the SKX007, but features a blue and red "Pepsi" bezel and a matching blue dial.

  2. Seiko SKX011: Has an orange dial and a bezel with gold markers. 
  3. Seiko SKX173

  4. Seiko SKX175:

  5. Seiko SKX399:

  6. Seiko SKX401
  7. Seiko SKXA35: This watch has a yellow dial. 
  8. Seiko SZEN005
  9. Seiko SKX013: This watch is similar to the SKX007, but with a smaller case size (38mm vs. 42mm) and a different dial design.

 

Related case numbers are 7S26-0028 & 7S26-0029

 


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