SEIKO Automatic Divers 200m Watch SKX007K is one of the most iconic divers currently on the market. If the Submariner is the quintessential modern dive watch in the luxury market, then the SKX007 is, without a doubt, its affordable counterpart. The SKX007 is usually the first watch budding collectors buy after making the jump to mechanical, but it’s also prized by seasoned enthusiasts for its robust build and good looks, ISO-rated case, and epic nighttime luminosity. But price aside, it’s simply a really well-made watch that’s equal parts versatile and equal parts utilitarian, all from one of the most respected firms on the planet.
The SKX007 case comes in at approximately 42.5mm wide, and 45.5mm if you include the crown. The lug width is 22mm, and the lug-to-lug length is a very reasonable and accommodating 46mm, so it should wear comfortably on a wide range of wrists. It is a bit of a thick watch at 13.25mm, a relatively common trait with Seiko divers. Regardless, the watch wears quite well and doesn’t sit too high off the wrist. The ISO-rated case boasts an impressive 200m of water resistance.
The overall design of the case is quite soft; there are no hard lines or transitions between sections or finishes. The sides of the case are highly polished, with the tops of the lugs featuring a fine-brushed finish. There’s a slight bevel where the case meets the bezel, and it extends all the way down to the lugs. The large crown is positioned at 4 o’clock, and it’s flanked by a set of prominent crown guards beautifully integrated into the flow of the case. The unsigned crown is quite large and features coin edging, but due to the height of the crown guards it can be quite difficult to operate. Sitting atop of the case is a chamfered crystal made from Seiko’s proprietary Hardlex material, a type of hardened mineral crystal that offers greater resistance against shattering.
The 120-click bezel is extremely well executed. It features a two-tiered groove pattern that allows for a sure grip, and the bezel action is truly impeccable. At this price point you normally get some wobble or less than stellar action. Not the case here. It’s smooth, with sure clicks and without any significant play. It feels like the bezel of a much more expensive watch. The insert is black aluminum with silver markers for each minute going all the way around the bezel. The lume pip, centered at 60, is shielded.
Flipping the watch around, you’ll see the screw down solid case back with Seiko’s stamped Tsunami medallion. The technical specs are etched along the perimeter of the case back.
The no-frills dial is purposefully designed and utilitarian, though not without some of Seiko’s signature charm. It features a matte black base with rounded white hour markers, but with two exceptions. The first is the beveled day/date window at 3 o’clock, and the second is the inverted triangle at the 12 o’clock position. Overall, the markers are large and legible, necessities on any professional dive watch.
The hours and minutes hands are distinctive to Seiko and pull from the brand’s heritage. The hours hand is sword shaped and the minutes hand is a stylized arrow with a broad base; both are needle tipped. They’re also generously filled with luminous material and trimmed in chrome, the latter of which offers a warmer look than what one would get from stainless steel. The seconds hand is a departure for Seiko, in that it has a significantly long counterbalance with a lumed lollipop end bordered in black trim (Seiko divers traditionally featured lumed circles or segments on the front end of the seconds hand). I somewhat like this quirky feature, not because it offers any sort of real utility, but simply because it’s cool to see a “floating” disc move across the dial. The rest of the seconds hand is painted white.
Speaking of lume, the SKX007 features Seiko’s patented LumiBrite solution, known for its impeccable nighttime luminescence. That hands and markers are well packed with the stuff, and it lasts well into the night on a full charge.
Seiko’s 7S26 movement is a prized workhorse built around 4 primary moving parts, making it one of the simplest automatic systems around. It features a quickset day/date display, automatic bi-directional winding (via Seiko’s patented Magic Lever system), 21 jewels, a beat rate of 21,600 bph, and it is non-handwinding and non-hacking. Overall, there isn’t much to say about this movement other than that it’s cheap and reliable.
• 200m Water Resistant
• Hardlex Crystal Glass
• 7S26 Automatic movement
• Rubber Strap
• Black dial with luminous hands and hour markers
• Unidirectional Bezel
• Date and Day of the Week display appears at the 3 o'clock position
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