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Old 12-10-2018, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Diving with the SKX007.

It's nice to read about dive watches in their natural habitat.
Quite an interesting little read too.
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https://gearpatrol.com/2018/12/10/sc...-seiko-skx007/

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Discontinued the SKX? Is this another here we go again...?

"Itís not uncommon for me to have instructed watch-curious friends to ďjust get an SKX007,Ē and now that Iíve actually gone diving with it ó and especially because Seiko has discontinued it ó I find myself commanding such acquisitions with a hint of newfound urgency. Even as Seiko issues new comparable models, the SKX007 remains an excellent companion on land, and, for those who insist on wearing a mechanical watch underwater, the SKX007 will hang tough with even the most iconic and revered dive watches. Given the price, professional specs, and classic diver aesthetics, itís no wonder so many of us watch fans are forever smitten with the SKX007." - https://gearpatrol.com/2018/12/10/sc...-seiko-skx007/

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Discontinued the SKX? Is this another here we go again...?

"Itís not uncommon for me to have instructed watch-curious friends to ďjust get an SKX007,Ē and now that Iíve actually gone diving with it ó and especially because Seiko has discontinued it ó I find myself commanding such acquisitions with a hint of newfound urgency. Even as Seiko issues new comparable models, the SKX007 remains an excellent companion on land, and, for those who insist on wearing a mechanical watch underwater, the SKX007 will hang tough with even the most iconic and revered dive watches. Given the price, professional specs, and classic diver aesthetics, itís no wonder so many of us watch fans are forever smitten with the SKX007." - https://gearpatrol.com/2018/12/10/sc...-seiko-skx007/

Love my SKX, got it on a strapcode jubilee...





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Same bracelet on my 009, to be fair though I quite liked the stock bracelet, but the strapcode is so much better.

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For the first couple of years, I had mine on the the Strapcode End Mill and may have to switch back to it just for the heck of it.
Can't go wrong with Strapcode.



Strapcode extension clasp




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^^^^^^ Yes I like that bracelet.

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Its always nice to see them being used for the purpose for which they were intended.
As for Seiko having discontinued the SKX007 line, well that rumour has been bandied about almost ad nauseum.

Thanks for the link there Gary
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A great water watch all around. It's been a couple of decades now since I was certified to dive.
Nowadays, I just fish and wade around my creek. My SKX get to see water action this way. It's a lucky fishing watch too.

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What a terrific article Gary ! Loved it !

Honestly is something actually seeing these watches taking on the
under water depths, and also actually getting wet. ..Genuinely
makes you respect these watches even more if that's possible.

Was beyond cool learning the history of this watch too ! Didn't realize
it began production in 1996 to tell the truth. Also didn't know it was,
or is going to be discontinued ! Wow, really hope that's just a rumor.

Thanks so much for finding, and posting this !!!
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