A few weeks back I bought a brand new Seiko SKX diver to do a project and use some nice hands I had. I actually did that and put the watch on sale. At the same time however I found a Seiko SKX399 dial on sale, it was NOS and something that was missing from my collection.
I bought the dial and pulled the watch with the idea of installing the dial on it. I also had a set of hands that I could use for it and was all set. The dial arrived yesterday and that same evening I put all the parts together. The hands are from a Seiko SNZH55 so the watch is totally, 100% Seiko, including the bracelet.
The Seiko SKX399 is a watch model that was originally produced for a certain market, not for the US and there aren't many of these around even on the sales forums. It looks a bit like the SKX173 but the hour markers are chrome framed. Everything else as far as I know is the same so all parts fit pretty well together and the lume is virtually the same as well in color and luminosity.
Once the project was finished I also realized the resemblance with the Omega SMP, not that it is a copy, homage or anything, and I surely don't compare the two. But there is just a certain resemblance that I welcome because I like that kind of design. That I was able to get that without totally emptying my wallet was a welcome factor as well. I think that this could be a great affordable alternative to the more expensive one, sort of want this? Get that... it surely works for me.
Here are a few quick pics, sorry for the dust specs or lint in them: