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Old 08-08-2019, 03:06 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Those look really nice....any idea when they are released?


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Not sure whether the crown screws down or not, but the see-through caseback has to be a part of it


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When seen at Basel i'm pretty sure the crown screwed down so change the case back for a standard SKX back and it should be back to 200m ?
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:29 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Are you sure this is the SKX replacement.

Its not an ISO diver is it?
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No, it's not a "replacement", it's a "continuation in a lower line".

My guess is that Seiko wants to kill off the 7S26 movement. The SKX was always "too good" and made the Prospex lineup seem too expensive.

They open up a new market and at the same time remove a hindrance of going upmarket with their divers.
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I like this comment in the article "but they’re definitely not intended for professional use – after all, they’re water-resistant to 100m and have Hardlex crystals." Yeah you know, since they never used a hardlex in a Professional diver. LOL
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When seen at Basel i'm pretty sure the crown screwed down so change the case back for a standard SKX back and it should be back to 200m ?
It is not a screw down crown.
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It is not a screw down crown.
I sit corrected.
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I sit corrected.
All good. I made a comment a while back all Seiko 5's are not screw down crowns. I found out they do make a few with a screw down crown. I like hearing I am wrong.
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Sorry about that! I know that colloquialisms are a pain in the arse in most languages 😁
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No, it's not a "replacement", it's a "continuation in a lower line".

My guess is that Seiko wants to kill off the 7S26 movement. The SKX was always "too good" and made the Prospex lineup seem too expensive.

They open up a new market and at the same time remove a hindrance of going upmarket with their divers.

While I agree that this is not a ‘proper’ replacement to the SKX, I used the term ‘replacement’ because of the obvious general SKX stylistic familial traits - which no other model in current line up features - and in lieu of anything better, given all the talk in other threads before this official release, and rumors of its eventual demise.

Clearly this won’t be a replacement for ‘us’ owners and fans of the original SKX, but it’s obvious, and really hard to ignore, that this collection was built up on the back of that iconic model (even though their official literature never mentions that straight up).

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Old 08-08-2019, 05:12 PM   #36 (permalink)
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The SKX line has been discontinued, though plenty of stock remains. I need to grab an SKX007 before they disappear. Some vendors are out of stock already. I have noticed prices are on the rise for remaining SKX models.


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The SKX line has been discontinued, though plenty of stock remains. I need to grab an SKX007 before they disappear. Some vendors are out of stock already. I have noticed prices are on the rise for remaining SKX models.


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We've heard this before...do you have something definitive from Seiko or an AD?
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We've heard this before...do you have something definitive from Seiko or an AD?
No one does. More guesses it seems.
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We've heard this before...do you have something definitive from Seiko or an AD?

Thought that Tiger John heard this confirmed straight from the Seiko rep at Basel. John?
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It is not a screw down crown.

Rats! I was hoping they'd see that retooling their caseworks to eliminate the screw-down crown as too expensive and leave it threaded for this model. Oh well.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:09 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Looks cool
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:41 AM   #42 (permalink)
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So here's some minutia for you:


The SRPD51 blue dial uses the same H&M hands as the SKX031 (1FH090FABES and 2FX125FABES).

To most observers the SKX031 hands seem to be cosmetically similar to the SKX007 etc. but the part numbers show to be different for the SKX031 and now the SRPD51.

Absolutely meaningless information other than I find it interesting somehow that they went SKX031 numbering scheme.

No info on the seconds hand part number !
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:08 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Great looking design but why the hell did they go with only 10 Bar WR.
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Great looking design but why the hell did they go with only 10 Bar WR.
It would be cost, where they see these watches fit in their product line and who are going to use them. I collect divers and love everything about them but these are intended for the masses and I'm sure many folk are going to buy several of these in different styles. Having to deal with a screw down crown is a unnecessary hassle.

If you need a dive watch with a screw down crown, we'll Seiko has a boat load of options for you.

Seiko did the research and know that 99% of the SKX007s sold never go anywhere near a scuba tank. In my opinion It's the right move by Seiko.
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So many 7S36 divers also are non-screw-down including the Sea Urchin and nearly all the dress divers with exhibition backs. The thing is street price on those hovers at it under $200.

For these new 4R36 SRPDs the street price of $325+ allows for building in the cost of a threaded crown tube and screw down crown.
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I don't believe this is replacing the SKX.
I agree. I view these as an update to the Seiko 5 line. SKX wasn't part of that line, it was one of their ISO-rated divers.
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:57 AM   #47 (permalink)
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I agree. I view these as an update to the Seiko 5 line. SKX wasn't part of that line, it was one of their ISO-rated divers.

I'm inclined to agree but, I also haven't fully understood why the J versions came with a Seiko 5 tag...






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These are a replacement for the Seiko 5 Sports, Not the SKX...
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For what it’s worth, John B was told this at Basel:

“One interesting bit of news I heard was that the SKX is now finished, what is there 4/5 SKX models ? and this will be replaced by the new SKX 5 and there will be at least twenty variations of the new SKX, coated, different dials, bezels etc etc and the "5" will be a slanting "5" so modders of the SKX won't have to mod as Seiko will have modded them for us already and I believe the price might come in cheaper than the present SKX”

https://www.thewatchsite.com/21-japa...ld-2019-a.html
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:40 PM   #50 (permalink)
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SKX Never was never in the 5 family. Keep drinking saki seiko employees...

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