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Old 08-17-2019, 12:00 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:32 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Haven't seen this yet here, but the day we've been waiting (or dreading) for has come.

What can be considered a direct replacement to the beloved Seiko SKX007/9 has been released, under the new reference SRPDx.


All 27 variants, featuring "4R36, with 24 jewels, optional manual-winding, a 41-hour power reserve and a hacking second hand."


Gotta say, some look quite nice...if you get past the new '5' logo and 'automatic' writing on the dial.


Enjoy!
Almost identical to one being offered now from the Orient. Wonder how long it will take to slap on a lazy "S" and pass it as legit.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:10 PM   #54 (permalink)
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A little more delving into "that" unbranded watch has revealed the following. It is being marketed by a company called OEM & ODM, presumably, they are from the Oriental region. As the looks are similar to the watch posted by m84, a thought occurred.

Have the fakers decided to go somewhat legit and obtain "legal" unbranded watches through OEM and ODM methods. If the answer is yes, then it opens up a whole can of worms. India could well follow suit and copy.

Apologies to m84 for bombing your thread.

If your unsure of what OEM and ODM stands for, the link will help explain it.

https://www.varaallied.com.au/blog/oem-vs-odm-products-what-s-the-difference-and-why-does-it-matter

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Old 08-18-2019, 04:57 PM   #55 (permalink)
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A little more delving into "that" unbranded watch has revealed the following. It is being marketed by a company called OEM & ODM, presumably, they are from the Oriental region. As the looks are similar to the watch posted by m84, a thought occurred.

Have the fakers decided to go somewhat legit and obtain "legal" unbranded watches through OEM and ODM methods. If the answer is yes, then it opens up a whole can of worms. India could well follow suit and copy.

Apologies to m84 for bombing your thread.

If your unsure of what OEM and ODM stands for, the link will help explain it.

https://www.varaallied.com.au/blog/oem-vs-odm-products-what-s-the-difference-and-why-does-it-matter



Sorry @EDGlimited, i don't understand where you are going with this post. Especially since the photo you posted seems more like a Squale case inspired watch, than an SKX.
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SKX007 replacements? I donít think so👎
100m water resistant
No ISO rating
No screw in Crown
No Bezel Pip
Open back case

Itís just another Cheap Looking Seiko Diver (is it even a Divers Watch?) And none of them will be on my watch list to own.🤔
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:27 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Sorry @EDGlimited, i don't understand where you are going with this post. Especially since the photo you posted seems more like a Squale case inspired watch, than an SKX.

The pic I was going to post, was almost identical to the watch you have posted, "except" it didn't have, the slanted "S", however I cant remember where on Ebay, I saw it. If Seiko is going to sell these unbranded watches (and they have every right too), then it is as plain as night follows day, that fakers, modders and replica merchants will (wake-up) and exploit that opportunity, jump on the band wagon and use every make, model & part that Seiko has available.

Give it a month or two, you wont be able to tell your SKX from a fake SKX being made by these guy's.
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Well, there are already skx Ďhomagesí being sold around ebay, for example, by a couple of Chinese companies. Most of which sell homages of other famous seiko models like 6105, MM300, SRP turltles etc.
unfortunately itís nothing new.

Regarding fakes specifically though, there are also a few running about ebay (once again) thatís should be cause for concern.


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Well, there are already skx Ďhomagesí being sold around ebay, for example, by a couple of Chinese companies. Most of which sell homages of other famous seiko models like 6105, MM300, SRP turltles etc.
unfortunately itís nothing new.

Regarding fakes specifically though, there are also a few running about ebay (once again) thatís should be cause for concern.


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I saw a few live photos of a few models posted on instagram by yeomanseiko, they look okay.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:22 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I read the site TOS and didn't see a rule against posting my own video here. Mods, please remove if it's not allowed.

I recorded a discussion of why I don't think Seiko intends this new Seiko 5 series to be the SKX replacement and what I think the SKX replacement will be like. It's kind of longwinded, but hopefully some of you will find it interesting.

I'm new to the video making process and would appreciate any feedback for improvement. I'm doing this for fun, not to make money. Thanks!

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Sorry if I’ve missed it somewhere but where is the official info that says this is a replacement for the SKX?

The SKX is a good value, serious diver’s tool watch that meets ISO requirements for its intended purpose. This new Seiko 5 is for the desk diver that wants the modded skx on a budget. It’s more of a new Seiko sea urchin than a new skx.

IMO there has to be a new proper SKX coming, the market for the SKX has been huge for the good value ISO divers watch market. Seiko wouldn’t just ditch that market.


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SKX007 replacements? I don’t think so��
100m water resistant
No ISO rating
No screw in Crown
No Bezel Pip
Open back case

It’s just another Cheap Looking Seiko Diver (is it even a Divers Watch?) And none of them will be on my watch list to own.��
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Sorry if Iíve missed it somewhere but where is the official info that says this is a replacement for the SKX?
There was no such official info. What happened was that several insiders, watch dealers, etc, claimed to have word from inside Seiko that SKX production had been discontinued. At the same time, Seiko announced a new line of Seiko 5 watches which look very SKX-like.

Then a lot of people assumed that these were the SKX replacement, and no one from Seiko has refuted this assumption.
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I took the plunge just to experience what it is. They have some fine lookers and some seriously odd stuff among the 27 choices.

No screw down crown is fine for me even if it got pulled and goes underwater shouldn't the seal hold in a shower or pool? I'll check out the crown sealing design when it finally arrives.
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I took the plunge just to experience what it is. They have some fine lookers and some seriously odd stuff among the 27 choices.

No screw down crown is fine for me even if it got pulled and goes underwater shouldn't the seal hold in a shower or pool? I'll check out the crown sealing design when it finally arrives.
I bought a brand new urchin a few years ago and swam with it a few times and it misted up inside. Iíve been weary about the 100m pseudo divers ever since.
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There was no such official info. What happened was that several insiders, watch dealers, etc, claimed to have word from inside Seiko that SKX production had been discontinued. At the same time, Seiko announced a new line of Seiko 5 watches which look very SKX-like.

Then a lot of people assumed that these were the SKX replacement, and no one from Seiko has refuted this assumption.

Obviously its not a direct SKX replacement for the basic reasons that have been mentioned before...


However give the more than obvious clone look, and timing, it can be considered a close substitute for those who are looking for one.
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I took the plunge just to experience what it is. They have some fine lookers and some seriously odd stuff among the 27 choices.

No screw down crown is fine for me even if it got pulled and goes underwater shouldn't the seal hold in a shower or pool? I'll check out the crown sealing design when it finally arrives.
I'm thinking of buying one too. Which one did you choose?
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Perhaps more of an alternative than a replacement ?
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