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m84 08-07-2019 11:28 AM

New Seiko SKX replacement released
 
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.




https://k8q7r7a2.stackpathcdn.com/wp...rts_SRPD51.jpg



https://k8q7r7a2.stackpathcdn.com/wp...collection.jpg

Images and info: https://monochrome-watches.com/the-2...-and-revamped/


More info: https://www.seikowatches.com/global-en/products/5sports


Enjoy! :cool:

Reflex 08-07-2019 11:47 AM

Rather nice. The Superman-like 5 on the dial is an improvement on the infamous X imo. Price seems reasonable too. They should sell well.

Thanks for the share

bigbluekyle 08-07-2019 11:49 AM

I always thought the Seiko X logo was bad....but the 5 logo is truly frightening. It scares me :ohmy:

7s26b 08-07-2019 11:53 AM

I Like the applique Seiko badge, the dial colours and black day/date on some- but hate the bezel inserts, and that poxy '5' carbuncle.

TheTigerUK 08-07-2019 11:53 AM

I think they will be a very big seller and theres quite a large selection of them.

bigbluekyle 08-07-2019 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 7s26b (Post 2806291)
I Like the applique Seiko badge, the dial colours and black day/date on some- but hate the bezel inserts, and that poxy '5' carbuncle.


I had to look up definitions for both poxy and carbuncle

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downtownfish 08-07-2019 01:50 PM

How did they get down to 10 bar depth rating?

Thesharkman 08-07-2019 02:08 PM

good to get as beaters. i don't know how anyone could tell the time w/ any of the street style variations. as john said, they will sell a boatload of them.

<* shark >>><

bradurani 08-07-2019 02:46 PM

Ok, who will be the first of you to collect ALL of them. Also, anyone wanna buy an SKX? [emoji6]

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chenpofu 08-07-2019 04:16 PM

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I like the orange one, but the hands on that look pink?!

downtownfish 08-07-2019 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chenpofu (Post 2806451)
I like the orange one, but the hands on that look pink?!

You are correct. It’s a common Seiko thing to screw up one piece bad enough that you don’t want to buy it. Lol

07surf 08-07-2019 04:25 PM

No screw down crown. Look forward to hearing how well they keep the water out for those who get in the ocean and pool a lot. I would like a slimmed down solar version with 200M screw down crown in the same dial/bezel configuration choices.

toxicavenger 08-07-2019 04:38 PM

I don't believe this is replacing the SKX.

nzwatchdoctor 08-07-2019 04:47 PM

Nice Colnago :)




Was the S tired and needed a lie down?!

funkag 08-07-2019 05:25 PM

So is Seiko merging the SKX and Seiko 5 Sports lines? The new watches definitely match more up with the latter than the former, except in case design. I'll never find myself deeper than about 3-4 meters (if I'm further down than that my watch will be the least of my concerns...), so the depth rating doesn't bother me in the least. I just wish Seiko would go back to some of its earliest "5" designs, when the number was on the case back and the dial was left cleaner. These new ones would be perfect with just Seiko and Automatic - the new 5 logo is more than a bit strange...

borgsauce 08-07-2019 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by funkag (Post 2806487)
So is Seiko merging the SKX and Seiko 5 Sports lines? The new watches definitely match more up with the latter than the former, except in case design. I'll never find myself deeper than about 3-4 meters (if I'm further down than that my watch will be the least of my concerns...), so the depth rating doesn't bother me in the least. I just wish Seiko would go back to some of its earliest "5" designs, when the number was on the case back and the dial was left cleaner. These new ones would be perfect with just Seiko and Automatic - the new 5 logo is more than a bit strange...

I think the SKX has always been informally a part of the 5 series. They almost always seem fitted with a Seiko 5 tag at the store.

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TheTigerUK 08-07-2019 06:20 PM

I keep trying not to like the new "5" and failing, reminds me of Superman, its a bird, its a plane no its Superman, loved it when I was a kid in the 50s :)

squamish5 08-07-2019 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheTigerUK (Post 2806515)
I keep trying not to like the new "5" and failing, reminds me of Superman, its a bird, its a plane no its Superman, loved it when I was a kid in the 50s :)

Kind of like a sleeping Superman logo really...

seikozen 08-07-2019 06:44 PM

Thank The Stars, anything other than the XXXXX I kinda like the Superman S also and the Ability to Hand Wind and Hack makes this a Great bargain imho. If Diving is wanted there are many other Seiko's that have Screw-down Crowns-or higher Depth rating? Very Nice Choices. One for every TASTE. I wonder if the Black Day/date is available on any others than the V/N Blue Dialed?
Russell

GuyJ 08-07-2019 07:14 PM

Hmmm.






Hmmmmm

OutaTime 08-07-2019 10:24 PM

Some of these are very nice.

I wonder how interchangeable the parts will be with SKX cases, so one could have the look of one of these and 200m water resistance. If the new ones truly don’t have a screw down crown, would have to sort that out, at least.

Smart move by Seiko making so many color ways. Should appeal very much to the modding community.

I especially like the off white version.

Any news on the Arnie reissue timing? I’m particularly excited about those.

twall3 08-07-2019 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by downtownfish (Post 2806377)
How did they get down to 10 bar depth rating?



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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DonJ53 08-08-2019 01:17 AM

Will there be J & K versions ?

fallacyfrog 08-08-2019 02:41 AM

Not really into the new '5' logo but maybe because we've been used to the old '5' being around for so long. Come to think of it, the old '5' shield design has been around for more than 5 decades no?

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pollyc 08-08-2019 03:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuyJ (Post 2806535)
Hmmm.






Hmmmmm

Likewise :biggrin:


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