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09-19-2019 01:27 PM
TheTigerUK Perhaps more of an alternative than a replacement ?
09-19-2019 01:26 PM
Amin S
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Originally Posted by Grammarofdesign View Post
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?
09-19-2019 01:12 PM
m84
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Originally Posted by Amin S View Post
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.
09-19-2019 12:28 PM
uncleluck
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Originally Posted by Grammarofdesign View Post
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.
09-19-2019 12:14 PM
Grammarofdesign 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.
09-19-2019 11:57 AM
Amin S
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Originally Posted by uncleluck View Post
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.
09-19-2019 11:36 AM
uncleluck 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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Originally Posted by TheNeilo1 View Post
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.��
Exactly!
09-19-2019 10:22 AM
Amin S 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!

08-19-2019 09:04 AM
chenpofu I saw a few live photos of a few models posted on instagram by yeomanseiko, they look okay.
08-18-2019 07:40 PM
EDGlimited
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Originally Posted by m84 View Post
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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A homage watch I can live with, the company that normally makes them, has "some" decorum and honesty, but fakes, yes I agree with you.
08-18-2019 07:33 PM
m84 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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08-18-2019 07:27 PM
EDGlimited
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Originally Posted by m84 View Post
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.
08-18-2019 04:05 PM
TheNeilo1 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.🤔
08-18-2019 03:57 PM
m84
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Originally Posted by EDGlimited View Post
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.
08-17-2019 10:10 PM
EDGlimited 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
08-17-2019 09:38 PM
EDGlimited
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Originally Posted by m84 View Post
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.
08-17-2019 09:32 PM
EDGlimited
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Originally Posted by bigbluekyle View Post
I had to look up definitions for both poxy and carbuncle


Carbuncles on your wahoo is almost identical to herculiner on ya hootus. The removal is rather painful.
08-16-2019 11:00 PM
Spilled Fluids Seiko is like tRump...keep them guessing
08-16-2019 10:40 PM
DAHASCO SKX Never was never in the 5 family. Keep drinking saki seiko employees...

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08-16-2019 08:33 PM
OutaTime 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
08-16-2019 07:57 AM
DAHASCO These are a replacement for the Seiko 5 Sports, Not the SKX...
08-16-2019 04:57 AM
m84
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Originally Posted by rfortson View Post
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...






pic from: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/i-...y-2021457.html
08-15-2019 04:33 PM
rfortson
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Originally Posted by toxicavenger View Post
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.
08-15-2019 03:46 PM
Grammarofdesign 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.
08-15-2019 01:50 PM
IMeasure
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Originally Posted by Vette Enthusiast View Post
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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