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Authored by Angelis
I don't know...maybe I am just plain nuts, but when I saw this blue S-Wave on for $79.99, I felt I'd just buy it and give it a shot. Well, that started a chain reaction, especially when I discovered that there are many more dial colors. So then, I picked up the black dial, and the forest green dial.

All along, I had wanted another Seiko style, something other than a Monster, Knight, a Seiko 5, or even another Orient. And so I caught the Wave. For me, these S-Waves are among the most comfortable watches I have ever worn, even rivaling the comfort of the Seiko Knight (that I always rant about). I believe that they weigh between 110-120 grams. The bracelet is very contoured, and wavy around the arm. I haven't seen any Seiko styled like this, especially not at this price point.

The 7S26A (first introduced in 1996), powers this watch, and it has a funky cool rotor, not the standard one we see today. The S-Waves that I purchased were produced between 1997-1999. They are all NOS/BNIB, gorgeous, classically styled, pleasing to the eye, legible, have a perfectly aligned day/date, have the Seiko logo in chrome and raised above the dial, have a sweet signed crown, and a buckle with safety latch. The bracelet is completely solid, and completely brushed. The case is beveled...can you believe it? The lume is so sweet, and quite bright. The solid red and orange second hands (depending on the model) are that added sweet touch. The dials that are marked with the "S-Wave" signature have an Arabic secondary day, while the dials marked, "100M Water Resist, Automatic" have a Spanish secondary day.

It's the Seiko of a more recent yesteryear, and for me, it's the vintage find of the deacde.

Feast for the eyes: SKX253
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[img][font=comic sans ms]SKX295[/font]
[img][font=comic sans ms]SKX247[/font]



[b]7S26A movement [/b]
[b]21 Jewels [/b]
[b]21,600 BPH (6 beats per sec) [/b]
[b]Day/date angled at the 4 o'clock position, Sunday in red [/b]
[b]Glow-in-the-dark indices [/b]
[b]Seiko's Hardlex (flat) crystal [/b]
[b]SOLID bracelet, solid conection to the case [/b]
[b]10 Bar/100 meters (330 ft.) water resistant [/b]
[b]Non screw-down crown, signed [/b]
[b]8" bracelet [/b]
[b]Divers' buckle, stamped "Seiko" [/b]
[b]38mm diameter w/o crown, 42mm w/crown[/b]
[b]44mm lug to lug--north to south [/b]
[b]Bracelet starts at 20mm and tapers to 16mm [/b]
[b]Weighs approx. 110 grams [/b]
[b]Case is 15mm thick[/b]
[b]Dial colors: black, forest green, blue, red, yellow, purple [/b]
[b]Seiko box with original S-Wave hang tag[/b]

[b]Too little $$$ for so much watch, it's just that unreal! I love this watch! [/b]

[b]All my best,[/b]


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Hi Angelis,

Just browsing the forum and came upon your S-Wave review. Like you I have fallen for these comparatively scarce Seikos.

My first one was the dark blue dial version...

Then I got the one with the vivid red dial.....

And finally the yellow one....

Here's a group shot

And a shot of my 7S26-0190

Great watches that seem to be underappreciated.

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Nice collection of the S-Wave.
They are nice little watches.... for an auto :57:

I have the red one as well and a purple one.
I really how they wear on the wrist and they both keep great time.

Thanks for showing.


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I found an skx253 sitting in the display case of a little jeweler near me in Chicago today. Little place I would walk past after getting pho, I wasn't even sure they were open but they had citizen and seiko signs in the Windows.

Amidst all the seiko 5s, kinetics, eco drives and the odd orient and recrafts there it was an s-wave skx253, still with plastic on the bracelet and a hang tag.

Needless to say it went home with me, and I had no idea what an s-wave seiko was! I was just smitten with the size and green dial!

I gotta keep digging around in obscure jewlery stores!

I'd post pics but I'm too much a n00b!


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