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.Great looking design but why the hell did they go with only 10 Bar WR.
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.
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.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.
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.
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.
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.Well, there are already skx ‘homages’ 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 it’s nothing new.
Regarding fakes specifically though, there are also a few running about ebay (once again) that’s should be cause for concern.
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