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So here's some minutia for you:


The SRPD51 blue dial uses the same H&M hands as the SKX031 (1FH090FABES and 2FX125FABES).

To most observers the SKX031 hands seem to be cosmetically similar to the SKX007 etc. but the part numbers show to be different for the SKX031 and now the SRPD51.

Absolutely meaningless information other than I find it interesting somehow that they went SKX031 numbering scheme.

No info on the seconds hand part number !
 

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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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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.
 

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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-japanese-watch-discussion-forum/327509-baselworld-2019-a.html
 

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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! :cool:
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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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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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. :confused:
 

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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 @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. :confused:

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 ‘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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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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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.
 
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