Yes, there I was browsing an auction site you may have heard about, and I saw a Seiko 200m automatic diver that I had never heard of, never mind seen for sale.
Bet you can't guess what did then!
Anyway, here is the giant EMS envelope that arrived from the Philippines.
I think I have heard of that Jose Sotto dude, wasn't he on a cooking show?!?
Inside the giant envelope was this eyeglass case.
Inside the eyeglass case is a bubble-wrap lollipop with a rubber handle!
No wait, it's a watch!
But what watch is it?? Let's take a closer look!
It is a Seiko SKX005, a slightly smaller diver at 38mm, but that is actually my favorite size. An engraved bezel with a red decompression zone and a dark blue dial with a very unusual ringed texture on the dial.
The rings on the dial are not smooth rings at all, but rings of little wave shapes, that get smaller and smaller as the ring gets closer to the center. Wild!
Here is the case back, showing a well used watch but in fine wearing condition. Model designation 7S26-0010. There are three 7S26-0010 models that I know of, the black SKX001 (which is actually what mine was sold as!), this unusual blue SKX005, and a white and gold SKX006.
I hadn't picked my watch for the day, so why not wear this little beauty, eh?
Along with a famous shirt!
It has good lume too, but I tried to take a "wrist lume" shot and my hand shook to much during the long exposure. Oh well, no blinky!
That's it for this one, feels weird that I had never heard of this model, then four days later it is on my wrist!
And while I was posting this, the US Mail carrier stopped by and had me sign for some bracelets from Katsu-san, so that means I can finally wear one of my new new SARG watches tomorrow! Woohoo! See you then.
Thanks for looking!