The Seiko SKX007 and SKX009 Automatic Diver watches are legendary among watch enthusiasts. It is a design that traces its roots back to a watch from the 1960’s – it is classic looking, rugged and functional – rated for scuba diving to 660 ft (200 meters). Check out the pictures below
If you spend any time at all in some watch forums – you’ll end up seeing someone talking about these watches. The SKX009 will also be referred to as the “Pepsi” watch – because of the red and blue bezel matching the Pepsi logo colors. I think these are the tuner cars of the watch world – people make tons of modifications – new bands, dials, bezels, etc. – all to set their watch apart. The reason this happens is that this is such a solid watch – people keep them a long time – wear them a lot – and just keep changing it up to keep things interesting.
This watch has a ton of serious features for under $200:
- Automatic movement
- Rotating Bezel
- Day and Date window
- Certified Dive capability
- Bright Luminous (Glow in the dark) Hands and Markers
What I’ve also discovered is that watch collectors who own all the super expensive, high end brands (think of your favorite here) – they buy this watch for their everyday use. Think about that – the guy to which money is no object – enjoys and owns high end watches – buys this Seiko to use everyday. To me that’s a huge endorsement – and also tells me that any beginning watch collector – or someone who just wants a nice watch – needs to order one of these today – now go get one – here – I’ll take a Pepsi.
Update: If you’re looking for this watch in a slightly smaller size check out the Seiko SKX013. This is a 37mm diameter case vs. 42mm diameter case for the SKX007/009. Could be perfect to get a matching watch for your wife or girlfriend.