SKX009

Feb 21, 2019,16:03 PM
 

Arguably iconic. Not the best out there from any perspective including price. Spotty QC. My 07 screws down more confidently than my 09 for example, both being “Japan” examples. Doesn’t hack. Can’t wind it.

But I love it. I wear it most days alternating it with the 07. Can’t explain it. I stare at it intently every single time. Inexplicably beautiful on the wrist. How can something so “cheap” give that much pleasure?

After having the SKX on my wrist, it has kinda extinguished my interest in higher priced Seiko variants which include the GS. Notwithstanding vintage, I think the entry level variants embody what Seiko is all about to be honest. It’s where it packs the most punch.



Best, Echi

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Very nice watch. Wonderful picture.

 
 By: geross : February 21st, 2019-20:17
Tool watch par excelance. Great for roughing it up. Given my Seiko Diver's to my son in college. His enjoying it immensely. Tfs. Handsome watch. 😉 Geross 👍

Thanks! Wish I had one when I was in college!

 
 By: Echi : February 22nd, 2019-18:54
But they didn't have the SKX007 / 9 then Echi

Beautiful and a Great Picture too

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : March 10th, 2019-12:20
Been looking at getting an 009. Any idea if there's a Seiko steel bracelet available for it?

Are you referring to the jubilee bracelet?

 
 By: Echi : March 10th, 2019-22:32
Should be available online through sites like strapcode, Amazon, longislandwatch. Or your local Seiko or watch store.

No, I was hoping for an Oyster type...

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : March 11th, 2019-09:28
But, I see now that it's available from Strap Code. Thank you!

The skx009k is available on a bracelet..

 
 By: Echi : March 10th, 2019-22:33
The 009J (mine) is available only with a rubber strap.

Thank you!

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : March 11th, 2019-09:29
I might just get it on rubber and buy the bracelet separately.

"How can something so “cheap” give that much pleasure"?

 
 By: trm_tca : March 12th, 2019-12:02
Knew a girl in college who fit that description.