5 Affordable Dive Watches That Aren’t the Seiko SKX007

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5 Affordable Dive Watches That Aren’t the Seiko SKX007

Post by Racer-X » March 5th 2019, 5:57pm

"When looking into an affordable dive watch, the Seiko SKX007 is guaranteed to come up more than a few times. It totally makes sense why. The 007 has a rock-solid set of specs, classic Seiko looks, and true ISO dive certification. On top of all that, it also looks great on a variety of straps thanks to the versatile black/white/steel color scheme. You can easily pick one up from a ton of different retailers, and the pre-owned market is strong, too. These are all great reasons to buy an SKX007 — unless, of course, something about it doesn’t mesh well with your taste in watches. That’s why today we’re looking at five awesome alternatives to the Seiko SKX007. All of our picks have distinctly different looks and features, but are around the same price."


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Post by TemerityB » March 5th 2019, 8:35pm

JAS1125 wrote:Kinda digging some of the Lorier line up.
Never heard of the brand before


Saw 'em at one of the W&W watch fairs here. I thought they were meh.

The Citizen Promaster is like way underrated.
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Post by Mark1 » March 5th 2019, 8:44pm

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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » March 5th 2019, 10:44pm

The Loriers look kinda nice. Obviously equipped with a useless bezel, but that doesn’t matter much to a non-diver like me. The ”digital Tuna” is quite pointless. What’s the point of a dive bezel in a watch with no hands? It’s like a woman without a bosom wearing a bra.
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Post by conjurer » March 5th 2019, 11:18pm

Loamers--Shit micros. Nope.

Digital Tunas--Made for millennials who can't read time with analogue hands. Nope.

Dan Henry--Probably OK, uses a Seiko movement, doesn't have the heritage of Seiko. Maybe OK.

Citizen BN0150-28E--OK for brother-in-law who is too fucking shiftless to keep an automatic watch wound.

Orient Mako USA--An extra hundred and fifty dollars for a sapphire crystal, solid endlinks and the lume the regular Mako should have had in the first place. Nope. Regular Mako? OK.

So, as WISs, if you were forced, at gunpoint, to engage a total stranger in watch conversation wearing any of these watches, vs. the SKX007, which one would you pick?
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » March 5th 2019, 11:38pm

conjurer wrote:Loamers--Shit micros. Nope.

Digital Tunas--Made for millennials who can't read time with analogue hands. Nope.

Dan Henry--Probably OK, uses a Seiko movement, doesn't have the heritage of Seiko. Maybe OK.

Citizen BN0150-28E--OK for brother-in-law who is too fucking shiftless to keep an automatic watch wound.

Orient Mako USA--An extra hundred and fifty dollars for a sapphire crystal, solid endlinks and the lume the regular Mako should have had in the first place. Nope. Regular Mako? OK.

So, as WISs, if you were forced, at gunpoint, to engage a total stranger in watch conversation wearing any of these watches, vs. the SKX007, which one would you pick?

Probably the Mako USA. The price sucks cock, but the watch doesn’t suck cock. I have the DH 1970, and it’s a nice watch for daily wear, but it loses out to the SKX, because the lume sucks cock. If not for the stuttering seconds hand of the Citizen, it’d be my pick, as it’s probably the most practical of that lot - it may be boring, but it doesn’t suck cock.
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Re: 5 Affordable Dive Watches That Aren’t the Seiko SKX007

Post by MAX » March 6th 2019, 5:47am

Potato, po-ta-to. Citizen FTW but then again I am a Citizen fanboy. Orient is close second.

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