This is my first Diver’s watch, a Seiko SKXA55K1.
What does diver’s watch mean? It meets standards needed by SCUBA divers. That means it has to meet depth and visibility requirements and have a unidirectional rotating bezel. This watch is rated at 200m, or 660 feet. It has a screw down crown, to help water resistance and large, luminous markers. The orange face is an homage to DOXA, the company that made the first true diver’s watches. Orange is the color most visible in poor lighting conditions.
Case: 42mm diameter, stainless steel, 200m water resistance.
Back: Stainless Steel, screw down, Tsunami 200m diver’s stamp.
Crystal: Hardlex, flat.
Movement: Automatic, 7S26 Seiko in-house design.
Complications: Day of Week, Date.
Other: Solid, stainless steel bracelet, Unidirectional Rotating Bezel, Screw Down Crown, Luminous Hands and Markers.
The watch is my largest watch, but it is surprisingly easy to wear. It is a real eye catcher and I have gotten many compliments on it already. The fix and finish is amazing, rivaling much more expensive watches. Seiko quality control is crazy good. It has a 7S 26 automatic movement, so no batteries to fail here.
This particular watch is on a “Presidential” bracelet, which is very nice looking, with all solid links.
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