Review Seiko SKX009K2 Diver’s Automatic Watch
Hello everyone, today I’m doing a Seiko SKX009K2 watch review. Seiko happen to produce some of the most popular watches in the world, and really do offer some of the best value for money timepieces available. Below I’m going to be taking a closer look at the SkX009K2 which is a diver’s style automatic watch.
Editor rating: 9/10 Continue reading to find out why.
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My Initial Thoughts On The Seiko SKX009K2
The SKX009K2 is part of of Seiko’s automatic range of watches, I’ve always been a fan of this style of movement and the idea of removing the use of a battery from a watch. This happens to be one of Seiko’s most popular watch designs, for me personally I really like the design of the dial with the large luminous markers making it very easy to read. I also think the whole deep blue and red blend makes for an interesting colour scheme on the bezel, they refer to it as the Pepsi bezel.
Many people often get confused when it comes to ‘divers watches’ there is a difference between standard 200m water resistance and 200m diver, sadly a lot of retailers don’t make this obvious. The Seiko SKX009K2 has a rating of 200m diver, making it suitable for scuba diving at depths not suitable for saturation diving. To make it clear early on, the watch also has a screw down crown and luminous markers, features people looking for a divers watch often want to know about. More details on water resistant marks can be found on wiki here.
A great benefit of the Automatic movement is that you no longer require a battery change, and for those of you who have had diver watches in the past will know, it can become fairly expensive to do this correctly when you have to deal with water resistant seals etc. Admittedly it won’t be as accurate as a quartz but this is often a trade off people are happy to make.
Type of glass
The Seiko SKX009K2 uses a standard hardlex glass. Hardlex glass is a type of specially hardened mineral glass developed by Seiko, it’s often found in Seiko, Pulsar and Lorus watch models. It’s fairly resistant to scratching and knocks making it an ideal affordable glass to feature on this style of watch.
The casing diameter of this Seiko is 42mm which is classed as a large although these days most popular watches tend to be around this size. The thickness of the case is 13mm again classed as a large and fits well proportionately with the rest of the casing.
They’ve gone for a standard day and date display this time around and overall I’m pretty pleased with how they’ve included it on the dial. It’s nice and subtle not taking away from the clean, easy to read style of the dial.
Watch strap and clasp
The strap is made of stainless steel and utilizes a standard fold over clasp with a safety catch. Now personally I don’t really like safety catches as I find them a little difficult to use, I know not everyone has this issue but it is worth keeping in mind. The strap is 22mm wide which is a standard size. I’ve included a picture below so you can see the clasp and bracelet style below.
Dial Window Material: Hardlex Mineral
Clasp Type: Fold Over Clasp With Safety Catch
Strap Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42mm
Case Thickness: 13mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Calendar: Standard Date Display
Movement: Automatic Movement
Water Pressure Resistance: 200M Divers
What did you think of this Seiko SKX009K2 Review
Thanks for taking the time to read my Seiko SKX009K2 review. Overall I have to say I really rather like this edition from Seiko, the whole design is something I’m quite fond of and I approve of the features they’ve included. It’s a suitable diving watch which I’m sure is going to be a serious contender among those looking for the ideal watch for this past time.
When you take into consideration the watch design, features and pricing I hope you can see how I came to my rating of 9/10.
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