|You will notice, there is only the option “install the ordered sapphire”.
I did this because I am at the bottom of my stock, and the SKX007’s that I received in the past were mixed: Most were OK, but many were with mis-aligned chapter ring. When I had enough stock, it was simple: put the bad ones aside and wait for sapphire-orders and fix the dial ring-issue while installing sapphire. But now, all stock that is left, are the ones that I initially put aside for the orders with sapphire. So from now, every SKX007 needs to be taken apart to fix the dial ring issue, so I am selling them with sapphire.
|The SKX007 that I sell here is the “Made in Japan” version!!
I ship them with aligned dial rings, and I receive about 50% with aligned dial rings so sometimes I have to wait a few shipments before I can fulfil an order (the mis-aligned ones are put aside and the dial ring is fixed when I install sapphire).
The SKX007 can be called a survivor. It has been in production in this form for over 20 years!! (because of that, this watch is the watch with the most after market parts available, many people are making modified SKX007’s). Many of these parts look nice, but they bring down the quality of your watch. The parts I have developed are matched to Seiko standards, especially the lume strength can compete.
The option to add a solid steel bracelet appears in the shopping cart after you added the SKX007. (The 22mm SuperNato or Waffle are also straps that I can vouch for). The steel bracelets from Taikonaut/Miltat have screwed links and very solid clasps. In some cases I can install a Seiko clasp, but keep in mind that the clasps from Taikonaut are stronger.
The alignment of the dial ring is something many people are making jokes of (or complaining about)… The dial ring is a loose part inside the watch. It has a small tip that falls into a hole in the case, but that hole is larger than the tip. The dial ring can move a little because of this, making the alignment at 12 not 100% certain. I select the best ones before I ship them, but they CAN MOVE in transit. When they are not aligned, a little tap on the side will often put it back in place. When I install sapphire, I fixate the dial ring. This way of handling the dial ring issue causes me to put aside around 60% of the incoming SKX007’s, I am not sending out watches with dial rings that are way off (see the watch I used for this product-page, it is off to the right). So it can sometimes take a few shipments from Seiko before I can serve an order because there is a waiting list due to the high demand.
A new option is to make some modifications to your diver, you find the possibilities in the section “Yourmods“. One example is to change the movement and crown so it will be a “hack and wind” watch.
|Difference J and K version|
|The “made in Japan” versie is more expensive. Mainly because it is harder to get. Some differences (my opinion):
|Technically the J and K version are identical! They are both checked by the same Seiko quality standards. The installed PU-strap and Seiko jubilee are also the same.|
|Bracelets you can choose from after you made a choice.||price from|
|Solid Oyster||€ 50|
|Solid Jubilee||€ 55|
|Solid Presidential||€ 67,50|
|Case heigth:||1,3 cm|
|Weigth:||140 gram on Seiko Jubilee, 104 gram on rubber|
|Water resistance:||20 atm|
|Lug to lug:||4,6 cm|
|Lug width:||22 mm|
|Case width:||4,2 cm (bezel is 4 cm)|
|Band type||3 (Seiko Jubilee)|