Reviews and Problems with Seiko Men's SKX009 Diver's Automatic Watch
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Great design, great value
Michael A. Thomas, amazon.com
25 January 2012
Summary: Seiko is one of the truly great watch manufacturers. Just because it's not Swiss doesn't mean it's not great. For me, a "real" watch is mechanical, either hand-wind or automatic, and the SKX007/9 delivers. This Seiko diver is a true classic. Seiko has been making divers with this basic design since the 80's if not before (see also the SKX007).
Summary: I purchased this Divers Watch for Christmas. It arrived professionally packaged in a sturdy box. It was in its original Seiko blue leather box with warratee card and owner's manual. I have been wearing this watch non-stop for the last week and I have been very impressed. It is all that I expected it would be. It is keeping great time. I set it by my Casio G-Shock Atomic and it has not gained or lost any time. It looks great and fits my wrist like a glove.
Summary: I received this watch, along with a few others, as an anniversary present from my wife. The others were all budget (sub-$100) watches while this was the nicest of the bunch. I had wanted an automatic watch for a while and had great luck with a few quartz Seikos. After some internet research I settled on the SKX series for its classic styling (the Monsters were a bit too much for me) and value proposition.
Summary: I believe this to be a grey market version of the SKX009. It appears authentic but was missing a warranty card. I didn't notice until 30 days after receiving it. It has a rattle when I shake it and I was going to return it for warranty repair but when I went to check the box it came with, there is no warranty card which Seiko requires for repair without charge. I'm disappointed, Amazon.
Summary: I have had one of these since 1999. Bought it in Fiji for $100.00. It is very tough and durable, good dive watch. I rolled a go kart in Thailand and the only thing that saved my wrist from being torn up was the rubber wristband. My other wrist wasn't so lucky, so I have a big scar on one wrist and a chunk of rubber missing from the strap. It runs a little fast but overall it I am very happy with it. Most self winders with a date tend to run fast.
Summary: I bought two of these watches for $150.00 each. Both keep excellent time, well inside the factory specifications. I would recomend this to all people who participate in water activities and want to wear a accurate time piece while doing so. Wes.
Summary: I've had this watch for over four years. It has constantly run fast. I need to adjust it every week. The stainless steel bracelet also came apart on one side where it connects to the timepiece. It is good looking and I get some compiments on it but overall I'm unhappy with its performance and construction.
Summary: I have had this type of watch for over 3 decades. I have surfed, dived, camped, hiked and otherwise abused the watch forever. Its always been there for me. I have to get a new watchband every few years, but the watch keeps on going in any conditions. I would recomend this watch or its close cousins to anyone with outdoor sports or activity interests.
Summary: I just received this watch today and I am very pleased with the initial quality. It is a solid and very masculine watch. The case is a bright reflective stainless steel and the bezel has a nice, smooth ratchet-like click to it when it is turned to measure elapsed time. The band is wide, yet flexible and comfortable. Because it has automatic movement, as instructed in the manual,I swayed it back and forth about 10 times after removing from the box to get it started.