Reviews and Problems with Seiko Men's SKX173 Automatic Dive Urethane Strap Watch
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Poor time keeper, but durable.
Professor Farnsworth "Dan", amazon.com
27 November 2011
Summary: I purchased a SKX173 about six years ago and was initially impressed by the weight and build quality of the watch. Over the last couple years, I have grown tired of its inability to keep accurate time. The watch is consistently about 10 minutes fast after about a week of operation. I am looking for a new watch this holiday and would advise others this is not a good watch and to look elsewhere for another make or model.
Summary: Unfortunately, this watch stopped working when I dropped it about 4 feet onto asphalt pavement. I liked the easy readability and utility of the rotating bezel. It kept decent time; nothing great. The failure after such a trivial knock would make me wary of relying on it. Users needing a reliable dive watch should choose something more substantial. BTW, I did not look into getting it fixed as I consider additional spending on the watch to be throwing good money after bad.
Summary: I really wanted to like this watch. My father has one that he has had for 35 years and 3 tours in Vietnam. So my expectations were for a simple but quality item. Unfortunately it runs fast, real fast. It gains about 10 minutes ever five days. It is also pretty heavy, if it kept time I could put up with it but since it's fast, no dice.
Summary: I purchased this Seiko impressed by Seiko's reputation for smart style, rugged design and accurate time keeping. Well, two of the three proved true but keeping accurate time, what I consider the keystone function of any watch, is where this time piece fails. The watch was losing 10 minutes every two weeks. I sent it to Seiko for repair which tinkered with it and returned it with a note saying it's not design to keep accurate time.