Chances are if you've been around watches & in particular Seiko watches you would of heard of the Seiko SKX007. The quintessential divers watch & all round everyday beater watch.
Manufactured since 1996 but with it's heritage dating back to 1965 (when Seiko made their first dive watch) this watch has developed a cult following.
Casual, fun to wear, understated & a functional, reliable IS0 6425 certified dive watch.
At 42mm in diametre & 14mm thick, anyone with a 7" wrist or smaller may find it a bit on the large side.
Enter the SKX013K2 (the K2 version has a jubilee bracelet), sized at 4mm smaller, give this watch a more junior size & feel. Affectionately known as the SKX007's little brother.
Packs all the same features as well as the same in house Seiko 7S26, 23 jewelled automatic movement.
In recent years there were whispers of the SKX range being dis-continued, whether this was down to scarcity on the market or certain collectors/dealers panic bulk buying is unknown.
But what we do know, as this is the base model for many modders in the Seiko community, it was with much relief that these rumours were indeed false & for the for seeable these Seiko classics are still available.
Given Seiko's new strategy of pricing the 6R15 movements in the £1000+ price range & the Prospex 4R35 Divers watches around £400-£800.
Its fair to say that the humble little SKX is still available in it's "bang for buck" range of £190 - £250.