I started this hobby ( seriously ) late 2018. The SKX was still available and I did buy one, but allways felt that it no longer was the best bang for buck toolwatch. It had street cred, but was very outdated. So I felt the SKX was before my time.
I feel these SSK:s are my SKX. They bring great value in a segment where prior there was none, ( well none is harsh, but not as much ). Rugged affordable toolwach gmt. Since now a days the chinese factories are butting so much stuff out ( not all bad at all ), this won't get the status that SKX got, but in isolation to me, it's a bit of a revolutionary as SKX was.
Bit over forty years old guy who spends too much time checking other guys wrists.