My SKX.

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 It had street cred, but was very outdated.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.


 

Thoughts?

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The GMT under $1K from a major brand is a game changer! My only gripe is that without a day complication, it should have been released as a ProSpex model. 

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It might be the '57 Chevy vs the late 60s Chevelle.  Good looking car but never really equalled its earlier sibling.

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Rocky150

It might be the '57 Chevy vs the late 60s Chevelle.  Good looking car but never really equalled its earlier sibling.

Hacking and winding GMT with solid end links makes this one superior to the original imo.

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horologuitarist

Hacking and winding GMT with solid end links makes this one superior to the original imo.

My point exactly.   The chevelle had the newest innovations and was safer to drive, but was never as desirable as the '57.

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Sharp looking watch.

How’s it at keeping time?

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cornfedksboy

The GMT under $1K from a major brand is a game changer! My only gripe is that without a day complication, it should have been released as a ProSpex model. 

I get you're point, but then they would have to do something to the rest of the watch to elevate it.

It would be strange to have tje same watch just with a different movement in the entry level and professional line.

I guessing they will come out with 6r version of this and make a prospec gmt.

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Rocky150

It might be the '57 Chevy vs the late 60s Chevelle.  Good looking car but never really equalled its earlier sibling.

This is probably true. But just as age defines who is the true Bond for you (Roger Moore), I feel you're collecting age will define this.

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Vicdoc

Sharp looking watch.

How’s it at keeping time?

Pretty good, +5 a day. But it's a crapshoot with these Seikos, could be - 15 and still be within spec.

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JHellberg

I get you're point, but then they would have to do something to the rest of the watch to elevate it.

It would be strange to have tje same watch just with a different movement in the entry level and professional line.

I guessing they will come out with 6r version of this and make a prospec gmt.

The ProSpex also uses the 4R movement And sells in the range of $400 and up. Wouldn’t have to elevate the watch at all IMO. It’s just that one of the 5s in Seiko 5 stands for day complication. 

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just wish it had a screw crown

would tempt me

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Rocky150

My point exactly.   The chevelle had the newest innovations and was safer to drive, but was never as desirable as the '57.

OK.  I misread your post.  So the Chevelle was the better vehicle that didn't achieve the same level of popularity as the earlier model.

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horologuitarist

OK.  I misread your post.  So the Chevelle was the better vehicle that didn't achieve the same level of popularity as the earlier model.

Yessir. It was a great looking auto too, perfect for any and all mods that might want to be dine.  Looks alone,  it was much better.  But it never caught on like the '57, which is a symbol of an era.

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horologuitarist

OK.  I misread your post.  So the Chevelle was the better vehicle that didn't achieve the same level of popularity as the earlier model.

And maybe that is the point.  The SKX is a symbol of an Era that will sentimentality never be exceeded in that class of watch, regardless of the improvements. 

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Great piece you got there - love the bracelet