Trying to find good dive watch with automatic movement? You should take a look at Seiko production. This well know Japanese watch company is offering great quality and price rate timepieces, so if you are not looking for a fancy impression accessory and want to have unique image, Seiko SKX173 can be perfect choice for you.
SKX173 model can be compared to those classic 90′ dive models. Older owners will tell you that not much have changed since then. Seiko still managed to provide great active leisure watch, which is durable, looks cool and shows time quite accurately. This one goes with 21-jewel automatic winding movement. That means this timepiece doesn’t need any battery and it “recharges” by the movement of wrist.
Automatic movement is not so accurate as the quartz ones. At this case it unbalanced -3 to 4 seconds per day. It is fine for the automatic movement. Now more about the things that are really important for divers. Luminosity in this watch is excellent. The same thing we noticed in other Seiko Divers watches, so company still provide the best experience. Timepiece is using Lumibrite — organic luminous material. It will ensure that even in the low light environmental you will see matte black dial, luminous markers and dissimilar hands. Luminous material is charged by the exposure to sunlight or any other light.
Another great thing about the Seiko SKX173 is smoothly moving unidirectional bezel with exactly 120 clicks. That is common thing for professional divers, who have to track the time under the water. Without the date, this model also has day function. Saturday and Sunday have different color backgrounds – blue and red respectively. Different from other models, the face of this timepiece is simple and doesn’t have any magnifier for date window.
With this steel and black watch will come 22 mm. black rubber waterproof strap. Some who are looking for elegant and casual purposes watch may change it to other options, but Seiko was doing it by purpose and true divers was in the first place. Strap is held in place by heavy duty, industrial strength spring pins and rubber material suits perfectly for underwater activities. There are some feedback how indestructible it is. After more than 15 years of use, Seiko rubber straps shows no sign of cracking or breaking.
One of the greatest designed decisions in this model is crown guard. It was made quite precisely in order not to snag on anything. By this comes very thick case and wonderful sealing system that prevents movement from any damage. To be honest, it is hard to find something bad about this model. It has own image, aspects — only those things can be criticized by someone.
Having experience with older Seiko models, it seems that company keeps tradition to make long-term, high quality and durability watches. Seiko SKX173 is an excellent watch with an exceptional value. At the moment you can find it with $245 discount.