|#35. The third one. Bought in April 2010. Here on a president bracelet.
Also, what makes the SKX007 so unique is the vast range of interchangeable parts available to modify your watch. There are a lot of parts for Seikos in general but the assortment for the SKX-series is probably the largest.
|#101. A vintage modified SKX007 with faded insert and soy sauce hands on a fully brushed jubilee bracelet. This was the fourth one bought in October 2011.
|#102. Also from October 2011 and yet another vintage mod. This time performed on a SKX007J (Japanese version). Insert and hands were taken from a SKX011J. Insert was faded and the hands and dial went a round with the old soy sauce. All geared up for fishing with a flask, a SOG knife and a Lucky 13 wobbler! Number five was a badass and is today owned by XLNTS which he still uses frequently.
|Then the dial, hands and chapter ring were replaced. Got too messy with the Type 2 dial. Didn’t work very well together. Lack of balance.
|I brought this version of the watch to Rome, Italy, in June 2013 on my honeymoon (among other watches of course!). Here seen in the roof top lounge at Hotel Boscolo Exedra.
The SKX’s comes in some different variations which all look pretty much the same except for color deviations. But there are the J-versions, e.g. the SKX007J, where the J stands for Japan, which usually are a little more expensive and has an extra line on the dial that says 21 jewels. The movement, the 7S26, is the same in all the SKX divers I think except for that they have been assembled in different factories.
|It was fitted with an aftermarket (fake) 6105 dial that Magnus re-lumed. I think it looked kind of cool with its retro look. Something for Seiko to pick up for an upcoming vintage series?