Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Honest Review

The Seiko SKX007J vs SKX007K is a hot debate in the watch community with so many theories and speculations rising up here and there about the differences between these watches. And it isn’t just for the 007 models (Seiko has the entire SKX line available in either J or K).

Today, we settle this debate once and for all.

What exactly is the difference between the Seiko SKX007J and the SKX007K and which would we recommend? Does it even really matter which of these watches you get? What do the letters “J” and “K” actually stand for?

Well, depending on the kind of watch person you are, the subtle differences between the SKX007J model and the SKX007K model might be deal-breakers for you. Watch collectors, for instance, might lean more towards the SKX007J over the SKX007K. Why?

This and other questions are part of what we will be treated in today’s review.

If you can’t afford the time to read this review to the end, it’s perfectly understandable. Please, go through our comparison overview to get the gist of the review.

Of course, we advise that you read this to the end to get the intricate details of what we’ll be discussing today. It’s the best way to make sure you’re investing your money in the better option for you.

Table of Contents

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Comparison Overview

The differences we found while comparing the Seiko SKX007J vs SKX007K were quite subtle but quite significant all the same.

The main differences you find between these watches are found on the dial and then on the back of the case. But besides that, these are two watches that do excellently well as diver’s watches and in their timekeeping.

They both use Seiko’s 7s26 movement, which is about the lowest-end Seiko automatic movement you can find. Although it does a good job, keeps nearly perfect time, and even features a day/date combination, it has its tradeoffs. There is neither hacking nor hand-winding here.

Besides that, the glass used for these watches is not the best Seiko has ever done. Nonetheless, there’s little to complain about as these aren’t high-end watches. Plus, the shatterproof Hardlex is only bad in that it smudges a little too easily.

It also cracks relatively more easily than sapphire. However, that does require a pretty heavy force of impact.

The bezel too is another small tradeoff as it is metal and not ceramic. Some might find this a con but hey, for this price, it’s definitely not.

Besides these, if you want a rugged timepiece that’s neither too large nor too small, these watches are a great find. Later, in this overview, we give you our recommendations on which you might want to go for depending on what kind of a watch person you are.

But before we move on, let’s mention here that the SKX007J was made in Japan (hence the “J”). However, for the SKX007K, there’s no certain word on its origin of manufacture. Some say it’s Singapore, others say its Malaysia, and while others say its South Korea. Which is it? No one knows and Seiko hasn’t opened up about that.

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Our Opinion On The Price/Value Ratio

Are these watches worth their price? Yes, definitely. First off, the SKX is Seiko’s line of budget diver’s watches.

Now, considering everything that Seiko has packed into these watches, there’s no doubt whatsoever that customers are going to be getting their money’s worth with either of these watches.

To put things in perspective, hardly any watch within this price range comes with an automatic movement technology. However, you get that with these watches. Yes, it might lack hand-winding and hacking, but an automatic movement on a watch so affordably-priced is a blessing.

Definitely, at such a price point, there are quite a number of compromises on these watches, from the crystal to small quality control issues. But if we are being realistic, these are small issues that can be overlooked.

What’s important is that these are durable, quality pieces Seiko made for us and we are more than happy to have them.

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Comparison Table Of Major Specs And Features

Seiko SKX007J

Seiko SKX007K

Made in Japan Origin of manufacture uncertain
Click here to get the Seiko SKX007J1 here! Click here to get the Seiko SKX007K1 (with black rubber strap)!  

Click here to get the Seiko SKX007K2 (with jubilee bracelet)!

Video: Seiko SKXK vs Seiko SKXJ

This video is a comparison between Seiko SKXK and Seiko SKXJ

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – What Situation Is Each Best For?

Seiko SKX007J

Seiko SKX007K

The Seiko SKX007J and SKX007K do not have much by way of differences. These are pretty much the same work at the heart of what they are.  

Hence, except you’re extremely nitpicky with your watches, it might not matter what watch you go for.   They both have the same engine, keep perfect time as much as possible, and sell for about the same price.  
That said, you’d be surprised how seemingly tiny details can make all the difference between the groups of people attracted to these watches.  

Being that the Seiko SKX007J is made in Japan, we believe it makes the watch more attractive to watch collectors in particular who find such details as that super important.  

It’s the usual belief that watches made in Japan are of higher quality than those made elsewhere. Hence, you can understand why the statement above would hold true.
There are so many speculations about where the Seiko SKX007K was made. From Singapore to Malaysia to South Korea, no one is exactly sure and Seiko hasn’t said either.  

So, who should get the Seiko SKX007K? Well, literally anyone who’s a Seiko fan and loves the Seiko 007 line can get the Seiko SKX007K.  

Just keep in mind that there’s no assurance this watch was made in Japan. It doesn’t translate to much in its operation though. However, if that bothers you much, then you might be better off with the Seiko SKX007J.
Click here to get the Seiko SKX007J1 here! Click here to get the Seiko SKX007K1 (with black rubber strap)!  

Click here to get the Seiko SKX007K2 (with jubilee bracelet)!

With this, we come to the end of the comparison overview for this review. From here on, we dive deep into a side-by-side comparison of all the features of these watches. If you’re interested, please come along.

Or if you want to see how the Seiko SKX007 compares with another SKX model, click here to read our review of the Seiko SKX007 vs SKX009.

Or you can also click here to read our review of the Seiko SKX007 vs SKX013.

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Common Features

The Seiko SKX007J and SKX007K are practically the same types of watches. They only have a few superficial differences. So, expectedly, they share a lot of common features.

The Following Are Features common to Seiko SKX007J and Seiko SKX007K:

• Stainless Steel Cases
• Hour/Minute/Second Hands
• Time Markers/Indices
• Glass
• 7s26 Automatic Movement
• Crowns
• Unidirectional, Metallic Bezels
• Strap Options
• Diaflex Mainspring and Diashock
• 21 Jewels
• ISO – 6425 – Standard – Compliant

Let us now go into a detailed analysis of each of the features listed above;

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1: Stainless Steel Cases

Both watches come with stainless steel cases with the same brushed and polished effect. On the top of the case, the stainless steel comes brushed with the sides coming out polished. This makes the watches stand out. Plus the fact that the bezel fits snugly with the outer profile of the case in each watch.

How large are Seiko SKX007J and SKX007K?

Seiko SKX007J and SKX007K both measure 42 millimeters in diameter, while their thickness is 13 millimeters. Considering that these watches are mostly for men, they are not too large. The size they come in is what is expected of a men’s watch.

It is no surprise that these watches are somewhat beefy considering that they are diver’s watches. So, “bold and sporty” is not unexpected.

At the back of the watch, we also have stainless steel as well. The back of the watch is held in place by screws which ensure that water doesn’t seep into the engine of the watch while you’re underwater diving.

We will discuss the inscription on the back of the watch in the “unique features” section because there is a subtle difference between these two models there.

But for now, let’s move on to the lugs. The lugs have a bandwidth of about 22 millimeters which gives the watches some appeal. Overall, they improve the looks and profile of these watches.

2: Hour/Minute/Second Hands

The Seiko SKX007 and SKX007K use the same kind of hands to count the hours, minutes, and seconds. There’s absolutely no difference between them, subtle or otherwise.

The hour hand comes in the shape of a rectangle, ending in an arrowhead with a needle-thin pointer protruding from the tip.

As for the minute hand, that one is quite bold and looks pretty much like the hour hand, except that, as usual, it’s longer and lacks the arrowhead at the end. It also has the same needle-thin pointer though

Lastly, we have the second hand. This comes in the shape of the lollipop. It’s long and thin but without the needle-thin pointer.

To make the hand easier to read, the second hand is bi-colored. The pointer part of the hand comes in white color while the counterbalance is black. This way, even if you’re distracted, you can always tell where exactly the second hand is pointing.

All the hands come in a white finish except for the second hand which we’ve already seen to be bi-colored. Also, on the outlines of these hands, Seiko has added a bit of a silver finish which makes the hands stand out especially when they catch a glimmer of light.

3: Time Markers/Indices

We’ve looked at the hands, it’s now time for us to check out the markers on the face of the watches. We begin with the hour markers.

On both of these watches, the hours are denoted by large, white circles except at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock positions.

At the 12 o’clock position, the large, white circle is replaced by a downward triangle, also white. This also has a needle-thin pointer protruding from the tip and facing downwards as well (just like the hands of the watches).

At the 3 o’clock position is where we have the day/date complication. Generally, the lettering is in black. However, that changes during the weekend. You have blue for the more laidback Saturday and red for Sunday before it turns back to black from Monday through to Friday.

The minute and second markers on the Seiko SKX007J and SKX007K are found on the stationary ring that rounds the dial of the watches. Typically, the markers are represented by short vertical dashes, also in white, which gets thicker every 5th minute/second.

Something we love about this ring which contains the minute/second markers is how it sits between the dial and the glass at a nice, steep angle. It adds to the watches’ cool looks.

4: Glass

Another similarity between these two is their glass.

Well, looking at the price for which these watches sell, we’re pretty convinced nobody is out here looking for sapphire glass. These are not a thousand dollar watches. So, if you’re familiar with Seiko watches, you can guess what glass is used here.

Seiko uses its own Hardlex scratch-resistant synthetic mineral crystal for both watches. Now, whether this crystal is really scratch-resistant is a different question is altogether. Let’s answer that now.

Well, the Hardlex crystal actually does scratch and smudge quite easily, at least, in comparison to other crystal types like sapphire and synthetic sapphire. However, it’s less prone to shattering in comparison with other crystal types.

This means that you might have to be wiping the surface of your watch more than you’d like. However, you can be sure of your watch’s durability as, even with a significant amount of deliberate force, the Hardlex crystal holds up.

This is one reason Hardlex is commonly used in Seiko’s diver’s watches.

Another reason Hardlex is used by Seiko in many of its value watches is that it is cost-effective. Of course, compared to mining and polishing sapphire, Hardlex is much less expensive to manufacture.

5: 7S26 Automatic Movement

The SKX007 line uses the 7s26 automatic movement which is like the runt of the litter when we talk of Seiko’s automatic movement lineup. It’s a literal workhorse but it does deliver. Plus, considering how much these watches sell for, it’s rather laudable that Seiko chose to use an automatic movement.

How good is the 7s26 movement?

The 7s26 comes with about 40 hours of power reserve. This means that the watch can go almost two whole days without use, and it will still have power. The 7s26 has a large power reserve which makes it a good movement.

However, we’d advise you to get a winder if you don’t move around often or if you don’t intend to wear this watch frequently.

What is an automatic movement?

An automatic movement is designed to charge your watch as you move your wrist. So, if you’re not wearing your watch, it’s losing charge, and the accuracy of your time reduces along with it. So, it’s important to ensure that you keep your watch charged. You might want to get a winder if you fall into this category.

The two things that the 7s26 movement does not have which watch enthusiasts will definitely miss are hand-winding and hacking.

So, you can’t crank the watch up on your own, the more reason you should get a winder. Plus, if you have to set the time, the seconds indicating hand doesn’t stop moving, which can affect the accuracy of your time-setting.

Video: Seiko Automatic Movement Regulation

This video explains how Seiko automatic movement can be regulated.

6: Crowns

The crowns of these watches are the same in appearance and function. Both are found at the 4 o’clock position. Also, they are pretty large but unobtrusive, thankfully. The crown guards make the crown look a little less intimidating spanning the height of the crowns on both watches.

The way the crown guards and the crowns flow in these two watches is actually quite stylish and gives the watches a refined and polished look.

Like we mentioned, the crowns on these watches are quite easy to use. They come with fine teeth on the edges which make the crown easier to grab and turn by providing the necessary grip between the crown and your fingers.

Working these crowns is intuitive. There are two levels to which the crown can be pulled out. It all depends on what you want to set.

If you want to set the time, you pull the crown till it’s fully out and change the time intuitively.

On the other hand, if it is the day/date you want to change, then pull the crown to only half-out. To change the date, rotate the crown clockwise, and to change the day, rotate the crown counterclockwise.

When you’re done, especially after setting the time, don’t forget to push the crown back until it’s fully in.

Also, to avoid damage, it might be better to take the watch off your wrist completely when making any adjustments to the time, day, or date.

7: Unidirectional, Metallic Bezels

What is a bezel and what is its function in a watch?

A bezel is a rim that holds a transparent covering used to hold a watch crystal. It could be static or rotatable. It is made from different types of materials. Its function is not only to hold the crystal of the watch, but it also adds elegance and style to the watch.

The bezel is another similarity between these two watches. Both bezels are metal bezels, stainless steel to be precise. Although a ceramic bezel is definitely more preferable than a metal bezel, we understand that these are value-priced watches.

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As much as ceramics are more durable and better-looking, they are also more expensive than metal bezels which is the reason you only find them on Seiko’s higher-priced watches.

But back to these bezels, they come with a ribbed surface which makes the bezel easier to grab and turn by providing a firm grip. For beauty, this surface also comes polished as well.

How does the bezel mark time?

The bezel features the main arrow marker which is responsible for marking the time. This arrow comes with a lume dot at the center (it glows in the dark).

Besides that, there are also some small white dots roundabout on the bezel which denote the minutes/seconds. These small white dots change into vertical dashes every 5th second/minute. The vertical dashes, in turn, transform into Arabic numerals every 10th second or minute.

Font choice on the bezel is pretty simple, nothing too fancy which is best as it makes the watches easy to read, especially underwater.

Both watches feature a black bezel.

8: Strap Options

There are two strap options when it comes to the SKX007K – the jubilee metal band and the rubber strap. The Seiko SKX007J, on the other hand, only has the rubber strap option.

Anyway, jubilee bracelet or rubber strap, the band is typically 22 millimeters thick (if you’re getting another strap as a replacement, make sure it’s 22 millimeters as well).

Let’s look at the jubilee bracelet, first.

What does a Jubilee bracelet look like

The jubilee bracelet has a 5-link design with hollow-end links. As for the outer links, these are large. With their half-cylinder shape and brushed effect, the outer links make the SKX007 watches quite attractive to many customers.

The inner links, on the other hand, are smaller than the other links. Also, rather than the brushed effect, the inner links come polished which adds a bit of flair to the jubilee bracelet.

So, altogether, the jubilee bracelets here are not very flashy and would work for you if you like to keep your timepieces understated.

How does the jubilee bracelet close? The closure for the jubilee bracelet comes in the form of a deployment with a fold-over clasp as well as a safety clasp. The safety flat also carries the name of the brand – Seiko – boldly on it.

And now to the rubber band, this is the more preferable option for divers for obvious reasons – you’re going underwater. Some say it makes the SKX007 watches look cheap. Still, others prefer it to the jubilee bracelet (especially on the SKX007K). We say it’s a functional choice.

Except you just don’t like a sporty-looking watch, but if you’re going diving, the rubber band would be our recommendation to you.

The rubber band comes in black finish only.

9: Diaflex Mainspring And Diashock

What are the functions of Diaflex and Diashock?

A Diaflex is a mainspring that prevents the springs of your watch from breaking while winding.

The Diashock feature, on the other hand, is a shock-proof feature. You can call it the shock absorber of the watches. The main function of the Diashock is to ensure that the hands remain unaffected even if the watch, suddenly, encounters a shocking impact.

The Seiko SKX007J and SKX007K both come with the Diaflex mainspring which is practically unbreakable. This way, even with excessive winding (during time-setting), the spring remains durable.

They also have the Diashock to protect the watch from the impact of any shock.

10: 21 Jewels

What is the function of jewels in a watch?

The jewels in a watch are essential parts of the watch which ensure that moving parts continue moving fluidly. They do this by reducing friction so that all parts move fine and the accuracy of the time is preserved.

Both Seiko SKX007J and SKX007K have the same number of jewels that perform the same function.

11: ISO -6425-Standard-Compliant

As usual, these Seiko watches fulfill all requirements of the ISO Standard 6425.

First, they are water-resistant down to 200 meters underwater. ISO standards say 100 meters, so doubling that is, certainly, a good idea.

Nonetheless, don’t push it, many times, when manufacturers say 200 meters, it’s not always exact. In fact, many times, it’s much shallower than 200 meters.

Another feature that makes these watches ISO-compliant is their back. The backs of the watches are screwed down to lock them on. This way, water won’t seep into the watches.

As for the bezels, they are unidirectional, which is one requirement. But, besides that, they are also easy to grab as well – another important function.

Luminescence is another feature that’s important for ISO-compliant watches. The hands, as well as the markings on the dials and the bezels, need to be luminescent. And not just that, they must easily visible from 25 centimeters away in pitch darkness.

This is important considering that it gets really dark underwater and you want to be able to read the time correctly with ease.

All these little features work together to make your diving experience easier and safer.

Video: An Intro to Dive Watches

This video explains the workings of a custom dive watch.

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Unique Features

Here Are the Unique Features that Differentiate Seiko SKX007J from SKX007K:

• Location of Manufacture
• Dials
• Back of the Cases
• Finishing

We shall now discuss these differentiating features in detail.

1: Location Of Manufacture

Like we mentioned in the introduction, there are so many speculations as to what the letters “J” and “K” stand for.

There are those who believe that they represent what markets for which these watches are intended. So, that would mean that the “J” would be for the Japanese market while the “K” would be for another market. No one knows what market exactly the “K” would be intended for.

Then, there’s another school of thought that says that the letters stand for the origin of manufacture for these watches.

The SKX007J would, therefore, have been manufactured in Japan according to this theory. The SKX007K, on the other hand, could have been manufactured anywhere from South Korea to Malaysia to Singapore. No one knows for sure and Seiko doesn’t seem to be saying anything either.

Which school of thought do we agree with? Well, from our observation of both watches, we are inclined to go with the latter. That is, that the letters stand for the locations where these watches were made, and yes, the SKX007J was made in Japan.

This piece of information alone is enough to sway watch enthusiasts the way of the SKX007J, unlike the SKX007K whose location of manufacture is uncertain.

2: Dials

On the surface, there doesn’t appear to be any difference between the Seiko SKX007 and the SKX007K but deeper observation would easily disprove that.

Like we’ve already seen, the handset, complication, and indices are all the same. But, if you look closely at the 6.30 position, you notice the first difference between both watches. There is an additional text below the text in burnt orange – “DIVER’S 200m” – that says “21 JEWELS.”

This text is missing on the SKX007K as Seiko maintains a cleaner layout for the dial of the SKX007K.

Also, at the 6.30 position, you find the words “MADE IN JAPAN” in addition to the lettering, “7S26” (denoting the movement used in the watch) on the Seiko SKX007J. Again, this is missing on the dial of the SKX007K. Instead, on the SKX, you only have the text “7S26.”

3: Back Of The Cases

When you flip these watches over to the back, again, you find that they are very similar. However, there’s another Easter egg waiting for you there if you look patiently.

Like all Seiko watches, the SKX007J and SKX007K have the same hurricane insignia on the back of the case. This is supposed to be a symbol of the water-resistant feature of this watch.

Leaving that, we find another small difference between these two watches is that on the Seiko SKX007J, you find the text “Japan WP” to the left of the watch’s model number. In comparison, the SKX007K only has the text “WP” without the “JAPAN.”

So, as you can see, the “J” on the SKX007J is more likely to be a pointer to its origin of manufacture than the market the watch is intended for.

4: Finishing

The Seiko SKXJ appears to have sharper details than the SKX007K which might be a testimony to its higher quality. Also, it appears that the case quality of the SKX007J is better, although nothing empirical suggests this.

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Unique Pros

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Pros Unique To The Seiko SKX007J

  • Being made in Japan, the Seiko SKX007 appears to have a higher quality of finish and functioning.

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Pros Unique To The Seiko SKX007K

  • The Seiko SKX007K comes with the jubilee bracelet option.

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Unique Cons

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Cons Unique To The Seiko SKX007J

  • No jubilee bracelet option available.

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Cons Unique To The Seiko SKX007K

  • The origin of the SKX007K is unknown which lends some uncertainty to its quality.

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Common Pros

Seiko SKX007J

Seiko SKX007K

The Seiko SKX007J is quite affordable. Same as the Seiko SKX00J.
Durable and sturdy timepiece with shatterproof Hardlex glass. Also applicable to the Seiko SKX007K.
Watch is quite lightweight. The Seiko SKX007K is also lightweight especially the SKX007K1 (with rubber strap).
Jubilee bracelet is comfortable and won’t tug on your skin. Also applies.
Day/date complication present. Also, present on the SKX007K.
Second hand beats 6 times per second for a clean sweep and an accurate timekeeping. Also applies.
7s26 comes with 40 hours power reserve, which is about 2 days. Also applies to the Seiko SKX007K
Complies with the ISO 6425 standard. Also complies with the ISO 6425 standard.
It’s pretty easy to regulate your watch. You can do that yourself, if you know how to, or easily take it to your local watch shop. Same as the Seiko SKX007J.
The lume on the hands and markers of the watch is really bright and easy to see underwater. Also applies.
Click here to get the Seiko SKX007J1 here! Click here to get the Seiko SKX007K1 (with black rubber strap)!  

Click here to get the Seiko SKX007K2 (with jubilee bracelet)!

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX07K – Common Cons

Seiko SKX007J

Seiko SKX007K

The 7s26 movement does not support hacking. This could affect accuracy when setting the time. Also applies to the SKX007K.
Does not come with manual winding and so you can’t simply crank up the watch if need be. Also does not come with manual winding.
According to some users, the day and date take quite some time to change over into the new one.  

Usually, it begins at 11 pm and continues up until 4 am.  

While this might not be a big deal for many, it might be a problem for those who prefer a snappy midnight changeover.
Same for the SKX007K.

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – General Feeling Among Users

Seiko SKX007J

Seiko SKX007K

Mostly 5-star reviews for this watch, Seiko has, once again, done a fine job with their watches.  

Among the many opinions that came in about this watch, most agreed that this is a timeless classic timepiece that you can buy with confidence.  

It also seemed to be that many who went for the SKX007J were those with critical eyes.  

The little, subtle differences in refinement between the SKX007J and the SKX007K were not missed by a few people which made them tilt towards the SKX007J over the SKX007K.  

Do buyers think this is the best thing after sliced bread? Well, maybe not.  

There were one or two disgruntlement about the watch – mostly about quality control. Apparently, there were a few cases of slightly misaligned chapter rings.  

Plus, people weren’t crazy about the 7s26 movement and how it does not support hacking.  

So, yes, there were a few dissatisfactions expressed.  

However, generally, the Seiko SKX007J had wide acceptance among users with many applauding Seiko for the excellent design and mechanics of the watch.
Many liked the Seiko SKX007K as well, that much is obvious. It got a lot of 5-star reviews from customers who got the watch.  

The high points of this watch were quite a number for most customers.  

First off, in the looks department, a lot of people seem to love their watch. Its classic design gives the watch a timeless feel that everyone seems to be crazy about.  

Plus, the affordable price doesn’t hurt at all.  

As for the time, just as with the Seiko SKX007J, there were complaints about a lack of hacking. But that’s not unexpected since both watches use the same movement.  

Besides, many were happy at the accuracy of the timekeeping. Yes, it does lose time quite a bit. But at this price range, many customers couldn’t complain.  

Now, the bracelet, many loved, some didn’t. In fact, quite a number seemed to prefer the rubber strap option (SKX007K1) while some swapped out the bracelet for another strap entirely.  

Also, here again, Seiko makes the mistake of poor quality control as there are cases of chapter misalignment and some issues with the paint on the dial as well.  

But, altogether, you can easily tell that this is a much-loved wristwatch.
Click here to get the Seiko SKX007J1 here! Click here to get the Seiko SKX007K1 (with black rubber strap)!  

Click here to get the Seiko SKX007K2 (with jubilee bracelet)!

Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – Conclusion

The differences between the Seiko SKX007J and the SKX007K are very subtle. However, we’ve seen how subtle differences can mean a lot in our world, today. For one, the Seiko SKX007J costs more than the SKX007K and significantly so.

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Now, that you know what differences there are between the SKX007J and the sKX007K, which would you be more willing to get? You can share that with us in the comments section. Let’s talk!

As for us, we are tilting more towards the SKX007J for obvious reasons. Hello! Made in Japan! At least, with this, you’re assured of quality.

Although we must admit that, having researched both watches, it might just be you (and maybe any other person who reads this) that might be able to tell these two watches apart. They look exactly the same and function the same with the same restless 7s26 engine at the heart of both watches.

So, here is our advice, if you don’t care about the origin of manufacture and you just want something that promises to deliver and actually does, you might want to go for the SKX007K. This way, you spend and still get a quality piece.

However, if you’re a collector, enthusiast and are concerned about the tiniest detail, then you might want to consider the SKX007J. It’s slightly more expensive but for someone who’s particular about the detail, the price difference is definitely overlookable.

Seiko SKX007J

Seiko SKX007K

Click here to get the Seiko SKX007J (with black rubber strap)! Click here to get the Seiko SKX007K1 (with black rubber strap)!  

Click here to get the Seiko SKX007K2 (with jubilee bracelet)!

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Seiko SKX007J Vs SKX007K – FAQs

Is the Seiko SKX007 discontinued?

The Seiko SKX007 series has not been discontinued. The equipment that is used to produce the SKX007 series watches is also being used to make other similar watches. 

As a result, the company is forced to pause the manufacture of one brand of the watch at certain times. This is to enable them to meet up the production demand of the other.

Due to this inconsistency production, there is a shortage of the product in the market. And because this series of watches are extremely popular, it is easily noticed when there is a shortage. This helps to fuel the rumor that the production has been discontinued.

Are made in Japan Seiko better?

There is no difference between the quality of Seiko watches made in Japan compared to those made in other countries. When you compare a made in Japan Seiko watch that is the same model with that in the US, you will find out that they are the same. 

The only difference you will notice in them is the difference in model number and price. Each watch has its own unique model number. The other difference has to do with the price. The price is determined by the cost of production in each region/country.

Why is Seiko SKX iconic?

The Seiko SKX watch series is iconic because of its features and the value for money that it offers. This has made it very popular among its users. Some of the features that it has which has made it so popular include being practical, accurate, durable, and reliable. 

Some other features it has are that it is classy and iconic. It also comes with a complete date and day display which is easy to read. It is a certified divers’ watch. The SKX series has a good look with whatever type of strap it is worn. Added to all these is the Seiko brand name which is highly respected in the watchmaking industry.

How can you tell a fake Seiko SKX007?

To tell a fake Seiko SKX007, you have to compare the fonts using the Diver’s Reference pictures. What you should be looking out for is the line found in the watch.

The line at the six o’clock hour mark must be found directly beneath the letter ‘S’ on the ‘DIVER’S 200m’ written on the watch. On some of the fake models of the SKX007, the line can be found beneath the ‘R’. It is positioned slightly to the right side of it.

Another difference between the fake and the real is that the line on the real one is bold while on the fake one it is normal.

What movement is in Seiko SKX007?

The movement found in the Seiko SKX007 is powered by Seiko’s caliber 7s26 mechanical automatic movement. This is a low-end budget mechanism. It has 21 jewels. The jewels run at 21,600 beats per hour. 

Its winding is done by the Seiko patented Magic Lever system. It has a bi-directional winding mechanism. This movement is powered up when the wearer moves his wrist. 

When the mechanism is fully wound, the watch can keep working for 48 hours nonstop. This means that it cannot disappoint you by stopping while using it within a day of being fully charged.

Do Seiko watches increase in value?

Seiko watches do not increase in value. Their values normally depreciate with time. The things that increase in value as they age are seen as antiquities, and watches are not one of them.

However, there are situations that can make a Seiko watch to appreciate. That is when that particular watch is associated with a historical event. The watch can also appreciate in value by being associated with an influential person.

But the reason for the appreciation in value is because of who or what they were associated with and not of their own accord. Therefore, the credit cannot be given to the watch.

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