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December 04, 2012

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Gary

That's a nice looking watch. I wonder if the placement of the lume on the skeletonized hands will be to your liking.

This Seiko Solar Diver, which I had mentioned before, also has round hour markers. It gives a very clean look. I also like the unusual bezel shape on this one. It seems like a decent deal for $160.

http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Mens-SNE107-Solar-Watch/dp/B004JONRWG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1354654244&sr=8-4&keywords=seiko+solar+diver

Jeffrey McMahon

Gary, I had the rubber strap version of that watch and sold it because it played too small on my wrist and I was less than impressed with the feel and look of it. Seemed cheap somehow. I could be wrong. I imagine the bracelet version plays better.

jonnybardo

Awesome watch. I was actually watching that one on Ebay, although with no plans to buy it - glad you did. I still think I'd get the silver SKA371, but that gunmetal is really nice.

Re: four autos, my two kinetics are almost enough. I can see getting one or, at most, two more. But you're right, the power reserve stores up nicely. I just put my SKA425 on for the first time in over a week because I had been wearing my SSC015 for a couple days and then the Monster arrived and I've been wearing that ever since. But even just after a week and a half of wearing the SKA425, it seems to have built up a month or more of power.

One request: Can you take a photo of this with your SUN007 and possibly Black Monster and/or SKA267? These are all watches I'm considering and would love to see how they look side by side.

On a side note, one thing I've noticed is that there are very few kinetics with chronographs. There are a few but the default seems to be non-chrono.

herculodge

I'll provide those comparisons, for sure. I'm curious how this SKA427 will play compared to the 007 and others. I feel the SKZ267 plays like a 46 or 47mm.

jonnybardo

The SKZ267 looks huge. The SKA425 is actually 47mm, I believe - the biggest of my Seikos (although the SNAD05 is just as big across, but not as thick).

Angelo

Looks like dark gunmetal----dark gray bordering on black as opposed to lighter gray with silvertones. I like it very much. At a first glance----to me, this looks like a quintessential divers watch. The debate I would have over whether to consider it truly quintessential is the metal bracelet. I think a traditional divers watch has a rubber strap. The case/face is iconic though---in having THE divers look I like best.

herculodge

For a bit less money, there is a rubber strap version, but I prefer the gunmetal bracelet.

Gary

Jeff - I prefer watches with smaller cases than you do; 42 mm is plenty big for me. The Seiko World Timer that I bought in 1994 has a 39 mm case, which was pretty normal back then. My nephew has a huge Nixon watch; it looks like he's wearing a clock on his arm.

The bezel on the rubber band SNE107P2 is missing the tick marks of the metal band version. I like the looks of the latter much more.

http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNE107P2-Rubber-Analog-Black/dp/B005HJQY22/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1354669910&sr=8-3&keywords=seiko+sne107

herculodge

I had the latter but it played too small for me. I should have sold it to you, Gary.

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