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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Watch - Excellent Quality, April 23, 2005
This review is from: Seiko Men's SKX779K3 "Black Monster" Automatic Dive Watch (Watch)
The 'Black Monster', as it is officially called by Seiko, is a fantastic, durable watch. Be advised that the size of it may look deceiving. It is a large watch - bulky and big. The band is large and can fit those who have a hard time with standard size watches. The face is magnified so it is very easy to read with the glow features. This watch puts any bulky Breitling or similar overpriced watches to shame, for the simple reason that the watch is a durable great looking watch and its better to save a few THOUSAND dollars.

I like that the bezel is off center so its comfortable and doesn't get in the way of your wrist.

Everything about this watch is durable. I never plan to wear it for scuba diving but the quality is there. It's obvious.

The only con is that I did not buy it sooner.

Make a smart purchase and save the money over those overpriced competitors. Get rich in 20 years putting that money away. Your Black Monster will probably still be working too.

Good Luck!
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Initial post: Nov 25, 2008 9:06:48 PM PST
Mason Cantar says:
Just so as not to confuse people, I'd like to clear something up.
The crown is off center, at the 4 o'clock position rather than the common 3 o'clock position so that it won't dig into you when you bend your wrist upwards (or downwards, if you wear your watch upside-down as I do). The crown is the knob that you turn to adjust the date/time... the bezel is the ring around the top of the watch that you can turn in one direction and it clicks (its used as I timer... say you're diving at 60 ft, and you only have enough air for 20 min at that depth, and you don't have a dive computer. You line up the marker on the bezel wherever the minute hand is, and use that as a reference point. Or set it 20 min ahead of the minute hand as a count-down timer).

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 9:27:47 PM PST
W. King says:
I'm in the process of ordering a Seiko "Black Monster" SKX779 with the Stainless Link Braclet...I've noticed in one of the pictures a Black Heavy Ballistic Nylon Band with stainless rings on it. Would anyone be familiar with this band and where it could be purchased. Your info. is appreciated, Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 8:43:28 AM PDT
Michael Horn says:
The polyprophylene strap can be ordered from any Seiko authorized dealer or many companies who sell dive watch straps including 'dive stores'. While better (imho) than the ss bracelet model for diving with a wetsuit (more easily adjustable) - the strap over time wears out, cracks or splits (hopefully while not diving) and with constant wear will collect 'crap' (dead skin and dirt) and if not cleaned with some frequency tends to pick up a stink (especially if you sweat heavily in the heat of summer - like me!).
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