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- Automatic self-winding diver's watch featuring gear-edge unidirectional bezel with off-center crown
- Black dial with day/date window and luminous hands and indices
- Hardlex dial window
- Synthetic band with buckle closure
- Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft)
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This 21-jewel, automatic watch winds itself with the motion of your wrist, so you'll never need to change the battery. It has a stainless steel case and features a black dial with three-hand function, easy-to-read bar markers, and an English/Spanish day/date window at the three o'clock position. Additional features include a screw-down case and crown, a scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal, and a one-way rotating bezel that keeps track of elapsed time. With its Lumibrite hands, markers, and bezel, this watch is easy to read in both light and dark conditions. The watch secures to a comfortable, extra-long, pressure-vented urethane strap that fastens with a buckle closure. Designed for diving, this watch is water-tested to 200 meters. It meets ISO standards and is suitable for scuba diving.
From Humble beginnings, Kintaro Hattoris Vision for Seiko has become reality. A consuming passion for excellence - imprinted in our Corporate DNA passed from generation to generation. Seiko, for 125 years committed to the art and science of time.
A culture of innovation connects a 19th century Tokyo clock shop with 20th century advances in timekeeping to an extraordinary 21st century "quiet revolution." Continually driven by dedication and passion, established a multitude of worlds first technologies transforming the principles of timekeeping.
The first quartz wristwatch changed the history of time.
The first Kinetic marked a new era in quartz watch technology.
In 1969, Seiko Astron, the first quartz wristwatch - was introduced.
In an instant, Seiko exponentially improved the accuracy of wristwatches And Seiko technology firmly established todays standard in Olympic and sports timing.
1984, another celebrated first Kinetic Technology powered by body movement.
Kinetic a quartz mechanism with unparalleled accuracy the driving force behind more worlds firsts.
Kinetic Chronograph the next generation of high performance timekeeping.
Kinetic Auto Relay automatically resets to the correct time.
Kinetic Perpetual - combining the date perfect technology of perpetual calendar with the genius of Kinetic Auto Relay.
And now Kinetic Direct Drive move, and the watch is powered automatically. Or hand wind it and see the power you are generating in real time.
In the realm of fine watches, time is measured by Seiko innovation A heritage of dedication to the art and science of time.
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- ASIN: B00068TJ76
- Item model number: SKX173
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Seiko Watches|
|Dial window material type||Hardlex|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||41 millimeters|
|Band width||24 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Special features||Water Resistant, Day/Date|
|Item weight||15.84 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
---I bought the same model watch the next day. It has been on my wrist, ticking away, since June, 2000 - just as faithful as my old friend who now lies resting after a long and storied career.
If you need a good watch and one that will last, I can recommend this one.
Update...12.20.15 The Seiko SKX173I bought in 2000 is still going strong after 15 1/2 years. This watch will take me into old age. I'm slowing down now and not nearly as active so I believe this watch may last longer than the last one. My kids can have it when I'm gone - to do with it as they please. They do know what these watches mean to me.
There are other watches out there. Some are digital and others are bigger and still others are more expensive. But, in my book, you can't buy a BETTER watch.
An automatic watch will not be as accurate as a quartz. These watches (with the Seiko 7S26 caliber movement) usually gain or lose around 15 seconds per day on average. That is absolutely normal. If you desire improved accuracy, you could have the movement regulated (which should cost under $10). But, if you expect to set the time and not have to re-set it for a long time, then a mechanical watch is not for you. A mechanical Rolex usually won't be as accurate as a Casio quartz on a monthly basis. That is simply the nature of a mechanical watch.
These watches have about a 48 hour reserve, when fully wound (which takes about a full day of wearing it). You'll either want to wear it at least every other day, or get a winder, or expect to have to re-set the time & calendar within 2 days of not wearing it. You also can't manually wind this watch. You gently shake it for about 30 seconds.
Another important thing to know is that you should not change the day or date when the watch time is between 9PM - 4AM (when the calendar is in transition). Doing so can damage the calendar mechanism. This is mentioned in the manual, but not everyone reads manuals. The date should change at midnight, but the day slowly changes till about 3AM.
All of this may sound negative, but it's not. It is exactly what is expected from an automatic watch (of any brand) in this price range.
Some people feel they have been ripped off if their Seiko watch, which they assume must be made in Japan, is made elsewhere, such as Malaysia.Read more ›
The automatic mechanical power isn't just some outmoded watch technology from the past. It's fascinating to have this intricate and accurate time-machine on your wrist. And the auto-winding mechanism is a real plus. If, like me, you find yourself the owner of multiple watches in these days of expensive batteries for quartz models, replacing power cells can become a high-priced hassle. All you have to do is wear this watch and move around normally and it runs without a thought. The only downer for me is that I want to give my other watch models some wrist time too, so then things tend to run down. But then, just pick it up, set it, strap it on, and off you go. I have always found it quite accurate enough for my ordinary time-keeping purposes.
One of the classic and attractive feature of diver watches is the rotator elapsed time bezel. If you like the countdown timer feature on your digital watch, this rotator simply does the same thing in an analog way. Just turn the 0 indicator to the preset position of the minute or second hand and WATCH (yes, pun intended) how much time goes by. There is also a a version of this elapsed time ring in red (from 0 to 20 secs.) and blue (from 20 to 60 secs.). If you want a slightly different dive-watch look, I've found that these replacement rotators are readily available on the net.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
DON'T BUY THIS WATCH, DOES NOT KEEP GOOD TIME, YOU HAVE TO RESET THE WATCH EVERY THREE OR FOUR DAYS. THIS IS NOT AN EVERY DAY WATCH.Published 15 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I really love this watch! I bought the Seiko SKX007 first but promptly returned it after attempting to set the time the second hand would flop around... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It's a Seiko. Tough as nails and classic. Bought as a gift for someone who loves it.Published 1 month ago by H
My new everyday watch. Haven't really taken it off. While fishing on a rock dam watch brushed up against a rock and I heard the "nails on a caulk board" sound. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great looking, durable and comfortable watch with a very hard, scratch resistant crystal. I've owned one for 4 years now, wearing it as my daily wearer at home and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Satisfied Amazon Shopper
I would have given it 5 stars but the bezel and case are much shinier than they appear in this picture. A little too much shine for me.Published 2 months ago by Michael Fallon
Reminds me of my first dive watch...Gives me the "warm fuzzies".Published 3 months ago by thomas mckee