Seiko Men's SKXA35 Stainless Steel Automatic Dive Watch

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  • Round watch with unidirectional bezel featuring day/date window at 3 o'clock and circular accent on second hand
  • Stainless steel case with Hardlex dial window
  • Automatic movement with analog display
  • Features corrugated rubber band with buckle closure and luminous hands
  • Water resistant to 660 feet
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Product Description

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 bright yellow 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, so you can time dives or other events. With its bright colors and 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 specifically for diving, this watch is water-tested to 200 meters. It meets ISO standards and is suitable for scuba diving.

Seiko

From Humble beginnings, Kintaro Hattori’s 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 world’s 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 today’s 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 world’s 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: 4.9 x 3.9 x 3.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00068TJ44
  • Item model number: SKXA35
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 21, 2002
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,179 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
    • Average Customer Review:
      4.2 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews

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    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Seiko Watches
    Model number SKXA35
    Part Number SKXA35
    Model Year 2011
    Item Shape Round
    Dial window material type Hardlex
    Display Type Analog
    Clasp Buckle
    Metal stamp none
    Case material Stainless Steel
    Case diameter 42 millimeters
    Case Thickness 13 millimeters
    Band Material Rubber
    Band length Mens
    Band width 13 millimeters
    Band Color Black
    Dial color Yellow
    Bezel material Stainless Steel
    Bezel function Unidirectional
    Calendar Day and date
    Special features Luminous, Water Resistant
    Item weight 15.84 Ounces
    Movement Automatic
    Water resistant depth 660 Feet

    Customer Questions & Answers

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    I bought this watch several months ago and have been pleased with it since. It is quality as opposed to those watches you pay less for. One would naturally expect that but in this day and age paying more does not always equal more quality, but in this case it definitely does. The watch is heavy, and the strap is long enough for most any size wrist (no skimping on strap length) and rugged. In fact, this watch is probably made to wear underwater outside the wet/dry suit but it looks great above water in everyday life! I'm thinking already of buying the same watch in the other color (I have yellow and it is impressive, but it comes in another color as well--that's how much I like it).
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    This is the exact same as the Seiko SKX173, but that one has a black face, not yellow, and usually sells for $10-$12 less.

    Like virtually all automatic Seiko watches with the common "7S26" components, the watch keeps very acceptable time, perhaps drifting by a few seconds +/- per day.

    The watch will run down if not worn for 40+ hours. Not wearing the watch an average of 8 hours/day or not storing it flat on its back can also cause more drift in accuracy than usual.

    It's also not possible to stop the second hand when setting the running watch to ensure time is perfectly accurate down to the second -- this can be done with battery-operated Seiko diver watches.

    Check out the battery-operated, quartz-movement Seiko divers if virtually perfect timekeeping is needed and a watch won't be regularly worn. Battery replacement / 200m waterproofing can run pricey on those when needed, however. (It should be noted that Seiko recommends standard checks/maintenance on the automatics every 2 years or so, and similar pricey waterproofing concerns could be encountered there, too.)

    If a watch is worn regularly/daily and timekeeping within a minute is generally acceptable (and someone wants to test their luck with being one of those who can reportedly go into the decades with a watch being just fine without battery replacement / new waterproofing), the classic automatic Seiko divers like this do the job just fine.

    Hopefully someday Seiko explores their own solar line of watches once again. For the time being, those seem to have become their Pulsar line of diver watches, which supposedly can last 180 days on a single charge....
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    I had been looking for another diver for some time. Because of the price range I shop in and my prior experiences with Seiko, I decided I'd give them another call. Why yellow? It is a beautiful shade of yellow, not a pale or pastel, but a hot yellow. The rubber strap really makes the yellow stand out and is quite comfortable. This watch is one of the lightest divers I've ever owned, this may be due to the rubber strap instead of the SS bracelet. The SKX line of divers from Seiko are a classic design that employ some of the same technology that has been used since the 60's and 70's. The watch is comfortable and the rubber strap keeps it put. The 7s26 workhorse may not be the most accurate, but it is robust and will last for many years without maintenace. Be wary of watches that are just 200m rated without the words, scuba or diver. Usually the "diver" connotation means that the watch has passed a special ISO test compared to a weaker ISO test for depth rating. Long story short, they are tested to 125% of the rated depth.

    In short, if you are looking for a well priced diving watch that will grab peoples attention. You cannot go wrong with this watch, or Seiko in general. And also, a rule of thumb, it doesn't have to say "Swiss Made" on the dial to be a good watch. Have a nice day!
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    I bought this watch two months ago, and I absolutely love it. The face is not too big, not too small. The band is tough, yet it does not get in my way. I am on the computer all day. One of my main criteria for a watch was that the band was not too thick, as thick/metal bands really push on my wrist when I'm typing.

    I recently took the watch on a diving trip. I am glad I had it! My dive computer actually BROKE while on a dive. I didn't fear, though, because I had my watch on. I used the bright yellow Seiko to perform my safety stops on the way up. The yellow face and glow in the dark strips really allow you to tell the time in any condition. We dove to a max depth of 75 feet, and the watch is still going strong.

    The one issue I have had with this watch is that, as mentioned, I am on the computer a lot. My wrist may not get a lot of action throughout the day. The first couple weeks, I had problems with the watch stopping (as it gets its power from the winding motion of the wrist). I solved this problem by just shaking the watch for about 30 seconds every morning before I put it on. So far so good.

    4.9 / 5.0
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    This is a handsome watch. In real life it seems a little more yellow than I was expecting from the pictures of it on the computer screen--I thought the watch face was going to be a pale lemon yellow, and it's a little more vibrant than that--but I still like it. It runs a little fast--so far, it seems to gain about a minute a week--but that's par for the course for many automatic watches. I still prefer not to worry about replacing a battery. The band is very comfortable. The bezel moves easily and has a precise feel to it. (You can't take that for granted--I just returned a much more expensive watch because you almost needed a pair of pliers to move the bezel and it felt cheap.) The hands and markers glow brightly for quite a while after you move from sunlight into a dark place. If you wake up at four in the morning, often you can still see a faint glow, just enough that you can still tell the time, so that's good. If you like Seiko watches, automatic watches, diver's watches, and/or colorful watches, I would recommend this one to you. (No worries, the yellow will look great against the blue sleeve of your buttondown Oxford shirt.)
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