Seiko SKX Diver

Regular price
$425
Regular price
Sale price
$425
REF SKX173
Automatic-winding
42 MM
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SKU AS07395
ref SKX173
case size 42 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 22 MM
Includes Textured black silicon strap with steel pin buckle.
REF SKX173
Automatic-winding
42 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07395
ref SKX173
case size 42 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 22 MM
Includes Textured black silicon strap with steel pin buckle.

Why We Love it

For many years, the Seiko SKX range represented the affordable, mechanical dive watch of a generation.

The descendant of a long and storied line of divers that began in 1965 with the 62MAS, the SKX series offered chunky, highly water-resistant cases, automatic movements, good looks, and, most crucially, affordability. The ubiquity of these watches at the ~$200 price point was taken for granted until, sometime in the late 2010s, they were discontinued, to be replaced shortly thereafter by the revamped Seiko 5 Sports series.

However, the SKX line, with its 200m of water resistance and infinite mod-ability, remains a fan favorite even after its demise. This model, an SKX173, is a particularly good-looking member of the family, offering a slightly different look than the famed, probably most well-known, Reference SKX007.

This particular example dated to circa 2015 and features 42mm stainless steel case with a 'hardlex' crystal, an screw-down crown, and a unidirectional dive timing bezel with a black insert, and a luminous matte black dial with rectangular indices (as opposed to the more commonly seen round plots) with a matching SKX handset.

Powered by the hardy, automatic Seiko Caliber 7S26 movement and paired to a black silicone dive strap with a steel pin buckle, this is a watch that’s ready for years more action — preferably beneath the waves. In fact, it's even ISO compliant.

Once you strap this one on, we're confident you’ll see the ‘SKX’ light… just like us!

Overall Condition

The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Luminous matte black dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Unsigned crown.

Brand Story

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For over 140 years, Seiko has been cranking out innovative and impeccably engineered watches at every price point, from entry-level Seiko 5s to world-class haute horlogerie pieces under the Grand Seiko brand. Underpinning the company’s efforts has been the mass production of reliable and accurate movements paired with a wide array of case and dial configurations.
Founded in 1881 by clockmaker and businessman Kintarō Hattori in Tokyo, Japan as “K. Hattori,” Seiko began importing Western timepieces and selling them in the local market. In 1892, Hattori changed the name of the firm to Seikosha (“house of exquisite workmanship”), which was further altered to “Seiko” in 1924. Following the Second World War, during which Seiko produced watches for the Japanese military, the company began its streak of innovations based upon affordable, in-house movements and Japanese savoir faire. These included myriad dive watches such as the famed 6105 and the fan-favorite 6139 chronograph.

Later, in 1969, Seiko would go on to produce the Astron, the world’s first quartz watch. This technological innovation was followed by the Seiko Kinetic in the 1980s, which married quartz accuracy with automatic, self-powering functionality. Today, Seiko’s product offerings are vast, including dress watches, dive watches, chronographs and much more, all of which are powered by in-house movements comprising different types of technology.

Despite a move toward luxury positioning and pricing in the brand’s modern offerings, vintage Seiko classics can still be had at incredibly reasonable prices today, making them a favorite entry point into the vintage watch world for myriad collectors. From their availability in post exchanges on military bases around the world to their fame from films such as Apocalypse Now to their presence at six Olympic Games, Seiko watches are deeply ingrained in the consciousness of the contemporary collector.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Seiko SKX Diver

Seiko SKX Diver

Regular price
$425
Regular price
Sale price
$425
Seiko SKX Diver

Why We Love it

For many years, the Seiko SKX range represented the affordable, mechanical dive watch of a generation.

The descendant of a long and storied line of divers that began in 1965 with the 62MAS, the SKX series offered chunky, highly water-resistant cases, automatic movements, good looks, and, most crucially, affordability. The ubiquity of these watches at the ~$200 price point was taken for granted until, sometime in the late 2010s, they were discontinued, to be replaced shortly thereafter by the revamped Seiko 5 Sports series.

However, the SKX line, with its 200m of water resistance and infinite mod-ability, remains a fan favorite even after its demise. This model, an SKX173, is a particularly good-looking member of the family, offering a slightly different look than the famed, probably most well-known, Reference SKX007.

This particular example dated to circa 2015 and features 42mm stainless steel case with a 'hardlex' crystal, an screw-down crown, and a unidirectional dive timing bezel with a black insert, and a luminous matte black dial with rectangular indices (as opposed to the more commonly seen round plots) with a matching SKX handset.

Powered by the hardy, automatic Seiko Caliber 7S26 movement and paired to a black silicone dive strap with a steel pin buckle, this is a watch that’s ready for years more action — preferably beneath the waves. In fact, it's even ISO compliant.

Once you strap this one on, we're confident you’ll see the ‘SKX’ light… just like us!

Overall Condition

The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Luminous matte black dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Unsigned crown.

Brand Story

+
For over 140 years, Seiko has been cranking out innovative and impeccably engineered watches at every price point, from entry-level Seiko 5s to world-class haute horlogerie pieces under the Grand Seiko brand. Underpinning the company’s efforts has been the mass production of reliable and accurate movements paired with a wide array of case and dial configurations.
Founded in 1881 by clockmaker and businessman Kintarō Hattori in Tokyo, Japan as “K. Hattori,” Seiko began importing Western timepieces and selling them in the local market. In 1892, Hattori changed the name of the firm to Seikosha (“house of exquisite workmanship”), which was further altered to “Seiko” in 1924. Following the Second World War, during which Seiko produced watches for the Japanese military, the company began its streak of innovations based upon affordable, in-house movements and Japanese savoir faire. These included myriad dive watches such as the famed 6105 and the fan-favorite 6139 chronograph.

Later, in 1969, Seiko would go on to produce the Astron, the world’s first quartz watch. This technological innovation was followed by the Seiko Kinetic in the 1980s, which married quartz accuracy with automatic, self-powering functionality. Today, Seiko’s product offerings are vast, including dress watches, dive watches, chronographs and much more, all of which are powered by in-house movements comprising different types of technology.

Despite a move toward luxury positioning and pricing in the brand’s modern offerings, vintage Seiko classics can still be had at incredibly reasonable prices today, making them a favorite entry point into the vintage watch world for myriad collectors. From their availability in post exchanges on military bases around the world to their fame from films such as Apocalypse Now to their presence at six Olympic Games, Seiko watches are deeply ingrained in the consciousness of the contemporary collector.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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