April 24, 2009

Seiko Orange Monster SKX781 Review

Seiko Orange Monster SKX781 Watch Review


The Seiko Orange Monster has a “cult” like following, do in part to the amount of watch you get for the money. The watch uses a Asian 7S26 automatic movement, again an automatic watch for less money (not comparable to Swiss other than it is an auto). It has a Day/Date function with a magnifying window, which some prefer. I like the simplicity of just the date, I usually know what day it is. It is water resistant to 200m and uses a Unidirectional rotating elapsed time bezel. It is well constructed and has great bracelet with a double locking clasp, diver’s extension, and solid end links (SEL).

Pros - A lot of watch for the money, for the price point it is well constructed, nice bracelet, and great lume.

Considerations - I am not a fan of Hardlex Mineral Crystal, the crystal will scratch much easier than Sapphire. I learned this lesson long ago, Sapphire or nothing for me.

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42mm 
Crown: Screw Down 
Bezel - Unidirectional
Crystal: Hardlex (Mineral)
Dial: Orange
Bracelet: Steel or Rubber
Movement: Automatic
Power Reserver: 40 hours
Water Resistant: 200m
Lug Width: 20mm

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