The cases of both watches are the same. The SKX009 and the SKX007 come with a stainless steel case that is brushed. We’re a fan of the brushed effect as it makes the two feel more premium. On the side of their cases, there is polishing, which adds a much-needed shine.
The cases on both of the watches are quite big. They’re around 1.65 inches (42 mm) in diameter. This makes the SKX007 and SKX009 a bad choice if you want a chic, slim watch. This is especially true since they’re both on the chunky side at 0.51 inches (13 mm) in width.
On both, you will see crowns in the 4 o’clock position
. This is something Seiko is known for as it makes their watches
If you’re not aware, when it’s in the 4 o’clock position, you’re less likely to jam your hand.
Their crowns are designed well. They come with ample toothing, helping you with grip.
and the SKX007 are both automatic watches. They come with the 7S26 movement
. This means neither of them comes with the ability to hack. The 7S26 movement also means they don’t have a self-winding feature.
Other than this, both have a 40-hour power reserve. This is a long period of time, so you won’t be bothered by the absence of a self-winder much.
With a 72S6 automatic movement, the two SKX watches come with 21 jewels inside them. This keeps the time as accurate as possible as friction is lessened.
Both the watches can take you up to 660 feet (200 m) underwater
. This means they’re both dive watches
They’re fit for underwater use as they’re both ISO certified. If you’re wondering up to what degree, the SKX009 and SKX007 are rated at ISO 6425
They’re ready at all times due to the degree of sealing they have. With one look at their backs, you will see how tightly they’re sealed up.
Their luminous displays also help with underwater use. They’re covered in LumiBrite paint, allowing the watches to be read in the dimmest lit environments.
The bezels in both watches look very different. The SKX007 has a bezel that’s black while the SKX009 has one that is a combination of red and blue.
The red and blue helps with diving as the red marks the ‘danger zone’
. This helps divers track their oxygen supply when underwater.
Both have rotating bezels that come with 120 clicks. Although it’s great, this is a feature that’s nothing special.
If you look closely, you’ll see markings for minutes and seconds. This makes the tracking of a diver’s oxygen supply much easier. This goes hand-in-hand with the red ‘danger zone’.
If you’re wondering, the SKX007 and SKX009 have bezels made from stainless steel. The material keeps water erosion at bay.
They both come with a stainless steel strap which gives a classy look. If you’re not a fan of stainless steel bracelets, you’ll be happy to know you can have a polyurethane band added on instead.
The SKX007 and the SKX009 have a fold-over clasp
. This type of clasp is notoriously annoying to maneuver, so keep this in mind.
If you’re not a fan of Seiko’s Hardlex crystal, you won’t be happy with the two watches. We’re a big fan of the crystal as it’s quite tough. However, it’s not as strong
We have a problem with their displays. For some reason, the SKX007 and SKX009 easily smudge
. If you hate getting fingerprints all over a watch, stay clear of the SKX007 and SKX009 as they will drive you insane.
The two watches don’t have Arabic numerals. Instead, they have circular markings that represent the minutes. What’s great about this is that they’re large in size which makes them easy to read if you have bad eyesight, or are deep underwater.
As the circular markings are big, they pack a punch when it comes to luminosity as their large diameters have a lot of LumiBrite in them.
Other than this both have a black display. This contrasts with the whiteness of the circular markings, making them even easier to read.
There is a calendar feature on the SKX009 and theeSKX007. It’s on the 3 o’clock position on both watches. The calenders only carry the day and date, so keep this in mind.
There is a cool recessed effect on their displays. The recessed effect is on a ring that is on the outside of their dials. It carries tick marks that help you read the minutes and seconds that pass.
If you take a look at their displays, there are needle and syringe shaped hands. The needle-shaped hand marks the hours while the syringe shaped one marks the minutes. As the needle-shaped hands have an arrow, this makes it even easier for you to read the time.