No respectable dive watch website could exclude these watches. Of all the Seiko dive watches that have ever graced our oceans – the Seiko SKX007 and Seiko SKX009 are two of the most popular. First introduced in 1996 the Seiko SKX007 and SKX009 existed in several guises. All models incorporated the Seiko 7S26 automatic movement. Older models can be identified by their 150m water resistancy, newer ones were certified to a depth of 200m. The quality of the SKX models was determined in their DNA (2). Inheriting important features from some very well respected predecesors like the 6309 and the 6105 – all-time classic dive watches.

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Seiko SKX009 – red & blue bezel

One of the most popular designs of the SKX009 is the one shown below – with the iconic “Pepsi” red and blue bezel. Available with either a steel bracelet or the more popular rubber divers strap – shown below. When looking to buy a pre-owned model it is useful to know the age of the watch. You can use this Seiko Retro watch age guide to find out the year of manufacture from the serial number

The Seiko SKX007 and SKX009 have proved popular over decades for many reasons. It’s a proper diver’s watch with an ISO 6425 rating to 200m. It features a uni-directional bezel and protected / recessed screw in crown. Most popular are the versions with the black rubber diving strap as shown in these images.

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Available online now

Chronodivers.com is an affiliated partner of Amazon.com. Here’s a selection from their range of Seiko dive watches (these watches should be the SKX007 or SKX009 models – but please check as Amazon search sometimes brings up other models)


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Counterfeit warning – shoppers must make their own judgement to determine the authenticity of any watch before buying it – avoid buying a fake watch

UK sellers – updated 17th September 2019


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LIVE feed sales

USA Sellers – updated September 17, 2019

Seiko SKX009 - LIVE feed - USA sellers

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Specification

  • Movement: Seiko 7S26 Automatic (self-winding)
  • Case: Brushed stainless steel, 43mm x 13mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
  • Luminescence: Lumibrite
  • Dial: Black
  • Bezel: Black
  • Lens: Hardlex Mineral
  • Back: Engraved with screw-in back
  • Band: Stainless Steel with clasp or Rubber divers
  • Water Resistant: 200 meters
  • Warranty: 2 Years (at time of sale)

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Videos

Seiko SKX009 Dive Watch Full Review

YouTube video

Watch Addiction – they say the SKX009 is simply the BEST WATCH UNDER $200! …

Living with Seiko SKX009 Full Review

YouTube video

24 hours at a time – Full Review Of A Legendary Diver Watch

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Seiko SKX007 – black dial & bezel

Slightly less popular than the SKX009 is the Seiko SKX007. Mechanically identical – the only difference in the two models is the watch dial and bezel colour. The SKX007 has an all black watch face and an all black dial – with no differentiator at the 20 minute mark (something designed to help control ascent time when returning to the surface.

Seiko SKX007 dive watch with black bezel

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Available online now

Chronodivers.com is an affiliated partner of Amazon.com. Here’s a selection from their range of Seiko dive watches (these watches should be the SKX007 or SKX009 models – but please check as Amazon search sometimes brings up other models)


LIVE feed sales

UK sellers – updated 17th September 2019

Seiko SKX007 - LIVE feed - UK sellers

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USA Sellers – updated September 17, 2019

Seiko SKX007 - LIVE feed - USA sellers

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Specification

  • Movement: Seiko 7S26 Automatic (self-winding)
  • Case: Brushed stainless steel, 43mm x 13mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
  • Luminescence: Lumibrite
  • Dial: Black
  • Bezel: Black
  • Lens: Hardlex Mineral
  • Back: Engraved with screw-in back
  • Band: Stainless Steel with clasp or Rubber divers
  • Water Resistant: 200 meters
  • Warranty: 2 Years (at time of sale)

Water Resistancy – 150m or 200m

The original SKX dive watches were rated to 150m. Latter versions have an improved rating of 200m. But remember – if you plan to scuba-dive with a modified SKX 007/009 – it MUST have been pressure tested. If in doubt ask for a water-resistancy report from the seller or at least written assurance it will not leak.

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SKX007 Videos

Seiko SKX007 Review: Unbeatable Value

YouTube video

Horology House – The SKX007, is one of the best watches ever made, how does it stack up..

Seiko SkKX007 Review: One Year on the Wrist

YouTube video

Boosty – I absolutely love this watch and it is my go to for many occasions…..

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Modified SKX models

There are many used versions online with non-genuine bezel, watch glass, straps and even hands. These often sell for quite a lot less than a genuine condition model. They might look great – but are they as good as the non-modified genuine models?

A highly modified Seiko SKX009 – make your own mind up

The most popular components changed on the SKX009 / SKX007 modifications are hands, hour markers, watch glass, bezel and dial. You can find SKX dive watches that have been modified to look like Rolex, Tudor, Omega and many other luxury dive watch brands.

SKX Mods Video

YouTube video

Lume Shot – Seiko “Stargate” dial with Sumo hands & another featuring an SKX 171 dial

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External references / further reading

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