September 2019 Giveaway
2003 Seiko 7S26-0020 (SKX007) Automatic Diver,
w/Three ToxicNATOS Straps
DCVW partners with ToxicNATOS straps this month for our giveaway, in celebration of Labor Day, of a 2003 Seiko SKX007 automatic dive watch with three high quality nylon straps!
There are many vintage Seiko divers popular with collectors, and the legendary SKX007 is one of these. With good reason Seiko sold literally hundreds of thousands of these over the past few decades, and it has tremendous well-deserved cult following - which has only grown following the dubious decision by Seiko to stop making them.
The design cues of this SKX007 is classic and simple, with immediate evidence of those that came before it, namely the instantly recognizable Seiko 7002 automatic, 7548 and 7C43 quartz, and even the famous 6309 diver. Its automatic movement is tough and reliable – during its heyday, it was also popular with various armed forces for this same reason, despite the widely held (false) assumption that military personnel only wear military watches issued to them.
Seiko’s SKX007 was a logical step in its mechanical movement line, which debuted in 1996 to replace the 7002 in Seiko’s popular dive watch line. This 7S26 incorporates quickset day and date displays, and automatic bi-directional winding via Seiko’s patented Magic Lever system. The 7S26 automatic movement is a very reliable workhorse – with a power reserve of approximately 40 hours – and it runs at 21,600 beats per hour.
DIAL: Original patina'd black dial. Arabic/English variants for day and date, with original hands. Lume shines brightly.
BEZEL: Aftermarket insert, which rotates counter-clockwise, as designed..
CASE: Original 42.5mm (w/o crown, 44.5mm with) x 45mm stainless steel case in great condition. Matching original signed caseback.
CRYSTAL: Hardlex crystal, scratch-free.
STRAPS: Three new high quality 22mm ToxicNATOS straps - the ever popular black, dark green, and olive colors - which feature quality stainless-steel hardware. This package also includes a handy ToxicNATOS springbar tool.
MOVEMENT: Original 21-jewel Seiko 7S26 mechanical automatic movement, manufactured in August 2003.
CROWN: Original unsigned stainless steel screwed-down crown.
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That's it! For more details about ToxicNATOS, visit their website at www.toxicnatos.com
Giveaway ends November 12th, 2019