January 2019 Giveaway

1998 Seiko 7S26-0020 (SKX007) Automatic Diver, w/WatchSteward Strap

DCVW partners with The Watch Steward this month for our first giveaway of 2019, a 1998 Seiko SKX007 automatic dive watch, with an orange Watch Steward strap and rubber Seiko strap.  This giveaway also includes a Seiko patch!

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 cult following.

 

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 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: Brilliant aftermarket orange dial.  Arabic/English variants for day and date, with gold hands.  Lume shines brightly.

 

BEZEL: Aftermarket insert, ratchets counterclockwise with satisfying click. 

 

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.

 

BAND: Orange 22mm Watch Steward watch strap - a great sporty (not to mention rather comfortable) complement to the classic diver nature of this Seiko 7S26.  This Seiko diver also comes with a black 22mm rubber Seiko-signed dive stra.

 

MOVEMENT: Original 21-jewel Seiko 7S26 mechanical automatic movement, manufactured in January 1998. 

 

CROWN: Original unsigned stainless steel screwed-down crown.

TO ENTER:

1) Like our post on this contest on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter;

2) Follow DCVW and The Watch Steward on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter;

3) Tag two people.

That's it! Find out more details about The Watch Steward and their amazing straps at https://www.thewatchsteward.com/

Giveaway ends January 13th, 2019

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