Seiko OM SKX781
Written by hakalugi   
Thursday, 06 April 2006
It'll grow on you, like an Orange Fungus

The SKX781 is the Orange face version of SKX779.  Employing the venerable 7S26 movement (auto + day/date).  Not as rare as the Yellow SKZ203K1, still originally an 'import-only' watch that the shrewd buyer can find for under $150 delivered from the Pacific Rim directly; odd then to see $100 replicas of this watch.  I've even seen a blue one come on the scene...

At first my wife said: "ewww, what's that big ugly thing?"  now, she actually requests it when I'm sporting any deep/strong blue shirts - the face and rich cobalt blues work great together - but that's not quite the point of this watch....

 It is a very strudy watch. The movement is proven strong but doesn't hack nor is it hand windable.  The raised bezel protects the polymer based crystal (idea: won't shatter when bumped underwater) but it isn't as hard as a sapphire crystal.


I bought it frankly, as a novelty, and I now really enjoy wearing it. $150 for a 200m proven auto with limited supply is a no-brainer. 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 April 2006 )