For all the extravagant Swiss jump watches bragging 1,000-meter water resistance and expert evaluation sturdiness, the one you’ll see worn on more plunge water crafts than whatever other is a humble Seiko.

Seiko of Japan has been making a percentage of the world’s most skilled, sturdy and moderate plunge watches since the late 1960s and has been supported by everybody from Army GIs in Vietnam to jump teachers in Key Largo. Why? Their moderate (challenge we say shoddy?) cost and dependable toughness imply that you needn’t be reluctant to scratch the watch up or even to lose it to Davy Jones’ Locker.

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The SKX models, long-term stalwarts of Seiko’s plunge line, speak to the best of what the Japanese watch titan brings to the table. A direct relative of Seiko’s first plunge watch, the SKX arrangement is a 21-gem backing toward oneself off timepiece planned and constructed in-house by Seiko.

Seiko is one of the world’s biggest watch organizations, and their shoddy quartz watches are seen in all corners of the globe. Seiko additionally offers endless plunge observes in different designs, all bearing a family similarity. So in case you’re searching for a watch that will emerge from the swarm, this one isn’t for you. Anyhow what separates the SKX from such a large number of other shoddy jump watches are its family, quality form and valid in-house development.

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The SKX is likewise particularly Seiko. The larger than average dial markers and curiously large hands that sparkle with atomic force after dull, the four-o’clock crown position are all markers of the brand, and the wetsuit-accommodating super-since quite a while ago vented elastic strap demonstrates that you mean business. An accessible steel wrist trinket makes this watch shockingly flexible.

The checked plunge bezel on the SKX007 is in calm high contrast, while the SKX009’s comes in blend red and blue. The American market-particular SKX173 is comparative however has rectangular dial markers, rather than the capsule molded ones on alternate models.

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Regardless of which model you get, its not going to look like anything besides a Seiko.There are endless stories of Seiko jump watches surviving misuses that would make a Rolex faint. It was fitting that Martin Sheen’s character, Captain Willard, wore a Seiko jumper as he plummeted to the heart of murkiness in Apocalypse Now. Known for their straightforward, sturdy programmed developments, Seikos can try for a long time without support and are impervious to pretty much anything you toss at them. The drawback of this toughness is an absence of exactness (picking up 20 seconds in a day is not unfathomable) and the powerlessness to be hand-wound or hacked (halted for synchronization to a known time signal).

However for $200, you can’t have everything – regardless of the possibility that it will survive anything.