Absolute tank of a watch
The skx007 is an incredible watch for the price even though it has increased in price after being discontinued. I bought the watch because I wanted a solid wear anywhere mechanical watch which wouldn't get damaged too easily and didn't look cheap while also not being in your face or look at me. After receiving it I was even happier with it than I expected. The finish is really nice it's not too big for my wrist which I was a bit worried it might be and the lume is incredible, lasting long enough that if I wake up in a pitch black room after sleeping for 7 hours I can still just see it enough to read the time. The bezel also feels nice and tight and clicky, very satisfying to use. The only features which some people don't like are missing with this watch are hacking and hand winding. While these would be nice to have if you wear the watch everyday like I have been and are relatively active it will keep itself wound with no issues, no need to shake it to keep it going. You may have a different experience if you don't wear it often enough or work an office job and don't move around too much. Hacking on the other hand would be nice to set the time to the second but the the accuracy being +/- 20 seconds or so per day I believe with these watches this feature doesn't really make sense. Mine seems to keep within 10 seconds or so per day which I am very happy with but it.
I may be wrong but I have also heard that with the increase in complexity with more accurate watches and watches with more features often makes them more fragile. There are many videos online of just how much abuse this watch can take and it just keeps going. Taking that into account I'm not sure I would even want the extra features at the expense of possibly losing durability which I highly value. Overall I highly recommend buying one. Suits my style, even with an unlimited budget I would still wear this watch. Any shortcomings with with watch are greatly out weighted by its value to me.
(Also imo nothing wrong with the stock band that many people like to swap out immediately after buying. I find it quite comfortable and stylish, just because it's a rubber band and can be bought cheaply doesn't mean it's bad. I have also purchased a nato band which goes very well with it as well.)Read full review
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