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We all have our favourite watches. The ones we always gravitate towards and the ones that make us feel special. But what happens when our favourite watch gets discontinued? We’re left feeling heartbroken and longing for something that we can’t have. Of course, new replacements are more often than not introduced, but they sometimes just don’t have that charm that the oldies offer.
If you’re a Seiko fan, you know that the brand is constantly innovating and releasing new models. But sometimes, in the process, they discontinue models that we’ve grown to love.
1. The Seiko SKX007/009/011
The Seiko SKX007, SKX009, and SKX011 are popular dive watches that are often compared to one another.
The SKX007 is the classic dive watch that started it all. It has a simple yet rugged design that is perfect for everyday wear. The SKX009 is a slightly more modern take on the dive watch, with a slightly larger case and a date window. The SKX011 is the newest model, and it features a unique “shark fin” design on the dial.
All three watches are powered by Seiko’s reliable 7S26 automatic movement, and they all have 200m water resistance. Unfortunately, they’re no longer in production today.
2. The Seiko Monster SKX779/781
The Seiko Monster SKX779/781 is a watch that was released in 2006 as part of Seiko’s Prospex line but was later discontinued. It was an incredibly popular watch among Seiko fans and is often considered to be a good entry-level watch for those new to the brand.
The watch is powered by Seiko’s 7S26 automatic movement, which is a workhorse movement that is used in many of Seiko’s entry-level watches. The watch offers a day/date complication and a unidirectional bezel and is water resistant to 200 meters, and has a screw-down crown.
3. The Seiko Sumo SBDC001/003/031/033
The Seiko Sumo is a line of watches that was introduced in 2007, but it is no longer in production. The Sumo was designed as a modern interpretation of Seiko’s iconic “Tuna” dive watches, and it quickly became a popular model among Seiko fans.
The Sumo is water-resistant to 200 meters, and it is fitted with a screw-down crown. The case is constructed of stainless steel, and it is available in a variety of finishes. The dial of the Sumo is clean and legible, and it is available in a variety of colours. The hands and markers are coated with Seiko’s Lumibrite material, and they are highly visible in low-light conditions.
4. The Seiko Alpinist SARB017
The Seiko Alpinist SARB017 is a highly respected and popular watch among watch enthusiasts. It’s simple yet elegant design, along with its robust build quality and excellent value for money, has made it a firm favourite among watch lovers.
The Seiko Alpinist SARB017 is a Japanese-made watch that is inspired by the world of mountaineering. It features a clean and simple dial design, with a date window at the 3 o’clock position. The watch is powered by Seiko’s well-regarded 6R15 automatic movement, which is visible through the see-through case back.
Unfortunately, if you’re looking for one, you’ll have to look for someone willing to sell it, as it has since been discontinued.
If you’ve been looking to buy any of the above watches, the sad news is that Seiko is no longer producing them. Fortunately enough, you can find them circulating around, and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll find someone who is willing to sell theirs. Either way, new Seiko models have come about, paying homage to these old watches. And, with the amazing Seiko modding community, you can easily build replicas of such watches by modding a current Seiko watch or even building one from the ground up!
Seiko Mods specialises in designing and building sapphire crystals and other custom parts for a variety of Seiko watches. If you are looking for mod parts to customise your beloved Seiko watch in the UK, check out what we offer!