Been a Seiko kick here for a few days, so I thought I’d keep the ball rolling with a review I’ve had kicking around for a few weeks now. Â Now, given that I’ve told you it’s a Seiko, and Orange is in the title, 99% of you have figured out we’re talking about the ultimate entry-level automatic dive-watch, the Seiko Orange Monster. Â (For the other 1%, just look over there at the picture.)
This watch, the SKX781K3, had always been on my short list in terms of adding to my collection, and I had never gotten around to picking one up. Â Thankfully, the bossman here saw fit to correct that oversight, and sent one winging my way (thanks, John!) Â And now that I’ve had some time to live with the watch, I have to say, I should’ve picked one up a long time ago.
Why is that? Â Simply put, this is a great little watch. Â The 7S26 is a solid movement with a proven track record, so you know you’re going to have a watch that will be with you for the long run – especially with that Hardlex crystal up front.
The first thing that struck me with this watch is how compact it actually is. Â With the pictures you see online (and what you generally think of for sizing with modern dive watches), I expected something much chunkier. Â Of course, 42mm isn’t a small diameter by any stretch, but it wears much smaller.
The next thing that struck me? Â Well, we’ll cover that in tomorrow’s post! Â Of course, while you’re waiting, you could read John’s take on the watch from back in August.