People always ask me, "Jason, what's a good automatic that won't break the bank?" Well folks, here it is. The Seiko SKX009 (SKX007 for the black bezel). I'm genuinely shocked by the build quality on this piece. The sides and back of the case are nicely polished, while the top has a brushed finish. The machining on the case is buttery smooth, with nice sharp lines between the polished and brushed surfaces. The lume is extremely bright and the watch is ISO certified to 200m. On the back, the case features the famous Kanagawa wave, which can also be found on the rubber strap. That same rubber strap is the only downside to the piece. It's quite stiff out of the box but it's easily remedied with a NATO or Strapcode bracelet. Overall 9.5/10.
Had the Speedy for over a year now and I'm just starting to experiment with NATO straps. The bracelet that comes with it is extremely comfortable, so that wasn't the issue. Just wanted to change things up a bit. 🤔
El presidente drill. I'm the shooter on the right. And I won.