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[VIDEO] Owner?s Review: The Seiko SSK001 is the Best Affordable GMT Out There, But Will it Stand the Test of Time"

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[VIDEO] Owner?s Review: The Seiko SSK001 is the Best Affordable GMT Out There, But Will it Stand the Test of Time" [VIDEO] Owner?s Review: The Seiko SSK001 is the Best Affordable GMT Out There, But Will it Stand the Test of Time"

[VIDEO] Owner?s Review: The Seiko SSK001 is the Best Affordable GMT Out There, But Will it Stand the Test of Time"

In watches, like all things in life, everything comes back full circle. My watch collecting journey has meandered through different types of watches, spanning all shapes and sizes. There was a time where my collection had ballooned to a number that my watch box couldn?t accommodate. More recently, it has shrunk to a number that I can count on one hand. Very manageable, even by watch enthusiast?s standards. But despite the watches of past and present, there will always be that one watch that started it all ? the Seiko SKX.

I?m not talking about the ubiquitous Seiko SKX 007. No, not at all. The watch that kicked off this wild journey within this hobby, and ultimately led me to typing these actual words for you to read at your leisure, was the Seiko SKX013. The Seiko SKX diver format, in a more compact wearing case, suited my preferences at the time. It?s the watch that opened Pandora’s box to all sorts of things in, and out of horology. From figuring out how to change out straps (from that rattley jubilee) and learning about the history of the dive watch, to actually getting me into the sport of surfing. Through thick and thin, the SKX013 has always taken up a spot in the quiver.

My beloved Seiko SKX013 (Left) & my brand new Seiko SSK001 GMT (Right) Side By Side


[VIDEO] Owner?s Review: The Seiko SSK001 is the Best Affordable GMT Out There, But Will it Stand the Test of Time"

Stainless Steel

Caliber 4R34



Lens Hardlex Crystal

Stainless Steel Bracelet

Water Resistance
10 ATM



Lug Width

Push / Pull

3 Years


Yes, I know, the title says Seiko SSK001 ? but I really can?t start talking about the new kid on the block without talking about the beloved SKX diver. They do look pretty similar after all, right" They share the same style of markers and that wabi-sabi Seiko handset. Both also share the same case form, showing off a curvy polished midcase, and a crown at 4 o?clock outlining the asymmetrical silhouette from above. All are a part of the reason why the SSK001 GMT has made its way into the collection. But that?s just touching the surface here. The Seiko SSK001 GMT is everything I?ve said about the SKX diver thus far, and much more. And when I say ?much more,? it?s not a half-hearted way to set the table for this review of the SSK. Throw in the travel friendly features, and the fact that Seiko answered the call for what many of us enthusiasts have been asking for a very long time, and that?s an affordable GMT. So, we finally made it. I did mention that we were bringing things full circle. So without further ado, here?s my owner?s review of the Seiko SSK001 GMT.

The only way to compare my entire experience with the Seiko SSK001 GMT is that it?s like catching up with an old friend. Sure, we?ll always have the same good ol? memories in common, but ...
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[VIDEO] Owner?s Review: The Seiko SSK001 is the Best Affordable GMT Out There, But Will it Stand the Test of Time" [VIDEO] Owner?s Review: The Seiko SSK001 is the Best Affordable GMT Out There, But Will it Stand the Test of Time"


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