I was wondering if this was a genuine SKX013 watch.
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Looks real, but these watches are not typically serviced as the cost is higher to service than to just get a new movement. So it sounds fishy that there would be a service on this watch. Maybe a new gasket and check for water tightness, or maybe a movement replacement, but a service?
‘I hope you are getting a really good deal on it because at current market prices, SKXs are just no longer a value proposition.
If you just have to have an SKX and/or don’t like the mini turtle, I would seriously consider Islander Watches by Marc from Long Island Watches. Do research, check YouTube- they have very positive reviews.
‘I agree with this poster. Even if you don’t want to look at my Islander Watches suggestion and really want an SKX, this particular SKX should be avoided as it is visibly non-original. The fact the seller has mentioned that they “serviced” a 7s26 movement makes me even more nervous.I am not sure about the watch head but I do not believe that is the original bracelet that came with the watch. The Seiko SKX013 bracelet (44G2JZ) did not have visible folded links and instead has semi-solid or faux-solid links where the edges are smooth and polished. Also, the clasp has too many micro-adjustment holes to be the original and the fold-over clasp is the wrong shape. It could be a genuine Seiko bracelet but it is not the one that came on the SKX013. Oh wait, is that loom pip on the bezel smooth and flush with the surface of the bezel? If so, that would be an aftermarket bezel insert. I do not know what kind of price you are considering this at but there are enough red flags to make me suspicious of its origin.
Sorry, I think you misunderstand. I agree this bracelet 100% did not come with this watch, but it looks like a real Seiko bracelet from the 1980s or earlier, not “aftermarket”, which implies it was made by a company other than Seiko.Seiko bracelet for SKX013 is 44G2JZ, which is a solid-link Jubilee bracelet.
Genuine end links should also be stamped 44G2-ZI
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Ahhh. Yeah, now I understand.Sorry, I think you misunderstand. I agree this bracelet 100% did not come with this watch, but it looks like a real Seiko bracelet from the 1980s or earlier, not “aftermarket”, which implies it was made by a company other than Seiko.