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  1. Hi James, Pro buying the new: I like the hands, and the price you quote is good for the steel bracelet version. I have had to do a capacitor upgrade on my Sports 200s and both, even bought used, stand me at a lot more than £90. Against: I think your current watch has Sapphlex crystal, virtually unscratchable, the new one is Hardlex, a lot easier to scratch. On this forum a lot of people prefer acrylic to sapphire, as being friendlier, less reflective and you can easily polish out scratches on acrylic, but (I'm pretty sure) this is not easy with Hardlex. Also, I think your current watch, esp with a Lumpy, will have a more exclusive, 'lived in' look. Best regards Graham Thanks for your thoughts Graham, I'm going to have to think long and hard. I know you like your Sports 200, thought you might like to know that there is one on ebay with a £40 buy it now. Kind Regards, James.
  2. Hi, I currently have a Seiko Kinetic 200M SMY001 with black bezel in very good condition, I bought it some time ago and the Seiko Jubilee strap with it was a little to small, I have been using it with a rubber divers strap with the intention of replacing it with a chunky steel bracelet; something on the lines of a Watchadoo Lumpy. However I have now found I can buy a New Seiko SKA371P1 Kinetic 200m watch & Steel strap (without box) for just under £90.00 + £17.00 insured postage. In order to do this I would have to sell my SMY001, which I'm reluctant to do as I like it very much and it keeps great time (plus has the day of the week). Has anyone bought the SKA371P1? If so, could they please let me know what they think of it. Thanks for your time, James. ;)
  3. Welcome to the forum James. Your watch appears to be an SKJ001. It also came more commonly with a pepsi bezel (SKJ003), and less often as a blingy goldy version as in the (borrowed) photo below. I have been looking around for a replacement black bezel (like yours, not the gold/black one) for one of my SKJ003s, as I think they look a bit more serious. The correct bracelet is the Jubilee version pictured and should be available used on the 'bay or even from Seiko - I suspect it also fits other current 22mm lugged divers. I have that version but prefer mine on a Lumpy, a solid but straight ended bracelet favoured by a number of forum members. The photo below of mine makes the gap look wide between bracelet and watch but in reality it looks and feels great. Enjoy your stay with the RLT mob , Graham Thanks very much for your reply, I had a feeling it may be a SKJ001, but when searching I could only find ones that read "Sports 200" like yours, where as mine reads "Kinetic Water Resist 200M", any idea why the difference? I do like your bracelet, I'm after something similar, and as chunky. Thanks again, James. James, It could be an SMY series, which uses/d the 5M63 movement with a better (long life) type of capacitor than in the 5M43 in the series we have been discussing. Try Googling this series or the forum: SCWF Mirror: Seiko Kinetic Diver family. Best regards Graham Thanks Graham, I have been doing some more investigating, and I now believe I have a SMY001, as it has the 5M63 movement and matches exactly pictures I have found. Thanks for all your replies, next job to find a nice strap. Kind Regards, James.
  4. Welcome to the forum James. Your watch appears to be an SKJ001. It also came more commonly with a pepsi bezel (SKJ003), and less often as a blingy goldy version as in the (borrowed) photo below. I have been looking around for a replacement black bezel (like yours, not the gold/black one) for one of my SKJ003s, as I think they look a bit more serious. The correct bracelet is the Jubilee version pictured and should be available used on the 'bay or even from Seiko - I suspect it also fits other current 22mm lugged divers. I have that version but prefer mine on a Lumpy, a solid but straight ended bracelet favoured by a number of forum members. The photo below of mine makes the gap look wide between bracelet and watch but in reality it looks and feels great. Enjoy your stay with the RLT mob , Graham Thanks very much for your reply, I had a feeling it may be a SKJ001, but when searching I could only find ones that read "Sports 200" like yours, where as mine reads "Kinetic Water Resist 200M", any idea why the difference? I do like your bracelet, I'm after something similar, and as chunky. Thanks again, James.
  5. Hi, does anyone know what model my watch is? It's a Seiko Divers Kinetic 200m. I've seen very similar but nothing identical. I know the straps not right, it's just temporary until I can find a genuine Seiko strap to fit, please let me know if you have one for sale. Thanks, for your time, James. Please use the following link to view the photo, I can't seem to upload onto forum. Seiko Kinetic Divers Watch
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