Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Discussion of Seiko watches
Post Reply
User avatar
toxicavenger
President Tranny
Posts: 41826
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:25 am
Name: HeadDIK
Location: Colorado Springs

Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:58 pm

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
I just got in the SBDC063 today. I saw this in person at Wind Up and also at the Seiko boutique and it is a impressive watch. The bezel turns as good as all the MM's I have owned in the past. The hands in person looks great. Not perfect though, if they were polished like the applied hour markers then I think it would have looked better. But they look like they have a blasted finish. :shrug: Movement winds smoothly, and seems to be running great.

Some people call this the Baby MM. I really think this watch stands on its own. Yes the case is like the MM but it wears lower on the wrist for sure. And that is the only resemblance to the MM. If there was a more universal version of the MM when it comes to every day wear it is this watch.

This watch actually wear better on the wrist than the Seiko SKX007. Weird huh? Because specs wise it doesn't' seem like it would. At 44mm wide vs the SKX 42mm it totally doesn't seem possible. Due to the angled sides though the actually real-east the watch takes up is seems smaller, much like the MM. EDIT: The SBDC is 13.25mm high, the SKX is 13.6mm, seems taller right? Not really. I think the reason why is the longer lug to lug of the SBDC is 49mm, which makes the watch spread out more evenly on the wrist. The SKX tends to have a short/tall stance and feel higher up.

I am really happy with this watch. I might change the hands out but I am not sure yet. :tap: I know a few guys are using the MM hands and it looks great. I just think they need to be a little longer.

Oh and thanks to Chris for being an enabler and hooking me up with the seller of this watch. :salute:
Last edited by toxicavenger on Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
pbj204
Posts: 1412
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:47 am
Name: Paul
Location: New York

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by pbj204 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:28 pm

I tried one on last week and the fit is great. You're right, it wears better than the skx007.

I actually like the hands. It might ruin the look if you change them.

User avatar
deepcdvr
Flipper Extraordinaire
Posts: 10210
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:29 pm
Name: Paul

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by deepcdvr » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:29 pm

Wow the 63 is really really nice. Great size, retro look.

I’m not a big fan of arrow hands except on the planet ocean, but I’m wearing an MM300 right now and I don’t think those hands would look good either?
VR/
Paul

NEVER SETTLE!

User avatar
hoppyjr
HJ
Posts: 31108
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:05 am
Name: Hoppy
Location: Washington State

Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:30 pm

How about the hands of the SBDC027 Sumo special edition? They aren’t as cool as MM300 hands, but they are nice polished batons. I think they’d look fantastic.

If Rob can order I’d do those. OEM only.

ImageImage

User avatar
1954Selmer
Posts: 2998
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:07 pm
Name: arce

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by 1954Selmer » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:40 pm

That 63 is a great looking watch.

User avatar
toxicavenger
President Tranny
Posts: 41826
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:25 am
Name: HeadDIK
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:41 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:30 pm
How about the hands of the SBDC027 Sumo special edition? They aren’t as cool as MM300 hands, but they are nice polished batons. I think they’d look fantastic.

If Rob can order I’d do those. OEM only.

ImageImage
Special Edition parts from Japan have become almost impossible to get. Rob quit answering emails the last year or so it seemed for me. So I quit dealing with him.
Image

User avatar
59yukon01
1.21 gigawatts?!
Posts: 6854
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:49 am
Name: David
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:51 pm

If I didn't already have a MM I'd have bought one of these, but the black bezel w/bracelet version.

I know what you mean about the hands though. I have the 053 with the same hands and in certain light they do look polished like the indices even though they aren't.

unsub073
Posts: 2097
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:26 am
Name: chris
Location: Florida

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by unsub073 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:44 am

Thanks for the comparison T.

User avatar
MikeyLikesIt
Posts: 2118
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:44 pm
Location: Austin, TX

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by MikeyLikesIt » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:07 pm

Great shots Terry, thanks for posting. Going to have to pick on of these up at some point

User avatar
Henryj
Bubblehead
Posts: 3617
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:17 pm
Name: Abu Shanab
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE and Rossford, Oh. (Depends on the weather)

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by Henryj » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:28 pm

Thanks for this, Terry. Really nice to see it compared to a watch everyone owns, useful info.
If someone tells you "Anal leakage sounds like fun", have him list a watch for sale on WUS.

User avatar
toxicavenger
President Tranny
Posts: 41826
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:25 am
Name: HeadDIK
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:02 pm

Image
Image
From the side is it tough to tell it from a MM

User avatar
HapaHapa
Posts: 7249
Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 9:57 pm
Name: Eric
Location: Redondo Beach, CA

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by HapaHapa » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:23 pm

toxicavenger wrote: Image
It’s an itty bitty T!
The Hapa

User avatar
MikeyLikesIt
Posts: 2118
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:44 pm
Location: Austin, TX

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by MikeyLikesIt » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:47 pm

Seiko nailed it. Received mine Saturday and haven't taken it off. Always thought the MM300 was 95% perfect, aside from the thickness. This one totally fixes that.

User avatar
toxicavenger
President Tranny
Posts: 41826
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:25 am
Name: HeadDIK
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:00 pm

I am thinking about trading the hands out the SRP407
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
BBK357
Ban Jacobs
Posts: 24286
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:01 pm
Name: Vladimir Makarov
Location: Ohio

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by BBK357 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:15 pm

Wow that looks so good T. It is def on my list for next year.

BTW- I think Duarte has some MM300 hands.
I bought some for a future shogun. I didn’t buy from him because I found them a bit cheaper from a private dude on SCWF.
DEATH FROM ABOVE
:ak:

User avatar
hoppyjr
HJ
Posts: 31108
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:05 am
Name: Hoppy
Location: Washington State

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:06 pm

I like too. It might look good with MM300 hands, but I just don’t need another watch.

User avatar
toxicavenger
President Tranny
Posts: 41826
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:25 am
Name: HeadDIK
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: Seiko SBDC063 vs SKX007

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:10 pm

:mrgreen:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests