5M43 Kinetic Diver Scuba watches with Seiko's with the next generation 5M43 movement. It was later followed by the popular set of watches like the Titanium Grey Ghost Series. When I first acquired the watch the 5M43 movement was not charging despite a capacitor chance so my watchmaker was able to secure an next generation 5M63 Kinetic movement for the watch.
5M63A movement, it has an the extended 3-6 month power reserve on the capacitor compared to the usual 1 month capacity on the 5M43. Since the original mineral crystal had a few scratches, my watchmaker also upgraded the crystal to an anti-reflective coated 28mm sapphire crystal; of note, this is the same replacement crystal for the famous SKX013 automatic series. The crystal is pristine with no cracks/scratches; there might be one small area near 1 o'clock where the AR coat slightly uneven but it's near impossible to notice; original crystal included. The stainless steel case, screwdown caseback and bezel are in very good shape with a few light scratches. Screw down crown secure without issues and quickset day/day works well.
Glossy black Explorer-style dial with cathedral hands in great shape with minor aging; lume at medium-strong despite age. Movement is clean with a new capacitor; it is able to charge up to full capacity.
The watch keeps good time and all functions work; routine service, though, recommended for all vintages. You get the original 00W7-AB-C 19mm stainless oyster bracelet with diver extension; it easity fits my 7.5 inch wrist with 2 extra microadjustments; there is 1 extra link. Watch is rated to 200m but has not been pressure tested. This SBBW055 is not easy to find and you get a vintage Rolex Explorer vibe at a tiny fraction of the price - this beauty has the best possible 5M63 engine and a sapphire makeover.
It's a unique watch for these reasons and has served me well in my rotation but I'm letting it go for some new pieces - don't miss out! The item "Upgraded SKX013 Explorer Style Seiko SBBW055 AGS Diver Scuba 200m 5m63/Sapphire" is in sale since Sunday, February 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "hi_bri" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.