Seiko Orange Divers SKX011 and SRPD59 SBSA009

For decades, the Seiko SKX011, AKA the Seiko “Orange Boy”, served as a unique and colorful deviation from the standard SKX color schemes. When the SKX line was discontinued and in turn replaced by the 5 Sports “5KX” watches, a modernized version of that beloved orange Seiko diver appeared: the SRPD59.

At a glance, the overarching similarities between these two playful dive watches are clear. Yet, watch collectors are a nitpicky bunch so, when I had a chance to sit down with both of these watches in front of me, I took the liberty of doing an in-depth comparison between them.

In exchange for this detailed analysis, you’ll have to tolerate my personal opinion on which is a better watch though I’ve left this component mostly towards the end of this article.

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“5KX” Orange

Reference: SRPD59 [Read Our Review]Case Diameter: 42.5mmCase Material: Stainless SteelCrystal: Seiko HardlexWater Resistance: 100M / 330ft>No Screw-Down CrownDial: Sunray Orange, Lumed (Green LumiBrite)Bracelet: Stainless Steel BraceletMovement: Seiko 4R36, Automatic>41-Hour Power