Seiko Orange Divers SKX011 and SRPD59 SBSA009

For more than two decades, the SKX009 reigned as one of the best and most affordable Pepsi dive watches available. It garnered a large following and made its way onto the wrists of countless (satisfied) collectors worldwide.

When the SKX was discontinued in 2019, a direct replacement to the SKX009 was introduced: the Seiko 5 Sports SRPD53K1.

It wouldn’t be truthful to say that the SRPD53 was well-received by ardent Seiko followers. Indeed, many deemed it an inauthentic and subpar substitute for the esteemed Seiko Pepsi icon.

With the goal of providing an objective perspective, and via the following article, I lay bare the technical differences between both models and set aside my personal preference until the end of the page.

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5KX Pepsi

Reference: SRPD53 / SBSA003 [Read Our Review]Case Diameter: 42.5mmCase Material: Stainless SteelCrystal: Seiko HardlexWater Resistance: 100M / 330ft>No