We purchased a few of these new SRPD models to conduct a full mod parts compatibility analysis and an overall general review –
1.) ALL SKX007 parts will fit but not the crown or fat spring bars.
2.) Bezel Insert has no lume – not even at 12
3.) Crown is not signed
4.) Case is different in 2 respects
A.) Plain crown tube for non divers type push in crown
B.) A thin flat type gasket is used for the 100M case back the case being slightly different in that area meaning the SKX007 case back gasket will not fit – SRPD case reference 4R36-07G0
5.) Spring bars and drilled lugs are a much smaller diameter meaning the famous seiko fat spring bars will not fit on the case or the end links on the oem SRPD bracelet
The conclusion for us is that this is a bit of a downgrade for what we believe is possibly the SKX007 replacement. Some of the new dial designs are indeed very nice and the clean look of the dials is appealing. However the reduction in water resistance from 200M to 100M is tough – luckily we have a solution!
We have already made a number of 200M conversion kit sales to our Asian customers wishing to upgrade their SRPD to 200M. The required CT parts are –
- CT700 case (polished/brushed or black available)
- CT200 case back (various laser options available)
- CT208 or CT228 crown