Paul read my review of the Orient Mako and asked me whether I would choose the Mako over the Seiko SKX007.
It is a tough call and at the end of the day it all depends on how you feel when you have the watch on your wrist.
To me the Mako can be used both casually and in the office. The Seiko looks a little more ‘rough’ but it is also the quintessential Seiko Dive Watch.
It also depends on whether these watches are worn on a rubber or steel band. I have never been a fan of the jubilee style bracelet that comes with the Seiko but you can get an after-market Oyster bracelet fairly easily.
If you do this and change the crystal you will get a watch that looks and feels different but this also means that you will be paying more than twice of what the Mako costs. Tough call. Buy them both? 🙂