The yellow-dial 7S26 Seiko diver (SKXA35) is a relatively recent addition to my collection. I quite like the dial. It is the very yellowest thing in the history of the world. Nothing before or since has been this yellow. I sold my last yellow watch more than five years ago, and I’m pleased to bring this one into the fold.
The only thing I wasn’t altogether enamored with was the standard Seiko rubber strap. It’s an excellent utility strap, but as these watches generally see grueling technical writing duty as their most hostile environment, shouldn’t we dress them up a bit? Check out this Panerai-style strap with yellow stitching that I found at The Watch Prince:
Cool, huh? It’s touched off “new watchband mania” in my collection. The carbon-fiber strap with gray stitching should be here for my Thayer-customized Seiko monster this week (shown here on its current Seiko diver strap):
I’ve also gotten excited about replacing the poor-quality leather strap that came on my Poljot Arctic, as well as a Citizen Eco-Drive chronograph that I bought two years ago but have hardly worn at all, because the strap and I didn’t get along.
This is a lot of the fun of getting new watches, for only a little of the money!