Here are some proper pictures of the new Seiko Prospex 200m diver, SRP637K. This is definitely a nicer looking and wearable 7S or 4R based 200m diver that Seiko made in recent years. I mean the Baby Tuna is nice but the plastic shroud won’t last long. The Stargate is nice too but the lume pip tend to fall off. The Monster with fangs is nice but it’s too small for today’s standard. Let’s hope there’s no problem with this one.
Here are the pictures.
Saw the new Seiko 200m shrouded divers at K2. They are similar to the Baby Tuna (or Sardine as they call it) model that was discontinued a while ago. The main difference besides the hands is the metal shroud which I think is much better than the plastic one.
I saw three variants and here are some quick and dirty cellphone pictures of two of them – SRP639K and SRP641K. The third model, SRP637K will be in my next post.
Had the opportunity the check out the Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT divers at K2 recently. The three models I handled are SUN019P, SUN021P and SUN023P. They are big, thick and heavy, and will dwarf almost any Seiko diver you put next to them except the big tunas (SD and Emperor). They are powered by the 5M85 Kinetic movement and the GMT hand can be set independently.
I do not know the diameter but I do know that the lug width is 24mmm. Here are the pictures I took.
Here’s another Prospex model that was released recently. This one is powered by the 4R35 movement (date only) and comes with a compass bezel (non-click). It is not exactly a new model as it was released earlier under the Superior line with a different dial design (See link at the bottom of this post).
For the Prospex model, the date window shows five continuous dates instead of one. The hour markers are represented by minute numerals (05,10…etc) instead of the usual 1,2,3 or straight bars. The case design looks very much like the Monster in my previous post but it is actually a bigger watch with a 44mm diameter.
Here are some pictures of the SRP577K.
The Seiko Monster is probably the Seiko watch with the most number of variants and has been feature many times on this blog. As we know, the regular Monsters come under the Superior line and are powered by the 4R36 movement. This time round, Seiko decided to release new variants under the Prospex line. These variants are not much different from the Superior ones except they had the Prospex logo on the dial and caseback.
Here are some photos of the SRP581K.
This time round I check out the new Prospex Solar Chronograph, SSC261P. This watch is pretty big and thick. The case structure is quite similar to the sawtooth with the watch module enclosed in an outer case. It is powered by the V175 solar chronograph movement and is fitted with a slide rule bezel that rotates smoothly (non-clicking).
Here is a quick photo review.
Saw the new Seiko Spring Drive 600m tuna (SBDB009) at Big Time and took the opportunity to snap some pictures.
The SBDB009 is the latest high end diver by Seiko. A limited edition model with rose gold accent (SBDB008) was release last year as a commemorative model to celebrate 100 years of watchmaking by Seiko.
Here are the pictures of the SBDB009.