This time round, I had the opportunity to handle a recently released Seiko Prospex model that was designed to be a “field watch”. This watch is powered by the new 4R35 movement which comes with stop second and hand wind features. The special thing about this watch is that it is equipped with a magnifying glass that can be flipped open.
Let’s take a look.
Below is a closer look at the dial. It is fully textured and uses applied hour markers. Date window is located between the 4 and 5 o’clock markers.
Next, the side profile shots. Here, you will see that the case is similar to the Seiko Samurai though not exactly the same. The crown for setting date and time is located at the 4 o’clock position. It is knurled but not signed.
The pusher on the left side is used to release the flip open magnifying glass.
Picture below shows the magnifying glass being released.
Magnifying perpendicular to the watch:
Magnifying glass at ready to use position.
If you own a Ti and steel Seiko Samurai, you will find the bracelet very familiar. The links, clasp and diver extension are all very similar to the Samurai’s bracelet. The end link is different because it takes regular spring bars rather than the think ones.
The watch comes with see-through caseback and here’s a shot of the 4R35 movement. Unlike the 6R15, the 4R35 movement does not come with decorated rotor.
Diameter of bezel : 43mm
Lug width: 22mm
Seiko SBDY003 featured in this post is provided by:
483 Sims Avenue,
Tel: 6273 3355 Fax: 6278 8929