I finally got hold of the new Seiko 200m divers that were released in our local market recently. Shown above is the SKZ325K with red trimmed minute hand.
Let’s take a look.
The most legible variant would be the SKZ327K. The big rectangular hour markers and board hands really stand out very well in contrast to the black dial. The red trimmed minute of the SKZ325K makes the minute hand look a little thinner and hence I give it second place in terms of legibility. The while dial SKZ323K is least legible as it has chrome coloured trimings on its hands as you can see in the picture above.
As an owner of the Marinemaster (SBDX001), I find the case design very much like the MM. It has a brush finished stripe on both sides that resembles the MM. Pictures below show the stripes on both sides of the case.
That’s not all. If you look at the shape of the lugs in the picture below, you will see that they look very much like those of the MM other than being sharper.
The side of the case at the 4 o’clock position is made thicker to act as the crown guard. If you wonder what this part of the case looks like, here’s a picture for you.
The watch is fitted with a curved hardlex crystal. It has nice to curved crystals being used on these affordable models.
The black bezel on the black dialed variants look very much like the Brightz Phoenix diver (SAGH007). Like the Brightz diver it too has an inverted triangle where the lume pip is located. This triangle is attached to the bezel by a screw as shown in the picture below. (the triangle of the Brightz bezel is also attached in the same way)
The watch has the Seiko “tsunami” logo on its caseback.
The SKZ327K comes with the Z22 rubber strap whereas the SKZ325K and SKZ323K come with stainless steel bracelet with solid end links.
The new Seiko 200m divers are distributed in Singapore by distributor, Thong Sia Group. Here are the price tags showing the list price of each model (in Singapore currency).
Diameter of bezel: 42.5mm
Diameter including crown: 46mm
Lug width: 22mm
Seiko SKZ323K, SKZ325K and SKZ327K featured in this post are provided by:
Authorized Seiko dealer
K2 Watch Company
845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex
#03-K1. Singapore 400845
Tel: 6746 0270