Besides the commemorative Blue Monster, Seiko also released a field watch the combines the Monster case with a compass bezel. I had the opportunity to handle the SRP441K, a variant with black and white colour combo.
Here’s a quick look:
As a field watch, it does not need to have the same specification as the Monster. The pictures below illustrate the differences between the SRP441K and the Monster.
Water resistant is 100m.
Drilled lugs but obviously smaller lug holes since the watch comes with regular spring bars. Also, the bezel rotates smoothly (no click).
Crown does not screw in.
Straight end bracelet does not take fat spring bar. Design of the bracelet links is not the same as that of the Monster bracelet. It is 22mm wide.
Bracelet does not have diver extension.
A very important difference between this watch and the Monster is that it is 2mm bigger. Below is a quick comparison shot.
Diameter: 44mm excluding crown
Lug width: 22mm
This watch is distributed in Singapore by Thong Sia Singapore and has a listed price of SGD464.40 inclusive of GST.
A few colour variants here:
Seiko Superior SRP441K featured in this post is provided by:
K2 Watch Company
845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex
#03-K1. Singapore 400845
Tel: 6746 0270