This time round I handled yet another new Seiko diver and that is the Seiko Prospex Shogun, SPB189J1 and SPB191J1. I believe 2020 is the year that Seiko released the most number of divers in their entire watchmaking history. From entirely new models to new variants of existing models, I have lost count of how many models they have churned out this year.
The new Seiko Shogun appears to be an update to the previous model, the SBDC029 which replaced the SBDC007. It is powered by the 6R35 movement which has 70 hours of power reserve. There are also some changes in the dial, hands and bezel as compared to the previous model.
Below are some thoughts on the SPB189J1 and SPB191J1.
Size – It retained its original size of 43.5mm diameter, 51mm lug to lug and 13.3mm thickness. Good for those who prefer big divers.
Cyclops – Unnecessary.
Weight – Lightweight due to the Titanium case and bracelet.
Price – It used to be twice the price of the Sumo and it still is.
Below are some pictures:
Seiko SPB189J1 and SPB191J1 featured in this post are provided by K2.
845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex, #03-K1.
Tel: 6746 0270
Text and pictures by Yeoman
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