Saw the limited edition edition SBDX016 at Big Time yesterday, This watch is limited to 700 pieces and is produced as a commemorative watch for the 50th Anniversary of Seiko divers.
This watch has a rose gold shroud with polished finishing. Not sure how scratch resistance is this but the seller has to put a plastic wrapper around it to prevent it from getting scratched.
Here are some quick cellphone shots.
This year is the 50th Anniversary of Seiko divers and it is probably the year that Seiko released the most number of new divers. Here’s one that is very popular these days – the SUN043P. Popular due to its white dial which is not a common dial colour in Seiko divers, past and present.
This watch has a stainless steel case with gold accent on its crown, pusher and caseback. The minute hand is gold coloured as well. Here are a couple of cellphone shots I took at K2.
Besides the SBDX014, I also handled the SBEX001, and likewise, this piece is from the local distributor, Thong Sia. This is a big and thick watch. If your wrist is small, it is better to stay with the SBDX001. It is made of titanium so it’s pretty light for its size.
The watch is from K2 and here are some cellphone pictures that I took.
Had the opportunity to handle the Seiko SBDX014 thanks to my friend, K2. This piece is from the distributor, Thong Sia Singapore.
The SBDX014 is definitely on my list of watch to purchase. However, it is not a limited edition model hence I should be able to wait till year end for my purchase.
Meanwhile, here are some pictures of the watch.
Saw the new Seiko SBDX013 at Big Time today and took the opportunity to take some pictures. Since the SBDX011 is in stock, I thought it would be interesting to take some side-by-side pictures of the two watches.
Here are the pictures.
Saw two shrouded Prospex divers at Big Time last Saturday. Shown above is the SBBN029. This model is limited to 700 pieces. This model is powered by the 7C46 quartz movement.
Managed to pick up this special edition Seiko SRP653K, a commemorative watch for the 50th Anniversary of Seiko divers. The first Seiko diver, the 6217-8000 was released in 1965 and since then, Seiko has released many iconic divers based on the latest watchmaking technologies that were available through the years. Many of these divers are “world first” so to speak.
This special edition diver pays tribute to the shrouded divers, a design that is unique to Seiko. Here is a quick photo review.
Seiko released a number of shrouded Prospex watches recently (Kinetic diver, chronograph and 4R36 diver). Here is a one that I did not post pictures here when it was released several months ago. I remember three variants were released of which two were limited editions. This is the regular edition which is still in production.
It is powered by the V175 solar chronograph movement. This is the same movement found in the popular solar chronograph diver (SSC017).
Here are some quick pictures of the watch: