Seiko Diver 55th Anniversary – SLA043J1

This time round I checked out the Seiko Prospex SLA043J1, one out of a series of dive watches released to commemorate the 55th Anniversary of Seiko divers. This model is inspired by Seiko’s first diver, the 62MAS released in 1965. It is powered by the 8L35 movement and is limited to 1700 pieces.

Below are my opinions.
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Seiko Prospex PVD Sumo – SPB125J1

Had the opportunity to handle the Seiko Prospex PVDed Sumo SPB125J1 recently. This is a fairly new Sumo variant that is powered by the 6R35 movement. I have owned several colour variants of the 6R15 version in the past and besides having a new movement, I notice the numbers on the bezel look more normal with the use of a thinner font.

Below are some pictures.
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Seiko Prospex Street Series – SRPE29K1 and SRPE31K1 Urban Safari Divers

This time round I had the opportunity to handle the Seiko Prospex Street Series divers SRPE29K1 and SRPE31K1. This watchs are powered by the 4R36 movement. Below are my opinions.
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Seiko Prospex “Save the Ocean” Samurai – SRPE33K1

This time round I had the opportunity to handle the special edition Seiko Prospex “Save the Ocean” Samurai, SRPE33K1. This is an upgraded version of the regular 4R based Samurai. Upgraded features include sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating and cyclops. Below are some pictures.
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Seiko Prospex “Save the Ocean” King Turtle – SRPE39K1

This time round I had the opportunity to handle the Seiko Prospex “Save the Ocean” King Turtle, SRPE39K1. This is a special edition that features a textured blue dial with stingrays printed on it. It is an upgraded version of the Seiko 4R based Turtle. Below are my opinions of the new features.
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Seiko 4R36 Shrouded Divers aka Seiko Scallop

Thong Sia released a limited edition Seiko Scallop with green dial in June 2017. It is nice that they have introduced a limited edition model, just like what the distributor in Thailand has been doing. Thong Sia’s limited edition Scallop is called the Green Sea Turtle and it is the seventh variant of the Seiko Scallop family. Aside from the SRPA47J that was released in Thailand, the rest of the six variants are sold here in Singapore. The Scallop is a 200m diver that has a steel case shrouded by a ceramic shroud.

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Cellphone Shots of the Seiko SBDX016

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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.
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Seiko Prospex Special Edition – SUN043P

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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.

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