Posted on June 30 2020
Seiko watches have something for every watch lover. It is evident from a massive catalog and global outreach coupled with its unrivaled diversity in design, style, price range, and usage. Whether you want a watch for daily use or some collectibles, you will surely find one within the Seiko range that meets your expectations. Seiko watches touch many price points, from the tough-looking sports watches at Walmart to five-figure handcrafted watches in the Grand Seiko range at expensive boutiques. Some of the most desirable watches that give the bang for the buck is the Seiko Prospex range of dive watches.
Seiko's technology is equally diverse, but there are some not to miss commonalities in all Seiko watches, which speak volumes about the class that the watchmaker and the brand have attained today.
Value – Seiko watches are known for the value that one derives from it. Regardless of the price and model you buy, from the gift watches to solid gold handmade Grand Seiko costing a handsome ten-figure amount be sure of getting an impressive value.
In-house movement – All Seiko watches come with movement built by the watchmaker even in watches that cost as little as $45. Sounds unbelievable, but it is true.
Quality – Assured quality is the hallmark of Seiko watches, and even the watches in the lowest tier will surely out-perform its counterpart of other brands at the same price point.
Credibility – The value and craft of Seiko watches have such wide acceptance that it will boost your credibility. Whether you adore a Grand Seiko or a Seiko diver watch, people will pay more attention to you by acknowledging your taste and style.
Seiko Prospex dive watches
Seiko has been making dive watches since 1965 that have become a symbol of style and fashion for the wearers and watch collectors alike. These versatile, stylish watches have been a favorite of watch lovers searching for a perfect companion to explore an uncharted world underwater that sets the adrenaline gushing. Today, Seiko is the market leader in dive watches that are perfectly readable and extremely accurate in any condition with unmatched ease of use.
Although known as dive watches, the Perspex range of watches is available for land and at high altitudes. Dive watches will accompany you anywhere you go – at spectacular heights or mysterious depths or for typical use in daily life and inspire you to defy all limits.
For more than 50 years, Seiko has been introducing one after another marvelous dive watches, which are all masterpieces. These are all high-quality dive watches best known for its exceptional attributes, utmost reliability, excellent craftsmanship, exceptional functionality, distinctive design, and above all, affordable prices.
Here are some of the top Prospex dive watches to watch out for in 2020.
SEIKO PROSPEX SPB103J1 SUMO
Nicknamed Sumo, this mechanical self-winding watch is a long metallic and sleek Seiko dive watch with an aesthetic mix of formal or semi-formal. You can dive deep down to 200 meters with this classy watch on your wrist to enjoy deep-sea expeditions and, when back on land, go straight to a formal dinner event without removing your favorite watch. Yes, you got it right- SPB103J1 Sumo is the watch for all occasions as its great looks, and amazing functions will never let you down.
The watch with a stainless-steel case and bezel measures 45 x13 mm with Seiko 6R15 movement, 23 jewels, self-winding, and water resistance up to 200 meters. The movement has a 50-hour power reserve with an accuracy of +25 to -15 seconds per day, which speaks about the flawless accuracy. Although the winding is automatic, you can wind it manually too. A display is visible at the 3 o’clock mark, and the Hardlex mineral screw-down case back complements the metal craftsmanship perfectly.
The band is narrower than some other dive watches from the same line but undoubtedly comfortable and nice-looking. It is also available with a 20 mm wide stainless steel bracelet with a double-locking fold-over push-button clasp and a diver's extension.
The SPB103J1 is among the best high-end Seiko dive watches.
SEIKO PROSPEX LIMITED EDITION SSC761J1
If you are looking for a reliable sports watch, the Prospex SSC761J1 is the watch for you. The cool details look highly attractive and conceal the smart technology. The Seiko Kinetic Prospex GMT diver's the SSC761J1 ranks among the best dive watch available today. With stainless-steel look of the brute watch gives a sense of sophistication and macho class. 'Serious watches for serious sports' is the tagline used by Seiko to describe the watch, which is large with a 47.5 mm case that is 16 mm thick and best suits people with slightly larger wrists but those with skinny wrists can also wear it provided they feel confident about it.
The watch has 3 subdials; One of them is a 24 hour indicator, and the other 2 for the chronograph minutes and sub-seconds respectively. It addresses the needs of serious divers who, in most cases, require a proper professional chronograph. The SSC761J1 has a quartz solar movement with a stainless-steel bezel and case. The matte black dial has a cover of synthetic sapphire crystal, which makes it extremely scratch-resistant and durable. The low-maintenance eco-friendly watch driven by a solar powered quartz caliber.
There is no need for periodical winding or changing batteries as the kinetic technology derives energy from human movement when you are wearing the watch. When fully charged, the watch can run for 6 months. The accuracy of the watch is about 15 seconds per month, which means that it is pretty accurate.
Those who love large and rugged dive watches will surely fall in love with the SSC761J1, which can withstand high pressure underwater and remains water-resistant even if you go down 200 meters to discover the marvels of the underwater world.
Although it is a pricey watch, it is worth every penny for its blend of supreme functionality and classy and sporty aesthetic.