Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Seiko Prospex - Oddly Attractive!

Seiko is perhaps the biggest watch company - they sell the most number of watches and has pieces for every price range.

Today I feature the new Seiko Prospex range - a series of Limited Edition pieces. I have two of the timepieces the SRP579 and the SRP580. The SRP579 is what they refer to as Black Ion finish while the SRP580 is gold coloured. Both are steel cases. First the Black Ion finished SRP579.

The 45mm timepiece wears pretty nicely on my small wrist and it is definitely a rugged watch for the outdoor.

While the dial display is more of an aviation style with the altimeter-style date window and the aeroplane seconds hand, the bezel is more of the Landmaster style.

But I find the date window a little odd - the pointer is slightly below the 15 minute mark - notice the red marker somewhere near the seventeen minute mark?

The dial shines like it a sunburst and the markers are printed.

A close up of the applied Seiko mark.

The crown is a “normal” push in crown unlike the diving range where it is a screw in crown. This crown is protected by the crown guard.

The movement is the 4R35 calibre hacking movement. Simple.

Overall a nice piece to own - as with all Seiko timepieces, they are functional.

I shall be doing a separate post on the SRP580 - the gold coloured version.