Best Seiko Prospex To Challenge Your Limits
by Chanel Lim
If you’re a sports and adrenaline buff, you must already be a satisfied owner of a Seiko Prospex watch. If you’re not yet, then let us introduce you to one of Seiko’s best-kept secrets.
Coined from the words “Professional Specifications”, Prospex is Seiko’s answer to the demand of sportsmen for excellent sports watches. We’re talking watches that they can take with them either on land, air, or water adventures.
Seiko’s many inventions and accolades, among others, including creating the world’s first automatic chronograph watch equipped with both vertical clutch and column wheel, the world’s first six-digit LCD quartz watch, and the more recent first E-Ink and EPD watch. The Seiko Prospex is yet another proof of the brand’s mastery in watchmaking.
Why Should You Get a Seiko Prospex Watch?
With many sub-brands representing different types of watches, the collection that is made to represent the sporty and adventure-loving spirit of the brand is none other than the Seiko Prospex. As the Official Timer of the IAAF World Championships more than three times, and the official timer at the Games of the 25th Olympiad World, and even the inventor of the first computerised diver’s watch, Seiko has always had a solid track record that proves its capabilities.
Here are a few that tops our list from the Seiko Prospex collection:
Seiko Prospex Diver Lowercase Analog Solar
Sporty yet elegant in its overall white aesthetics, the Seiko Prospex Diver Lowercase Analog Solar watch is a rare mechanical watch that offers the same rugged edge as other sports watches. With a white strap and white dial, this dive watch can look great for lounging at a yacht or even golfing with work colleagues over the weekend.
This Seiko Prospex watch also has a mean moon difference of +/- 15 seconds with an open-dating concept. Working on the solar calibre V147 movement, it packs a powerful punch. Conveniently installed is also a function to prevent hyper-charging. What’s more, it offers a 200m water resistance. Made for men with a refined taste, this watch is sure not to disappoint any.
Seiko Prospex Sea Diver Scuba
This stainless steel Seiko Prospex Sea Diver Scuba SBDN053 is a beautiful black sporty timepiece with red accents on its unidirectional rotating bezel. The matching black silicon strap excels in durability and aesthetics. The black dial is characterised by stick and dot markings and is protected by Hardlex crystal, preventing scratches and marks.
A 200m water resistance further intensifies the appeal of this dive watch. Running on the calibre V147 solar movement, finished with an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month, the Seiko Prospex Sea Diver Scuba watch ensures you have accurate and precise timing gear for your every adventure, be it on land, air or water.
Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean Special Edition
The Prospex Save the Ocean Special Edition SBDL055 looks suave with its dial and stainless steel bracelet. The blue dial features glowing markers and sub-dials for chronograph functions.
A Japanese solar quartz V175 calibre movement drives the watch, boasting antimagnetic features and a screw-down crown to offer a 200 metres water resistance. Its unique solar-powered function allows it to be charged once every few months with just about any light source you can find. With an analogue dial, this is one sophisticated sporty watch.
Seiko Prospex Marine Master Professional
Featuring a titanium ceramics case and bezel, the Seiko Prospex Marine Master Professional watch offers amazing durability. Its yellow rotating bezel adds personality and versatility to this otherwise dark monochromatic timepiece. Its dial has a day and date display with LumiBrite coating for extra visibility, protected by sapphire glass.
Working on a battery-powered calibre 7C46 movement, this Seiko Prospex watch offers a ± 15 seconds per month accuracy and five-year battery life. It is no wonder that this watch is one of the most powerful pieces in this collection. Its 1000m water resistance enables adrenaline junkies endless excitement for deep diving. All in all, it is the go-to for those who want a strong and visionary watch.
Seiko Prospex Land
The Seiko Prospex Land is Seiko’s very first touch screen digital watch, offering a brand new thrill to the collection. Its ion-coated black dial boasts a Nematic Liquid Crystal Display (LCD screen). While its bi-directional bezel features dotted minute markers, showing its ever-innovative brand mission. Using 316L stainless steel, this Seiko Prospex watch is ensured the ultimate protection.
Its many functions include time and calendar, dual time display with 44 world times, a timer and recall function, and a power safe and sleep function. Seiko even made sure to include extra details like an alarm and sound demonstration functions. These offer wearers a full immersion into their new technologies.
Seiko Prospex LX Line GMT Spring Drive Limited-Edition
Suave in its all-black theme, the Seiko Prospex LX Line GMT Spring Drive Limited-Edition is a 44.8mm powerful watch that deserves a place in your watch collection.
Running on the 5R66 calibre movement, this limited-edition watch has a 72-hour power reserve. The minimalist black dial displays Lumibrite-coated hands and indexes. A 24-hour hand for dual-time function, a power indicator at 8 o’clock, and a date aperture at 3 o’clock are also visually appealing against the black dial. What’s more, it also features a rotating compass bezel, which comes in handy for any trekking adventure.
A black calfskin strap complements the black titanium casing for added panache.
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