Seiko, the Japanese luxury watch brand has been a leader in electronics watch manufacturing. It has debuted a number of exceptional timepieces that stand high for their quality and functionalities. One such celebrated popular collection from the Seiko watches is Seiko Prospex. As evident from its name these are the range of professional watches that were launched in the year 1965. The complete Seiko Prospex assortment consists of complicated timepieces for the adventure lovers on land, in the sea or in the sky.
Encapsulating the high end precisions with Professional Specifications these Seiko Prospex tool watches are highly robust and durable.
History of Seiko Prospex
The Seiko is a well known brand with a cult status and prestige in the horological world. Owing to its exquisite and incredible invention the Seiko is a favoured brand of many coveted watch lovers. Established in the year 1881, ever since its inception the company has been a home to many breath taking inventions. Persistent efforts of its founder Kintaro Hattori has helped the brand reach shores of success. However, today the Seiko watches have become a standards of watch making. In fact, due to their unique features and functionalities they have become a benchmark for other brands.
While the launch of the Seiko Prospex collection has been very significant in shaping the future of company. As its name implies the “PROSPEX”, these are the range of high-end professional tool watches.
The first professional Seiko diver watch was born out of fierce competition and rising demands of the robust watches in the year 1960’s. The diving world was much in demand for the precise timekeeping diving watches thus owing to this Seiko ventured into field of professional tool watches. And this was in the year 1965, that Seiko finally debuted its professional Seiko diving watch model - the Seiko 6217.
The launch of these Seiko diving watches was so revolutionary that since then the Seiko completely resorted towards manufacturing number of sporty timepieces. As a result Seiko’s catalog went on increasing which included array of timepieces ranging from economical quartz pieces to high-end automatic timepieces. And later this complete collection came to be known the Seiko Prospex .
The Seiko Prospex line of watches comprise of cutting end technology and durable design elements.
Among the Seiko Prospex collection the most admired timepieces are the Seiko Prospex Diver models. In terms of being most innvoative and advanced the Seiko Prospex diving models take a win. Here are the few incredible and exceptional characteristics of Seiko dive watches:
The Seiko was the first brand to use titanium case in place traditional of the standard steel cases,
Seiko Prospex was first to equip a quartz movement into a dive watch,
Seiko Prospex was first to make use of ceramic shrouds for deep-sea diving models,
Seiko was the first company which made use of hybrid analog digital watch with an alarm in the diving models.
Well, this is not the end the list of Seiko’s such exemplary inventions goes on. Every Seiko watch is powered by Seiko’s very own in-house movements that are highly precise and functional in their mechanics.
However, the Seiko Prospex collection is not only limited to dive watches instead it comprises of number of different precision timepieces. It offers a diverse range of Seiko watches for men bearing distinct mechanism, movement, and display. Few of the popular Seiko Prospex watch versions include:
Seiko Prospex Solar (V175)
Seiko Chronograph with Power reserve(V194)
Seiko Solar Watch (V157)
Seiko Automatic (8L55)
Analouge Quartz (7C46)
The Seiko limited edition model solar Chronograph SBDL041 watch features a Seiko’s in-house caliber V175 and is powered by the Solar energy. Along with chronograph function the Seiko watch is equipped with luminous hands and markers to provide visibility under dark conditions.
Apart from this the Seiko Prospex watch also consists of an Unidirectional Rotating Bezel with an overcharge indicator and date display function.
Moreover, the black dial of this Seiko watch is secured with Hardlex Crystal which is wrapped to wrist using a Silicon Strap and a Stainless Steel Case. And to protect the watch being damaged by water it is encased with a Screw down Crown and Screw Case Back, in addition to this it also offers a water resistivity upto 200 M of depth.
While the another popular timepiece from this collection is Seiko Darth Tuna SBBN013 Prospex. This iconic Seiko Prospex watch is crafted using titanium, ceramic and stainless steel material. The shroud of watch has beem made using ceramic, the bezel with stainless steel, and rest other elements with titanium.
Moreover, the design of this watch derives the inspiration from monocoque construction, meaning there are two points for the water to proliferate inside the watch. It can be either penetrated through crown or from the crystal. However, it is quite surprising to know that the Seiko watch offers an exceptional water resistivity upto 1000 meters of depth.
Now moving towards another variant, the Seiko Prospex Hi-Beat SBEX001. This bold and sporty watch beats at the rate of 10 times per second. And similar to the Seiko Darth Tuna this watch also offers a resitivity upto 1000 meters of depth. In addition to this the hands of this Seiko Prospex watch are pointier and atimepiece also offers you an exceptional 55 hour power reserve which is one of the longest reserves among all high frequency watches.
So whether you are a sport freak or traveller, the Seiko Prospex collection is going to fulfill your all desires. Explore from the widest range available and pick your best seiko watches from the Seiko Prospex bold and robust timepieces.