Seiko Prospex SRPB49K1 Watch Review
Thursday - 29 June 2017
Hailed as the new ‘Samurai,’ Seiko Prospex tease with a similar design that is due to arrive in September 2017 much to watch fanatics delight. The divers watch is a superb instrument that boasts reliability and precision deep underwater; a functional yet stylish timepiece that is very much affordable retailing at £399.
Opting for a more subtle blue shade, the textured dial works harmoniously with the stainless steel case and bold silver indices. The oversized arrow hour hand, large sword-like minute hand and fine seconds hand guarantee legibility as they sweep the stunning dial stopping at the unmissable rectangular indices. The luminescent coating guarantees readability underwater where light is restricted - an essential feature of a divers watch. With the date aperture positioned at 3 o’clock the dial proportions are well thought out, all complimenting each other effortlessly.
The retro Seiko Prospex model can withstand up to 200m underwater; an incredible scuba diving companion. The easy to grip crown has screw-down protection to stop being accidentally pulled out. A very important feature as the water resistance function is only secure when the crown is at its normal position. With a power reserve of 41 hours and a bracelet strap complete with a three fold clasp with secure lock and push button release, the new model is extremely practical for those underwater experiences.
With the huge success of the Samurai, Seiko has decided to not release the SRPB49K1 as a limited edition model. However, we are sure the stunning design will be snapped up quickly. The Seiko model is available to pre-order with a £200 deposit that guarantees you will be wearing the instrument come September.