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Seiko Prospex Black Series

Seiko recently released info on a new limited collection of black PVD plated steel watches called The Black Series. Within the collection are two solar quartz powered watches and one automatic model. The Seiko Automatic Black Series (SRPC49K1) comes in a 45 mm diameter Turtle case and is expected to cost approximatey $550. The Seiko Solar Black Series (SNE493) is a three hand solar powered quartz dive watch and the (SSC673P1) is a solar powered quartz chronograph. Both come in a 43.5 mm stainless steel case with a black PVD coating and should retail for under $500. Learn more at Seiko.

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Jason Pitsch

Introducing the Presage Blue Enamel Limited Edition

Jason Pitsch

After the success of previous editions, Seiko has released another limited edition Presage timepiece with an enamel dial. This time instead of white enamel, the dial is in my opinion, even more gorgeous, in a midnight blue hue. With only 1,500 pieces worldwide, distributed to what Seiko refers to as “elite retail partners,” such as Time+Tide in Australia, and at an incredible retail price, act fast they will be gone quickly. The inspiration for the hour markers of the Presage Blue Enamel Limited Edition come from Seiko’s first pocket watch that dates back to 1895. The crescent-shaped tip of the second hand is in a gold colored powder, which Seiko says, gives it a special texture that resembles the surface of the moon. According to the manufacture, “The blue enamel dial is the work of the enamel craftsman Mitsuru Yokozawa

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Jason Pitsch

VIDEO REVIEW: Seiko Prospex SRP775 "Turtle" Diver

Jason Pitsch

Last year I reviewed the Seiko Prospex SRP775 Diver, and this week after wearing that watch for almost a year, I did a quick video review. There is really not much bad to say, it’s one of the best professional mechanical dive watches you can buy for the money, bar none.

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Brett Kastin

REVIEW: Seiko Prospex Automatic SRP637 "Baby Tuna"

Brett Kastin

The Seiko Prospex SRP637, commonly referred to as a “Baby Tuna,” was added to the line-up of Seiko’s Prospex series in 2015. One of the Baby Tuna’s most recognizable features is its 60-minute uni-directional rotating dive bezel with a stainless steel shroud. The stainless steel case and shroud measure 47.5 mm wide x 13.5 mm thick x 50 mm in length, with a weight of 202.5 grams (including the bracelet) but wears considerably smaller than the numbers might indicate. The locking crown (7 mm in diameter) is located at the 4 o ‘clock position, eliminating interference with the wrist. The Baby Tuna comes with a 22 mm/20 mm stainless steel bracelet which uses a pin and collar system for sizing and has micro adjustments on the clasp. There is also a folding expansion for the clasp in order to add

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Seiko x Giugiaro Design Astron Limited Edition

Renowned design house, Giugiaro, and Japanese watchmaker, Seiko, have collaborated many times over the years. Their latest collaboration, interestingly, is not only inspired by two very famous past watches, it’s inspired by models the companies designed together in the 1980s. Seiko Ref. 7A28-7000 re-issue, on Adam Craniotes’ wrist The so-called “Alien Seiko Chronographs,” worn by Bishop (Lance Henriksen) and Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), in Aliens, reference 7A28-6000 and 7A28-7000, respectively, were in fact designed by Giugiaro Design. Seiko Aliens Ref. 7A28-6000, 1983 The new Seiko x Giugiaro Design Astron Limited Edition blends past design cues, such as the unmistakable asymmetrical-shaped aesthetic of the Seiko Alien Chronographs, combined with an advanced solar-powered GPS Astron chronograph movement (caliber 8X82), and housed in a modern titanium case (46.3 mm x 13.3 mm). Further adding to the appeal, the entire case and bracelet are protected

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Jason Pitsch

Seiko recreates their first diver's watch

Jason Pitsch

Seiko is a name that has been synonymous with diving watches, ever since they produced their first diver’s watch – the 62MAS – in 1965. Water-resistant watches were not abundant in the 1960s the way they are today, and so the 150 meters water-resistant 62MAS (pictured above), which was also Japan’s first diver’s watch, made a significant impact that is still apparent today. “The watch was designed for maximum reliability and legibility in the harshest conditions and was used by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969,” according to Seiko. And this, of course, led to a numerous diver’s watches, including the Turtle, Tuna, Monster, and others. Seiko 2017 62MAS re-edition (Ref. SLA017) The new Seiko 62MAS Prospex re-edition is aesthetically faithful to the original (39.9 mm x 14.1 mm). For instance, the case is virtually identical, with

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Baselworld 2017: Seiko Presage Enamel collection

This is a quick hands-on look at Seiko’s new Presage Enamel collection that was previewed before Baselworld. Three of the four references in the collection are under $1500, with the chronograph coming in under $3000. As you can see in the picture below, the movement is not finished to crazy high Swiss standards, but it is reliable, made in-house, and you will never get an oven-baked enamel dial like this on a Swiss made timepiece for anywhere near this price point. You can read the full details, including the prices, in the article that we published last month.

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Jason Pitsch

Seiko Chariot "Steve Jobs" Re-Edition

Jason Pitsch

Seiko has announced that they are making a special re-edition of the 1984 Chariot timepiece that was famously worn by late Apple founder, Steve Jobs, in an iconic black-and-white portrait (taken by Norma Seeff) where he posed with the first generation of Macintosh, which made the cover of Time magazine. The original Seiko Chariot that Jobs wore was 33 mm, with a quartz movement and white dial and was sold at auction in February 2016 for $42,500. Seiko is making 1982 limited numbered editions in both the original 33 mm size with white dial, and a more modern 37.5 mm white dial version. These are just for the Japanese market. There will be a second model with a black dial, also available in 33 mm and 37.5 mm variants, limited to 300 pieces made exclusively for Japanese retailer Nano Universe.

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Jason Pitsch

The Seiko Presage Enamel Collection

Jason Pitsch

After the successful debut of the limited edition Presage Chronograph collection – with the option of a white or black enamel dial – last year at Baselworld, Japanese watchmaker Seiko has announced a new collection of four enamel dial Presage timepieces. The Seiko Presage Multi-Hand Automatic, Chronograph, and Automatics (one in a circular-shaped case and the other in Tonneau-shaped case). Each variant comes in a stainless steel case with a white enamel dial with black transferred markings, blued leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, a blued crescent seconds hand, a curved sapphire crystal, a crocodile strap with a three-fold clasp with push button release, and is water-resistant to 100 meters. Seiko Presage Multi-Hand Automatic (ref. SPB045) The Seiko Presage Multi-hand Automatic comes in a 40.5 mm x 12.8 mm case and is powered by a caliber 6R27, which is an automatic

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A sneak peek of three new Seiko Prospex divers

On January 1st, 2017 Seiko revealed a sneak peek of two upcoming Prospex Divers, the SRPB11 “Turtle” (pictured below - left), and the SRPBO9 ( pictured below - right), on Facebook. Both divers have a 200 meter water-resistance rating and feature limited edition engraved caseback and special packaging. Then today they published yet another sneak peek to their Facebook page, showing the image (pictured top) which is the Prospex x PADI Special Edition SRPA83 and that features a stainless steel and ceramic case with a silicone strap. This is coming in early March.

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