Prospex

Seiko Prospex SBDC001 Scuba 200m review

Watch History Date acquired: Apr 21 2007 Production date: Mar 2007 Source: Higuchi Inc, Japan Price paid: JPY47,000 (USD429) Status: In production Background When stock photos of the SBDC-series divers first appeared on the Internet in early 2007, it created huge ripples in the watch forum communities. It caused widespread excitement and speculation among the […]

Seiko Sky Professional SBDR005 review

  Watch History Date acquired: Oct 16th 2003 Production Date: Oct 2001 Source: Emotus Time Culture, Suria KLCC Price paid: MYR1,400 (USD418) Status: Discontinued   Background The Sky Professional is a sub-range of the Seiko Prospex line of watches that are meant for the Japan Domestic Market (JDM). As the name suggests, the Sky Pro […]

Seiko SBDX005 Professional 600m review

Watch Details Type: Professional diver’s watch, automatic Production year: 2000 (limited to 1,000 units) Retail price: JPY300,000 Status: Discontinued   Background The SBDX005 was the last 600m automatic dive watch that Seiko produced. Limited to just 1,000 pieces it represents a tribute to the classic 6159-7010 shrouded diver that was made between 1975 and 1978. […]

Seiko Prospex SBDC001 Scuba 200m review

Watch History Date acquired: Apr 21 2007 Production date: Mar 2007 Source: Higuchi Inc, Japan Price paid: JPY47,000 (USD429) Status: In production Background When stock photos of the SBDC-series divers first appeared on the Internet in early 2007, it created huge ripples in the watch forum communities. It caused widespread excitement and speculation among the […]

A Farewell to “The Last Samurai”

No, this post has nothing to do with the 2003 epic Tom Cruise movie that happens to be one of my all-time favorite flicks. 🙂 Rather, a little bird told me that Seiko has very recently indicated that their popular and lovable titanium “Samurai” divers are well on their way to total extinction. As much […]

Seiko Prospex SBDQ003 Scuba 200m review

  Watch History Date acquired: Mar 4 2005 Production date: Mar 2002 Source: Hang Thai Watch Price paid: MYR1,248 (USD372) Status: In production   Background It may interest you to know that Seiko doesn’t make automatic diver’s watches with a chronograph function. I’m not sure why the Japanese watch giant chose not to when several […]