The Black Series Turtle also offers a unidirectional bezel, screw down crown and 200m of water resistance. While the two Solar models look handsome enough in their new black guise it is the Turtle that really shines, with an effective mix of matt and gloss surfaces on the caseband, case front and on the coin-edge of its unidirectional bezel really highlighting the unusual form of the Turtle case. Seiko has a more interesting narrative taking its inspiration from night-diving, which sounds entirely plausible too. My only other main concern is the stem seems a bit flimsy. New Watch: 2018 Seiko Prospex Black Series Divers Limited Editions As the name Prospex implies, it has a professional specification, with 200m water resistance, but it also has a design flair that makes it unique, as is clear from the window in the side of the outer case through which you can see the inner case. At 45mm in diameter the Turtle sounds like a huge watch but the curved lines of the case go some way to diffusing the impact of the overall size, making it far more wearable than one might first suspect.
Power reserve here is 6 months. His interests lie in a wide array of watches, but he has a real passion for Rolex, Seiko, and vintage chronographs. Corona desplazada a las cinco. Then, in what I can only describe as a complete surprise a couple weeks ago, Robert-Jan informed me that he was picking one up and that these things were selling fast. It is basically a classic Seiko Prospex Automatic Turtle watch in a black case. The case, along with crown and bezel, get a gold coating resulting in a high contrast against the black dial which reads more like sunburst charcoal and insert.
New 2018 Seiko Prospex Black Series Divers Limited Editions The trio of new Seiko Prospex Black Series Divers watches are a limited edition series with all the hallmarks of stylishly and and have long discovered to be market winners — the allure of the all black diving watch. The watch is marketed as a Limited Edition and is marked as such on the stainless case back. With a black-coated 45mm case, a uni-directional bezel to prevent accidental rotation and a dial colour that reflects the darkness of the sea at night, the watch is as practical for diving as it is dashing enough for wearing on land. These three are currently available for pre-order. The original Seiko diver — the 6217 — is now legendary among divers and collectors and the Prospex line has continued in the vein — all the time with an unbeatable price tag.
You also get a special black box with an orange inside stating Limited Edition as well. Both models feature a clean and minimalistic silicone strap with a soft touch, this makes you wrist feel like it's being hugged by a warm smooth pillow. The only negative point I have noted over the past few months is that the watch strap does quickly show signs of wear. That said, it is not the most sensible to draw a mechanical or a quartz movement into comparison, since both function for different needs. Even though Seiko created a special landing page on their website for these new models, the information is a bit marginal.
So if this is something that would annoy you a spare strap may be an idea or a replacement strap to keep the original in as new condition could be an alternative option. The glass is still perfect, as you would expect, and the soft strap is comfortable all day long. Really, no matter what you think, these limited edition pieces are going to be grabbed up by the legions of Seiko dive enthusiasts out there. Hopefully long term that won't be an issue. There is also no word on pricing Thanks to our colleagues of we have some prices.
Just a week before its release on our website, we received none-stop calls and enquries about the watch. Dressing from head-to-toe in black usually does the trick when stepping out on the town and Seiko has now proved that the same applies to its Prospex collection with a black-coated trio of dive watches. To contrast against this sea of black is a strong burst of color from the large orange minute hand, which offers great legibility. What all three models have in common, is their legibility. With a reported but unnumbered sole batch of 300, these limited editions are sure to be much sought after by any Seiko collector.
Additionally, the hands and hour indices are also framed with the same gold—effectively taking the gilt accents of the existing and pushing them to the next level. I really like the look of these, but would prefer with a matching bracelet. Should you want one now your only option is from a reseller — all authorised dealers, globally are now sold out! Note sure where you would get one with the right colour match, however… Alternatively, could anyone recommend a good alternative to the rubber strap? These new additions show that Seiko think there is still plenty more to offer. Slight wobble when you pull it out to adjust, very unlike Seiko. It comes shipped on a black silicone strap that matches the stealthy case finish well and means the watch is perfectly ready for water. The use of different surfaces alone makes this watch appear far more expensive than its price. Smaller than the Turtle at 43.
If you're on the look out for a minimalistic diver's watch, with an amazingly smooth strap and a remarkable design. Dial is very legible even at night. But, of course, for them to have a scratch would mean I would have probably lost my hand. In the meanwhile, visit the official Seiko Prospex Black Series. That said, the new Black Series manages to be effortlessly good looking at the same time.