Seiko is a Catch 22. From one perspective, they’re on the main edge of advancement with models like their Astron , but at the same time they’re very much aware of their set of experiences and as often as possible bring back reissue models, for example, the Grand Seiko SBGW047 we evaluated and, all the more as of late, the 7A28 “Ripley” found in the film Aliens. They’re likewise a company that acts a piece unusually on the worldwide stage. In the event that you stroll into any of the as of late opened stores outside of Japan, you’ll see that some convey more “JDM” models than others while some battle to get them all. Truly, it befuddles me somewhat with regards to what precisely is accessible in which market. Along these lines, it’s with extraordinary shock, however not actually, that we unearthed official pictures of models nearby that have been rising on discussions for a little while now.
This is large information… so huge that we’re disrupting our unwritten norm of distributing stock photographs as opposed to standing by to get our grimy gloves on these wonders. Seiko, regardless of chilling out and apparently choosing to disregard its MASSIVE fan base of vintage gatherers, has checked in with BIG news. Indeed, they’ve chosen to reissue a refreshed variant of their amazing 6306/6309 Diver as Seiko Prospex model. Wanna know something different? It will not be restricted and the company will spread the adoration outside of Japan. Full breath… presently, how about we investigate, however I’ll caution you that my data is just on par with what’s posted today on Seiko’s Austrian site.
First things first, I referenced that some genuinely grainy pictures of these pieces sprung up half a month prior on the discussions. Strangely, I’ll show photos of the 4 Seiko Prospex pieces on the Austrian site, however apparently there are extra models. I don’t realize which markets will get them or on the off chance that they’ll be JDM-as it were. What I cannot deny is that notwithstanding the 4 pieces here, I’ve seen 2 more and one has a red/dark “coke” bezel with one hand laid out in red and the other has a blue/dark bezel with its hand illustrated in blue. Along these lines, indeed, similar as numerous other Seiko models including the Monster thus numerous different deliveries, Seiko is going wild on the variants.
The other intriguing thing I saw on the Seiko Austria site is that they’re calling this Seiko Prospex model the “Turtle”. I avoided utilizing this term in my 6309 #TBT article since it’s a very polarizing descriptor. Seiko authorities love epithets, yet for reasons unknown, there’s a passionate stay outdoors there who scorn this one! On the other side, it’s fascinating to see an authority Seiko site utilize this fan-related name. I should specify, however, that Seiko Austria utilizes “Beast” in its title for those informally nicknamed models, so it appears to be that the mother transport permits its nation partners some tact; I like that by the way!
So what do we have here? All things considered, we have a tempered steel diver’s Patek Philippe Reviews with the programmed, physically “windable”, 25-gem, and hacking 4R36 development. It includes the day and date. Truth be told, this development was introduced in the current 2nd age Monster and supplanted the non-hand winding 7S26. It’s an extraordinary development with pleasant highlights and is genuinely hearty. A portion of different subtleties are the consideration of a Hardlex precious stone, a uni-directional bezel, a marked screw-down crown likely with the Seiko Prospex “X” and LumiBrite subtleties on the dial. The Patek Philippe Reviews is water impervious to 200M. We don’t think about the case back yet my cash is on a strong piece with the recognizable wave theme. How about we trust that is the case.
The four Seiko Prospex variations are intriguing and 2 component a spotless wristband while the other 2 come on a recognizable elastic accordion tie. My confidence in perusing the Austrian content is that the lashes will be the new, milder elastic that Seiko is currently utilizing. As to, the site shows the arm band models at 459 Euros and the tie forms at 419 Euros. Thus, everything considered, we’re getting pieces that many have pined for, for under $500. This, incidentally, is generally the cost of a pleasant vintage 6309, so that is a piece interesting.
So what do I think? All things considered, I think this Seiko Prospex is a knockout thought and an outright easy decision. I’ve generally felt that Seiko might have continued making the 6309 with little change and it would have continued selling. This, coincidentally, is how Seiko has basically been doing their SKX007/009 for more than 10 years and the equation appears to work (note: we’re intrigued to check whether these models remain) masterfully.
The updates to the first 6309 separated from the development and things like a marked crown are moderately manageable. Indeed, the case size is scarcely bigger than the first (by about 0.5mm), so this was an extraordinary move and a pleasant upsize versus the current SKX007. The Seiko Prospex “X” has discovered its way to the dial and keeping in mind that I don’t adore it, it’s genuinely innocuous in this application and I don’t figure it will really trouble the greater part of the no-nonsense set. Some other text style has moved like “Automatic” from under the Seiko textual style to simply above 6:00. Also, the yellow/red “water resistant” textual style on the old 6309 has tragically been supplanted with the cutting edge “Diver’s”, yet it’s all still great stuff. The bezel looks moderately recognizable beside a more modest lume spot at 12:00. The hands are additionally very natural, yet the scope seconds hand receives the current Seiko pattern of putting a “candy” toward the back versus the front. The actual dial is a close duplicate of the first with its “hilted blade” at 12:00.
Regarding the variations, I’m really customary and will probably wind up with the Seiko Prospex “777”, yet I do like the coke-bezel “779”. I’m captivated to see whether the “773” is dark or an exceptionally dim blue on the bezel. At long last, I can value Seiko alluding to its memorable diver custom (right back to the 6215) with the gold-nitty gritty “775”. So, indeed, these Patek Philippe Reviews are altogether profoundly compelling and an immense “all around done” to the brand from Japan!
Finally, in light of the fact that I’m a particularly huge vintage Seiko gatherer, I’ll give my contemplations on the vintage 6306 and 6309. To begin with, I think the presentation of these new Seiko Prospex models is exceptionally steady to more prominent interest, and likely worth, in the more seasoned models. I can hardly wait to do a next to each other trial of new versus old and I’m certain that others will need to do likewise inside their assortments. Second, for those of you who think the costs of the new models are high and it further legitimizes the purchasing a 6309, I’d say “maybe.” Look, you don’t have to come up with a purpose behind purchasing a 6309: they’re incredible. However, understand that there’s a pleasant thing about having another Patek Philippe Reviews that can be worn anyplace without agonizing over harm, and so forth Additionally, my 6309 has been somewhat of a miscreant since possessing it and unique parts are getting a lot harder to source; these infants have been worn! Robert-Jan can repeat this as his 6309 is a problematic watch, best case scenario, and that is post-administration. Remember that there are likewise heaps of franken 6309’s available too. Thus, indeed, I think the new pieces are competitive and compelling.
As I referenced, we’ll get our hands on a portion of these new Seiko Prospex “Turtles” and will likewise do some comparison testing among new and old. The Patek Philippe Reviews are appeared with accessibility beginning in January 2016! Until at that point, Seiko fanboys, you can rest calmly realizing that the unemotional group in Japan is tuning in to you boisterous and clear. Will another 6105 be far away? After today, you never know…
Seiko Prospex SRP779K1 (photograph credit: Seiko.at)Seiko Prospex SRP777K1 (photograph credit: Seiko.at)Seiko Prospex SRP775K1Seiko Prospex SRP773K1 (photograph credit: Seiko.at)