The Seiko ‘Baby Tuna’ is back and more solid than any other time in recent memory. The watch that is known with this moniker is a genuine symbol from the Japanese brand Seiko, the moderate version of the great and expertly arranged MarineMaster Tuna, with its extremely subjective development. Be that as it may, the Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver 200m ‘Baby Tuna’ may be significantly less expensive, it additionally has the ‘ Prospex ‘ (which means the Seiko Professional Specification) name composed on its dial and all the credits of an appropriate Seiko: strong, completely created and made in-house and a great esteem for cash. Make proper acquaintance with the new 2015 Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver 200m ‘Baby Tuna’ 4R36 ref. SRP655K1 (black) and ref. SRP653K1 (blue).
The scope of jump watches by Seiko is wide however all the versions are loaded with interest. Beginning from modest (under 300 Euros) yet strong blenders like the Seiko SKX007 to all the more very much developed watches like the Seiko Monster , proper tools like the Seiko SBDC007 or at long last genuine expert watches like the Seiko MarineMaster 300 or MarineMaster Tuna 600 (yes, the reach is wide), they all offer the Seiko soul, with their top notch quality/value proportion and their reasonable expert expectations. The new Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver 200m ‘Baby Tuna’ presented during Baselworld 2015 is obviously a watch that gatherers with smaller budgets will without a doubt like – and buy.
This new Seiko ‘Baby Tuna’ (as authorities like to call it) is essential for the Prospex assortments, implying that it fulfills the troublesome Seiko Professional Specifications . Everything began, thinking back to the 1960s, when SCUBA diving was on the ascent. In 1965, Seiko presented their first expert jump watch, the fame 6217, with a pivoting bezel and a 150m water-opposition (more to find out about it here , here and here ). From here on out, a piece of the assortment was work with the solitary aim to lure proficient divers and to satisfy their necessities with purposely construct watches. PROSPEX watches are not to be mistaken for Seiko’s standard mechanical line-up of watches. The form nature of these watches are a long way from modest and Seiko’s PROSPEX is likewise one of the main pioneers regarding jump watch progression. Realizing that the 2015 Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver 200m has this notice on its dial ought to be the protection of a significant intriguing watch.
What is it about? This 2015 Seiko ‘Baby Tuna’ is the new version of a symbol, a watch with a genuine air and its exceptionally close to home plan, unmistakable among many divers. It’s likewise a monster with its 50mm case. In any case, indeed, it’s part of its DNA and its motivation. The 2015 ‘Baby Tuna’ comes with the particular case, composed of a round hardened steel focal part, with a bended caseback – a case called ‘scallop’ – that shows no projecting drags. The other determination of this watch is the state of its capitalized, with an incomplete shroud that both ensures the case and rotative bezel and furthermore permits to impeccably grasp this bezel, even with plunging gloves (don’t fail to remember the expert direction of this watch). This additional defensive cover is made of Stainless steel with a black or blue ‘Hard-Coating’ that ought to be fired (as the caseback showed the utilization of such material). Recently made of plastic, this new material builds the generally speaking quality.
The bezel is old style, as it pivots unidirectionally and its engraved with an hour long scale. Its is made of metal covered with a polished black or blue laquer (contingent upon the version) and enormous white markers and numerals. It additionally has some enormous and simple to grasp profound forests to encourage the prehension. The bezel is hence simple to work and to peruse. This additionally goes for the dial. With its huge radiant files and hands, it is a decipherable and useful device considerably under the dark blue oceans. Compared to the past release, the files are presently round and three-sided (for the quarters) rather than straight rod. The hands are additionally huge and exceptionally decipherable. Obviously, the caseback and the crown are in a bad way to guarantee the 200m water resistance.
Inside the ‘scallop’ case ticks a notable self-winding development, the Seiko 4R36, a 24 gems type, with hand-winding capacity and 41 hours of force save. It ticks at a sensible 21.600bph. This development presented in 2011 replaces the notorious 6R15 (that discovers its foundations in the 7S26 that prepared a huge piece of the Seiko divers from 1996 to now, including the extremely cool Seiko SKX007 ) and as it shares loads of its particulars, we can anticipate that this 4R36 should be also reliable and effective. As everything about developments cased into a Seiko, we’re discussing genuine in-house/make developments, implying that it was completely planned, created and work by Seiko, with the thorough Seiko guidelines. The Seiko 4R36 presentations the hours, the minutes, the seconds on the focal pivot and two schedule signs; the date and the day, in a window at 3.
With a 50.2mm distance across, we won’t shroud the way that the Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver 200m ‘Baby Tuna’ is a gigantic watch – not to say a beast. It will surely be more viable over a plunging suit than on the wrist of a rich man of his word wearing a tuxedo. In any case, this size is essential for the DNA of the ‘Baby Tuna’ and, gratitude to the bended caseback, to the delicate silicone band and to the absence of outside drags, the comfort is here – and thinking about the accomplishment of the past releases, this breadth won’t ever be an obstruction for authorities. This Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver 200m is accessible in two versions, a black one with black tie and files orbited in red – ref. SRP655K1 – and a blue one with blue tie and records orbited in white – ref. SRP653K1.
Now comes the topic of the price… Take a glance back at the article and the photographs, think about the in-house self-winding development, the capacities, the 200m water obstruction, the nature of the case and the PROSPEX sign on the dial. In the event that we were discussing a Swiss watch, we could have expect at least 2K Euros – or a most un-a cost with 4 figures. All things considered, don’t fail to remember that Seiko watches are incredible incentive for cash on the grounds that this 2015 release of the Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver 200m ‘Baby Tuna’ ref. SRP655K1 or ref. SRP653K1 is valued at 629 Euros in Europe (counting charges). A serious decent arrangement isn’t it?
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