Seiko Propsex has launched another 4 dive watches to add to its special divers collection made in collaboration with the world's largest diving network, PADI.
The PADI organization was actually started in Chicago of all places, in 1966, just one year after Seiko produced its very first dive watch, the Seiko 6217-8000 AKA 62MAS, so both PADI and Seiko have had over 50 years of involvement in scuba diving.
Today, PADI is headquartered in California and is the go-to diving school for anyone wanting to get certified. It is situated in more than 180 countries and regions, world-wide.
PADI is also composed of members from around 6,400 dive centers and dive resorts, worldwide with a further 136,000 or more qualified instructors. It recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Above is the NEW Seiko Prospex Professional 300M PADI Ref. SBBN039 made in a limited series of just 700 pieces.
It is powered by a Seiko 7C46 Quartz caliber which has an accuracy of ±15 seconds per month and a battery life of approx. 5 years.
Its shrouded Titanium case is with anodized blue elements and is protected by Seiko’s super-hard Dia shield coating which is also hypoallergenic.
Its diver’s features include: a double-domed Sapphire crystal, a unidirectional rotational divers bezel, a screwdown crown and caseback – engraved with its LE#, magnetic-resistance and 300m of water-resistance making it suitable for scuba and SAT diving.
Case dimensions are as follows: H47.7mm x W47.7mm x D14.7mm / weight 125g. It comes on a rubber divers strap - priced 125000JPY+tax.