Into The World Of Seiko Professional Sports Watches

When talking about Seiko, people often think of high-quality and cheap quartz and mechanical watches, but in fact, the brand has also made great achievements in the field of professional sports watches. Seiko diving watches are typical of them. For professionals engaged in different sports, the brand’s latest Prospex series is the perfect choice for them.
   The origin of Seiko and sports goes back to 1964-serving as the official timekeeper for the Tokyo Olympics. In the same year, Seiko launched the first chronograph, a major step forward in the development of Japanese watchmaking brands. After a small test in the field of sports watches, Seiko began to engage in professional watch manufacturing. Engineer Ikuo Tokunaga was the main person in charge of the project. Under his leadership, Seiko has acquired more than 100 professional watch patents and developed a variety of professional sports watches including diving, flying and adventure.
Sea: Seiko Dive Watch
   ‘We wanted to develop a watch that was suitable for professional sportsmen, so we started to talk to professional divers and conduct research on saturation diving,’ recalled Mr. Ikuo Tokunaga. ‘Five years after I entered the company (1968), Launched the brand’s first professional diving watch. This watch is equipped with a high-vibration movement, which is water-resistant to 600 meters. Its ‘L-shaped’ gasket is made of special rubber, which is unique in the industry. flag.’

Seiko Scuba Watch, 1999
   ‘In 1975, Seiko released a lighter titanium case professional diving watch.’ He continued, ‘In 1986, a ceramic bezel design was introduced. This year, the Prospex series has reached a water resistance of 1,000 meters. In the 1990s At the beginning, we developed the Lumibrite smart light design to ensure that the watch has a better reading effect underwater. In 1990, Seiko pioneered the world’s first computerized diving watch ‘Scubamaster’. This watch is equipped with Depth sensors can show divers time, depth and other important information for divers. In 2014, Seiko’s Spring Drive professional diving watch was a great success. ‘
Null: Seiko Flight Watch

Seiko Aviation Watch, 2004

   As early as 1989, Seiko launched a flight watch with a rotary slide rule. This watch is equipped with a high-precision quartz movement, which is water-resistant to 150 meters. 15 years later (2004), Seiko increased the water resistance of this flight watch to 200 meters.
Lu: Seiko Adventure Watch
   The long history of Seiko’s professional adventure watch originates from Landmaster Sagarmatha. This watch is specially designed for Ken Noguchi. In 1998, he successfully reached the top of Sagarmatha (Sagamata, Nepali, that is, Everest). ). The dial is equipped with hour, minute and 24-hour hands, which is simple and clear, and easy to read. The bezel is made of ceramic material with good scratch resistance, while the case and strap are made of high-strength titanium and integrated. In the same year, Seiko also launched a commercial release version of this watch.

Seiko Landmaster Sagarmatha Watch

   This was followed by the Landmaster SouthPole watch for Mitsuru Ohba, a Japanese explorer who once walked through the pole in Vietnam. The Landmaster SouthPole watch also began commercial sale in 1999, equipped with kinetic kinetic movement, limited to 800 pieces worldwide.
Seiko Landmaster Southpole Watch
   Today, Seiko’s Prospex series of professional sports watches have achieved full coverage of land, sea and air. Not only are these watches beautiful and affordable (400 to 4000+ CHF), they meet the demands of professional sports, but they can also withstand the most demanding environments. And these as early as 60 years ago, the brand engineer Mr. Ikuo Tokunaga laid a solid foundation.

Prospex Chronographe Solaire d’Aviation

Official number: SSC261
Movement: automatic mechanical movement
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date display, flyback timing
Case: stainless steel, 46.10 mm in diameter, water-resistant to 100 meters
Dial: Black
Bracelet: stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Prospex Kinetic GMT Diver’s
Official number: SUN019
Movement: Kinetic human power movement, power reserve 4,382 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve display
Case: stainless steel, 47.50 mm diameter, 200 meters water resistance
Dial: Black
Bracelet: stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp

Updated: 9. November 2020 — 20:20
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