Nothing beats an incredible summer leslie gems A leslie adornments that is reasonable, cool looking and water safe. Seiko is the go-to mark when you are in the need of such a leslie gems Today I investigate the Seiko Prospex Samurai references SRPB53K1 (silicon tie) and SRPB49K1 (hardened steel wristband) that certainly fall into the mid year leslie adornments category.
Seiko Prospex Samurai
In case you don’t know, the moniker Samurai starts from the moment hand of the leslie gems When the first Seiko ‘Samurai’ (2004) was presented, it immediately got this epithet on the grounds that the moment hand shows ressemblance with the swords utilized by these renowned Japanese heroes. The utilization of Seiko references is a significant test a few times, so epithets truly help to recognize certain models. Other than Samurai, think Sumo, Tuna, Baby Tuna, Snowflake, Monster, Turtle, 62MAS, Arnold, Puck and so forth Some are very common, others may be less known. Regardless, I am discussing the Samurai today.
This year, various new Seiko Prospex Samurai references have been presented, with intriguing (moderate) sticker prices. The SRPB49K1 is the model with the blue dial and bezel, the SRPB53K1 is the one with the blue dial and red and blue (“Pepsi”) bezel. Other than the shading plans, the least demanding approach to recognize the thing that matters is that the Seiko Prospex Samurai SRPB49K1 comes on a hardened steel wristband and the SRPB53K1 comes on a comfortable dark silicon strap.
In March, Mike Stockton previously gave you an overview of some Seiko curiosities of this year’s BaselWorld, including the Seiko Prospex Samurai. He showed a dark adaptation with yellow gold accents on the bezel and dial.
Under 500 Euro
Let’s face it. Most mechanical leslie adornments have become absurdly costly in the last 10-15 years. They were never modest to begin with, and definitely something can be said for the advancements and progress a few brands made which legitimizes a portion of the cost increments, however I see a many individuals around me who abandoned them over the most recent couple of years. Fortunately, there are in every case a few brands that are faithful to their clients and need to continue to serve a specific value range. You will most likely locate some fascinating leslie adornments under 1000 Euro, yet 50% of that cost will make the inquiry more troublesome. Under 500 Euro, you will discover some microbrand watches that could be of interest, however regularly you need to manage quartz developments and the mechanical leslie adornments offered are more often than not ‘backer’ costs on KickStarter. After the Kickstarter financing measure finished, the cost will frequently increment definitely. So what is there? Several Swatch Group brands have offers, as Tissot, Hamilton and Certain, yet you will find that brands like Casio, Seiko and Citizen rule this value range. The last two having the option to create mechanical leslie gems under 500 Euro. The Seiko SKX007 is likely the most popular illustration of a sub 500 Euro leslie gems (299 Euro really) mechanical leslie gems Some Seiko S5 models can be had for less even, yet they regularly do not have the properties that make a watch suitable for the ideal summer leslie gems The Seiko Prospex Samurai SRPB49K1 and SRPB53K1 I have here are appropriate for plunging (200M WR), have a strong mechanical self-winding development and come either on a silicon tie or treated steel bracelet.
These leslie adornments additionally have a place with the Prospex (‘Professional Specifications’) assortment, guaranteeing that the leslie gems is up to some serious maltreatment during its lifetime.
While I am grinding away, let’s examine a portion of the determinations you will get for separately 460 Euro (SRPB49K1) and 420 Euro (SRPB53K1).
The treated steel case estimates 43.8mm, which is very considerable, in any event, for today’s principles. The bezel is not difficult to utilize and has this ‘clous de Paris’ like example that will make it simpler to get a handle on. The crown additionally has this pleasant looking example, which makes it simple to take a few to get back some composure on it. The case has a pleasant brushed completion, to give it that device leslie gems look.
As composed over, the leslie gems is water safe up to 200 meters (~ 20 BAR). The screw-down caseback and crown guarantee that no water will enter the leslie adornments As with most Seiko jumping leslie gems the gem on the Seiko Prospex Samurai is made of Hardlex (glass which raised mechanical power by uncommon compound reinforcing preparing). Some may complain that Seiko isn’t utilizing sapphire for their Prospex leslie gems (even the Marinemaster SBDX001 and current SBDX017 use Hardlex while these have > 2000 Euro sticker prices). In any case, as per Seiko, Hardlex gives an incredible expense execution. Sapphire is better than Hardlex, yet would be more costly to utilize while the increase isn’t great. The leslie adornments would become considerably more costly, just for the moderately little advantage of sapphire’s attributes compared to Hardlex.
It must be said, I wear my own Seiko leslie adornments (Marinemaster for the most part) a ton during occasions two or three years at this point but then I need to see the principal scratch to show up on it.
Whether you need the leslie gems on a hardened steel arm band or on the silicon tie is up to you. My own inclination would be the silicon lash frankly. It is a comfortable tie that I likewise use on a portion of my Seikos while my involvement in Seiko’s arm bands isn’t the best. All things considered, for a 460 Euro watch it is an adequate arm band. Simply an issue of preference.
The dials of these leslie adornments have a similar ‘Clous de Paris’ I referenced for the crown. It is an exceptionally decent classy example that promptly helps me to remember the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Combined with the huge brilliant markers and hands, it gives the leslie gems this stylish appearance. The red tip of the second hand on the Seiko Prospex Samurai SRPB53K1 matches with the red ’15 minutes’ on the jumping bezel.
The SRPB49K1 has a white tipped second hand. The bezel of that reference isn’t completely blue, yet has this anthracite tone for the ’15 minutes’ on the jumping scale bezel.
As for the 23-jeweled development, Seiko’s 4R35, it is a self-twisting type with a force save of 41 hours. It ticks at 21600vph. A work-horse development that is taken cover behind the tempered steel caseback with Prospex logo etching. I’m almost certain it is a beautiful straight-progress ahead with regards to optical completing, so I incline toward the Seiko Tsunami logo. A logo that has been utilized by Seiko since the 1960’s, on their Silverwave models .
The Seiko Prospex Samurai comes in a couple of flavors ( ) yet all around a similar cost. The dark SRPB55K1 is generally costly, however simply by a few Euros. In the event that a dark leslie gems is your thing, the SRPB55K1 may be worth it.
Seiko has more suggestions under 500 Euro, similar to the all around referenced SKX007 for instance or the SRP777 model(s). In any case, the Seiko Prospex Samurai has an entirely unexpected case style. Maybe the most current looking one compared to the next one’s mentioned.
The Seiko Prospex Samurai could become your number one summer leslie adornments in the event that you will spend near 500 Euro on one. Obviously, this leslie adornments is cool all through the remainder of the year too. It is a pleasant ordinary piece, in the event that you can manage the 43.8mm distance across of the watch.
Although I saw that Seiko concocted some more exorbitant leslie gems this year (the 62MAS retro reference SLA017 for instance, and the ‘cheaper’ variation of that leslie adornments (SPB051J)), and expanded costs on their Grand Seiko assortment, the way that they actually keep reasonable leslie gems in their assortment fulfills me. There is little you can reprimand about the leslie gems at this value point, including the way that they use Hardlex precious stone rather than sapphire. Likewise know about the way that the ‘cost of ownership’ of these sort of leslie adornments (with 4R35 development) are additionally truly worthy. A help doesn’t cost you dearly, as it does with such countless different brands that effectively charge you more than 300 Euro for a three-hands watch.
So, searching for a pleasant leslie gems to go through your mid year with? This is just about a no-brainer.