Founded in 1881 in Tokyo, Seiko has a historic reputation for creating timepieces that are simple and unfailingly functional – an approach that has attracted legions of diehard fans through the decades. The models we’ve picked were designed specifically for the unrelenting physical rigors of diving and, as such, are able to handle their fair share of punishment.
First up is the Prospex 777, a Japan exclusive that is based on the popular 6309 model manufactured during the ‘70s and ‘80s. With its matte black face, black bezel and 44.3mm polished steel case, this model’s no-nonsense looks certainly match its impressive 200m water resistance rating.
Next in line is the Prospex Padi Special Edition which, as its name suggests, was designed in partnership with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). With its blue dial, deep blue bezel, distinctive red minute hand and outsized numerals, the bold look of this watch is hard to forget.
The stealthy Prospex Diver Scuba rounds things out with its discreet blue-black color scheme, chunky design and solar movement. Limited to 5,000 units produced, the watch has already won the nod of approval from Hiroshi Fujiwara.
To jazz up your brand new Seiko, WOAW is also stocking the ADPT Strap, an American-made mil-spec watch band made using custom shuttle loom-woven 420D nylon and 316L stainless steel hardware, guaranteed to last the ages.