When it comes to watches, it’s hard to get better value from a brand than Seiko. For over a century, they have been producing high-quality watches that are popular among watch enthusiasts and professionals alike.
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The Seiko Prospex line is one of its most popular lines, and the Prospex GMT SPB381, SPB383, and SPB385 are the latest additions to this line. They represent a re-interpretation of a Seiko classic from 1968.
Seiko’s new Prospex GMTs: One of the more popular lines
The watches are built with a high level of quality and attention to detail. The cases are made from high-grade stainless steel, which is durable and resistant to corrosion.
It fits nicely on your wrist at 42mm with a screw-down crown at the four O’clock position, adding to the watch’s security and protecting the watch from dust and moisture.
Seiko 6R54 movement
Powered by Seiko 6R54 movement
The watches also have a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. They also have a ceramic bezel insert, which gives the watches a modern look and adds to their durability.
At water-resistant to 200 meters, you can confidently wear the watch swimming or diving. These features provide a more premium feel and ensure that it can withstand daily wear and tear without showing signs of damage.
Seiko Prospex GMT SPB383
42mm, screw-down crown
All of the watches are powered by the high-quality Seiko 6R54 movement that is designed to offer reliable timekeeping accuracy and enhanced features for watch enthusiasts. This movement is a self-winding mechanical movement that has a power reserve of 72 hours. It is a 24-jewel movement with a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second).
The movement also features a GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) function, which allows the wearer to track two time zones at once. The GMT hand can be independently adjusted to indicate the time in a second time zone. The GMT hand arrowhead is easy to distinguish from the main hour hand. This is a useful feature, as it ensures that the user can quickly identify which hand is tracking the second time zone.
The GMT functionality is convenient, accurate, and easy to use. It has a highly legible display and clear markings. Whether you are a frequent traveller or simply need to track a second time zone, you will appreciate this function.
Seiko Prospex GMT SPB381
Seiko updates and improves the dial design
The dial design on the new Prospex GMT models is also updated and improved, giving them a more contemporary and sophisticated look. The date display is located between the four and five-hour markers and can be adjusted independently of the time. That makes it easy to change the date without affecting the timekeeping accuracy.
The SPB381, SPB383, and SPB385 models each have their own dial and bezel colour combinations. This variety allows collectors to choose the model that best fits their personal style. The SPB381 has a rich green dial with a matching green ceramic bezel. It would not be a surprise if this version became the popular choice for those looking for a bit more personality in their timepieces.
Seiko Prospex GMT SPB383
Save the Ocean Limited Edition
A traditional black dial and black ceramic bezel make the SPB383 the closest to the original and the obvious choice for the purists.
The SPB385 is Seiko Watchmaking 110th Anniversary Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Limited Edition (limited to 4,000 units). The luxury watch features a black ceramic bezel with a stunning icy blue dial with details that adds depth and dimension to the design. It also comes with an additional strap made of recycled plastic bottles using a traditional Japanese braiding technique. For the Seiko collector, this version will elevate your collection and best hold its value.
Seiko Prospex GMT SPB385
Watches that offer a high level of value
Finally, the watches are offered at a reasonable price point, which makes them an excellent choice for those who want a high-performance watch without spending a fortune. The SPB381 and SPB383 versions retail for $2,150 CAD. The Seiko Watchmaking 110th Anniversary Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Limited Edition is $2,425 and will be available at select retailers in June/July.
Overall, the Seiko Prospex GMT watches offer a high level of value to the wearer. They are equipped with a high-quality automatic movement, built with a high level of quality and attention to detail. The watches offer a range of useful features, with a stylish and attractive design, offered at a reasonable price point. Whether you are a watch enthusiast or simply looking for a high-performance timepiece, the Seiko Prospex GMT watches are an excellent choice.
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Seiko Prospex GMT SPB381