Project Description

Seiko SRPD15K1 “Blue Butterfly Fish” Limited Edition £775

We make no apologies for loving Seikos. Bang for the buck, at every price point, the famous Japanese brand delivers time and again.

We also make no apologies for ‘bending the rules’. Most of the watches that we sell at The Chrono Duo are vintage, usually from the second half of the last century.  This watch is brand new. But we’re happy to have got our hands on one of these limited editions “Blue Butterflyfish” Tuna’s.

This one is based on the popular Baby Tuna from a few years ago and now stands out with that vibrant yellow dial and bright blue bezel. The machining of the case is unreal for a watch at this price.

The Prospex name is synonymous with performance, durability, and athleticism, and this distinctive diving watch displays this in abundance. Aggressive, legible and handsome, the bright yellow dial, “Lumibrite” hour markers, white hour and minute hands (also in Lumibrite, naturally) keep from messing up the aesthetic of the original pieces these emulate.

Delivering in the water, the watch gives 200m of water-resistance, a classic 5-minute marker bezel, day and date display, all shown on a very easy-to-read display. The dial design has just one objective, maximum legibility.

The movement inside is Seiko’s 4R36 calibre, that beats at 21,600 BPH and has a power reserve of 41 hours. The day/date is displayed at three o’clock. With a case diameter in excess of 50mm, it does put it slightly on the larger side, but it’s still much more comfortable than you might think for a big watch. Having the Crown at 4 o’clock also limits this digging into the back of your hand.

Prospex Turtles also offers a unidirectional bezel, screw-down crown, and 200m of water resistance. It comes shipped on a blue silicone strap that matches the case finish well and means the watch is perfectly ready for the water. It also comes with a white strap as well. You choose.

The combination of all of these elements would be attractive enough in any watch but Seiko’s level of fit and finish takes things to another level. For example, there’s absolutely no play in the bezel or crown, the anti-reflective coating is excellent.

So, it’s brand new, never been worn. It’s comfortable, versatile and a great looking watch so in a word or two; another absolute Seiko steal!
We bought this watch directly from a contact in the Far East. As we said, it’s a limited edition with only 2200 pieces available. And these are only being released in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, and Macao. It comes with tags, boxed, manual and of course it’s Official Seiko International warranty. So we’re lucky to have got one. And so will you be (don’t forget there will be no import duties etc. by buying from us) if you love Seikos as we do.

The movement inside is Seiko’s 4R36 caliber, that beats at 21,600 BPH and has a power reserve of 41 hours. The day/date is displayed at three o’clock. With a case diameter in excess of 50mm, it does put it slightly on the larger side, but it’s still much more comfortable than you might think for a big watch. Having the Crown at 4 o’clock also limits this digging into the back of your hand.

Prospex Turtles also offers a unidirectional bezel, screw-down crown, and 200m of water resistance. It comes shipped on a blue silicone strap that matches the case finish well and means the watch is perfectly ready for water. It also comes with a white strap as well. You choose.

The combination of all of these elements would be attractive enough in any watch but Seiko’s level of fit and finish takes things to another level. For example, there’s absolutely no play in the bezel or crown, the anti-reflective coating is excellent.

So, it’s brand new, never been worn. It’s comfortable, versatile and a great looking watch so in a word or two; another absolute Seiko steal!
We bought this watch directly from a contact in the Far East. As we said, it’s a limited edition with only 2200 pieces available. And these are only being released in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, and Macao. It comes with tags, boxed, manual and of course it’s Official Seiko International warranty. So we’re lucky to have got one. And so will you be (don’t forget there will be no import duties etc. by buying from us) if you love Seikos like we do.

Specs

  • Reference: SRPD15K1

    Case Material:  Stainless Steel

    Case Width:  50 mm excluding crown

    Crystal:  Sapphire

    Dial: Yellow dial with Arabic numerals

    Hands: Luminous hours, minutes and seconds,

    Crown:  Original 

    Movement:  Signed 4R36

    Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds, date

    Case Back: Limited edition steel

    Strap:  Steel bracelet

    Additional Features: Full box and papers.

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