Seiko history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892 Seikosha was established making wall clocks. 1895 saw the production of their first pocket watch. 1913 saw the launch of their first wristwatch, the Laurel. In 1924 the first Seiko was manufactured. Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments Inc.) established in 1937. Seiko listed on the Tokyo stock exchange in 1949. The Suwa factory became independent and formed Suwa Seikosha Co. Ltd. (now Seiko Epson Corporation in 1959).
It was introduced in 2011 Seiko's partnership with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the world’s most trusted diving training organisation. Reminiscent of the 1976 Seiko nicknamed “Turtle” its 45mm cushion stainless steel case sits comfortably on the wrist. At 4 o’clock, a screw-down crown. The red and blue unidirectional ‘Pepsi’ bezel has silver numerals marking the dive duration. A recessed Hardlex crystal sits above a sunburst blue dial, that shimmers as you rotate your wrist.
The outer minute track has red accents. Lumibrite coated applied discs mark the hours. The hands comprise a Lumibrite painted syringe hour hand and a red-bordered arrow minute hand with a lollipop counterbalanced centre seconds hand. PADI is printed at 6 o’clock. A Prospex cross is printed at 12 o’clock signifying its “Professional Specification''. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Seiko Tsunami wave embossed in the centre. Inside an Automatic Seiko 4R36, 24 Jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. Fitted on its original Seiko 22 mm stainless steel bracelet with brushed and polished surfaces complete with a Seiko three-fold clasp, secure lock push-button release and dive extension.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko box, no papers included. The watch comes paired on its original bracelet with spare links. The watch is from January 2017 and is in worn condition, but overall very good as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.