Seikos 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.) was established in 1937. Seiko was 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).
The 2018 Seiko Prospex "Ninja Turtle" All Black SRPC49 is inspired by the world of night diving. 45mm stainless steel cushion case with black hard coating. A lug to lug length of 47mm and a thickness of 13mm gives the watch an impressive wrist presence. Fitting like a cushion for comfort. On the right side at 4 o’clock a screw-down crown. Unidirectional black bezel with a dive duration indication in grey. Hardlex crystal protects the matt black dial, lumibrite hour markers surround, syringe hour hand, and broad arrow orange minute hand. Just as the night diver will use an orange light for excellent visibility. Day date window at 3 o’clock position. Inside we have the workhorse Automatic Seiko Cal. 4R36 with hand winding and hacking functionality. 24 jewels and 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a 22mm silicone strap with a signed buckle and comes with its Seiko presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Seiko rubber strap with its signed buckle. The watch is from March 2018 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.