Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Seiko signed calf leather strap. The watch is from April 2019 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see and likely worn a handful of times at most. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
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). In 1956 Seiko launched Marvel as their first true in-house-made watch; they continued to make this watch until 1959. Japan’s first chronograph watch was introduced for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics; it was called the Seiko Crown Chronograph mono-pusher. Not stopping there Seiko launched Japan's first true divers watch the Seiko Diver’s 150M fitted with the automatic Caliber 6217 which later was given the nickname “62MAS” by collectors. The company name was changed to the Seiko Corporation in 1990. Innovation at Seiko continues today with GPS Solar watches and others.
Here we have a 2019 Seiko Prospex "UFO" All Black SRPD35K1 released in 2019 at Baselworld it has clearly been inspired by their Alpinist and Fieldmaster range of watches. The 43mm stainless steel case has a black PVD coating with short tapered lugs. Its cushion shape perfectly sits on your wrist, Seiko really nailed its ergonomics and gives its UFO appearance. A lug to lug length of 43mm and a case thickness of 14mm gives the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side, we have a crown at 2 o’clock enclosed which operates the inner compass bezel. At 4 o’clock a recessed crown changes the time and date. The stepped smooth bezel holds a flat hardlex crystal above a black dial. An inner compass bezel is bi-directional and clearly marked. The minute chapter ring surrounds applied baton and Arabic numerals at 12, 6, and 9 all coated in LumiBrite. At 3 o’clock we have the day/date framed window. The sword hands are coated in LumiBrite and complemented by a white second hand. Text is precisely printed with an orange 20 BAR at 6 o’clock. On the reverse, we have an exhibition case back with the ground-to-air emergency signal codes printed on it. Inside an Automatic Seiko Cal. 4R36, 24 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. Features both hand-winding and hacking for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on its original 22mm Seiko calf leather strap with a signed buckle. The watch also comes with its Seiko presentation box and papers.
This watch is a lot of fun for the money, no question about that! It won't be for everyone in this shape or colour, but it wears very differently than any watch I've worn before due to the round shape and the lug placement, it's quite a unique thing and one worth checking out for the price.