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We look at Seiko predominantly for having bang for bucks mechanical dress or sports models in their collection for many years.
Focusing on the Seiko’s Prospex watches; they make mainly tool watches for professional users. The collection is then divided into Sky, Land and Sea. Today we will like to introduce to you yet another collaboration with Japanese Design firm, Lowercase - the SBDN047 Solar.
|Seiko Prospex Diver SOLAR X LOWERCASE Ed. Ref. SBDN047|
Those who are not familiar with Lowercase, they are a creative and design consulting firm that does domestic campaigns for major brands like Disney, Nike and now Seiko included. Released this year in 2018 is the Seiko Prospex SBDN047.
Based on the 2017 Fieldmaster case, the Seiko SBDN047 uses their proprietary Solar calibre V147 that operates for a good 10 months when fully charged. It has an accuracy of +/- 15 seconds per month. Another unique feature of the movement includes a quick-start and over-charge prevention system.
|Close resemblance to the iconic Tuna Can|
The 200m water-resistant “Field Tuna” case bears a size of 46mm wide x 45mm long, and bears a close resemblance to the “Tuna Can” design due to the outer shroud that gives the watch a tool watch aesthetic with additional protection. The watch fits very well on wrist. It wears smaller than the dimensions suggest, partly due to it’s round case and shot lugs architecture.
Furthermore, it weighs in at a light 91g, almost disappearing into your wrist. Combine this with a soft silicon rubber strap that adds on to the comfortability. As always, legibility is tops on this Seiko. The bezel pip at 12’o clock, it’s hour markers and hand sets have Seiko's blue LumiBrite applied to them that glows brightly in the dark.
|Seiko's Blue LumiBrite|
The Seiko Prospex SBDN047 Solar is a Japanese exclusive model, suitable for anyone who are looking for a rugged and a classic Seiko tool watch that does not break the bank.