Seiko Prospex “Black Series” Automatic Limited Edition

Seiko Prospex “Black Series” Automatic Limited Edition

Postby Racer-X » September 11th 2018, 12:03pm

“...The 2018 Seiko Prospex Black Series – part of the collection nicknamed the “Turtles” – is a trilogy of high performance timepieces inspired by the world of night diving and built to Seiko’s stringent standards. Two of the watches in the new trio are solar powered and one – arguably the most handsome of the group – is automatic, waterproof to 200m with a screw-down crown at 4 o’clock and a generous day-date aperture at 3 o’clock.”

https://www.revolution.watch/seiko-prospex-black-series-automatic-limited-edition/
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Re: Seiko Prospex “Black Series” Automatic Limited Edition

Postby SaoGage » September 11th 2018, 3:32pm

I have the black Turtle SBDY005 and it’s pretty badass. Love the matte black finish, my only criticism is I tend to dislike mock vintage loooom, but I have to admit it looks good on the watch.
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Re: Seiko Prospex “Black Series” Automatic Limited Edition

Postby foghorn » September 11th 2018, 5:58pm

Why is everything 44-5 mm with them?
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Postby 3Flushes » September 11th 2018, 6:20pm

I'm done paying tack on money for the SE bullshit- Seiko makes Omega blush
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Re: Seiko Prospex “Black Series” Automatic Limited Edition

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » September 11th 2018, 8:08pm

foghorn wrote:Why is everything 44-5 mm with them?

Probably for the same reason, for which people buy a Hummer or an Escalade.
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Re: Seiko Prospex “Black Series” Automatic Limited Edition

Postby bedlam » September 11th 2018, 9:24pm

foghorn wrote:Why is everything 44-5 mm with them?

Cos its a good size for a dive watch?

In real-world use they wear like an SKX, so the listed size isn't a problem.
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Re: Seiko Prospex “Black Series” Automatic Limited Edition

Postby conjurer » September 11th 2018, 10:02pm

bedlam wrote:In real-world use they wear like an SKX, so the listed size isn't a problem.


This is true. Like everyone else, I figured Carl had ingested too much salt water when he first made this argument, or possibly been rogered by an errant dingo, but the Turtle does indeed wear like an SKX, which is very wearable indeed.
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Re: Seiko Prospex “Black Series” Automatic Limited Edition

Postby foghorn » September 12th 2018, 3:43am

I sold my turtle. Too big ;)
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Re: Seiko Prospex “Black Series” Automatic Limited Edition

Postby SaoGage » September 12th 2018, 8:31am

They’re definitely large, but I think the overall presentation makes sense as a large cushion case diver.

I’m in a vast minority that wishes the Turtle had 20mm lugs, because my criticism is the heft of the 22mm OEM bracelet and its limited taper down to 20mm. The clasp and bracelet feels enormous, I wish it at least tapered to 18mm like some of the aftermarket bracelets.
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Re: Seiko Prospex “Black Series” Automatic Limited Edition

Postby Racer-X » September 12th 2018, 9:37am

SaoGage wrote:They’re definitely large, but I think the overall presentation makes sense as a large cushion case diver.

I’m in a vast minority that wishes the Turtle had 20mm lugs, because my criticism is the heft of the 22mm OEM bracelet and its limited taper down to 20mm. The clasp and bracelet feels enormous, I wish it at least tapered to 18mm like some of the aftermarket bracelets.


Strapcode Black PVD Super 3D Oyster for Turtle with 22mm to 18mm taper. :D
https://www.strapcode.com/store/22mm-super-oyster-316l-stainless-steel-watch-bracelet-seiko-turtles-srpc49k1-clasp-black-p-5031.html#.W5k_YCtOmEc
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