SEIKO PROSPEX Blue Lagoon “Samurai”
Seiko Prospex SRPB09K1 is the brand new limited edition analog type Blue Lagoon “Samurai” watch with a water resistance depth of 200 meters along with other features that make it very suitable for diving. This is not a budget priced watch and you certainly seem to get what you pay for by its great set of high-end specs and functions and we don’t have a doubt this is the case at first glance. This Seiko is made in Japan and is out on the market as part of the growing blue-dial trend, has 23 jewels and a 3-link stainless steel silver bracelet band of standard men’s length and 0.87-inch width, 3-fold clasp and a safe lock, a push button release so you can adjust it conveniently.
You’ll notice the in-house auto movement with the manual winding mechanism and the caliber 4R35 movement for date and time and offers a decent serving of power reserve that is specified roughly as 41 hours and with 3 Hz frequency. The Prospex Samurai is promoted along with the other brand new release vintage oriented design Seiko Turtle SRPB11 but the Samurai has kind of a more modern and stylish design with a special angular shape and the stainless steel case is totally brushed and somewhat smaller than the more expensive Turtle. The more vintage style Turtle and the contemporary Samurai both look amazing, though, and the Samurai weighs just over 7 ounces, and the case diameter is 1.72 inches with a thickness of 0.53 inches.
The Samurai version is great for when you dive in water as it includes the bigger hands, hacking seconds, 200-meter water resistance, a very technical bezel that is unidirectional and rotatable and the bright dial- Seiko LumiBrite markers and screw-down crown and the wetsuit extension buckle. You have the two-color bezel of turquoise blue and deep blue, silver and white indexes and a blue dial with sunray pattern and you may see the Limited Edition is written on the case back along with a tough mineral glass. Although it is not as retro in appearance as the Turtle, it takes the case design from the older Samurai Diver that was available between 2005 and 2008 if you’re familiar with these watches and has kind of that 70s colors of blue dials, silver markers, blue rotating bezels, turquoise count-up scale etc. It has become available on Amazon.com towards the end of February and there should be more customer reviews online soon.