Friday, January 15, 2021

Brand new Seiko of the day - The Seiko PADI just got a new big brother


New Release 2021 - PADI SUMO 45mm
It's no secret that Seiko makes some of the coolest dive watches out there, and it is no wonder considering how synonymous the brand is with being a rugged, no nonsense, reliable ‘beater’. 

While there are many editions and iterations that Seiko has presented throughout the years, there is none more of a ‘Crown jewel’ to this legacy than their famous PADI Turtle.  

PADI is the largest dive certification and training centre in the world with over 6,300 Dive Centers and more than 136,000 qualified PADI professional instructors around the world. PADI has issued an amazing 24 million certifications and has done more than any other organisation to introduce diving to the world. 

The Seiko PADI series was created to bring together the two companies that share the same fundamental belief on diving
  •  It should be practised safely and be accessible to anyone. 
Originally Seiko chose the Turtle for the PADI special edition and throughout the years has released various different versions and styles with the same iconic blue and red bezel design. Seiko has now decided to release a new edition of their PADI series, the PADI Sumo. 

It shares all the same fundamental design styling of the Sumo series such as the sharp, modern case design, solid and extremely legible bezel but with the main difference being the iconic red and blue PADI bezel insert. But even more importantly, unlike the PADI Turtle, it is Made in Japan. 
Seiko Prospex PADI SPB181J

45mm case size
Black dial
Sapphire crystal
Automatic movement - calibre 6R35
Water resistance 200M

Price: $1,295

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