SEIKO ProspEx diver scuba SBDC001 men's watch

4.6 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
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  • Imported
  • Case size : 50x48mm
  • Accessories : Exclusive box, operation manual, and maker guarantee
  • 200m diving
  • The diver's watch of SEIKO which puts trust with a thick diver in the world.
  • High visibility by "the thick and long needle" and "the big dial window" unique to a mechanical watch

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Product Description

This is a highly coveted Seiko automatic dive watch that has been nicknamed Sumo. It features a Seiko 23 jewel automatic (6R15) movement, a date display, highly luminous hands and markers treated with Lumibrite for awesome low light visibility, a screw down offset crown, a uni-directional diving bezel with luminous PIP at 12:00, Hardlex mineral crystal and a solid etched, screw-down case back. The 6R15 Seiko movement is self-winding and it can be hand wound. The movement has a 50 hour power reserve and it is accurate to +25 to -15 seconds per day. Comes on a stainless steel bracelet with a double locking fold-over push-button clasp with a divers extension. It includes manual and a yellow Seiko Prospex box. Features Movement: Seiko 23-Jewel Automatic 6R15 (self-winding) Case: Stainless steel, 44mm x 13.3mm thick. Back: Engraved screw-in back Crystal: Hardlex mineral Band: Stainless steel bracelet, push-button deployant clasp. 20mm lug Water Resistant: 200 meters Warranty: 2 Years

  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 0.5 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • ASIN: B000R3JYB6
  • Item model number: SBDC001
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 11, 2013
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,603 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
    • Average Customer Review:
      4.6 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews

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    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Seiko Watches
    Model number SBDC001
    Part Number SBDC001
    Model Year 2007
    Item Shape Round
    Dial window material type Hardlex
    Display Type Analog Diver Watch
    Clasp Buckle
    Case material Stainless Steel
    Case diameter 44 millimeters
    Case Thickness 1.33 millimeters
    Band Material Stainless steel
    Band length Men
    Band width 20 millimeters
    Band Color Metallic
    Dial color Black
    Bezel material Metal
    Bezel function Unidirectional
    Calendar Date
    Special features Case size : 50x48mm, Accessories : Exclusive box, operation manual, and maker guarantee, 200m diving, The diver's watch of SEIKO which puts trust with a thick diver in the world., High visibility by "the thick and long needle" and "the big dial window" unique to a mechanical watch
    Item weight 6.40 Ounces
    Movement Japanese automatic
    Water resistant depth 200 Meters

    Customer Questions & Answers

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    Verified Purchase
    The quality of this watch is just fantastic. Pictures really do not do this watch the justice it deserves. I purchased this watch after scouring every review I could find online regarding this watch, and the comparisons between the Seiko "Sumo" and similarly priced (and much higher priced watches). I have had the pleasure of handling some very nice watches such as Oris, Omega, Ball, etc. and the finish of this watch's case is comparable to watches 2-4x its price. The artful detail of brushed/polished finishes, gorgeous matte dial, superb lume, and excellent 6R15 movement make this watch a steal at ~$500. I'm very much an over-thinker when it comes to purchasing, and in the ~$500 range there are lots of very nice Swiss options to compare this to. These weighed heavily in the decision process because the Sumo lacks a sapphire crystal which is more scratch resistant. I'm extremely happy with my decision, this watch is a classic and will sell for much more once this excellent line is discontinued. These watches began around ~$650 and remained so until recently due to current exchange rates. If you're on the fence I would go ahead and take the dive while the gettin' is good.
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    For someone with a collection of loud, outlandish watches, I feel great about adding this more conservative (my poor man's Rolex) to my mix. At 44mm across the bezel, the Seiko Sumo plays big enough. The lume markers are easy to read and thick with professional grade Lumibrite. The overall look is clean with enough size to be masculine on the wrist. The automatic movement is a high level in-house from Seiko with a strong reputation.

    I have two criticisms: At this price point, it should have a sapphire, not Hardlex, mineral crystal. And the bracelet is fine except for the cheap clasp, the same thin, almost aluminum-like clasp that is used on the venerated Seiko Black Monster. Eventually I will spend 70 or so on a 20mm Super Engineer II bracelet to upgrade my Sumo.

    But I still recommend this overall excellent watch. If you're looking for a bold automatic diver in this price bracket and you want a sapphire crystal, you might look at the Orient M-Force series (Orient is owned by Seiko).

    If you want a sapphire and similar bold look, you might look at the more expensive Orient Saturation Diver.
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    Really nice watch. Very rugged. Craftsmanship you can actually see and feel. Simple and clean lines. Looks much better than the photos. Heavy watch. Will certainly outlast me-if i take care of it. Serious upgrade from my Sports 100.
    Replacing my Seiko Sports 100 diver of 34 years-still works fine- I get it cleaned and polished every 10 years- plenty of soakings in the Gulf, Atlantic, lakes and springs-rarely took it off, and plenty of serious abuse. Broke the band so i sighed for a moment and then bought the SEIKO ProspEx diver scuba SBDC001. No regrets. PS-the shipping said 1 month from Japan, I received it in 4 days.

    Update 11/4/2013
    Looses about 3 min a week since the first week. Still really like the watch.
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    The Seiko SBDC001, also known as the Seiko Sumo, is a marvelous watch however it is plagues by quality control issues. The particular watch I received had a misaligned chapter ring as well as several dust specs under the crystal. If you do online searching this is a very prevalent issue and it is widespread. If you get a good one, then the Sumo is definitely a keeper but just be aware that you could get a bad one.
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    This is a watch I have been wanting to acquire for quite some time now but, it was just too expensive for me to justify purchasing until now :). It is a JDM model which means Japanese Domestic Model (sold in Japan only). I have been following it for a few years and watched the price drop to a price I could justify paying for it. This watch has seen 3 generational mechanical upgrades. The fit and finish is better than Seiko's overseas made models which I own. The crown releases and screws in so smoothly compared to all my other watches. The bezel rotates smoothly. As far as accurate time keeping I do not know since I received it too recently to tell but, from all the other reviews on this watch (which are many) it is said to be between plus or minus 2-10 seconds daily which is very accurate for a mechanical watch. It does have a break in period. The reason most dive watches are mechanical is because a battery could malfunction under pressure when diving but, I'm sure batteries are better nowadays. The band is its only weak point but, there are many after market bands available for this specific model. Excellent watch, one I will enjoy for a long time :).
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    What is it? Is it the quality of the fit and finish? Is it the gently inward curving body (see picture)? The night-long lasting lume? Seiko's robust and reliable in-house 6R15 movement? What is it that creates an almost cult following for this automatic diver?

    It's probably all of the above. For me it is mostly the sculpted shape that makes this watch a gorgeous looking wrist hugger that wears comfortably. If you are in the market for a dressy automatic diver: look no further. You found the watch you need. And for anywhere around 400 USD this is a real steal.
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