SEIKO PROSPEX AUTOMATIC DIVER’S
This Japanese manufacturer’s Prospex line includes higherpriced divers’ watches as well as excellent entry-level models. The classic among them is designated as reference SRP777K1. It measures 44.3 mm in diameter, stays watertight to 200 meters and – thanks to a hardened mineral glass rather than a sapphire crystal – costs only $495. Like every Seiko watch, it’s equipped with one of the brand’s own calibers. In this case (no pun intended), the movement is self-winding Caliber 4R36. The highly elastic, corrugated, urethane strap stretches to slip over the sleeve of a diving suit. Lumibrite luminous material, a Seiko development, glows with uncommon brightness.