New Release Seiko Special-Edition Prospex PADI Watches

Seiko Special-Edition Prospex PADI

Great news for anyone enamored of the Seiko brand and exciting news for Dive Watches enthusiasts, as Seiko marks the start of its partnership with PADI by releasing two special-edition Prospex PADI Watches.


The Seiko Dive History 

The history of Seiko and diving dates back to 1965 when they released their first diving watch albeit a good ten years after the first commercial diving watches were released to the public, during the boom of recreational diving.

The First Seiko Diver 1965


Fast forward to 1975 and Seiko bring out their first titanium and real collector’s piece followed in 1986 by the Seiko “Tuna” with a ceramic outer case and come 2000, Seiko reportedly produces the first Nitrox Dive computer watch. The take away from this brief list is Seiko has always been innovative and busy releasing new editions on a regular basis, which brings us up to date.  

Seiko has not only developed a partnership with PADI and released special edition Prospex collection watches but has pledged support for PADI’s ‘Project AWARE‘, the global initiative running projects such as ‘Dive against Debris‘ or ‘Responsible Shark & Ray Tourism‘ in an attempt to protect the world’s oceans. 

Seiko Prospex Special Edition Automatic

First, let’s take a look see at the Prospex Special Edition PADI Automatic Diver’s SRPA21.  

It’s a nice size with a 45mm case that’s small enough not to get in the way and large enough to read easily plus at 13.4 mm thick so it’s not cumbersome in any way and boasts a magnetic resistance of 4,800 A/m. The case houses Seiko’s in house caliber 4R36 automatic movement that operates at 3Hz with 41 hours of power reserve, so you know it’s trustworthy.  

The dial has all the usual refinements of color contrast and super clear luminous dot markers and hands, with day and date window. Surrounding the dial is the now classic ‘Seiko-style Pepsi’ blue and red bezel secured by the traditional metal bracelet. The interesting addition to the dial is the dual logo Seiko and PADI at 6 o’clock above the 200m rating, to mark the partnership.

Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI Automatic Diver’s SRPA21

Automatic Diver's SRPA21

Product Features

  • PADI Special Edition
  • Powered by Automatic movement
  • 41 hours power reserve
  • Date Window
  • Day Window
  • One-way rotating elapsed timing bezel
  • Seiko LumiBrite coating on the hands and markers

Seiko Prospex Special Edition Kinetic

Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI SUN065 Kinetic GMT Diver 


The Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI SUN065 Kinetic GMT Diver is 47.5mm-wide and 14.1mm-thick steel case making it the bigger brother to the SRPA21. The additional space is taken up by Seiko’s in-house made caliber 5M85 Kinetic movement, quartz driven but using an automatic-style rotor to charge the battery, giving it a total battery life of about 6 months without being charged.

The blue dial with massive luminous hands and dot hour markers sports a time and date and the addition of GMT hand for a second time zone on the dial indicated in 24-hour format. This is adjusted easily using a pusher on the case in increments of one hour. Just like its smaller brother the PADI logo site at 6 o’clock.

As you would expect from a Diver, the water resistance is rated to 200 meters and comes on a black silicone diver’s strap.

Product Features

  • PADI Special Edition
  • Powered by Kinetic movement
  • Power reserve indicator function
  • GMT indicator
  • 6-month power reserve
  • Date calendar
  • One-way rotating elapsed timing bezel
  • Seiko LumiBrite coating on the hands and markers

The Take Away

Basically, you know where you are with a Seiko. While it’s not a Rolex nor is the price so what’s there to think about? The Seiko, like other Japanese timepieces are are top shelf goods at prices that are unbeatable for the features and quality that you get for your money

Prices, as they stand at the moment, for the Seiko Automatic Diver SRPA21, is 430 euros and the Kinetic GMT Diver SUN065 is 630 euros. Both prices being what I would call affordable and possibly on the aspirational side of watch shopping, but that’s what discountwatchstores is all about, right? The affordability of good quality watches and it just does get much better than this.

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