If you’re a watch enthusiast, particularly a Seiko enthusiast, it’s worth it to seek out resources on new releases from outside your home country. The world of watches is enormous, and there’s a huge variety of regional releases in various markets that don’t get coverage from mainstream, English language watch media. From time to time we like to make our readers aware of watches that we’ve found in the far corners of the internet (and, more likely as of late, Instagram) that won’t see the light of day here in the United States, but might be of interest to those willing to import something unique. Today, we’ll take a look at the Japan Collection, a series of blue dialed Seikos that have been released to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society.
There are at least six references that make up this small collection, and we’ll focus on three that are versions of enthusiast favorites. First, the SBDC113, a blue “Sumo.” This diver is in the Prospex range, and carries a 200 meter water resistance rating, along with a 45mm case that borrows from classic Seiko dive watches of the past. It’s powered by a 6R35 movement and is equipped with a screw down crown and sapphire crystal, and has antimagnetic qualities.