In the past, we’ve written about how Seiko often saves some of their most desirable releases for the Japanese domestic market. I’ll concede that Seiko’s gotten better in recent years at making more watches directly available to American consumers, as we’ve seen with the expansion of both the Prospex and Presage lines. Still, every now and then we discover a Seiko collection that won’t be making its presence known on our shores, at least not in an official capacity through an authorized dealer. But with so many of you being Seiko diehards, and with trusted sellers like Seiya, Higuchi, and Chino Watch on the case, we wanted to bring to your attention some of the hottest Seiko releases coming out of Japan in the coming months. Let’s get to it.
Seiko’s Four Newest Divers for PADI
Seiko first announced its partnership with PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and Project AWARE earlier this year, and with that partnership came two limited edition watches: a Kinetic GMT Diver (ref. SUN065) and the Automatic SRPA21 “Turtle”–both based on existing Seiko watches but bearing PADI’s characteristic red and blue color scheme. Building on that relationship, Seiko has announced four additional limited edition PADI divers, likewise based on already existing models within the Prospex range.