The Seiko Prospex PADI Automatic Diver's Watch, SRPB99K Samurai, with Black Dial and Stainless Steel bracelet, features a Seiko 23 jewel automatic 4R35 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 4R35 Seiko movement is self-winding and it can be hand wound and hacked. The movement has a 41 hour power reserve.
What gives the Samurai its nickname is its modern, angular shape. The very sharp, bold, modern, masculine, sturdy case of the Samurai makes its name totally understandable when handling the watch — it's a proper warrior. The case has a 43.8mm diameter — no drama as it wears much smaller than expected, even if it remains, of course, quite a watch on the wrist.
On the case back you'll find the Seiko tsunami logo and a nice little reminder that you have a Special Edition. The bezel is also polished and is easy to grip and turn the full 120 clicks.
Squeezed within the bezel is Seiko's proprietary Hardlex crystal which is scratch resistant and much more resistant to shattering — which could potentially save the watch if you were diving and had a bad knock against the crystal.
Both the indexes and the hand set of the Seiko Prospex PADI SRPB99K Samurai have been redesigned to be large, easier to read and overall more modern. The distinction between the quarters and the other indexes is easier to make, and the new arrow hour hand makes confusion with the minute hand impossible. Also, a small but useful marker appears next to the date window.
The Seiko Prospex PADI SRPB99K Samurai is a special edition is made by Seiko in partnership with PADI, the world's most trusted scuba diving training organisation. However, this PADI watch has a matte black dial.
The PADI logo is printed at 6. The large arrow minute hand is now painted in red, again a specific feature of this Seiko Prospex PADI SRPB99K Samurai.
If you want to read the watch in the dark of night or depths of the ocean, the hour and minute hands are wide and flat and coated with a generous amount of Seiko’s legendary Lumibrite lume. The Lumibrite is also not in short supply on the large and deep circle and candle shaped raised indices dotted around the dial and when charged it glows like radioactive waste all night long.
The Seiko Prospex PADI SRPB99K Samurai features a stainless steel bracelet which has a stamped three fold clasp with secure flip lock and extender. It has 4 micro-adjustments and is easy to size comfortably to your wrist. The entire bracelet is solid including the end links. The added drilled lug holes make changing straps and bracelets easy and by doing so you can change the look completely and make it feel like an entirely new watch.
The case is precisely crafted and adjusted, the bezel feels solid and durable, the bracelet is solid and well manufactured and the details of the dial and the hands are superb.
Inside the Seiko Prospex PADI SRPB99K Samurai ticks like a workhorse, but using one of the new generation of Seiko movements. This wrist watch has the new iteration calibre 4R35 ticking inside. This calibre 4R35 beats at 21,600vph, features 24 jewels and boasts a power reserve of approximately 41 hours. Seiko indicates an accuracy of -35/+45 seconds per day, which is extremely pessimistic. It is an automatic self-winding calibre with manual-winding capacity and hacking-seconds features. This Seiko movement is both extremely reliable and precise.
The Seiko Prospex PADI SRPB99K Samurai is cool because it's a Prospex. In the Seiko world of watches Prospex simply means 'Professional Specifications'. It's Seiko's answer to the professional world that desires nothing but the very best from their watches.This diver's watch has the famous 'X' Prospex logo printed on its dial. Seiko Prospex watches are sturdy, rugged, reliable and designed for being used in professional conditions.
The Seiko Prospex PADI SRPB99K Samurai has a comfortable 200 metre water resistance, the required legibility of a proper dive watch — large hands and indexes, highly legible in day-time (good contrast) and in night-time (good lume), with no possible confusion between the indexes (the index at 12 is highly different) and highly differentiated hands (no confusion between the minute and the hour hands possible) — a unidirectional bezel, with 60-minute scale and 15-minute area highlighted in red.
Many watches bear the label diver's watch but only a small number of these timepieces can be considered fully functional in professional environments. Seiko helped to establish the standard for diver's watches in the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). This watch fulfills the ISO 6425 standards for dive watches. If you are an avid diver, this watch is your perfect companion. This Seiko Prospex PADI SRPB99K Samurai reunites the best of affordable Seiko dive watches with the quality of the Seiko Prospex collection.
A great thing about any Seiko watch is that you can make claim to having a fully in-house made movement and watch. Seiko produce everything themselves which is a feat not many other manufactures can boast.
The Seiko Prospex PADI SRPB99K Samurai is a bargain. When you look at what this diver's watch really is, you have to realise this is a great deal. The concept of a dive watch, with water resistance over 200m, with a modern accurate movement, with professional specifications, from a manufacture with such a great pedigree. Not just a diver's watch, this is a perfect summer watch for everyone, avid collectors, new comers, rich or not.
Seiko Prospex PADI Automatic Diver's Watch SRPB99K Samurai Features
- Special Edition PADI diver's watch with enhanced Pepsi colour scheme
- 43.8 mm wide Samurai case size suitable for wearing by both men and women
- Water resistance: 200m Diver
The watch is designed and manufactured to withstand up to 200 metres going under the water, and is suitable for wearing while scuba diving.
- Screw-down crown at the 3 o'clock position< br/>
The crown has screw-down protection to prevent it from being pulled out by any accidental operation.
- High legibility
The dial design has just one objective; maximum legibility, even deep in the ocean where sunlight does not penetrate. The hour markers are large, so as to allow the maximum surface area and depth for Seiko's Lumibrite coating.
- Unidirectional rotating bezel
The precise and secure operation of the uni-directional bezel prevent accidental rotation, so that the time measured is never shorter than the actual elapsed time.
Seiko Prospex PADI Automatic Diver's Watch SRPB99K Samurai Specifications
- Model - SRPB99K Samurai
- Calibre No. - 4R35
- Power Reserve/Battery Life - 41 Hours Power Reserve
- Battery Type - N/A
- Calibre Function: - Analogue - 3 Hands
- Calibre Accuracy - +45 -35 seconds a DAY (at normal temperature range (5°C and 35°C)
- Calibre Display - Analogue
- Powered By The Movement Of The Wearer, or by winding the crown
- Water Resistance - Diver's 200 Metres
- Case Material - Stainless Steel
- Case Size - 43.8 mm
- Case colour - Silver
- Band/Bracelet Type - Bracelet - Stainless Steel
- Band/Bracelet colour - Silver
- Band Reference - M0FPA37J0
- Glass Type - Hardlex
- Crown Type - Screw-Down
- Rotationg Bezel - One-Way
- Dial Colour - Black
- Hand Indicators - Hour, Minute, Seconds
- Calendar Indicators - Date
- Lumibrite - Hands and Markers
- Dial Markers - Batons
- Special Edition PADI Special Boxing
- Complete with 3 Year Australian Warranty
- Made in Japan
Seiko Authorised Dealer
The Scuba Doctor dive shop is a Seiko Authorised Dealer. All of the Seiko Prospex Diver's Watches we sell come complete with a Seiko 3 Year Australian Warranty. Some non-authorised sites sell counterfeit or second-hand watches, or watches that have been tampered with, and are, therefore, not eligible for care under the Seiko warranty. Others do not offer the original Seiko international warranty, nor do they offer any after-sales service of any kind. Please take advantage of the peace-of-mind that we can offer to you on Seiko purchasers.