The Seiko Prospex PADI Solar Diver's Watch, SNE435P, with Black Dial and Stainless Steel bracelet, has a 43.5 mm stainless steel case with a hardlex crystal. This new model features a Seiko Caliber V157 solar powered quartz movement with a 10 month power reserve when fully charged (with any light source). A date display is at 3, and you get highly luminous hands and markers treated with Lumibrite for awesome low light visibility.
200 meter water resistance. Screw down crown, a unidirectional blue diving bezel with luminous PIP at 12, Hardlex mineral crystal and a solid etched, screw-down case back. The watch comes on a stainless steel bracelet with a double locking fold-over push-button clasp with a divers extension.
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 SNE435P 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.
The Seiko Prospex PADI SNE435P 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 SNE435P Solar.
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 SNE435P Solar 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 unidirectional 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 SNE435P Solar ticks like a workhorse, but using one of the new generation of Seiko movements. This wrist watch has the new iteration calibre V157 ticking inside, which is powered by all light sources and has a 10 month power reserve. It features instant start and low energy warning functions. This Seiko movement is both extremely reliable and precise.
The Seiko Prospex PADI SNE435P Solar 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 SNE435P Solar 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.
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 SNE435P Solar 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 SNE435P Solar 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 solar powered 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 Solar Diver's Watch SNE435P Features
- Special Edition PADI diver's watch with enhanced Pepsi colour scheme
Seiko Solar technology converts all types of light into energy to power a watch thanks to a solar cell with high performance electricity generation.
- 43.5 mm wide 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 Solar Diver's Watch SNE435P Specifications
- Model - SNE435P Solar
- Calibre No. - V157
- Power Reserve/Battery Life - 10 Month Power Reserve
- Battery Type - N/A
- Calibre Function - Analogue - 3 Hands
- Calibre Accuracy - +/-15 seconds a month (at normal temperature range (10°C and 60°C)
- Calibre Display - Analogue
- Powered by any light source
- Water Resistance - Diver's 200 Metres
- Case Material - Stainless Steel
- Case Size - 43.5 mm
- Case colour - Silver
- Band/Bracelet Type - Bracelet - Stainless Steel
- Band/Bracelet colour - Silver
- Band Reference - M0FP93CJ0
- Glass Type - Hardlex
- Crown Type - Screw Down
- Rotationg Bezel - One Way
- Dial Colour - Blue
- 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.