Seiko sumo。 Seiko Sumo Gen 3

Seiko Sumo Gen 3

First, the still bezel retains its coin-edge profile and is still unidirectional with a 60-minute scale. Today we will take a look at the Sumo, an update of the famous diver presented by the brand at Baselworld 2019. Look closely, and you will see that the top sides of the lugs are brushed. Putting this watch on a traditional 2-piece strap reveals excessively large gaps. Indexes and hands are still generously filled with luminous paint. Comes on a stainless steel bracelet with a double locking fold-over push-button clasp with a divers extension. I digress, but this reveals a lot about how Japanese companies conduct their business. Both have been upgraded with Seiko's own 6R35 movement that boasts a 70 hour reserve and sapphire crystal. Even Japanese automobiles had to be fitted with lower cost interior parts to get competitive in the American market. Some evolutions can also be seen on the dial itself, the most obvious being the colour. Prospex is Seiko-speak for Professional Specification and it refers to watches built to very high standards for professional use. For one, this movement would allow for a smaller watch, as the movement is also used in quite a few Seiko Sarb watches, among others, which are generally no more than 40mm. Those who truely appreciate a fine Asian product will get their hands on what they want anyway, just like the drifting young males in South California always know someone that can sell them a smuggled Nissan Skyline. Was this review helpful to you? It does, however, retain its internal facet. In today's video, we are going to show you the newly upgrade Seiko Sumo watch, available in both green and black. The problem lies with its unusual size of just 20mm, which many owners feel does not match the large 45mm case at all. This is a highly coveted Seiko automatic dive watch that has been nicknamed Sumo. The reason behind is rather straight forward. Marc and island watch were great to deal with, as always. Im hoping that after the break in period it wont slow down to much as it is slightly gaining 2-3 seconds every 24hrs. But at Baselworld 2019, a new version has been introduced. The movement is hidden underneath a screwed steel caseback. We work for our audience and our coverage is as honest as it is passionate. It is not unwearable though, even if you have small wrists, as the lugs curve quite pronouncedly. The movement has a 50 hour power reserve and it is accurate to +25 to -15 seconds per day. It clicks smoothly into 120 positions and offers zero play in the clockwise direction. Dimensions are identical, with a 45mm diameter, 52. Honda, Subaru, and Mitsubishi, for example, retain their most sought-after models only for Japanese customers. Size aside, the design of the case is really quite unique, with numerous neat details to appreciate. Likewise, for a long time, Seiko only sold their Prospex watches in Japan. Just bought the orange version used. The bracelet is really nice so no real need for a replacement, however, one of the links on mine keeps getting kinked but thats the one and only flaw. Rubber strap is made of semi flexible concrete. Marc is such a pleasure to deal with and he offers fine watches at hard to beat deals. It also comes only on the rubber strap. Yet, it wears surprisingly well and remains balanced on the wrist note: my wrist is small, at 17cm. I'd rather it be a tad fast than slow. The American market is famed for its obsession with bargain. Like the Monster, the Seiko Prospex Sumo is extremely durable, legible, and usable, but it surpasses the Monster with its slightly better movement, awesome case work, and fantastic dial. Did Seiko finally address this? This feels justified considering the addition of a sapphire crystal and a longer power reserve, two updates that increase the perceived quality of this beloved watch. There are some updates though, mainly for the bezel and the dial. It features a safety clasp and a wetsuit extension. You did not expect anything less from a Seiko diver, right? The screw down case back is also brushed and features the recognizable tsunami emblem that is found on Seiko divers. The hour markers and hands are all sizable and have been generously coated with LumiBrite. To see these models, please visit: Custom Build Your Watch At: Your Watch, Your Way: Explore Instagram: Post at: Thank you for watching. The 6R15 runs at 21,600 beats per hour. As you can see, the indexes and markers are almost identically shaped including the iconic Sumo marker at 12 , the date is still framed by a white line and the inscriptions are all about the same. Hardlex is a specially developed hardened mineral crystal material from Seiko. The sides of the case are beveled with sharp, distinct lines and are evenly polished. One other issue is that the lugs are quite long. The bezel is aluminum and has large printed markings on it. Once the watch has been given sufficient charge by a light source, it will glow brightly in the dark and the glow will last for hours easily. All in all, the fundamentals are still present but the technical side has been improved, for a better owner experience. The first is its relatively bulky case compared to its 20mm bracelet. It is mostly brushed, but has polished accents on either side of the center link. For a watch that has a higher positioning, the Seiko Prospex Sumo deserves a different clasp to differentiate it from your more common Monster and other divers. The second evolution regards the crystal. Seiko is renowned for its case work, and the Seiko Prospex Sumo is a great example of this. One of the most uncomfortable straps I have ever had the misery to wear, otherwise I agree with your observations. The other issue, which I think is more pressing, is the clasp, which is the same generic one that you get with other Seiko divers. And though it is less scratch resistant than sapphire, Hardlex has one crucial advantage over sapphire: it cracks and does not shatter upon extreme impact. The 6R15 Seiko movement is self-winding and it can be hand wound. I bought this was based on a multitude of positive reviews online and that it was simply stunning. The crown has deep grooves for easy operation, and it was easy to unscrew into its various positions. In 1978, the Prospex 7549-7009 and 7549-7010 were the first dive watches to use a quartz movement. Construction is of a high grade, and it has a three-piece design with solid end-links. Consider this new version as an update, with multiple improvements and slight visual evolutions, rather than an entirely new watch. For example, in 1975, the Prospex 6159-7010 was the first dive watch to use a titanium case. The base remains the same, with a 3Hz frequency, a central rotor for the automatic winding, a quick-set date, and a stop-second device, however, the power reserve has been improved to a comfortable 70 hours instead of 50 hours. A typical American consumer, who constitutes the largest segment of the market, horde cheap goods; and shortly after, either dispose of them, or tuck them away in the garage. Personally, I feel it still looks alright, though I do admit that it might be a problem if you like to wear your watches loose, as it might make the Sumo feel a tad top heavy. Moving on, the hour markers and hands also have brightly polished edges that gleam brightly in sunlight with a pop-up effect that prevents the dial from looking too stale and flat, and reminds me of my. Anyone who are willing to pay a considerable sum for quality are often rich people, the hoi oigloi, the one percent, who usually look at the Western part of the Old World, and give their Ivy new graduate an Omega rather than a Grand Seiko. The finish of the case is excellent as stated by many. Nice watch and much better value than the new Hi-beat diver at 6 plus grand. Fortunately, the problem is not so much with its build quality. It does not have the Prospex logo on the dial. Original, still highly contrasted, less often seen than blue… It makes the new Sumo quite desirable. Good stuff dont sell in America, because good stuff is expensive. We will also compare it to the Gen 2 so you can see what's different. The Sumo was a large, heavy, bulky watch and still is. It came in the proper seiko box with manuals and warranty card. According to and , there are a couple of theories explaining the origin of this name. The accuracy is amazing at this point. It includes manual and a Seiko box. The Monster is great and deserves all the accolades that it has received, but for me, the Seiko Prospex Sumo is easily one or even two notches above it. This makes Hardlex a more suitable choice since a shattered sapphire crystal during a dive almost definitely means the end of the watch. Beyond that, Prospex watches were also responsible for some of the innovations that we see in watches today. The fact that the bracelet tapers slightly near the clasps makes matters even worse for some owners. And in 1986, Seiko also introduced the first dive watch to have a ceramic protective shroud. You see, Japanese companies have a unique way of doing business that perplexes me: they like to keep the best things for themselves. I just purchased the 033 Blumo this week. Personally, I like the band, but I did purchase a Crafterblue rubber strap for it. However, one watch continues to elude collectors outside of Japan, and that is the Prospex Scuba Dive Watch, or better known simply as the Sumo. This one ticks the boxes apart from the silly oversize, which looks daft on an average wrist as its not saying anything other than look at my huge seiko watch. The case is still water-resistant to 200 metres. The dial of the 2019 Seiko Sumo Prospex Diver 200m only shows some minor updates compared to the 2007 model.。 。 。 。 。

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