With only 1,500 pieces worldwide, the Seiko Prospex Limited Edition Solar Diver SNE566P was a standout! Seiko watches are known for their detail, and this watch is no different.
Seiko made itself a staple for divers back in 1965 when they developed their first dive watch. Since then, the Seiko Prospex range has become well-known for its reliability and attractive finishing. What’s so great about the Limited Edition SNE566P? Well, you’ll have to read on to find out.
Seiko Limited Edition Box
The first thing you see when you purchase a Seiko Limited Edition SNE566P watch is the box. And yes, it is totally awesome! Any limited-edition product deserves a special box and the Seiko SNE566P doesn’t disappoint.
Seiko is known for their attention to detail, and it’s clearly evident with this rigid box. And what’s even better is what’s hidden inside. This watch offers a pleasing mix of modern style and luxury – you can tell just by looking at the box.
Seiko Prospex Limited Edition Design
The Seiko Limited Edition Solar Diver SNE566P is one of the most stylish men’s watches out there - so you’ll look dashing whenever you wear it. From the ocean to the sidewalk, this watch will turn heads wherever you are.
The dial features a metallic coffee colour whilst the bracelet has a rose gold strip. It comes complete with a stainless-steel bracelet and case. And at 43.5mm, the case diameter is slightly larger than your average dive watch.
You can easily find out the date with the calendar and cyclops lens which may not be to everyone’s taste, but it allows you to see the date from any angle. The white printing on the dial is on brand and not too distracting.
The watch is made from stainless steel which is heavier than titanium so you know that it will be extremely durable. It also has a one-way rotating bezel and a screw-down crown which of course, every good dive watch has!
One of the coolest features of this solar dive watch also seems to be one of the most practical ones, and that’s the inclusion of luminous detailing. The luminous paint stores light (daylight or artificial light) and glows in a dark place. Don’t worry, it’s free from any material harmful to a human body or the environment. And of course, with a dive watch, you will be spending most of your time in the water so you don’t want anything that can harm the ocean.
Seiko Solar Powered Battery
Every good dive watch comes equipped with a solar-powered battery! And that is what gives them a huge advantage over competitors.
The average diver’s watch needs to have its battery pressure tested before being replaced (when it runs out), but this watch changes the game! Powered by any light source via Seiko’s Solar-Drive technology, the need for battery replacement is eliminated.
All of this combined makes the SNE566P one of the most efficient of its kind. Not to mention, this watch can store enough energy to keep operating in complete darkness for 10 months!
Sunlight is, of course, the best way to keep it topped up, but average office fluorescent light also does the job perfectly fine. In just two hours of sun exposure, the watch will be fully charged!
Seiko Diver Durability
With its robust style and 200-metre water resistance, this watch offers a whole new level of functionality and durability.
The watch is ISO6425 diving compliant, so you can be sure it is the ultimate accessory for your underwater adventures. To gain the ISO6425 tag and a water resistance rating of 200m, a watch must be capable of going down 120% of that water resistance.
To become ISO compliant, a watch must pass through several rigorous tests. A watch is first checked for condensation under normal conditions. Then the torture test for reliability underwater starts! This involves putting the watch under a foot of fresh room temperature (ranging from 66 to 77 degrees) water for 50 hours – over two days!
However, it is important to know that 200 metres, 20 atmospheres and 20 bars resistance is still not safe for deep-sea diving, but it is safe for standard scuba diving for short periods. This type of water-resistant watch can also be worn by water sports professionals who are in and out of the water frequently. The same goes for a waterproof watch with 500 metres, 50 atmospheres and 50 bars resistance, however, these can withstand water exposure for slightly longer.
Seiko creates watches for the innovators and this watch certainly is one of those! All Seiko watches have been designed with ‘emotional technologies’ that allow the watch to work in harmony with your lifestyle. If you are in the market for a new dive watch, look no further than the Seiko Prospex Limited Edition Solar Diver SNE566P.