Seiko Prospex Black Series Limited Edition SSC761J1 is a compelling package.
It is one of the three of all-black diver’s watches that Seiko launched this year.For one seeking a new diver’s watch to add to the collection, the watch is worth a look. Thanks to its sleek looks, robust build, and the practicality of a solar-powered quartz movement. Making the watch an exclusive one, it is a limited edition of 3,500 pieces worldwide.
First, the main appeal of the watch is its form.
The 44.5 mm stainless steel case is inspired by the Seiko Sumo. It’s a case that is well-known to have a masculine look yet it wears surprisingly well on the wrist.
Making it stand out and sleeker than the original Sumo watch, is the all-black finish. The case got a makeover courtesy of a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) treatment.
The watch has a specific type of carbon sprayed into the case and thus turns the steel to black. Aside from making it more sporty and unique looking, PVD treatment also has some extra perks. It made the case more resistant to knocks, corrosion, and scratches.
Complementing the overall look is the dial, that is as appealing as those in the original Sumo watch.
It features an elegant yet sporty indices with orange-like color, making it stand out. Another detail that made the watch different from the regular Sumo is the chronograph counters and the orange-colored minute hand. As it has a chronograph function that able to record up to 60 minutes in 1/5 second increments.
Overall the combination of colors made the watch highly readable despite its all-black look. The Lumibrite treatment on the hands and indexes also promises good visibility at pitch-black conditions.
Not to forget that this watch also features a sapphire crystal.
It is more good looking, durable, and exclusive than Seiko’s regular Hardlex crystal. The watch has some features that make it a proper diver’s watch. It has a screw-down crown, unidirectional rotating bezel, and water resistance up to 20 BAR or 200 meters. It’s also equipped with a high-quality rubber strap that is durable and very comfortable to wear.