The Best Seiko Prospex Divers Watches under $600
The Seiko Prospex Divers range are made for water sports lovers and adventure seekers. Any watch over 40 mm in diameter is considered a big watch. All the watches listed below are all big men's divers watches and are suitable for Scuba diving and high impact water sports.
If you like the classic divers look, and have a big wrist, then you're sure to find something to your liking here. You'll also find that many of these are regularly on Sale, so it should be easy to grab a bargain.
What is a Seiko Prospex Watch?
The Prospex range of Seiko diver's watches are rugged, stylish and classic looking diver's watches that are water resistant to a minimum of 200 meters. They are also ISO-6425 certified. The word Prospex is simply abbreviated from the words 'Professional Specifications'.
These are made and marketed not only towards Scuba Divers, but to anyone who loves water activities.
What does being ISO 6425 Certified mean?
Some watches are called a divers watch by their manufacturer but for many, this is only about the look of the watch, rather than whether or not it is actually suitable for diving. Only watches that are ISO 6425 certified can be a true Divers Watch.
To gain ISO 6425 certification, watches must meet certain safety standards that apply to all Diving watches. Firstly, it must be water resistant to 200 meters. This means it must be able to take atmospheric pressure to this depth, which makes it suitable for Scuba diving.
The Bevel will be unidirectional, meaning it can only turn in one way. It is a precise measure of minutes elapsed, and there is an audible click as it's moved. The bevel also becomes more difficult to turn when underwater so that it doesn't move accidentally if knocked while diving.
Seiko Prospex Turtle Mens Automatic
Within the Seiko Prospex range, some watches are called a'Turtle' due to the shape of their case. Their shape quite simply resembles the back of a turtle.
Seiko SRPA21 Turtle - PADI Blue and Red
Seiko SRPC44 Turtle - Black and Gold
Seiko SRP775 Turtle - Silvertone Black & Gold
Seiko Prospex Samurai Mens Automatic
Watches in the Seiko Samurai collection are so-called because of the distinctive sword shaped hands of these watches.
Seiko SRPB51 Samurai Black and Grey
Seiko SRPB53 Samurai - Blue and Red
Seiko SRPB55 Samurai Black and Gold
Seiko SRPC07 Samurai Orange
Seiko Prospex Special Edition - Blue Whale Wave Pattern
Seiko SRPD11 Turtle - Special Edition
Seiko SRPD09 Samurai - Special Edition
Seiko SRPC93 Samurai - Special Edition
Save the Ocean - Seiko Prospex Special Edition
In order to help preserve our marine environment, Seiko has committed to donating a portion of the sales world-wide of the 'Save the Ocean' Special Edition collection. Money is donated to the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center,
which is a not-for-profit organization. This center is dedicated to raising awareness and educating people on how to preserve and protect our oceans and endangered marine life.
Great White Shark Special Edition - Turtle and Samurai
The dial of the Great White Shark Special Edition Prospex watches have a very distinctive blue pressed pattern that resembles waves. It’s a metallic, shimmering oceanic blue.
Beautifully hidden near the eight o'clock mark is a shark fin.
Seiko SRPD21 Turtle - Special Edition - Great White Shark
Seiko SRPD23 Samurai - Special Edition - Great White Shark
Personalize your Seiko - How to Change the Strap Video
Watches in the Seiko Prospex range will come with either an accordion style rubber strap or a stainless steel bracelet. The rubber is ribbed so it can expand over a wet suit or dry suit.
It's relatively easy to personalize the look of a watch by swapping a band out with another style.
You can completely change the look with a Nato, stainless steel, leather, or any other style of band.