Hands-On: New Seiko Sumo Prospex Diver
Today, we plunked down to investigate the new Seiko Sumo Prospex Diver at Baselworld 2019: an update to a fan favorite.
Sitting down to investigate all the new models inside the Seiko portfolio takes some genuine concentration. The quantity of acquaintances can be hard with stay aware of and there’s a ton of detail to remember. When we plunk down, we experience Grand Seiko, the entirety of the re-releases, the exceptional versions, the restricted models, the models supporting a type of association, and it really goes on. Trust us, we love it that Seiko brings such a great amount to Baselworld every single year, yet now and then we need some great, legitimate pieces without a story. Today’s presentation is such a model in the new Seiko Sumo Prospex Diver.
The Seiko Sumo – No Changes Since 2007 – Until Now
Now, all things considered, the Seiko Sumo Prospex Diver isn’t truly named a “Sumo”. It’s essentially the mainstream Prospex jumper originally presented in 2007 that opened in beneath the notable SBDX017 MM300 Professional Diver before the dispatch of the 6159 propelled SPB077/079’s that appeared a year ago and the 62MAS enlivened SPB051/053’s from 2017. Regarding the Sumo epithet, the site “ ” discloses to us that it was acquired maybe due its tubby case according to its 20mm haul width or maybe in light of the fact that the 12:00 list takes after the clothing of a Sumo wrestler. Whatever the reasoning, the Sumo is a genuine top pick among Seiko fans because of its top of the line looks and road cost of approximately 600 Euros. We last investigated the Sumo back in 2015 when Seiko commended the 50th commemoration of the 62MAS.
A New Movement and a Sapphire Crystal
With the new Seiko Sumo Prospex Diver, some welcome updates are here. Firstly, and most prominently, the watch industrial facility gets the 6R35 automatic. In the a few years, Seiko has utilized the 6R15 in its 1,000 Euro or $ jumpers, for example, those we referenced above. The 6R35 is eminent for an improved force save of 70 hours. Unfortunately, we weren’t ready to find out whether the watch manufacturing plant enhances its earlier 13.5mm thickness, however the case stays at 45mm in breadth and 52.5mm in length.
Some different updates are here for the Seiko Sumo Prospex Diver and that incorporates a sapphire gem – something that Seiko is by all accounts staging in for jumpers over the Turtle level. Plus, and perhaps this will fill in as dubious, the Sumo contains a bezel with traditionalist textual style for its numbers rather than the wide, extended numerals utilized in renditions, for example, the current SBDC031. To my eyes, the lists change marginally too. They seem more modest and the 12:00 marker looks a great deal classier. Regarding the hands, the minutes hand is more slender and the hour hand loses its chevron and gains a bisecting line through piece of the lumed surface.
These are unobtrusive changes, however it makes for a watch production line that’s more meriting its 850 Euro cost tag. Oh, and except if you haven’t saw, the Sumo currently comes in green (reference SPB103J1)! The dark adaptation conveys the reference SPB101J1.
A Great Value and in Green!
For sure, there will be Seiko idealists who will complain about the progressions that carry additional expense to the Seiko Sumo Prospex Diver versus its archetype, however I think that’s a limited view. At 850 Euros on arm band, you’re getting quite a watch production line and what is still basically a pristine development with an insane sum power reserve. What’s more is that with these changes, Seiko is communicating something specific that the Sumo is not, at this point simply a pleasant piece with a kitschy discussion nickname. No, it’s still reasonable, yet much more formidable.
Seiko doesn’t have the new Seiko Sumo Prospex Diver on its starting today, yet continue to check for news.