Diver’s watches - as their name suggests - were originally designed for underwater diving. This means features such as heighted water resistance of 200 to 300 metres, a tough exterior, and simple dial designs for visibility at any depth.
These same features have transformed diver’s watches into a popular wrist watch style for everyday wear, as they are built-to-last and have a strong and sophisticated look and feel. If you’re looking for a diving watch that is reliable, tough, and designed to withstand the elements, look no further than Seiko.
Seiko launched Japan’s very first diver’s watch in 1965, and has been keeping the trend going ever since with the popular Prospex line. Seiko Prospex men’s watches are designed with athletic performance in mind - whether you’re exploring the air, land, or sea.
Discover our selection of 7 Seiko Prospex diver’s watches below, or shop more Seiko timepieces at City Chain Singapore:
For an everyday diver’s watch that can go from street smart to business casual in a flash, you’ll want to check out the Seiko Prospex SNE573P1 Compact Solar Scuba Diver Men Watch. Coming with a black silicone band, brushed stainless steel case, and sapphire glass, this minimalist rendition of the Prospex can suit just about any style or outfit imaginable. A subtle starburst design on the dial gives it a touch of vibrancy, with the outer dial bearing a 60-minute track to help with accurate timekeeping no matter the conditions.
Inspired by the Swiss alps, the Seiko Prospex SPB241J1 Alpinist 1959 Re-Interpretation Men Watch is a redesign of Seiko’s original sport’s watch released in 1959. The Alpinist differs from regular Prospex models with subtle mountain-inspired aspects of its design. These include triangular mountain-shaped markers at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’ clock positions and even triangular hands to complete the look. This gives the watch face a more abstract look compared to other Prospex models, though the thick time markers still ensure visibility for easy timekeeping.
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s leading scuba diving training organisation - making them the perfect collaborator for a stunning Seiko Prospex SPB087J1 Padi Diver’s Special Edition Men Watch. The PADI model has been nicknamed ‘turtle’ by Seiko enthusiasts for its rounded silhouette, with some believing the ‘turtle’ brings one good fortune and luck when diving. This special edition piece comes with red, blue, and black gradation colouring on the outer dial - giving it an interesting design that can get a conversation going.
Seiko released the Seiko Prospex SPB239J1 First Japanese Diver’s Reissue Men Watch in 2021 to pay tribute to its first-ever diver’s watch in 1965. Looking almost exactly like the original 1965 diver’s watch, this latest rerelease comes with a 70-hour power reserve to upgrade the timepiece for the modern wearer. It bears the same brown polyester strap as the original, with simple black and gold finishings on the bezel, dials, and watch face.
If you are a fan of Seiko’s old-style designs, the Seiko Prospex SPB237J1 1970 Modern Re-Interpretation Diver’s Men Watch delivers them with an updated twist. Though the watch may seem similar to the original Seiko diver’s watch at first glance, small details set it apart - including an off-centre crown, rounder silhouette, and a red detail on the second hand for improved accuracy.
The Seiko Prospex SNE547P1 Street Tuna Solar Men Watch is the perfect diver’s watch for those who prefer a more street style aesthetic. The unique retro-style shape originates from Seiko’s 1975 diver’s watches, and is nicknamed ‘tuna’ by fans for its large and bold shape. An accordion-style silicone strap gives the watch flexibility while staying more casual and down-to-earth - making it a great addition to your everyday accessories.
Named after the sprawling waters of Antarctica, the Seiko Prospex SRPG57K1 Antarctica Monster Special Edition Men Watch bears clear homages to this icy wonderland with its white and blue dial, and subtle penguin footprint designs on the watch face. The blocky bezel is nicknamed ‘Monster’ for the notches similar to a monster’s teeth, giving this watch a slightly rugged look to balance its softer colour tones.
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Discover the right diver’s watch for you at City Chain Singapore. Our high internal QC standards ensure authenticity and quality in every timepiece, and we provide after-care services to keep your watches in the best shape possible. Visit your nearest City Chain outlet to view our range of Seiko watches in-person today.