New Seiko Prospex LX Ltd Edition Dive Watches

 By: cazalea : October 9th, 2019-07:02
Two new Luxury Divers (if the words can be used together) one evoking the sunrise or sunset; the other moonlight. These are serious watches, approximately 45mm x 16mm. 
They feature Zaratsu polishing, cermet (ceramic metal) bezels, and Spring Drive movements. 

The colors are "Violet Gold" with brown dial, and Midnight Black with black dial (and black case)

Act quickly if you are interested -- only 200 worldwide of each.



 By: John-E-Mac : October 9th, 2019-14:03

It mentions lowering the CG for a better wrist fit.

I'm curious what the profile and case-back look like.

Would need a third button on my shirt cuff to tuck that 16mm "thin" case!

As always, thanks for the info!


Caseback & diagonal views

 By: cazalea : October 9th, 2019-14:32
No doubt it's a serious watch

Very nice...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 9th, 2019-15:55
But, do we really need that gas gauge?

"Mandatory" on all Spring Drives models, for some reason [nt]

 By: cazalea : October 9th, 2019-16:02
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Were it not there, would you be asking if we really need that "calendar page?" I feel the two rather "balance" one another out. What say you to that?

 By: halgedahl : October 21st, 2019-11:55
So many ways to look at these elements. Of course I understand your wish for greater simplicity. But on spring drive models I'd posit that since there is nothing going tick tock inside, one may be lulled into a false sense of security—as if the movement were quartz (though obviously the seconds hand makes it supremely clear that it isn't). Just an idea. I've really no clue but for that glimmer of an answer. Hey, have a great day, IWC. I always enjoy your participation here! Fred

I think Seiko included the power reserve hand as a reminder of Spring Drive’s efficiency

 By: cazalea : October 22nd, 2019-08:02
Every Spring Drive from Day One has had it.

Alternatively, perhaps it provides some undocumented technical function in the Spring Drive movement itself.


Calendar Page?

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 23rd, 2019-15:17
Do you mean the date window? I don't like those either but this one is not objectionable. Aside from the PR indicator being a sore detail, it's also pointless on an automatic watch. I think they are more appropriate on manual wind watches. Anyway, it is what it is... wink

Ah… As you had written "gas gauge," I tried to parallel that and write "calendar page," as opposed to what it is really called. A bit too clever, it seems. No harm in good

 By: halgedahl : October 23rd, 2019-15:22
fun. Have a good one! FH

LOL! That's too funny

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 23rd, 2019-15:29
You too have a good one... smile

Here are some live pictures

 By: renerod : October 21st, 2019-12:37

I think it looks impressive and I like it!


Oozes quality on wrist

 By: amg786w : October 26th, 2019-02:45
Tried on similar variant, fit and finish is v.nice