Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ninja Turtle: Seiko Prospex SRPC49K

Black Turtle aka Ninja Turtle

Is that time of the year again..... Wishing everyone A very Prosperous New Year with abundance happiness!  Suppose to put up this post on the first day of Chinese New Year...... Hahahahaaaaaaaa lazy bone....

Ahem.... see what watch arrived during this festive time. I ordered this in December 2018 and only arrived days before Chinese New Year. Alamak... blew my tight budget; broke again....

My black turtle came somewhat late. Everyone posted their turtle in their blogs, on their facebook and almost everywhere..... But I am certain that I am the first in my town and first in my state. I usually do not fancy watch with PVD coating casing. Maybe was traumatized by scene of old black watch peeling off their paint. 

However when I learned Seiko is going to launch the black turtle, I just could not resist this black beauty. This was the advertisement that cast a love spell on me....... Prior to this, I already have the SRP775 and the Seiko Turtle PADI SRPA21. I just picked up the SRPA21 during Christmas 2017. 

Well this is labelled as Limited Edition, but Seiko never specify how many are there..... Anyhow this is still a gorgeous 45mm diver whether it's limited or non-limited. 

Most Japanese Ninjas wear black attirese. The stainless steel case is PVD coated with a mix of matt and gloss finishes. Matt finishing on the anterior and mirror finishing on the sides and posterior.  This watch also has a matching monochromatic black bezel.

The bezel is uni-directional. I think the bezel insert is kind of dull with its grey and black colour scheme. Another feature that this Ninja stands up among all the other turtle is its dial. 

The dial is classic Seiko diver, with the Suwa sword at 12 and the Prospex logo above the six. What differentiate this dial than the rest is in its colour. Seiko used a more retro creamy orange Rumiburaito (Lumibrite) paint on its hour indices. The orange colour minute hand is evocative and down right sexy. 

The glass is a hardlex mineral crystal.... Maybe is time for Seiko upgrading its drivers's glasses to anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal. 

Turtle case are pretty robust. The thickness is about 47mm. This watch due to its strap, it is weighting only 109gm. Personally, I felt the case is a little bit rubberized from the PVD coating. 

The new silicone strap of Seiko is very comfortable in wearing. It is soft, super flexible and not heaty after long hour of wear. But I think it is collecting white dust easily. The strap has a black metal keeper with Seiko engraved on its. The stainless steel buckle also has a matching PVD coating and is signed with Seiko. 

This watch also has a matched black beauty screw down and lock crown. This ensure the watch can withstand water pressure until 200m depth. 

Oh ya, this watch is also anti-magnetic. 

This watch has the day and date function at its 3 o'clock position. 

The back case is a screw down chunk of stainless steel. At the centre of it is a very beautiful engraving of tsunami wave. Limited Edition is stated at the case back. 

This diver is powered by Seiko 4R36 movement that has 24 jewels. 4R36 can be handwind and with hacking function. This movement is beating at 21,600 bpm and has a power reserve of 41 hours. 

Wrapping up this post with a new resolution for this Chinese New Year..... "Think of it; and GET IT DONE!!!"

P.S. Wonder whether Seiko will come up with a sexy red female Ninja????

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