The dive and sports watch category has always been our favourite here at TVG. There’s something inherently manly about the simplicity, practicality and the robustness of sports watches.
One watch brand that has helped define the category is the Seiko Diver, which was first produced in 1965. Over the past 50 years, Seiko has amassed an incredible list of world firsts including the first Titanium cased dive watch, the first Ceramic case watch and the first saturation diving watch featuring a quartz movement.
In 1985 Seiko really stamped their mark, with the 200m Quartz Diver, a global best seller (that I’ve previously owned with an automatic movement) and one of the most recognisable watches in the category.
With half a century of innovation and countless patents under their belt, you’d be hard pressed finding a watch that surpasses the functionality, build quality and value found in Seiko’s diver’s collection of watches. Earlier this year Seiko announced their partnership with PADI (Professional Association of Diver’s Instructors) responsible for setting the standards of training in diving. With over 24 million certifications issued, the relationship with PADI further confirms Seiko’s authority in the dive industry. With this is mind, and our penchant for a weekend adventure, we jumped at the opportunity to team up with Seiko to produce a clip for their current Prospex Diver’s Kinetic GMT.
We grabbed a group of mates, loaded up the Land Rover and headed towards Seal Rocks before resting at Boomerang Beach for a weekend of surfing, spearfishing, whale watching and bushwalking, accompanied by the Seiko Prospex Diver’s watch that didn’t hesitate to tackle a second of the adventure.
To view the entire Seiko Prospex range head to the Seiko website.