Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean SBDC167 Has Landed

First, props to Sakura watches for getting a watch from Japan faster to me than many places in the US.  

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The SBDC167 finally arrived and for the money, I am very happy. Quick take:

Highlights

  • The bezel aligns, which is a good start. 
  • The bracelet is a typical Seiko bracelet, a little light, uses pin and collars, but overall looks and feels nice. 
  • The dial really pops and for the money, outstanding. 
  • I have not had a chance to properly wear it, but after sizing, feels and fits great on my 6.5" wrist. 

Figured I would show it against a couple of other blue-on-blue dive watches. 

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I appreciate the link, but its already showing as out of stock! Great pickup! Seiko definitely lives up to their reputation with their dials. 

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JapanExclusive

I appreciate the link, but its already showing as out of stock! Great pickup! Seiko definitely lives up to their reputation with their dials. 

Keep checking, comes in and out daily.

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AllTheWatches

Keep checking, comes in and out daily.

Good to know.

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That ice dial is frigging hot

sweet watch.  I like the darker blue bezel with the light ice blue of the dial.  Bummer I didn't see that one at Prospex studio when I was in Tokyo recently.  😕

The ice at the poles may be gone soon but  will happily live on in your watch✔

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Looks like it holds up to some tough Tudor Competition.  That Pelagos is beautiful as well. Seiko just makes great divers 

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😍…still admiring from a afar 😉 even though I’m salivating over this …🤤

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WoW!! That's a looker😍 Shit....that dial!!!!

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MinnKonaMike

WoW!! That's a looker😍 Shit....that dial!!!!

Right?  For a $900 watch It is hard to beat, especially if one likes the look of the birch, but doesn’t want to spend $9k. I’d argue it separates itself enough to even have both should one want.

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How does the chapter ring line up?

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Proctor1911

How does the chapter ring line up?

Knock on wood, it seems perfectly aligned to my eyes. First thing I looked at after opening.

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AllTheWatches

Knock on wood, it seems perfectly aligned to my eyes. First thing I looked at after opening.

Thanks sir

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Nice looking watch face but for this price, I would expect a titanium case. I'd rather go for the Casio Oceanus OCW-T2600ALB-2AJR which is around the same price.

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s_naimpally

Nice looking watch face but for this price, I would expect a titanium case. I'd rather go for the Casio Oceanus OCW-T2600ALB-2AJR which is around the same price.

Depends what one is going for. The only thing they have in common are they are both blue and in the same price range. One is an automatic steel dive watch with a uniquely stamped dial on a bracelet the other is a quartz chrono on a leather strap.  Both are cool looking watches, but not sure how many are cross shopping the two.

I would also posit, there are not many dive watches with a titanium case and a 6R level movement under a $1000, nevermind something wIth a unique dial. Sure you can find a bunch with a NH35, which is fine, but this is a level up from that in terms of movement and overall materials. That said, the Baltic Aquascape checks a lot of those boxes, albeit without a bracelet.