- Seiko King Turtle SRPE03
This is a classic dive watch which was originally derived from Seiko Turtle Series which was released in 1976. The name “Turtle” was given to those watches because of its curved sloping cushion shaped steel case which looks like the shell of a Turtle. Those watches came with a water resistance of 150m and a day date indicator. Later after adding more water resistance and modern movements in to the Turtle series, Seiko released the King Turtle version in 2020. The King Turtle watch is water resistant up to 200m and is made out of high end materials including Sapphire Crystal and Ceramic inserts. This watch is 47.7mm long, 45 mm wide and 13.2mm thick. The King Turtle has an automatic movement with manual winding also it comes with a power reserve of 41 hours. The hands and the indexes the watch are coated with LumiBrite which allows those to glow in dark. The watch’s strap is an oyster style steel bracelet also you can get the rubber or the leather strap if required. This watch currently retails around $625.
2. Frederique Constant Automatic Index
Frederique Constant is a prestigious watch brand whose mission is to make luxury timepieces accessible to as many people as possible. The Frederique Constant Automatic Index can be pointed out as a well-priced dress watch that looks way more expensive than it actually is. The case of the watch is made out of stainless steel and its surfaces are beautifully polished enhancing the luxurious look of the watch. The diameter of the case is 40mm and its 11mm thick. This watch features a silver dialand the indexes of the watch along with the hour and minute hands are also silver in colour , having been treated with a white luminous substance. The seconds hand comes in blue colour and a date window is in the dial at 3 O’ clock of the watch. The watch has an automatic movement along with manual winding and is powered by Frederique Constant’s FC-303 caliber. This watch has a power reserve of 38 hours and is water resistant up to 50m. This watch is currently retailed around $950.
3. Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 Blue Dial
The PRX Powermatic 80 was released by Tissot in 2021, by now this watch has been able to make its way in to the watch collection of many watch enthusiasts. The Powermatic 80 is often considered as an everyday watch due to its simplicity. According to Tissot, this watch is made by packing modern movement inside a case designed in 1978 in order to give the authentic feel of 1970’s to its users. Also this is a slim watch that perfectly fits inside a cuff shirt. The case of the watch is made out of 361 L Stainless steel and, its 39.5mm long, 40mm wide and 10.9mm thick. The crystal of the watch is a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. In this watch you get a waffle textured dial with sliver indexes and hands. Both the indexes and the hands of this watch are coated with super luminova in order make it easy to read time in low light conditions. The date window is located towards 3 O’ clock of the watch. This is an automatic watch powered by Tissot’s caiber 11 ½’’ also this watch comes with a power reserve of 80 hours. The Powermatic 80 is water resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars (100m). This watch is currently retailed at $650.
4. Hamilton Khaki Field Murph Auto
This is a field watch released by Hamilton in 2019 under their Khaki Field series. Though it was released in 2019 this watch was featured in the movie “Interstellar”in 2014. This watch was named after the character in the movie, to whom this watch belonged to, whose name was Murph Cooper. Going by this watch’s correlation with the movie, the word “Eureka” is printed in Morse code on the second hand of the watch. This watch has a stainless steel case which has a diameter of 42mm; the lug width of this watch is 22mm. This watch is 11mm thick and a Sapphire Crystal is used as the Crystal of the watch. This watch features a black dial with Arabic numerals engraved on it. “The Murph” is an automatic watch powered by Hamilton’sH10 caliber. Also it comes with a power reserve of 20 hours and its water resistant up to 30m. This watch is currently priced at $991.
5. Seiko SPB159 “Baby Alpinist”
Being released in 1961, The Alpinist series holds a great significance in Seiko’s history. It was the first sports watch manufactured by Seiko and it was specifically designed to assist Japanese Mountain Climbers in their hikes. At the first glance what catches our eye is the two toned rough surfaced dial which is lighter in the center and darker in its outer skirts. Though this watch includes many modern features it still has some traditional aspects of Seiko such as its 38mm case diameter. A sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating is used as the crystal of the watch. The case of the watch is crafted in stainless steel and this watch has an exhibition case back. A minute wheel can be spotted in the perimeter of the dial having LumiBrite coated indexes. Here you get an 18 mm Vintage Black strap with a sinn deployant Seiko clasp. This watch is an automatic watch powered by Seiko’s 6R35 movement and has a power reserve of 70 hours. This watch is water resistant up to 20 bars (200 meters). The price tag of the watch comes at $750 which is quite a decent price for a watch with these specs stated above.