Seiko Prospex Japan Exclusive "GREEN HULK SAMURAI"
The Seiko Prospex Hulk Green Samurai 200M Automatic Ref. SBDY043 is the latest addition to the “Samurai” collection. Prospex for Seiko means “Professional Specification” that their timepieces in this category are built with very high standards to be used by professionals. One of the most popular releases in recent years is probably the remake of the OG Seiko Samurai launched in 2004 till 2008 (short production period). The original Samurai divers are pretty rare given its short four years production lifespan, further with few examples floating around in the market. It is no wonder the new Prospex SBDY019 are so popular among Seiko and dive watch collectors, as the giant revived this fantastic line since 2017.
The biggest evolution of the Seiko Samurai is probably from the facelifted dial. The indexes and the hands set have been redesigned to be larger for easier time reading. Unlike the earlier Samurais, the new arrow hour hand makes confusion with the minute hand impossible. Also, a small but useful marker appears next to the date window which was not present on the earlier Samurai. Probably the biggest change is the color choice on the dial. The new dial has a nice sunburst hulk green tone, it manages to dance and play with different lightings when it hits the surface. The indices are largely the same, as are the classic Seiko hour and minutes hands. The impeccable hour markers and hands are both generously coated with Seiko's LumiBrite allowing it to glow brightly in the dark for hours. The second hand is done I bright yellow color to aid legibility. Further, Seiko has also done the 12, 3, 6 and 9 markers on the minute rehaut in the same yellow as the second hand to keep things size up a bit.
The Seiko Prospex Hulk Green Samurai 200M Automatic Ref. SBDY043 comes with a stainless steel bracelet with three fold clasp with secure lock and push button release with extender.
Model Number: SBDY043
- Hardlex Crystal Glass
- Stainless-steel Case
- 200-meter water resistance
- Japan Made Automatic 4R35 Movement with manual winding capacity
- Stainless-steel Band
- Three-fold clasp with secure lock, push-button release with extender
- Screw case back
- Unidirectional rotating bezel
Release: Year 2019