10 Seiko PADI Watches That Are Crafted Beyond EXCELLENCE!
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10 Seiko PADI Watches That Are Crafted Beyond EXCELLENCE!

It’s no longer news that Seiko produces some of the best wristwatches on the market. Thus, it is understandable that the brand collaborates with PADI, the world’s largest diving network. Over time, these two have collaborated to produce some of the best Seiko PADI watches. These wristwatches have gained recognition by the best of the divers.

It is quite interesting that this collaboration has birthed several outstanding timepieces. Some people even think of Seiko and PADI as a single company. However, these companies are not the same. In this article, we will look at the best Seiko PADI wristwatches. Additionally, we will consider the Seiko and PADI collaboration and how it has impacted the diver watches industry.

What is PADI?

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s largest diver organization that deals with ocean exploration. The organization operates in 186 countries and has more than 6,600 resorts and dive centers globally. Additionally, this organization has more than 128,000 members scattered all over the globe. PADI has influenced the diver community for more than half a century. The brand is renowned for its high dive training standards, safety, and customer service.

With such influence, it was only logical for PADI to team up with one of the world’s most renowned watchmakers, Seiko. Seiko is a household name for professional divers who want the best features in their dive watches. Recently, Seiko released a new PADI collection that features the official logo and brand colors. Hence, the collection makes it the first divers watch with PADI’s credentials on timepieces. We will consider some of the most prominent Seiko PADI timepieces available for divers and watch enthusiasts.

Prominent Seiko PADI timepieces

The Seiko PADI collection has several remarkable timepieces in its catalog. However, we will look at some of these timepieces, their features, and pricing. Here are some exciting Seiko PADI wristwatches to consider.

  1. Seiko Prospex PADI Pepsi SRPC41K1
  2. Seiko Turtle Prospex PADI SRPA21J1
  3. Seiko Prospex Solar PADI
  4. Seiko Prospex SRPE99
  5. Seiko Prospex SRPG19
  6. Seiko Prospex SRPG21
  7. Seiko Prospex SNE549
  8. Seiko Prospex Monster PADI SRPE27K1
  9. Seiko Analogue SRPG19K1
  10. Seiko Prospex SRPE27

1. Seiko Prospex PADI Pepsi SRPC41K1

There is a lot of history behind this timepiece. This Seiko timepiece is a special edition automatic diver’s wristwatch with many features. You will first notice the beautiful dial colors that contrast uniquely with the case material and the blue silicone strap. The black dial matches the blue silicone band on this timepiece. Additionally, the dial has an outer red and blue color near the dial window to represent the PADI official colors.

The red color begins from the noon hour marker and terminates at the three o’clock marker. The red color is immediately followed by a blue ring that extends from the three o’clock hour marker round the dial window to the noon marker.

Like all other wristwatches under the PADI collection, PADI is inscribed above the six o’clock hour marker. The wristwatch also has a date window at the three o’clock marker. Furthermore, this timepiece has silver-toned luminescent hands for easy reading in low lighting conditions.

This timepiece also features a robust stainless steel case that matches the dial window’s design. Also, this timepiece suits individuals with big wrists since it has a case size of 42.3mm. Like all other Seiko wristwatches, this timepiece has scratch-resistant Hardlex material on its dial window. This Hardlex material prevents excessive scratches and protects the analog dial display on the timepiece.

Although this timepiece seems big, it does not seem heavy when worn. The wristwatch only weighs about 7.05 ounces. This watch is perfect for divers since it has a water resistance depth of 200m. Additionally, you can enjoy the automatic movement of this timepiece, which offers precision and accuracy – everything a diver needs.

Main Features

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Dial Window Material: Hardlex
  • Display: Analog
  • Case Size: 42.3mm x 13mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Band Color: Blue
  • Band Material: Silicone
  • Clasp: Hook Buckle
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Weight: 7.05 Ounces
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Calendar: Date
  • Water Resistance: 200m

2. Seiko Turtle Prospex PADI SRPA21J1

Seiko Turtle Prospex PADI SRPA21J1

The Seiko Turtle Prospex Padi looks almost like the PADI Pepsi. However, the timepiece’s stand-out design speaks of quality and class. This timepiece has a deep blue dial that contrasts beautifully with its content. Protecting the dial and its analog display is a scratch-free Hardlex window. 

This timepiece is perfect for diving and casual outings. In the dial, you will find three luminescent analog hands that make it easier to read the time in poor lighting conditions. Like the PADI Pepsi, this timepiece has a red-colored arch near the dial rim. The red color extends from the 12 o’clock hour marker to the 20-minute marker. 

The wristwatch has a day-date window near the three o’clock hour marker. Furthermore, the wristwatch has PADI inscribed below the analog hands. This professional sports watch has a silver-colored case material. Also, this timepiece fits divers with big wrists since it has a case diameter of 45mm. For convenience, the wristwatch also has a fold-over clasp with a single push-button safety. 

This timepiece also has a steel silver bracelet to match the round watch case. Although some divers may prefer a silicone or rubber band instead of the stainless steel material, you can always change the strap to a more comfortable one. However, the strap still serves even for divers. Also, the wristwatch weighs less than Seiko PADI Pepsi, even though it has a bigger case diameter. 

You can expect accuracy from this timepiece because it has automatic movement. Furthermore, the timepiece has a water resistance depth of 200m. If you are a diver in need of a classic sports wristwatch with the right designs, this timepiece is for you.

Main Features

  • Dial Window: Hardlex Material
  • Display: Analog
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Size: 45mm x 14mm
  • Case Color: Silver
  • Dial Color: Blue
  • Band Color: Silver
  • Clasp: Single Push-Button Safety Fold-Over Clasp
  •  Calendar: Day-Date
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Weight: 5.29 Ounces
  • Water Resistance: 200m

3. Seiko Prospex Solar PADI

Seiko Prospex Solar PADI

This is one of Seiko and PADI’s most innovative timepieces yet. The timepiece’s refreshing design gives off the best vibes for divers. Additionally, sports lovers can wear this timepiece for land activities because it fits the description. Nicknamed the “Tuna,” this timepiece has features you rarely find in any other Seiko X PADI collaborative timepiece.

The first thing that sets this timepiece apart from all others is the analog/digital display feature. YOu will notice that almost all Seiko diver watches have analog displays. Well, except the Seiko Prospex PADI dive watch. You will find a digital display window just above the 12 o’clock marker and the regular tri-hand analog display. The digital display has the hour, minute, and seconds feature.

Interestingly, the timepiece also has a countdown timer to help timers remain covenant with the timing. As if that is not enough, the timepiece also has an alarm function that works perfectly. This wristwatch is a modern-day interpretation of the 1982 model of the Hybrid Divers watches.

The timepiece does not require a battery change. Instead, the Seiko Tuna PADI obtains its power from solar energy. Once charged, you can go for six months without worrying about surges. Thus, this timepiece is perfect for divers who love to explore for months. You also stand to enjoy the local time indicator mode on this timepiece.

Talk about the design spotted by this timepiece. The wristwatch has a black-dial window complemented by red and blue colors near the rim. Additionally, the watch has luminescent tri-hands while the digital display has a led light function for easy accessibility in dark conditions. Overall, this timepiece suits divers and all sports enthusiasts. Interestingly, you can also use this timepiece for casual outings.

Main Features

  • Shape: Round
  • Display: Analog
  • Dial Window: Hardlex Material
  • Case Material: Plastic and Stainless Steel
  • Case Diameter: 48mm
  • Band: Black, Silicone Material
  • Calendar: Date
  • Dial Color; Black
  • Special Feature: Alarm
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Movement: Solar

4. Seiko Prospex SRPE99

Seiko Prospex SRPE99

Each wristwatch from the Seiko X PADI collection is a hit. These wristwatches each have unique features that make them outstanding. This Seiko SRPE99 is no exception. The timepiece has a robust design and suits individuals with big wrists. With a case size of 45mm, this timepiece is as big as they come. Like all other timepieces under the Seiko X PADI collaboration, the watch has blue and red colors around the dial rim.

These are the official colors of PADI and signify the collaboration between the brands. Also, this timepiece has PADI inscribed just above the six o’clock hour marker. You don’t have to worry about your battery life because you get a 41-hour power reserve while using this watch. The timepiece has automatic and manual movements for precision and outstanding power reserves.

The design of this timepiece is almost the same as that of the Seiko Pepsi. This wristwatch also has a day-date window near the three o’clock marker. The tri-hand lumibrite hands offer a clear way to read time underwater when diving. Also, the 24-jewel elapsed timing (one-way) bezel makes it easier to read time while diving.

Unlike the Seiko Pepsi, this timepiece uses a mineral window to protect the analog display on the dial.
The timepiece has a stainless steel case material and a silver-tone bracelet. The bracelet has a tri-fold push clasp with a secure lock and extender for convenience. This watch is the heaviest of all the timepieces we have reviewed.

The watch weighs 12 ounces which may seem much for divers looking for a lightweight design. Additionally, this wristwatch has a 200m water resistance and suits individuals who want to dive. You can also use this wristwatch for other casual outings.

Main Features

  • Water Resistance: 200m 
  • Dial Color: Blue
  • Weight: 12 ounces
  • Movement: Automatic and Manual
  • Power Reserve: 41 hours
  • Case Diameter: 45mm
  • Display: Analog
  • Clasp: Tri-fold with lock and extender
  • Dial Window: Mineral

5. Seiko Prospex SRPG19

Seiko Prospex SRPG19

Seiko’s Prospex SRPG19 is another of the Seiko and PADI watches that stand out. This timepiece is the first without the PADI logo’s red and blue colors. This round-shaped timepiece has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal window that protects the analog display on the dial. Like all others, this timepiece has a stainless steel case with a diameter of 45mm.

Thus, small wrist individuals will have to look for another option since this wristwatch is bigger than their wrists. The silver-tone bracelet matches uniquely with the case. This watch has a unidirectional bezel and a day-date feature near the three o’clock marker. What makes this wristwatch outstanding is its features. The watch has a screw case back, a screw-down crown, and a “special edition’ inscribed on the case back.

Additionally, the stop seconds hand function separates this watch from others. The Seiko Prospex SRPG19 has a Japanese Automatic movement for precision and accuracy. Also, like all others, it has a 200m water resistance depth. The water resistance makes it easier for divers to enjoy diving without issues. If you need something classic but different from others, you can patronize Seiko’s Prospex SRPG19.

Main Features

  • Shape: Round
  • Display: Analog
  • Dial Window: Anti-reflective sapphire
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Clasp: Fold-over
  • Case Diameter: 45mm
  • Band Color: Silver-tone, stainless steel
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Calendar: Day-Date
  • Bezel Function: Unidirectional
  • Special Features: Screw-down Crown, Screw case back, stop seconds hand
  • Water Resistance: 200m

6. Seiko Prospex SRPG21

Seiko Prospex SRPG21

When talking about class, you cannot leave behind the Special Edition of Seiko’s Prospex SRPG21. This watch has a unique and enticing design that is quite significant. Also, this timepiece has an automatic diver movement that supports manual winding. Your watch also has 23 jewels and a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour.

Hence, you usually enjoy the precision and a 41-hour power reserve. This watch is the best for diving because it has a silicone strap that enhances convenience when worn over long periods. Interestingly, the strap has a traditional Tang enclosure that makes adjustment easier. What about the design? The wristwatch has a deep 3D-pressed (black) patterned dial, making it the most unique of the timepieces you will find.

Additionally, the wristwatch has a date-only window near the three o’clock marker on the dial.
The Lumi Brite hands and markers speak well of the watch’s ability to improve time-telling in below-par lighting conditions. Not to forget the black ceramic and elapsed timing bezel with this uniquely-designed wristwatch.

The screw-down crown and case back ensure that the wristwatch does not allow water or other liquids into the inner compartments. The Seiko Prospex SRPG21 has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal dial window to protect the analog display and dial components. If you have a big wrist, this 44mm x 12.8mm wristwatch is one for you. Want to go scuba diving? This wristwatch has a water resistance of 200m, which makes it suitable for you.

Main Features

  • Clasp: Buckle
  • Display: Analog
  • Shape: Round
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Diameter: 43.8mm x 12.8mm
  • Band Color: Black Silicone
  • Bezel: Stainless Steel, Unidirectional
  • Special Features: Lumibrite indexes and hands. Bezel, Screw Case Back, Unidirectional, Screw-down Crown, and Date Display
  • Calendar: Date
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Movement: Japanese Automatic

7. Seiko Prospex SNE549

Seiko Prospex SNE549

The Seiko SNE549 is another extremely unique watch from the Seiko PADI collection. Moreover, this men’s blue dial wristwatch is a solar-powered dive watch. The wristwatch replaces the previous model of Seiko, the SNE435. Note, however, that the SNE435 and the SNE549 are similar products. Seiko only changed its model number.

Hence, there is no upgrade whatsoever when you consider the features. This watch has a 44mm stainless steel case and a silver-toned bracelet contrasting with the black dial. Additionally, the Hardlex dial window is scratch resistant and protects the analog display on the dial. The dial also houses a date window with a magnifier.

Unlike the old model, this new SNE549 has a caliber V157 solar-powered quartz movement. As with all solar-powered devices, you are assured of a power reserve. Unlike others, you can enjoy up to ten months of power reserve after charging fully (with light). This watch has another feature that makes it suitable for scuba divers; a 200m water resistance depth capacity.

Combined with its screw-down crown and unidirectional blue diving bezel, this timepiece is more than you could have wished for. The unidirectional bezel has a luminous PIP at the 12 o’clock marker. Also, the watch has a stainless steel bracelet and a dual-locking fold-over push-button clasp for easy adjustments. Overall, this timepiece favors divers looking for an outstanding and mature design.

Main Features

  • Dial Window: Mineral
  • Shape: Round
  • Display: Analog
  • Case: Silver-colored, Stainless Steel
  • Clasp: Double Fold
  • Case Diameter: 43.5mm x 12mm
  • Case Back: Solid Steel
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel
  • Dial: Blue
  • Bezel: Stainless Steel 
  • Calendar: Date
  • Special Features: Solar Movement
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Movement: Quartz

8. Seiko Prospex Monster PADI SRPE27K1

Seiko Prospex Monster PADI SRPE27K1

The Seiko Prospex PADI SRPE27K1 is another one of Seiko’s masterpieces. The timepiece has a unique design with beautiful colors that contrast correctly. Furthermore, the timepiece is as affordable and accessible for divers looking for a multipurpose wristwatch. This Seiko watch has a stainless steel bezel and a shock-resistant Hardlex crystal dial window.

The dial is black, contrasting with the luminous white hands and indices. Like most watches in the PADI collection, this timepiece has an automatic movement. The watch has a 24-jewel 4R36 movement with a 41-hour reserve. The timepiece also has a rotatable bezel, a stainless steel case, and a bracelet to match. This watch has a lumibrite glow feature that allows the hands and markers to glow in the dark.

Consequently, you can easily tell time while diving in deep waters. About the deep water, this watch has a water resistance depth of 200m, making it suitable for Scuba diving. There is one downside to this wristwatch, though.

Only people with big wrists can enjoy this wristwatch since it has a 45mm case diameter and a robust thickness of about 13mm. Hence, the watch would look out of place on people with tiny wrists. Aside from that, this timepiece is the best option for a watch with a sporty yet classic design.

Main Features

  • Dial Window: Scratch Resistant Hardlex Material
  • Shape: Round
  • Clasp: Tri-fold with a secure lock and push-button release
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Display: Analog
  • Case Diameter: 42mm x 13mm
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel, Silver
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Bezel: Blue Stainless Steel, Unidirectional
  • Calendar: Day-Date
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Special Features: Second-hand, Date, Automatic
  • Water Resistance, 200m, 20 bar

9. Seiko Analogue SRPG19K1

Seiko Analogue SRPG19K1

Nicknamed the Seiko Analogue, this timepiece has a unique design and aura. The most interesting thing about this timepiece is the calendar that features a day and date feature. Additionally, this wristwatch has an adjustable strap that makes it easier for the wearers to tighten or loosen its grip. Unlike other Seiko timepieces we have reviewed, the clasp on this watch is an adjustment cord.

This round-shaped watch has a sapphire crystal window and a stainless steel case. Interestingly, the case diameter is about 44mm with a thickness of 14mm. The watch comes with a stainless steel band which may not be comfortable for individuals who love rubber bands. However, you can always change the strap to your preferred type.

This is the first wristwatch in our review with a multicolored dial. Hence, you enjoy a uniquely designed timepiece when you purchase the Seiko Analogue SRPG19K1. The timepiece also has an automatic movement and a water resistance depth of 200m. Scuba divers and others interested in water sports can always rely on this timepiece for accurate readings.

Main Features

  • Dial Window: Sapphire
  • Shape: Round
  • Display: Analog
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Clasp: Adjustment Cord
  • Case Diameter: 44mm x 14mm
  • Band: Silver-toned, Stainless Steel
  • Calendar: Day-Date
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Movement: Automatic

10. Seiko Prospex SRPE27

Seiko Prospex SRPE27

The last product on our list is the Seiko Prospex SRPE27 wristwatch. This watch has manual and automatic winding capabilities. Additionally, the watch has a red and blue unidirectional rotating elapsed timing bezel. The watch also has a tri-fold push-button release clasp that contains a secure lock and extender. Once you have locked this wristwatch, it will not come off your wrists. 

The watch has a black dial that houses white luminescent tri-hands. Furthermore, the timepiece has a day-date calendar near the three o’clock marker. Another feature of this timepiece is using Arabic numerals on the dial window rim for minute markers. The watch only has minute markers on the dial window rim for 15, 30, and 45 minutes. 

This wristwatch also has a silver-toned stainless steel bracelet, making it mature and adaptable for several occasions. Aside from using this watch for diving, you can wear it for casual occasions. If you want to enjoy a classic yet sport wristwatch for all occasions, you must patronize Seiko’s Prospex SRPE27.

Main Features

  • Movement: Manual and automatic winding capabilities
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Bracelet: Silver-toned, Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Red and Blue, one-way rotating timing bezel (elapsed)
  • Clasp: Tri-fold push button (release)
  • Calendar: Day-Date
  • Other Features: Screw-down crown, lumibrite markers, and hands, special edition case back

How Much Do These Seiko PADI Wristwatches Cost?

We have examined some of the most outstanding timepieces from the Seiko X PADI collection. Below is a price summary of the reviewed wristwatches. Please note that these prices are only approximations and are subject to changes at any time.

NamePrice ($)
Seiko SRPE99 Prospex Men’s Watch368
Seiko Prospex Turtle Diver SRPG19445
Seiko Prospex Special Edition SRPG21406
Seiko SNE549296
Seiko Prospex Monster SRPE27K1425
Seiko Prospex PADI Turtle SRPC41K1729
Seiko Turtle Prospex PADI SRPA21J1547
Seiko Prospex Solar Tuna PADI385
Seiko Analogue SRPG19K1453
Seiko SRPE27 Prospex393

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Seiko and PADI the same brand?

No. Seiko is a watchmaker, while PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors. The two brands have collaborated to provide unique and top-tier diver watches under the PADI collection.

Which is the best Seiko PADI watch to purchase?

There are several outstanding Seiko PADI timepieces you can find. We have outlined some of the best Wristwatches for you in our review. You can go through our review to see which timepiece suits your personality.

How much do Seiko PADI watches cost?

Seiko PADI watches have varying prices. We have provided the prices for each PADI watch in our review in the section above. You can review these watch prices to select one within your budget.

Where can I buy my Seiko PADI watch?

You can buy Seiko PADI watches from the original Seiko website. Alternatively, you can visit reputable merchant sites like Amazon to buy your diver’s wristwatch.

Conclusion

The Seiko x PADI collaboration has gifted us with several outstanding timepieces. For watch enthusiasts, nothing is better than enjoying a properly designed wristwatch. Wearing a Seiko PADI wristwatch is a thing of pride for divers.

One outstanding thing is that you can use these watches for various purposes.
We have reviewed ten of the best Seiko PADI watches on the market. Each of these watches has unique features, as we have previously explained. You can go through our review to see the watch with the best features.

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