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Seiko Prospex Solar Diver SNE435 PADI Watch Review

Seiko Prospex Solar Diver SNE435 PADI Watch Review

This specific reference SNE435 Solar Diver is among those created by Seiko in association with the global plunging association, PADI. Since the start of the relationship a couple of years back , Seiko has reliably offered a modest bunch of moderate plunge watches with the PADI blue and red tones just as the organization’s logo on the dial. This Seiko solar watch is accessible both in the “PADI” cycle just as in different tones. I decided to survey the PADI model given the appealing tones just as the way that the PADI models will hold any importance with the individuals who are presently preparing for or have as of late got their plunging accreditation from the organization.

Seiko produces most of its PADI models as “special editions.” This infers that they are carefully restricted, yet created in (likely) lower amounts and creation could stop whenever. I wouldn’t essentially consider Seiko’s PADI plunge watches “collector’s items,” yet they positively have somewhat more passionate allure than your norm, unaffiliated jump watch. Given that I have a plunging accreditation introduced by PADI, this Seiko Prospex “PADI Diver” is intriguing to me. You may likewise like it in the event that you are simply into blue and red “Pepsi” watches.


At under $400 this is among the more affordable “serious” plunge keeps an eye out there. Seiko produces an enormous combination of jumping watches at a large group of various costs. It tends to be unfathomably testing to comprehend what isolates a $400 watch from one that retails for $800  or besides $4,000. Seiko creates some Grand Seiko plunge watches that get north of $10,000 at retail. The critical component in the Solar Diver is the light-fueled quartz development. This is a spending development by Seiko, however that doesn’t mean it doesn’t perform well. Inside the Prospex Solar Diver is the Seiko V157 development, which competes with Citizen’s well known Eco-Drive development family.

The development has a photovoltaic cell under the dial which gets light and transforms it into power that is utilized to energize the battery in the development. A crystal like framework in the dial moves light such that the eye can’t see. The development offers the time with date, and when completely energized it has 10 months of intensity. In this specific light-controlled watch there isn’t a force save, however some other fancier models with comparable developments do have this feature.

Why is a light-fueled development useful for a jump watch? Expecting you don’t wear this watch constantly, on the off chance that you get it and it isn’t working, at that point you don’t need to hit yourself on the head for not getting a battery change. An hour in direct daylight will probably be all that anyone could need to charge the watch for a lot of utilization. Indeed, mechanical watches can likewise basically be twisted to work, yet quartz watches are more exact. Consequently, except if you are looking for a very good quality watch, a solar quartz development is amazingly down to earth particularly for utilitarian use.


For the cash the SNE435 is a ton of watch. The hardened steel case and wristband are solid and comfortable, regardless of whether they don’t have a similar degree of exceptionally exact machining and cleaning that all the more very good quality Seiko sport observes regularly get. The case is 43.5mm wide and thankfully thick without going over the edge. The case is water-impervious to 200m and over the dial is a Seiko Hardlex mineral gem with a little magnifier (à la Rolex) to help read the date. While a great deal of other plunge watches (counting those delivered by Seiko) are water-impervious to 300m or more, 200m is more than safe for most of SCUBA jumping exercises. Both the caseback and crown do screw-down for added durability.

The unidirectional turning diver’s bezel permits you to effortlessly follow hour long time increases and at 12 o’clock on the bezel there is a lume pip on the blue-hued aluminum bezel embed. The profound and simple to peruse dial configuration is among the features of the SNE435 Prospex Solar Diver. Stylishly this is actually people’s opinion about when they envision a Seiko plunge watch. Seiko got a ton of the subtleties right, for example, the dark shaded date plate and the general dial extents. Seiko utilizes a lot of its LumiBrite brilliant material on all fours markers, which offers generally excellent perceivability in obscurity accepting the lume is appropriately accused of light. Dial quality is probably as decent as one would expect at a watch at this cost range. Something very similar goes for the completing working on this issue. However, on the off chance that you are familiar with more costly game watches, you’ll notice some missing highlights in the more proficient put-togetherness of the generally speaking timepiece.

Seiko sets this muscular jump watch with a coordinating steel metal arm band that has a safe (albeit essential) triple-locking deployant catch. Seiko incorporates a diver’s expansion in the arm band, which makes it conceivable to wear the watch over a wetsuit without resizing the wristband. Fancier Seiko jump watches have a more modern miniature change framework for the wristband that permits more exact refitting on the fly.

Without dominating its all the more very good quality game watches Seiko all things considered offers strong worth and style in the Prospex Solar Diver watch assortment. Those looking for a bigger game watch and a functional light-controlled quartz development do have a few options out there, yet ought to emphatically consider the Prospex Solar Diver. Competition from Citizen would be the immediate other option. The Seiko Prospex Solar Diver SNE453 has a retail cost of $395 USD. seikousa.com

Necessary Data

>Brand: Seiko

>Model: Prospex Solar Diver SNE435

>Price: $395 USD

>Size: 43.5mm wide

>Would commentator by and by wear it: Yes, while needing a straightforward precise and sturdy jump watch that isn’t more than you need.

>Friend we’d recommend it to first: An as of late confirmed diver who needs a high caliber, moderate plunging watch for their first influx of submerged adventures.

>Best normal for watch: Good looking watch with alluring dial and a ton of utility. Solar development offers a great deal of common sense, and Seiko DNA implies that you don’t need to wear it solely with plunging gear. This makes a decent “desk diver” as well.

>Worst normal for watch: Those acquainted with better quality plunging or game watches will miss extravagance contacts, for example, better completing and a more complex development. In general size of watch appears like it very well may be diminished a spot, to be specific in thickness. Wristband style and development is feeling its age.