This specific reference SNE435 Solar Diver is among those delivered by Seiko in association with the global jumping association, PADI. Since the start of the relationship a couple of years back , Seiko has reliably offered a modest bunch of reasonable 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” emphasis just as in different tones. I decided to audit the PADI model given the appealing tones just as the way that the PADI models will bear some significance with the individuals who are at present 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 delivered in (likely) lower amounts and creation could stop whenever. I wouldn’t fundamentally consider Seiko’s PADI plunge watches “collector’s items,” however they unquestionably have a smidgen more passionate allure than your norm, unaffiliated jump watch. Given that I have a plunging confirmation introduced by PADI, this Seiko Prospex “PADI Diver” is fascinating to me. You may likewise like it on the off chance that you are simply into blue and red “Pepsi” watches.


At under $400 this is among the more affordable “serious” plunge looks out there. Seiko produces an enormous combination of plunging watches at a large group of various costs. It very well may be extraordinarily testing to comprehend what isolates a $400 watch from one that retails for $800  or besides $4,000. Seiko delivers some Grand Seiko jump watches that get north of $10,000 at retail. The critical component in the Solar Diver is the light-controlled quartz development. This is a spending development by Seiko, yet that doesn’t mean it doesn’t perform well. Inside the Prospex Solar Diver is the Seiko V157 development, which competes with Citizen’s mainstream 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 revive 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 comparative developments do have this feature.

Why is a light-controlled development useful for a jump watch? Accepting you don’t wear this watch constantly, in the event 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 could possibly be needed to charge the watch for a lot of utilization. Truly, mechanical watches can likewise essentially be twisted to work, however quartz watches are more exact. Consequently, except if you are looking for a very good quality watch, a solar quartz development is incredibly viable particularly for utilitarian use.


For the cash the SNE435 is a great deal of watch. The tempered 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 precious stone with a little magnifier (à la Rolex) to help read the date. While a ton 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 pivoting 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-shaded aluminum bezel embed. The profound and simple to peruse dial configuration is among the features of the SNE435 Prospex Solar Diver. Tastefully 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 circle and the general dial extents. Seiko utilizes a lot of its LumiBrite iridescent material on all fours markers, which offers 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 it. However, on the off chance that you are familiar with more costly game watches, you’ll notice some missing highlights in the more productive quality of the generally timepiece.

Seiko sets this burly plunge watch with a coordinating steel metal wristband 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 refined 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 commonsense light-fueled quartz development do have a few options out there, however 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 analyst by and by wear it: Yes, while needing a straightforward precise and tough plunge watch that isn’t more than you need.

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

>Best normal for watch: Good looking watch with appealing dial and a great deal of utility. Solar development offers a great deal of reasonableness, 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 jumping or game watches will miss extravagance contacts, for example, better completing and a more complex development. Generally size of watch appears like it very well may be diminished a spot, specifically in thickness. Arm band style and development is feeling its age.

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