For both Diving and Watch enthusiast, no Collection or Series has ever come close to the Seiko Monster.
Perhaps the Citizen Promaster Excalibur Series would be it’s closes competition.
Over the years Seiko has released models in this series continuously perfecting the look, style and functionality of each. Collectors and Divers alike have benefited from this.
Let’s compare at the SRP models in this series…
First in line is the SRP307K1. From the “New Monster” line, Seiko fans have eagerly waited this release. Seiko has retained the original Monster simple styling and design. But has added the highly sought after 4R36 Automatic Movement that features both hacking and hand-winding.
The SRP307K1, the classic black dial design with stainless steel band, still has most of the styling of the Classic Monster SKX series, featuring the same 42mm case dimension, rotating bezel, day and date display and Hardlex Reinforced Mineral Crystal. Aside form the Automatic Movement, Seiko has also changed the minute and hour marking. The New Monster now features triangular hour markers, which seems befitting the name “Monster”, and Ultra Luminous hands and markers. Treated with Seiko’s own LumiBrite compound, it guarantees long lasting brightness. Excellent for night diving. The new crown design also allows for a firmer grip. The New Monsters are also still Water Resistant to 200 meters.
SRP309K1, is the orange dial version with stainless steel band. All features remains the same as the SRP307K1. With the orange dial, the face of this watch has become more visible than that of the classic black dial, which most divers will prefer.
The all black band and case SRP311K1, must be the most stylish and trendy in the series. Arguably the most in demand, it also features a black bezel with orange hallmarks and orange sunburst dial. This is what the youth may call – “a cool looking watch” that can be worn on a daily basis, not just for diving.
Now the SRP313k1 has been said to be the most popular New Monster. With it’s very casual rubber band and classic black dial, it is easy to see why this has become a beloved watch by divers and collectors alike. Aside from all the features of the New Monster, this model is distinguished from the rest with the intricate addition of the red outline on the triangular hour markers and hands. In the dark, the outline is still visible that adds to the design appeal. Their is also the stainless steel band version SRP313K2.
Seemingly combining the design and features of all the previous models, Seiko has released the SRP315K1. It has the Divers preferred rubber bracelet and features a black chapter ring and orange burst dial.
With all the Diver’s watches out there, we say – Nothing beats a Classic! Classic style and functionality with amazing longevity, this is what you’ll get with the Seiko Monsters.
All that with the price ranging from $195-$263, surely value for every buck!
At dutyfreeislandshop.com, the New Monsters are listed with a FREE Nato or Zulu strap of your choice. Ever since Sean Connery was spotted in the James Bond movie Goldfinger wearing a watch with a nylon stripes band, the world was hooked.
Available in Black, Orange and the Classic Bond Stripes – all will look good with any Monster!