Seiko Divers Collection

Seiko is a brand with a long history in Dive Watches. It all started way back in 1965 when they released the very first dedicated Seiko diver’s watch. They are now regarded as one of the leading innovators in underwater timepieces with a huge following of collectors around the world.

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In their own words

Seiko Prospex challenges every limit, with a collection of timepieces for sports lovers and adventure seekers whether in the water, in the sky or on land. Since launching Japan’s first diver’s watch in 1965, Seiko’s innovative technology has changed global standards. We are constantly striving to bring ever greater reliability and safety to both professional and recreational divers.

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A sample of Seiko Dive watches available today

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Wristwatch Seiko Made In Japan Model Navy Boy Automatic Divers Mens Skx009J
Wristwatch Seiko Made In Japan Model Navy Boy Automatic Divers Mens Skx009J

🇺🇸 A Wristwatch Seiko Made In Japan Model Navy Boy Automatic Divers Mens Skx009J. This watch is available now for US$670.48. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold by a seller with the user [&he…

Seiko diver classic tuna LJN DESIGN NH36 24-j hack SS stunner BN new parts built
Seiko diver classic tuna LJN DESIGN NH36 24-j hack SS stunner BN new parts built

🇬🇧 A Seiko diver classic tuna LJN DESIGN NH36 24-j hack SS stunner BN new parts built. This watch is available now for £575.00. The seller is located in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New without tags. This watch is being sold [&helli…

SEIKO 50TH ANNIV TUNA - SRPA83 PROSPEX PADI - OUTER SCREW RING PT# 89928515 -NEW
SEIKO 50TH ANNIV TUNA – SRPA83 PROSPEX PADI – OUTER SCREW RING PT# 89928515 -NEW

🇺🇸 A SEIKO 50TH ANNIV TUNA – SRPA83 PROSPEX PADI – OUTER SCREW RING PT# 89928515 -NEW. This watch is available now for US$16.99. The seller is located in Conroe, Texas, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New with tags. This watch is being…

Seiko Divers Scuba 7S26-0020 SKX009 Navy Boy Boys Automatic 200m Men's Watch JP
Seiko Divers Scuba 7S26-0020 SKX009 Navy Boy Boys Automatic 200m Men’s Watch JP

🇺🇸 A Seiko Divers Scuba 7S26-0020 SKX009 Navy Boy Boys Automatic 200m Men’s Watch JP. This watch is available now for US$284.99. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold by a seller with the…

A short history of Seiko under the water

The Seiko 6217 was in production from 1965 to 1968. It was their first watch water resistant to a depth of 150m. It came in black dial and black dive time black bezel only – no colour choices back then. And that was the start of the story of the Seiko divers watches

Back then the Seiko 6217 was powered by the Calibre 6217 automatic movement with 17 jewels running at 18,000bph. The 6217 movement is non-hacking and cannot be hand wound. This model is often referred to as the Seiko 62MAS-010. 62 from the Calibre 6217 and MAS from Model Automatic Selfdater > more about the history of the Seiko Dive Watch here.

Seiko Prospex watches in the 2020’s

Seiko’s current range of Prospex diver’s watches is huge – around 30 models in all. It covers budgets from approx £300 to well over £5,000. The Seiko Prospex dive watch range represent the pinnacle of horological build quality and innovation. The name itself stands for “Professional Specification”. For the true professional diver there is just one watch – the Seiko Prospex Tuna comes in 1000m water resistant models thanks to it’s external helium gasket. In the Japanese market (and growing worldwide) Seiko’s premium label watches hold similar status to luxury Swiss brands – especially since introducing the Spring Drive movement … (read on)

Examples of Seiko Dive watches sold recently on eBay

eBay is a great place to go to check a) the current prices of a specific watch and b) to see what the watch looks like in the “real world”. Most product photos on eBay are taken with great care to best represent the watch. You get to see what it really looks like (not a computer enhanced brochure photo). All the watches shown below have been sold recently on eBay. These watches were selected as they give the Seiko newbie a good feel for the range with all models covered from Automatic to Kinetic and Spring Drive.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the LATEST Seiko Dive watches for sale

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Filter by popular model “Nickname”

To help our visitors locate specific Seiko watches we have grouped them in to the most popular “nick names”. These categories contain the latest models listed for sale in the last couple of days. Once you have filtered by MODEL NICKNAME you may then further filter by COUNTRY.

Tuna | SKX009 | SKX007 | Samurai | Monster | Turtle | PADI

Examples of current Seiko Prospex Diver’s watches

We have specifically chosen a diverse selection of Seiko watches below. Everything from around £500 to over £5,000. All are certified water resistant to 200m or more – the black and bronze Seiko Tuna is rated to 1000m. The last one in this selection is the ultimate divers watch from Seiko. The Seiko Prospex SNR029 LX Line with Spring Drive movement providing a 72 hour power reserve with an amazing +/- 15 seconds per month accuracy

What’s inside – about the Seiko Movements

The Seiko dive watch range started with hand wound mechanical movements. This progressed to the automatic / self winding movements we are all familiar with. Later they developed the Seiko Kinetic movement – an innovative system that used the spinning rotor (from natural wrist movement) to charge a capacitor (like a battery). This meant the watch was really 95% electronic (quartz) – just charged mechanically. It’s a great system – accurate and reliable. The only downside is the capacitor has a finite charge cycle – somewhere around 15 – 20 years…. read on – Kinetic NO MORE

2022 – no more Seiko Kinetic Movements

Seiko have stopped production of the Kinetic movement. Entry level watches will be powered by either a Solar or Automatic movements. The most expensive models feature the GROUNDBREAKING Seiko Spring Drive technology. WOW. This is a game changer. 99% mechanical with just 1% of the watch, the regulator as such, keeping track of the time. If you want the very best of the best – it has to be a Spring Drive diver like the Seiko SNR029 from the LX Line (about £5k +)

Some early Seiko Divers discovered on eBay

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New & Used Seiko Dive Watches for sale

A small selection of Seiko Dive watches listed for sale in the last 48 hours.

Flags ( 🇬🇧 & 🇺🇸 ) are used at the start of each listing to identify the country the seller is willing to SHIP TO. If the same watch appears several times – this indicates the seller is able to ship to multiple countries.

Wristwatch Seiko Made In Japan Model Navy Boy Automatic Divers Mens Skx009J
Wristwatch Seiko Made In Japan Model Navy Boy Automatic Divers Mens Skx009J

🇺🇸 A Wristwatch Seiko Made In Japan Model Navy Boy Automatic Divers Mens Skx009J. This watch is available now for US$670.48. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold …

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HEIMDALLR Sharkey Frost 42mm OCEAN MONSTER Dive Watch, 200m, Seiko NH36 Auto UK
HEIMDALLR Sharkey Frost 42mm OCEAN MONSTER Dive Watch, 200m, Seiko NH36 Auto UK

🇬🇧 A HEIMDALLR Sharkey Frost 42mm OCEAN MONSTER Dive Watch, 200m, Seiko NH36 Auto UK. This watch is available now for £189.99. The seller is located in Redruth, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New with tags. This wat…

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Seiko Mens Prospex Black Series Samurai Limited Edition Divers Watch SRPH11K1 09
Seiko Mens Prospex Black Series Samurai Limited Edition Divers Watch SRPH11K1 09

🇬🇧 A Seiko Mens Prospex Black Series Samurai Limited Edition Divers Watch SRPH11K1 09. This watch is available now for £369.99. The seller is located in Shipley, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New with tags. This wa…

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Seiko diver classic tuna LJN DESIGN NH36 24-j hack SS stunner BN new parts built
Seiko diver classic tuna LJN DESIGN NH36 24-j hack SS stunner BN new parts built

🇬🇧 A Seiko diver classic tuna LJN DESIGN NH36 24-j hack SS stunner BN new parts built. This watch is available now for £575.00. The seller is located in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New without tags. Th…

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SEIKO 50TH ANNIV TUNA - SRPA83 PROSPEX PADI - OUTER SCREW RING PT# 89928515 -NEW
SEIKO 50TH ANNIV TUNA – SRPA83 PROSPEX PADI – OUTER SCREW RING PT# 89928515 -NEW

🇺🇸 A SEIKO 50TH ANNIV TUNA – SRPA83 PROSPEX PADI – OUTER SCREW RING PT# 89928515 -NEW. This watch is available now for US$16.99. The seller is located in Conroe, Texas, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New …

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Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean King Turtle 200M - SRPE39K1 B STOCK
Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean King Turtle 200M – SRPE39K1 B STOCK

🇬🇧 A Seiko Prospex Save The Ocean King Turtle 200M – SRPE39K1 B STOCK. This watch is available now for £695.00. The seller is located in Manchester, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New with tags. This watch is …

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Seiko Men's Black Watch - SKX007 Modded Custom Seiko Maye Custom Refurbish
Seiko Men’s Black Watch – SKX007 Modded Custom Seiko Maye Custom Refurbish

🇬🇧 A Seiko Men’s Black Watch – SKX007 Modded Custom Seiko Maye Custom Refurbish. This watch is available now for £229.00. The seller is located in Downpatrick, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. This w…

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SEIKO PROSPEX SBDY083 Mini Turtle Mechanical Automatic Men's Watch New in Box
SEIKO PROSPEX SBDY083 Mini Turtle Mechanical Automatic Men’s Watch New in Box

🇺🇸 A SEIKO PROSPEX SBDY083 Mini Turtle Mechanical Automatic Men’s Watch New in Box. This watch is available now for US$359.99. The seller is located in Shizuoka, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New with tags. This watch…

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Seiko Samurai watch case *NEW*
Seiko Samurai watch case *NEW*

🇺🇸 A Seiko Samurai watch case *NEW*. This watch is available now for US$60.00. The seller is located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New without tags. This watch is being sold by a seller with t…

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Vintage SEIKO diver SKX007 Genuine "Distressed" dial, 7S26-0020 case & movement
Vintage SEIKO diver SKX007 Genuine “Distressed” dial, 7S26-0020 case & movement

🇺🇸 A Vintage SEIKO diver SKX007 Genuine “Distressed” dial, 7S26-0020 case & movement . This watch is available now for US$149.99. The seller is located in Pescadero, California, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been …

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Seiko Divers Scuba 7S26-0020 SKX009 Navy Boy Boys Automatic 200m Men's Watch JP
Seiko Divers Scuba 7S26-0020 SKX009 Navy Boy Boys Automatic 200m Men’s Watch JP

🇺🇸 A Seiko Divers Scuba 7S26-0020 SKX009 Navy Boy Boys Automatic 200m Men’s Watch JP. This watch is available now for US$284.99. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is b…

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Seiko Men's Black Watch - Refurbished Modded SKX007  Maye Homage Retro Diver
Seiko Men’s Black Watch – Refurbished Modded SKX007 Maye Homage Retro Diver

🇬🇧 A Seiko Men’s Black Watch – Refurbished Modded SKX007 Maye Homage Retro Diver. This watch is available now for £229.00. The seller is located in Downpatrick, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. This …

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Seiko Prospex King Samurai Manta Ray SRPE33K1 Unworn Bracelet
Seiko Prospex King Samurai Manta Ray SRPE33K1 Unworn Bracelet

🇬🇧 A Seiko Prospex King Samurai Manta Ray SRPE33K1 Unworn Bracelet. This watch is available now for £375.00. The seller is located in Carmarthen, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. This watch is being sold by a se…

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Seiko "Yellow Fin" Baby Tuna (SRPE87K1)
Seiko “Yellow Fin” Baby Tuna (SRPE87K1)

🇬🇧 A Seiko “Yellow Fin” Baby Tuna (SRPE87K1). This watch is available now for £380.00. The seller is located in Bridgend, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New with tags. This watch is being sold by a selle…

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Steeldive SD1970 "Captain Willard"  6105 Homage Seiko NH35 200m BGW9 & C3 Lume
Steeldive SD1970 “Captain Willard” 6105 Homage Seiko NH35 200m BGW9 & C3 Lume

🇺🇸 A Steeldive SD1970 “Captain Willard” 6105 Homage Seiko NH35 200m BGW9 & C3 Lume. This watch is available now for US$90.29. The seller is located in Irvine, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. Th…

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Seiko 5 Sports Diver Baby Orange Monster Silver Stainless Steel Orange Dial Mens
Seiko 5 Sports Diver Baby Orange Monster Silver Stainless Steel Orange Dial Mens

🇬🇧 A Seiko 5 Sports Diver Baby Orange Monster Silver Stainless Steel Orange Dial Mens. This watch is available now for £225.00. The seller is located in Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. This watc…

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The brand with the most “Nicknames”

There are a few models of the Seiko Diver that have been elevated to ICONIC status. As such, these innovative and very popular models have each been given their own pages. The standout models that most watch enthusiasts want in their collection are:

  • Seiko Tuna – the professional diver’s choice. 1000m water resistant with a helium gasket to protect from gaseous invasion at depth.
  • Seiko Samurai – the smart, sharp diver’s watch that looks like it’s been sliced by a warriors sword.
  • Seiko Turtle – smooth, cushion like case worn by the fictional Captain Willard in Apocalypse Now.
  • Seiko SKX009 – aka the Seiko Pepsi. One of the most popular dive watches of all time. 150m and later 200m water resistancy.
  • Seiko SKX007 – same family as the SKX009 but this one with an all black dial and bezel. 7S26 bomb proof automatic movement

Global Following and a Massive Fan Club

When you buy a Seiko Diver’s watch …. beware …. it’s contagious. I have to admit to owning five. There’s something about their history, iconic styling and innovative design that makes you want to keep coming back for another. The catalyst in many collections is the Seiko SKX009 or Seiko Pepsi as it’s often referred to. If you want to learn more about Seiko watches in general then have a look at some of the GROUPS on Facebook. Most are well managed and used as a place to educate, buy & sell and – most of the time – show off

Modified or Original Condition – we love them all

Watch collectors are not just looking for pristine condition, full set, box & paper Seiko dive watches. They love the all original watches that have the battle scars to prove a life of use and timekeeping for one lucky owner. The buzz word here is PATINA. A Seiko SKX009 with a well worn patina can sell for more than a brand new condition watch.

Examples of MODIFIED Seiko Dive watches – mostly SKX donors

Those who know how take a donor watch and give it a twist – maybe a domed sapphire crystal, or a set of “Mercedes” hands or a “MarineMaster 300m” dial – or sometime ALL OF THE ABOVE. As long as the buyer is aware of the modification and not buying something they believe to be the real deal – it’s fine. Just be careful – there are some sellers who replace just the dial with a “Made in Japan” or “Save the Ocean” and attempt to pass it off as the genuine article. If in doubt – walk away and buy somewhere else.

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