The history of the Seiko Dive watch goes back to 1965 with their very first model. From then on Seiko have lead the way in innovation, design technology, materials and style. You may have already looked at the Seiko Tuna and Seiko SKX009 – here we take a quick look at the Seiko Samurai divers watch. The purpose of this page is to help shoppers get to know more about this stylish diver’s watch and direct them to the safest places to buy a Seiko Samurai online.
Introducing the Seiko Samurai
One of the most sought after and iconic Seiko dive watches is commonly referred to as the Samurai. With it’s distinctive bevelled lugs – Seiko Samurai – is a nickname that covers several models. Notably, they all incorporate this uniquw angular case design. In this short history of the Seiko Samurai we consider it’s origins, design points and current market value.
A case sliced by the sword of a warrior
The photograph below highlights the unique design of the Samurai case. The sharp angles of the Samurai case give the impression it has been sliced by a Samurai sword (*3).
Enter the Samurai – first produced in 2004
The Samurai was first introduced to watch enthusiasts and divers alike in 2004. It would remain in production for nearly a decade. The watch was produced mostly with a stainless steel casing. However, there is a much sought after Samurai with a titanium case (reserved for the Japanese market). Unsurprisingly, as with all Seiko Prospex, all Samurai models are 200m water resistant. Likewise, they all feature the blade like minute hand and split arrowhead hour hand (as shown below)
The model shown above is a limited edition version – Save the Oceans. This particular model has a unique dial pattern (wave design). Notice those colours, a deep ocean blue with raised stripes of a darker tone. The SRPC93 has all the usual Seiko Prospex features such as 200m water resistance, Hardlex mineral glass and Lumibrite luminous hands & hour markers. Furthermore, it is driven by the caliber 4R35 Automatic (self winding) movement. Significantly accurate to -35/+45 sec per day with a 41 hour power reserve. There is a very good hands on review of the Samurai Save the Oceans at WatchReport.com (4)
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Discontinued until 2017 – resurrecting the Samurai
Thankfully the Seiko Samurai wasn’t kept off the market for too long. At Baselworld watch expo (*2) in 2017 Seiko revealed their new Samurai Blue Lagoon Limited Editions. (just 6,000 pieces – product code SRPB09) Since then it’s been a regular best seller with Seiko releasing several new limited edition models each year. These have included some ALL BLACK PVD models and several interpretations of PADI and Save the Ocean models.
Specification of the Samurai Blue Lagoon
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Glass Material: Hardlex
- Thickness: 13.4㎜
- Diameter: 43.8㎜
- Calibre Number: 4R35
- Movement Type: Automatic with manual winding capacity
- Duration: Approx. 41 hours
- Accuracy: +45 to -35 seconds per day
- Clasp: Three-fold clasp with secure lock , push button release with extender
- LumiBrite: Lumibrite on hands and indexs
- Water Resistance: 200m / 660ft diver’s
- 23 jewels
- Date display
- Screw-down crown
- Stop seconds hand function
- Unidirectional rotating bezel
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What to pay for a pre-owned model
As with many other watches the price of a pre-owned Samurai is subjective, personal and very much varied. A regular steel cased version with standard dial, strap, hands etc is worth in the region of £225 to £275 depending on full set, papers, condition etc. From this starting value, prices can only go one way – UP. There are some VERY RARE models like the “YELLOW NINJA” Samurai SNM019 (7S35-00E0) – expect to pay over £2,500 for one of those. Also very popular, but not quite as hard to find, is the TITANIUM version with black dial. This stealthy black version has a value around £750 to £900
Seiko Prospex “Samurai” SRPB51 Dive Watch Review
Review of this Seiko ISO 6425 diver from the revised 2017 “Samurai” range, featuring the 4R35 movement and face-lifted waffle dialYouTube
Hands-On the Seiko Samurai Save The Ocean
If you found this page via a search engine – please visit our generic Seiko Divers watch history page for more information on all Seiko Prospex models since 1965. There’s general information on all iconic styles from Japan’s leading manufacturer of quality dive watches. If you are in the market for a new watch then please browse the hundreds of Seiko Diving Watches for sale here.