Caliber 7S36-04P0 Twenty three jewels
Distinctive red outlined crown and minute hand
Drilled through lug holes
Antimagnetic Type 1
This is Seiko's latest model in her Diver's range. I was initially drawn to it but sold her later to consolidate my collection. Nevertheless I share this pictorial narrative of this model; which is already fast gaining popularity in the local watch community.
A distinctive feature is the crown and the minute hand which, in the model, are outlined in red. The passing of the minutes are critical in a dive and Seiko probably wanted to increase the legibility of the dial.
This model featured drilled through lug-holes which make strap changing such a breeze! The raised dome crystal is also a nice touch.
The caseback sits slightly recessed and the lugs are seen to be higher.
This "inverted U" symbol shows the antimagnetic properties of the watch. This is the first time I come across this symbol on Seiko Divers. As shared below by a local collector "big-e-294", this is the "Antimagnetic Type 1" symbol.
Seiko's anti-magnetic quality of analogue watches:
1. No inverted U indication: certified level of anti-magnetism: 1,600 A/mYour watch will not be affected by the level of magnetism that ordinary watches can withstand.
2. Inverted U with 1 bar (Type 1): certified level of anti-magnetism: 4,800 A/mYour watch will not be affected by the magnetism generated by household appliances at a distance down to 5cm.
3. Inverted U with 2 bar (Type 2): certified level of anti-magnetism: 16,000 A/mYour watch will not be affected by the magnetism generated by household appliances at a distance down to 1cm.
(taken from Seiko SCEA001 operating manual)