|Posted by Derek on April 22, 2014 at 8:40 AM|
It has been awhile since i bought anything worthy of an update. The 6159 pretty much dulled my enthusiasm for anything else, but now it has sold I wanted to try a watch that I had seen photo's of and admired from afar.
The Seiko SBDC011 Fieldmaster from the Prospex line, strange how you hear and use a name for so long but never know what it means - Prospex = 'Professional Specifications' found this out while listening to a video from Baselworld 2014 on the Prospex lineage.
Here we have a great alrounder, automatic 6R15 movement which can be handwound, sapphire crystal, 200m depth rating, classic marinemaster shaped hands, stainless steel shroud and a super sized signed crown = meaning it is easy to operate for those with fat fingers and is super smooth to unscrew and wind. The caseback has emergency ground to air signals, for when your lost in the great outdoors and Bear Grylls isn't around to help.
Size is everything and this auto Fieldmaster is just nudging 48mm in diameter and 13.6mm thixk with 21mm lug size, so can fit either 22mm or 20mm strap without it looking to bad.Talking of straps this comes supplied with a double ridged strap which i thought was leather, but not so sure now but would suspect it as being weather proof. The buckle is large and has a touch of Panerai about it.
Here are some photo's