Seiko Prospex Transocean Dive Watch White Ceramic Stainless SBDC037
The SBDC037 - Yacht Club Ready
Let's just go ahead and say it. Out of all the dive watches Seiko makes this watch is the crispest watch. With the unusual for a professional dive watch look of white on white with an accent of rose gold on a stainless band, yes this watch is bound to get you called the most stylish guy on the water. The SBDC037 is clean and looks amazing. The best thing is that the watch fits in on the the deep ocean or at a yacht club.
Transocean and Marine Master Seiko Prospex Dive watches.
The Transocean and the Marine Master. These watches are rare and have a rabid following. We are an official Seiko USA Luxe MarineMaster dealer and cannot list the watches available online. Each post will dive you into the deeper world of that Seiko Prospex watch.
What is a Transocean?
Seiko Transocean Dive watches are just below their high end series MarineMaster. While Seiko watches are know for their affordable pricing, the Marine Master and Transocean series give you amazing features that are at a great value when you consider all the features of the watch. The Marine Master and Transocean series is not for everyone, it is for people who either are very much into diving or people who love high quality watches.
Let's Talk the Transocean SBDC037
The Transocean we are talking here is the SBDC037 which is a chronograph transocean. The watch is built like a tank and is fully ISO tested. Seiko does an amazing job of combining two sometimes very different perspectives, luxury and function. The SBDC047 knows what it is, it is not a dress watch trying to be a dive watch or a dive watch trying to be a dress watch. It is a dive watch with useful luxury dive features.
The watch size of the Transocean
The SBDC047 is a large watch, no way around it. The Transocean has a case shape and the crisp bezel, this watch yells, "I'm a professional dive watch." The watch is a large 46mm with a 14mm thickness. Seiko does help the watch fit your wrist better with the curve on the back of the watch that follows the shape of your wrist. The watch has a smaller feel on the wrist. The watch looks much more impressive in real life.
The Transocean chronograph is more expensive that your standard Seiko Prospex dive watch, why is this? Features, my friend, features. Lets's start off with the crystal. Most Seiko watches use a hardex crystal, the SBDC037 uses a sapphire crystal, which helps against scratches and is a far more expensive crystal. The bezel is made from a zirconium ceramic bezel that is laser engraved for the markers and numbers. The steel isn't simply just stainless steel, it is stainless steel with dia-sheild coating. Finally, since this is a dive watch and they often get a few hits and beaten up, the movement has what comes down to a shock resistant system.
The movement is the engine of the watch. Movements are exactly what is under the hood for the watch. A great movement makes a watch. The SBD037 has a 6R15 Seiko Movement. The Seiko Calibre is 23 jewels and 21600 bph. The watch has a reserve time of 50 hours.
A Worthy Dive Watch
The Transocean chronography dive watch, with all of its features is one outstanding watch. From the white ceramic bezel to the 6R15 movement this watch is backed with features. The watch color is a beautiful white and rose gold color. The clean open look of the white gives this watch a very unisex feel, looking good on a lady or man. The lume is as vibrant and bright as ever for a Seiko dive watch. My only issue with the watch is the size, it is a large watch, even with the Seiko contoured case. On the other hand the watch really stands out because of its size. It will capture everyone's attention first by the size of the watch then with the mesmerizing face.
- Caliber 6R15
- Automatic Diver
- Manual winding capability
- Power reserve: approx. 50 hours
- 21,600 VPH
- 23 Jewels
- Sapphire crystal with anti-fogging coating
- Screwdown crown and caseback
- LumiBrite hands and markers
- Tri-fold push button release clasp with extender
- Case Diameter 45.0mm
- Water Resistance: Diver's Watch 200 meters (660 feet). Meets ISO standards and is suitable for scuba diving.
- White Zirconia Ceramic Bezel
- Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet with Super Hard Coating
- Retail Price: $1,200