Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP453

Seiko Superior Limited Edition SRP453 "Baby Tuna"

Along with yesterdays delivery of the SRP455, came a new style of Seiko that up until now, has yet to officially see the US market.  The Seiko Superior Limited Edition SRP453 or “Baby Tuna” is now in stock at AZ Fine Time.

Seiko Superior Limited Edition SRP453 "Baby Tuna"The SRP453 has a slightly larger case size as compared to the 455 at roughly 46mm.  Part of the reason for this is its shrouded case design.  The nickname “baby tuna” was acquired due to its similar case design to the infamous “tuna can”. This smaller variation has a composite blue shroud with an opening from 12:00-3:00 and 6:00-9:00 to allow easy grasp on its unidirectional bezel.  The bezel on this piece is also blue, but has a metallic finish that look quite impressive in person.

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP453

The gradient blue sunburst dial works very well with the rest of the watch giving a nice variety of blue.  The large hands on this piece  are accented with yellow gold, as well as its 4:00 crown, adding to the color scheme of this years big anniversary.  Seiko is celebrating their 100th year of watchmaking, and the new superior automatics are a great affordable addition to this years limited edition lineup.

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP453Along with the SRP455, this model uses the 4R36 movement with self-winding, manual wind option, and hack feature.  This movement has a rate of 21,600 bph, 24 jewels and has over a 41 hour power reserve. This is definitely an upgrade for Seiko Diver Automatic fans and has already proven to be an excellent value.

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP453The Seiko Superior Limited Edition Automatic SRP453 is only $550 and can be ordered HERE.  Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.

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Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP455

Seiko Blue Monster Limited Edition SRP455

For the 100th Anniversary of watchmaking for Seiko, they have introduced a series of Limited Edition automatics, in one of their most iconic series, the “Monster”.  The first in our review is SRP455 which is the closest to the actual monster everyone knows and loves.  Recently, Seiko made some upgraded Monster’s using their 4R36 movement, and the SRP455 is no exception.

Seiko Blue Monster Limited Edition SRP455

The use of the upgraded 4R36 is beneficial in several ways.  First and foremost, this model will have a hack (stop seconds) and manual wind feature, which you did not have in the infamous “Orange Monster”.  The 4R36 has 24 jewels, 21,600 bph, and displays centralized time day and date.

Seiko Blue Monster Limited Edition SRP455The bezel on this piece is a dark metallic blue plating that looks truly impressive in person.  There is also yellow gold plating for the hands and 4:00 crown and a blue polyurethane strap.  These colors signify the theme of the 100th Anniversary of Watchmaking for Seiko.  The overall flow and color scheme mesh together perfectly.

Seiko Blue Monster Limited Edition SRP455The dial on the SRP455 is a metallic gradient blue in a sunburst pattern with dark blue (almost black) chapter ring.  The indexes on this piece are monstrous and heavily coated in lume.  The sharp, shark tooth style indexes compliment the large hour and minute hand very well, and bring tremendous luminous aspects to the watch in the dark.

Seiko Blue Monster Superior Limited Edition SRP455

The stainless steel case measures out just slightly over 43mm and as with all mosters, has a great case side design that is shaped to match the sides of the bezel.  The attention to detail on such an inexpensive watch is really impressive.

Seiko Blue Monster Superior Limited Edition SRP455

The new Seiko Monster SRP455 Superior Limited Edition is set to retail at $495.  I have to say that you cannot beat the price for such a unique and quality limited edition.

Seiko Blue Monster Superior Limited Edition SRP455

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New Seiko Monster Limited Editions SRP453 And SRP455

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP453

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP453

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP455

Seiko Monster Limited Edition SRP455

With the release of the new Seiko Monster variations in Japan last year ,many in the states wondered if there will be any new monsters featuring the new 4R36 movement.  Well, there is!  Two new models of Monster will be coming to the US in a limited edition form.  The SRP453 and SRP455 will be brought to the US later this year as a part of Seiko’s 100th Anniversary of watchmaking.   Both models will have a gradient blue dial with stainless steel case and blue bezel.  The hands and crown will be yellow gold plated.  The MSRP on the shrouded SRP453 will be $550 and the SRP455 will list for $495.  Looks like there will be about 1,000 of each style.

Keep an eye on AZFT for more info and better pics!