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!