What movement is in the Seiko Monster?

First up, a bit of history: the Seiko Orange Monster was originally released as the SKX779. That watch featured the venerable Seiko 7s26 automatic movement as featured in the Seiko 5 series. It had luminous ‘teeth’ shaped markers which gave it its name, and it was renowned as being built like a brick.

How big is the Seiko Monster?

If not a discreet or lightweight model, the fourth-generation Seiko Monster remains a very comfortable watch with relatively compact dimensions – it is smaller than a Turtle or a Samurai, for instance. The case is 42.4mm in diameter and 13.4mm in height, the latter being totally acceptable for an automatic diver.

What was the first Seiko Monster watch?

The First Seiko Monster Generation. The first generation of Seiko Monster watches laid the groundwork for the collection’s success and unique design, which sets it apart from other diving watches. The first two models have the reference numbers SKX779 (“Black Monster”) and SKX781 (“Orange Monster”).

What is the power reserve of a Seiko Monster watch?

This movement has a power reserve of around 40 hours and displays the day and date at 3 o’clock. The “Orange Monster” is probably the most iconic Seiko Monster model thanks to its conspicuous orange dial. The “Black Monster” is somewhat less conspicuous because of its black dial.

How much does a Seiko monster Zamba cost?

Since the Seiko Monster “Zamba” is so rare, prices have risen above 1,000 euros. What does a Seiko Monster cost? Prices for a Seiko Monster start around 300 euros and currently go up to almost 2,000 euros for rare, limited edition watches. It is even conceivable that the prices for rare models will continue to rise in the future.

What makes Seiko automatic diving watches so special?

The automatic diving watches from the Seiko Monster collection are especially eye-catching. This is due to the sometimes colorful, extravagant design and a unidirectional bezel with a look inspired by shark teeth, making them unique in the watchmaking world.