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Seiko Prospex "Save The Ocean" Solar 200M Divers Watch SSC675P1, 43.5mm, Stainless Steel Bracelet, £269 @ Simpkins Jewellers
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Seiko Prospex "Save The Ocean" Solar 200M Divers Watch SSC675P1, 43.5mm, Stainless Steel Bracelet, £269 @ Simpkins Jewellers

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Posted 18th May
If Automatic watches aren't your thing, but you like Diver Chronos and love the Save The Ocean design, then this watch is for you.

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3231915.jpgCalendar: Date
Case Diameter mm: 44
Dial Colour: Blue
Gender: Gents (not necessarily )
Glass: Hardlex
Material: Stainless Steel
Model Number: SSC675P1
Movement: Solar Powered
Special Features 1: Unidirectional Rotating Bezel
Special Features 2: Chronograph
Special Features 3: Full Charge 6 Months
Strap Material: Stainless Steel Bracelet
Watch Style: Sports
Water Resistance: 200m Diver's
Brand Ambassador: Fabien Cousteau
Collection: Prospex
Depth mm: 14
Caliber Number V175
Operating for approx. 6 months (when fully charged)
Overcharge prevention function
24-hour hand
Chronograph up to 60 minutes in 1/5 second increments

Youtuber Random Rob has a look at this watch (has the rubber strap version/gunmetal grey IP case/Blue-Black bezel - this "Special Edition" version seems to have Dual Lume too, don't think the SSC675P1 does):

Unboxing of the SSC675P1

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Is this not the normal price for this watch?
XecutivE18/05/2019 03:34

Is this not the normal price for this watch?


No think the retail is £399??
Protect the oceans!
How will buying this save the ocean?
How do you 'save the ocean' by buying this watch?
Look at the watch rather than swim in the ocean?
Pretty watch, but I know that wide bezel will get scratched!
jasee18/05/2019 08:04

How do you 'save the ocean' by buying this watch?Look at the watch rather …How do you 'save the ocean' by buying this watch?Look at the watch rather than swim in the ocean?Pretty watch, but I know that wide bezel will get scratched!




The bezel for me is too wide, the same on a few watches I have seen recently, you may have a 43mm dia watch but when you take away the 20mm bezel, the face is only going to be rather smaller than the watch. As you say the more bezel the more to scratch
I'm not a fan of blue faced watches, but for £269 you cant go wrong, and solar. So heat
Personally, I’d always recommend the automatic Prospex watches, especially the Turtle and Samurai models, they are superb watches. If you want light powered watches, although Seiko are capable, I find Citizen Eco Drive to be better.
coldpop18/05/2019 08:35

Personally, I’d always recommend the automatic Prospex watches, especially …Personally, I’d always recommend the automatic Prospex watches, especially the Turtle and Samurai models, they are superb watches. If you want light powered watches, although Seiko are capable, I find Citizen Eco Drive to be better.


Agree, purchased the save the ocean turtle from these guys, lovely watch and the best part of 100 quid less than elswhere
Edited by: "Bendown" 18th May
Nice watch, although shame they've used a crappy bracelet with folded endlinks. Their auto divers like the Turtles, which are similar prices come with much better quality bracelet straps.
Just like saving the oceans

It has no date
ibiza18/05/2019 09:43

Just like saving the oceansIt has no date



It does have a date.. the bottom right.

(got the red pen out for you)37670391-PGUzK.jpgI have the STO Samurai And an Eco-Drive - 9 years old and still going

I've started wearing my Save The Ocean now I've paid the Very Take 3 payments (I'm weird like that) - and I discover one of the pins keeps slipping out - had to take it back to Timpson*. Found it a bit heavy at first but got used to it. The first watch I've worn for ages that got appreciative glances and a few compliments (though I wear watches for myself, of course).

Mine keeps pretty good time - I'd read a few grumbles about timekeeping with the 4R35. I have the Alpinist as well, and that keeps less-good time.

Some people just like a "set it and forget it" watch. I really don't get the Automatic watch snobbery prevalent on all the forums, it surprised me when I started reading around a few years ago. Wear what suits you.

Same for straps - I actually like the "cheapo" SNK371 Seiko 5 Jubilee strap - it is what it is - a folded links bracelet - but I think it looks good.

*I suspect one of the sleeves on the pin has been lost - should have done it myself. Pin and collar straps are fiddly but they just need a clear work space and patience.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 18th May
u66454118/05/2019 08:00

How will buying this save the ocean?



jasee18/05/2019 08:04

How do you 'save the ocean' by buying this watch?Look at the watch rather …How do you 'save the ocean' by buying this watch?Look at the watch rather than swim in the ocean?Pretty watch, but I know that wide bezel will get scratched!



Here's the official Seiko page about the collaboration with Fabien Cousteau.

Another Save The Ocean I like and you don't see discussed as often as the Samurai and Turtle is the Tuna SNE518P - another Solar though - from what I'm reading I think it was a later release than the STO Samurai, Turtle and Solar Chronograph.37670538-61HcS.jpgFinding Youtube videos for the Solar SSC675P1 in this Deal post was tricky as well, not many in-depth ones out there.

Weirdly, a few my the best (Automatic) timekeepers out the box have been Chinese specials - the much-missed Guanqin GJ16106, the "Coupole Classic"-alike Xiaomi Youpin W001M and the Rider M002, which I'm wearing today.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 18th May
louiselouise18/05/2019 10:38

Here's the official Seiko page about the collaboration with Fabien …Here's the official Seiko page about the collaboration with Fabien Cousteau.Another Save The Ocean I like and you don't see discussed as often as the Samurai and Turtle is the Tuna SNE518P - another Solar though - from what I'm reading I think it was a later release than the STO Samurai, Turtle and Solar Chronograph.[Image] Finding Youtube videos for the Solar SSC675P1 in this Deal post was tricky as well, not many in-depth ones out there.



Thanks, I didn't see the bit about Seiko's collaboration (providing money probably) the Costeau foundation but unfortunately, it's not going to stop warming of the oceans or the rubbish tipped into it. (now in the form of microparticles of plastic) Sorry bit of a gloomy subject really
louiselouise18/05/2019 10:11

I suspect one of the sleeves on the pin has been lost - should have done …I suspect one of the sleeves on the pin has been lost - should have done it myself. Pin and collar straps are fiddly but they just need a clear work space and patience.


When it comes to the Samurai Pin and Collar set up, I am no stranger and I have two tools that make the job a breeze. Plus they provide the control needed to avoid scratches or excessive pressure.

1. Big headed drawing pin blunted. Sat drawing pin up, push bracelet down on drawing pin to push bracelet pin as far as collar.
2. Blunted needle mounted in wooden block. With needle sat needle up, needle being very narrow will pass through collar and push bracelet pin all the way out.

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Baldricky18/05/2019 12:45

When it comes to the Samurai Pin and Collar set up, I am no stranger and I …When it comes to the Samurai Pin and Collar set up, I am no stranger and I have two tools that make the job a breeze. Plus they provide the control needed to avoid scratches or excessive pressure.1. Big headed drawing pin blunted. Sat drawing pin up, push bracelet down on drawing pin to push bracelet pin as far as collar.2. Blunted needle mounted in wooden block. With needle sat needle up, needle being very narrow will pass through collar and push bracelet pin all the way out.[Image]


God, I hate those collars. Dropped one on a grey carpet once. After an hour of searching on my hands and knees, I was ready to end it all.
coldpop18/05/2019 13:54

God, I hate those collars. Dropped one on a grey carpet once. After an …God, I hate those collars. Dropped one on a grey carpet once. After an hour of searching on my hands and knees, I was ready to end it all.


They are an unnecessary twat . However once you know where the collar is, the needle I use and flipping the bracelet once the bracelet pin is out (and BEFORE sliding out needle) helps.


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I posted this a few times, I was lucky to find it before I had to resize a Samurai.

Great Pin & Collar Article
Edited by: "Baldricky" 18th May
The trick for sizing bracelets is a cheap bit of kit off ebay. They are only 2-3 quid and are basically a clamp and a pin. Worth the money considering every time I did it manually it involved lots of swearing and some blood from stabbing myself.
davep39318/05/2019 15:09

The trick for sizing bracelets is a cheap bit of kit off ebay. They are …The trick for sizing bracelets is a cheap bit of kit off ebay. They are only 2-3 quid and are basically a clamp and a pin. Worth the money considering every time I did it manually it involved lots of swearing and some blood from stabbing myself.


Agree the clamp/pin piece of kit works for most folk where there is only a friction pin. However for for the pIn/collar fittings, it can be disastrous if the removal pin gets jammed into the collar. When removing any pins I like the fact that the degree of pressure can be felt very easily when applying it manually.
Edited by: "Baldricky" 18th May
Seems the mods have stepped in and changed my picture again...! There was absolutely nothing wrong with it.

This was the Deal post picture, for some reason it's considered "better" to have a black background. You can see both of them perfectly clearly.

Micro-management yet again!37672936-Mqvfn.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 18th May
louiselouise18/05/2019 10:11

It does have a date.. the bottom right.(got the red pen out for …It does have a date.. the bottom right.(got the red pen out for you)[Image] I have the STO Samurai And an Eco-Drive - 9 years old and still going I've started wearing my Save The Ocean now I've paid the Very Take 3 payments (I'm weird like that) - and I discover one of the pins keeps slipping out - had to take it back to Timpson*. Found it a bit heavy at first but got used to it. The first watch I've worn for ages that got appreciative glances and a few compliments (though I wear watches for myself, of course).Mine keeps pretty good time - I'd read a few grumbles about timekeeping with the 4R35. I have the Alpinist as well, and that keeps less-good time.Some people just like a "set it and forget it" watch. I really don't get the Automatic watch snobbery prevalent on all the forums, it surprised me when I started reading around a few years ago. Wear what suits you.Same for straps - I actually like the "cheapo" SNK371 Seiko 5 Jubilee strap - it is what it is - a folded links bracelet - but I think it looks good.*I suspect one of the sleeves on the pin has been lost - should have done it myself. Pin and collar straps are fiddly but they just need a clear work space and patience.


I see it now with the red highlighting

I'll rephrase...

"It doesn't have a date for most folk over 40"

😁😁😁
ibiza18/05/2019 18:49

I see it now with the red highlightingI'll rephrase..."It doesn't have a …I see it now with the red highlightingI'll rephrase..."It doesn't have a date for most folk over 40"😁😁😁



Well, I wouldn't be able to wear this watch, the dial's a bit too busy and my eyesight's getting worse! Mind you Lumibrite helps (not with the date, mind you).
louiselouise18/05/2019 17:16

Seems the mods have stepped in and changed my picture again...! There was …Seems the mods have stepped in and changed my picture again...! There was absolutely nothing wrong with it.This was the Deal post picture, for some reason it's considered "better" to have a black background. You can see both of them perfectly clearly.Micro-management yet again![Image]


I think the mod's are correct on this occasion, your photo looks a little bleached out.

Good watch though, there have been many colours of this model. I have the Pepsi coloured bezel.

The luminous is the best thing about the watch. I've got watches that cost 20 times this, that don't show as well in the dark.
Gorgeous watch, but I'd rather have the auto.
louiselouise18/05/2019 19:00

Well, I wouldn't be able to wear this watch, the dial's a bit too busy and …Well, I wouldn't be able to wear this watch, the dial's a bit too busy and my eyesight's getting worse! Mind you Lumibrite helps (not with the date, mind you).


Massive coincidence you mentioned that as I'm looking for a lumibrite watch just now.

It was to replace a Lorus "Tri-lum" (solar & lumibrite) where the battery finally died & bought about 2003
ibiza18/05/2019 19:33

Massive coincidence you mentioned that as I'm looking for a lumibrite …Massive coincidence you mentioned that as I'm looking for a lumibrite watch just now.It was to replace a Lorus "Tri-lum" (solar & lumibrite) where the battery finally died & bought about 2003



I did a thread about tritium tube watches a while back, though the prices went up and it was a Chinese brand.

Limit do a cheapie version of the Lorus (not sure if any good)...the Lorus appears on HUKD often and has a Titanium version as well. Though you probably know all this already.

Though you could change the battery if it's salvage-able.

Think there's an Orient Mako that has a similar dial as well.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 18th May
Bendown18/05/2019 08:18

The bezel for me is too wide, the same on a few watches I have seen …The bezel for me is too wide, the same on a few watches I have seen recently, you may have a 43mm dia watch but when you take away the 20mm bezel, the face is only going to be rather smaller than the watch. As you say the more bezel the more to scratch


I have to agree with that, I've bought a few breitlings which have been the same. The the Steel fish at 44mm and the Avenger Hurrican at 45mm. I do wish I'd gone for the 50mm for the bigger dial. I have a Time Walker which looks a bigger watch because of the smaller bezel, but it's only 43mm.
louiselouise18/05/2019 19:39

I did a thread about tritium tube watches a while back, though the prices …I did a thread about tritium tube watches a while back, though the prices went up and it was a Chinese brand.Limit do a cheapie version of the Lorus (not sure if any good)...the Lorus appears on HUKD often and has a Titanium version as well. Though you probably know all this already.Though you could change the battery if it's salvage-able.Think there's an Orient Mako that has a similar dial as well.


How does that compare to what Luminox or Ball engineering and their gas filled tubes?
peter1969uk18/05/2019 19:48

How does that compare to what Luminox or Ball engineering and their gas …How does that compare to what Luminox or Ball engineering and their gas filled tubes?



I have no idea, I didn't buy one, but boyf nearly did. It got a good write-up on Watchuseek (which I copy/pasted on that thread).

Think the thing with (many) Chinese watches is Quality Control. A HUKD member wasn't impressed with theirs (think they deleted their comment) so it's hard to tell what the score is.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 18th May
peter1969uk18/05/2019 19:26

I think the mod's are correct on this occasion, your photo looks a little …I think the mod's are correct on this occasion, your photo looks a little bleached out.Good watch though, there have been many colours of this model. I have the Pepsi coloured bezel. The luminous is the best thing about the watch. I've got watches that cost 20 times this, that don't show as well in the dark.


The luminous on the samurai’s is outrageous. I can go into a meeting, they knock out the main lights and my Samurai is behaving like it’s 2am in winter
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peter1969uk18/05/2019 19:45

I have to agree with that, I've bought a few breitlings which have been …I have to agree with that, I've bought a few breitlings which have been the same. The the Steel fish at 44mm and the Avenger Hurrican at 45mm. I do wish I'd gone for the 50mm for the bigger dial. I have a Time Walker which looks a bigger watch because of the smaller bezel, but it's only 43mm.


I agree with you. All my watches are 40mm, but my Daytona looks a lot smaller than my sub date and batman.
coldpop18/05/2019 08:35

Personally, I’d always recommend the automatic Prospex watches, especially …Personally, I’d always recommend the automatic Prospex watches, especially the Turtle and Samurai models, they are superb watches. If you want light powered watches, although Seiko are capable, I find Citizen Eco Drive to be better.


I picked one up cold pop. Also picked up this version too.

Thanks for your help
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It is mighty convenient that both the blue and green models look like ripoffs of the Rolex Batman and Hulk models. Haha, clever move.
Edited by: "sohighicantouchthesky" 19th May
It's the Teal Bottle Cap SRPC65 Seiko 5 I was lusting after (though I'm on a bit of a watch ban)37676712-rwr5q.jpgDid a thread about it a while ago. Sold out at Creation Watches now - bah.

I've only ever bought one watch from Creation so far - it's a bit weird how things turned out. Firstly Creation told me Seiko watches don't have a Paypal payment option (?), whereas all their other brands seem to. And the SNK371 only showed a Free Registered Airmail option - no Royal Mail.

Mine came without Duty, Mike_HUKD's had 50% Duty charges (also a Seiko 5/Free Registered Airmail).

PS: I've also noticed, after ordering the STO Samurai from Very for the first time (they kinda mucked my payments up slightly, but that's another story, and it was resolved) that Very actually sells vintage luxury watches as well!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 19th May
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