"Special Edition" in this context means that the Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI watches will not be produced as a limited edition, but rather selectively and with selective distribution. It is also special because of the co-branding on the dials. While traditional watch lovers may prefer the mechanical Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI SRPA21, the more high-tech of the two Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI models is the Seiko Prospex SUN065 Kinetic GMT Diver. aBlogtoWatch reviewed a different color of this watch in our Seiko SUN023 Kinetic GMT Diver review here.
With a 47.5mm-wide and 14.1mm-thick steel case, the Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI SUN065 Kinetic GMT Diver is water resistant to 200 meters and comes on a black silicone diver's strap. Once again you have blue with red accent coloring and the PADI logo on the dial. Inside the Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI SUN065 Kinetic GMT Diver is Seiko's in-house made caliber 5M85 Kinetic movement which is quartz but that uses an automatic-style rotor to charge the battery, giving it a total battery life of about 6 months without being charged. In addition to the time and date, the Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI Kinetic GMT Diver has a GMT hand for a second time zone on the dial indicated in 24-hour format. A pusher on the case allows for easy adjustment of the GMT hand in one hour increments.
Diving and watch enthusiasts with any positive PADI experience will be hard-pressed to resist these Seiko Prospex Special Edition PADI watches.