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Review: Seiko Kinetic Scubamaster “Stingray”


seiko_scubamaster_small.jpgI probably won’t bite on this one, but it is handsome. The Stingray is a GMT Kinetic with a handsome titanium case. WatchReport says it’s pretty hot, and we tend to believe them. Let’s see an automatic GMT from Seiko and maybe I’ll bite.

The Seiko Kinetic Scubamaster is not the most expensive watch I own, but it is probably the rarest and most unique. In fact, I think it comes pretty close to being the ultimate diver watch. It is feature rich, extremely tough, very accurate, and has a bold, distinguished look.

Review of the Seiko Kinetic Scubamaster “Stingray” [WatchReport]

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  1. When I see someone wearing this diving anachronism, I immediately think “non-diver” or someone who is out to impress the new girl friend. Sure it’s nice and has that retro look of all the old dive watches combined (and I’ve owned them in the 60’s and 70’s!) but in todays dive world they a virtually useless except as maybe a very very distant 3rd backup to your dive computer and the full function wrist dive computers (battery driven) from Suunto and Citizen. Go out to dinner with it and gf/wife, show it to friends but get something useful for diving!

  2. I know many of divers, and dive pro’s who use a mechanical or even a kinetic or eco-drive watch as a backup to their dive computer, it is very useful incase you have a catistrophic malfunction or battery failure , obviously you wouldnt know because you are a “non-diver” lol do you walk around with a computer strapped to your arm after dives to record you surface intervals?

  3. As a PADI IDC Staff Instructor I can say I have used a Seiko Scuba Master mechanical watch as a backup and main dive computer for many years. They are an awesome piece of kit and the screen is indestructible.

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