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Whose Your Favorite Seiko Samurai?

4 min read March 13, 2019

Whose Your Favorite Seiko Samurai?

Left: 22mm MiLTAT WW2 2-piece Navy Washed Canvas Watch Band 22B22DBU57C2B03 Demo on: Seiko-Samurai-PADI-SRPB99
Middle: 22mm Two Piece WW2 G10 Nylon, Red, White & Blue 22B22BBU57N2P18 Demo on: Seiko-Samurai-PADI-SRPB99
Right: 22mm Two Piece WW2 G10 Black 3D Nylon, IP Bronze Buckle 22B22KBU57N9A48 Demo on: Seiko-Samurai-SRPB55

Pick out this washed & weathered look canvas in stylish military colors. Reinforced lockstitch round holes to extend durability of the watch strap. This light weight watch band is a good choice for matching with most of the military watches.

WW2 G10 3D Nylon Collection, tight up with two 316L stainless steel rings with Arrow End feature. These two pieces military watch strap made from double layered nylon; top layer is high density 3D woven nylon and bottom layer is standard G10 nylon.

The Seiko Samurai was first produced from 2004 to 2008. It was called the Samurai by watch enthusiasts because of the sword-shaped hands on the the original watch.

Left: 22mm MiLTAT Italian Handmade Alligator Belly Vintage Grey Watch Strap 22J18PBU63A1G13
Middle: 22mm MiLTAT Italian Handmade Racer Vintage Blue Watch Strap, White Stitching 22D18PBU63R1B25
Right: 22mm MiLTAT Italian Handmade Hornback Alligator Matte Black Watch Strap 22B18PBU63A1A75

Genuine Mississippiensis Alligator skins leather watch strap, 100% handcrafted in Italy. Know necessarily, it is that the square scales of the stomach of the alligator are the ones that are expensive.

It features two size punch holes and a matching leather lining as a typical racing strap. Italian leather can retain the extraordinary tensile strength even split into thinner substances.

Hornback Alligator has a visible bony ridge that gives a wild look. Unique exotic American alligator leather is one of the world’s most elegant, durable, tough and beautiful leather material for making a perfect watch strap.

They were made in steel, but a titanium version (Ref. SBDA003) was quite popular with Seikophiles. It ran Seiko’s 7s35 movement and was regarded as a tough, no-nonsense diver before production ceased in 2008.

22mm Italian Handmade Bund Military Style Double-layer Watch Strap, Navy Blue 22B20PBU54C1B23
20mm MiLTAT Horween Chromexcel Watch Strap, Blackish Green, Brown Stitching 20F18BBU57C1F17 & PAD-RO01HC1C02
20mm to 23mm Pilot Black Kevlar Finish Watch Strap, Beige Stitching, Brushed 22P20BIW01K1A82 & PAD-PA01FC1A01

This Bund Leather Military Watch Band belongs to MiLTAT “Italian Handmade” collection. Genuine Tuscan leather watch strap, 100% handcrafted in Italy.

This vintage looks watch band featured in cut strap with raw edge, stitching at lug end and tip of strap. Pull up Aniline Italian calf leather lining adds a level of comfort to your wrist.

A special coating was applied to the watch strap to give extra water-repellent protection which is not so common in the leather watch strap. Pilot style watch strap perfect match your pilot watches.

22mm MiLTAT Italian Handmade Alligator Belly Vintage Grey Watch Strap 22J18PBU63A1G13

Alligator leather is tanned using Italian methodology, the incredible vintage touch & dye, others are not able to be compared with. Unique exotic American alligator leather is one of the world’s most elegant, durable, tough and beautiful leather material for making a perfect watch strap. This Italian crafted alligator leather watch strap collection has average thickness 3.5mm down to 3mm, the perfect thickness to match the thin case of vintage watches such as vintage RX SUB 1680 and 1950 GMT master.

With the current available line up for the Seiko Samurai series watches, which one is your favorite? If you’re a fan of the blue color, then the SRPC93 would be one of the top choices for you. The wave-like horizontal striations of the dial were inspired by the striations on the sides of the mouth of blue whales.

22mm MiLTAT Italian Handmade Racer Vintage Blue Watch Strap, White Stitching 22D18PBU63R1B25

Genuine Tuscan leather watch strap, 100% handcrafted in Italy. Luxury Italian hides are tanned using traditional, natural methods, without chemical colorings & chrome. It features two size punch holes and a matching leather lining as a typical racing strap.

Another iconic Samurai model which was introduced back in 2018 was the limited edition Blue Lagoon Ref. SRPB09. The new Samurai runs Caliber 4R35 and is priced at $550.

22mm MiLTAT Italian Handmade Hornback Alligator Matte Black Watch Strap 22B18PBU63A1A75, Demo on: Seiko-Samurai-SRPB55

Genuine Mississippiensis Alligator skins leather watch strap, 100% handcrafted in Italy. Hornback Alligator has a visible bony ridge that gives a wild look. Unique exotic American alligator leather is one of the world’s most elegant, durable, tough and beautiful leather material for making a perfect watch strap.

Left: 22mm Hexad 316L Stainless Steel Watch Band for Seiko Samurai SRPB51, SRPB55, SUB Diver Clasp, PVD Black SS221805BBK066, Demo on: Seiko-Samurai-SRPB55
22mm Hexad 316L Stainless Steel Watch Band for Seiko Samurai SRPB51, V-Clasp Button Double Lock SS221820B066, Demo on: Seiko Samurai SRPC93K1

Hexad is a contemporary version of the traditional O-Boyer bracelet, but more thick & sturdy over 100 grams. Considering the comfort and sustainability, it bends smoothly following your wrist. Well-made solid 316L stainless steel links are assembled with screws instead of flimsy pins to keep its solidity and stability.

Overall, Seiko Samurai watches are certainly a force to be reckon with when it comes to the mid-tier diver category. There’s really not much fault you can find in a Seiko Samurai watch. Needless to say, Seiko has yet produced another great series of watches for watch enthusiasts out there.


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