I had enjoyed having my yellow Seiko SKXA35, but felt that a change was needed (you know how it is), and also wanted something a tad larger than the 42mm Seiko. I saw the pics of the Jellyfish and thought "that's it!". It comes with some great features for the cost and I have really enjoyed it so far. I'm looking forward to summer when I can really get some good beach/pool wear out of it.
The first thing to note, of course, is the great yellow colour. Perfect for what I wanted it for, beach and pool summer wearing. I know some love the orange, but I really love the yellow watches (I will admit that I haven't tried an orange diver yet, something I will rectify someday.) The dial is nice and clean, without too much going in there. The bezel is uni-directional with 90 clicks and feels nice and precise. I'm not sure what you call the bezel edging, a coin edge? But it gives a good grip to the bezel and looks very functional on the watch.
This is my first watch with tritium tubes and I have to say that I really like them. I never have to worry how charged the lume is and can view the time easily any time of night. Sometimes, especially in winter if the watch has been under a cuff or sleeve, the lume does not get well charged for the night, which is not an issue with tritium tubes. And it is fun just to have them in a watch as well!
The movement is a Seiko 6R15 automatic movement with hacking, handwinding and quickset date. I'm very happy to have a Seiko movement in there as I have always been happy with all of my other Seiko watches (6 in total).
The bracelet is well made as well, with screwed links, solid end links, a safety catch and wetsuit extension. The only thing I don't like is that it has a friction clasp rather than a button clasp, but it is nice and firm and with the safety clasp still very secure.
The best part of it all was that for all of that it was only €247.00 (approximately USD360.62) for non EU buyers.
Some specs of the watch (from their website):
- 316L stainless steel case
- 316L stainless steel bracelet with screw links
- case size: 43 mm width
- lug width: 22 mm
- signed screw down crown
- water resistance: 300 meters or 30 ATM
- sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating inside
- unidirectional external bezel with tritium T25 tube marker at 0
- dial with 12 pieces of tritium T25 tubes
- watch hands with 3 pieces of tritium T25 tubes (hours, minutes and seconds)
- Seiko automatic movement NE15A Japanese Made (Seiko 6R15 movement)