Seiko is to stop production of the SDC031 and SBDC033 wristwatches,
which carry the nickname of “Sumo Diver”.
Ever since these automatic divers watches debuted in the spring of 2007,
they have been a big hit.
Not only are they authentic automatic divers watches,
but they are also inexpensive,
which is why I think they were popular.
I wonder who gave them the SUMO nickname?
It makes sense now. It is a fitting nickname.
Maybe it’s because the case shape resembles a sumo wrestler.
I think that the case design also resembles the wrestling ring.
I have a Blue Sumo SBDC003. I mainly wear it off.
It is rather heavy, which makes it feel like I am wearing a wristwatch,
and it is like a completely different watch when it is on.
I love the curved case side.
I wear it a lot in the summer. I don’t dive myself,
but this watch looks great with casual clothes such as T-shirts.
Come to think of it, the popular SARY055 and SARY057 have also been discontinued.
I recommended this to those who wanted to dabble in a basic automatic.
I can’t wait to see what comes out next.