Summer Essentials: Seiko 1970 Diver’s Diving Watch Reissue Limited Edition

Seiko’s 1970 diving watch was reborn through the Prospex series, echoing the technology and determination of the original 1970 design team with powerful functionality. Adopting the same full-featured thick case, maintaining the classic shape design, and emphasizing durability, precision and easy to read, it is a diving watch with both practical performance and unique appearance. With the antique retro flavor, we accompany watch fans to welcome 2019 Summer of the year.

1970Diver’s Diving Watch Reproduction Limited Edition Stainless Steel Case, 45mm Diameter, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date, 8L35 Self-winding Movement, 50-Hour Power Reserve, Sapphire Crystal, Water-resistant 200 Meters, Rubber Strap, Limited 2,500.

   At the beginning of the design of the Seiko 1970 diving watch, the designers focused on one purpose: to give real adventurers the reliability, durability, precision and legibility they needed. The designers did not foresee the reputation that the watch would build in the future. They only focused on the best performance. Every aspect of the design was practical first. The large and thick case was designed to protect the crown at 4 o’clock. .

The crown at 4 o’clock is protected by the case on both sides.

   The Seiko 1970 design is unique in that it moves the crown to 4 o’clock and extends its case to protect it. The functionality of the design impressed the user, and the diving watch with a water resistance of 150 meters soon attracted many users who valued the strength of the watch. The famous Japanese explorer Naoki Uemura took a dog sleigh ride alone from an 18-month journey of 12,000 kilometers from Greenland to Alaska. This watch was always with him.

1970 Diver’s diving watch is engraved with a limited edition caseback and engraved with a limited number.

   The new Prospex reproduces the 1970 dive watch slightly larger than the original, but otherwise stays true to the original design. However, the technology inside always adopts the latest technology. Its 8L35 movement is specially designed for diving watches. The case is super hard-coated, with anti-glare coating on the double-curved sapphire crystal, and is water-resistant to 200 meters. The top of the bezel is super mirror polished. This Prospex watch comes with a high-strength silicone strap, hand-assembled by the Shizuku Advanced Timepiece Workshop located in North Japan. The limited edition of 2,500 watches will be released in July through global Seiko stores and major Seiko retail partners.

Those Retro And Minimalist Watches Are You Poisoned?

It can be said that the watches I recommend to you today are all my favorite. I prefer retro style and advocate modern minimalism. The love for retro is like a memory of the old times. It always makes me feel full of charm, probably a kind of nostalgia. And simplicity stems from modern minimalism, which is reflected in the grasp of details, lessismore, and many times simple things are more moving. When retro style meets simple style, I believe they will definitely bring you a different kind of freshness.

Longines Flag Series L4.817.4.76.2

Domestic public price: RMB 15900
Watch diameter: 38.5 mm
Watch thickness: No
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Waterproof depth: no
Watch details: longines / 54302 /
Watch Reviews: Longines is the best combination of retro and simple styles. The 38.5 mm diameter is just right for the wrist of an oriental man. The stainless steel case and dark brown leather strap are matched with silver matte. Dial, retro taste is self-evident. The dial does not have too much decoration. 4 Arabic numerals and 8 metal hour markers are painted with rose gold. The classic toffee-like hands exude a sense of sharpness. A small second dial at 6 o’clock is simple and clean. No other verbose elements. The back of the watch is also engraved with a warship pattern, as if telling the 60-year legendary journey of the Longines Army Flag Series from 1957 to 2017. This timepiece is simple but not simple.

Baume & Mercier Cresmer Series 10214

Domestic public price: RMB16600
Watch diameter: 40 mm
Watch thickness: No
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Waterproof depth: no
Watch details: baume / 37791 /
Watch Reviews: Five words to describe this watch, what do you think of? I think it is ‘low-key and elegant’, like an elegant gentleman, who is friendly and attractive. The silver-white dial features an iconic line design in the center, with silver Roman numerals and Barton hour markers, a date display window at 3 o’clock, and the most distinctive feature is the blue steel hands. A simple dial is added to the dial. A touch of blue gives people a visual enjoyment. This watch is also equipped with a dark brown square crocodile alligator strap with a triple folding safety clasp.

Montblanc HERITAGESPIRIT U0111580

Domestic public price: RMB19000
Watch diameter: 41 mm
Watch thickness: 9.7 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Waterproof depth: no
Watch details: montblanc / 32406 /
Watch Comments: The silver case with silver dial makes the watch look elegant. This Montblanc watch is simple and elegant, with a curved dial and sunburst finish, inlaid with hour markers, Roman numerals at 12 o’clock, and a classic crown prince-style faceted pointer. The slender blue central seconds hand is a highlight, adding a bit of modern color to the classic elements. The 41 mm stainless steel case with a brown alligator leather strap, the classic look is always beautiful.

Summary: At the beginning, the function of the watch was to read the time. After experiencing various complex functions, the simple functions and simple appearance became more valuable, without the need for too much pattern decoration and too many functional decorations. With the heat of nostalgia, retro styles are becoming more and more popular in the watch industry. The three simple retro-style watches recommended today are all very classic styles, and the prices are below 20,000 yuan. They are cheap but not out of date. If you like it, start quickly! (Photo / text watch home Sun Fangfang)

Prediction

From March 21st to March 26th, 2019, Switzerland will host the 47th Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show. Although it will take more than a month from the start of the exhibition, Tudor can’t wait to announce the spy photos of the new 2019 products on its official Ins. According to the tradition of previous years, this spy shot was the brand’s main push for the new style. Although it is only part of the picture of the dial, we can still predict in detail the kind of watch that Tudor will launch this year. The most obvious identification point in the photo is the triangular scale. Considering the position of the picture, we can find that the triangular scale is located at 9 o’clock on the dial. And our common watches with triangular scales are mostly located at 12 o’clock on the dial. This dial style is undoubtedly derived from Ref.79090 in the Tudor antique watch. We often say ‘Tudor looks like a Rolex’, and such a situation is bound to happen. In February 1926, the watchmaking and watch distributor ‘Veuve de Philippe Hüther’ registered the trademark ‘The Tudor’ for Hans Wilsdorf in Geneva, Switzerland. Wilsdorf obtained the exclusive use right from the dealer, and Wilsdorf is the founder of the Rolex brand. The reason for the initial registration of the Tudor brand was simple. Just as trustworthy. ‘ In 1953, Rolex launched the ‘Submariner’, commonly known as ‘Water Ghost’, the first watch capable of waterproofing up to 100 meters. Then in 1954, Tudor launched the brand’s first Tudor diving watch Ref.7922, also called ‘Submariner’. The two watches are exactly the same. It can be said that the early Tudor diving watch was a replica of the Rolex. It was not until 1969 that the story changed. A new model appeared in the Tudor product catalog this year, Ref. 7016. Its biggest feature is the use of a square luminous scale and a snowflake needle called ‘Snowflake’ by collectors. This marked the beginning of the second generation of Tudor dive watches. Some watch friends may say, how to change the dial and hands to be called the second generation? Doesn’t this look similar to the Rolex water ghost? In fact, the Tudor diving watch is not strictly similar to the Rolex water ghost, but similar to the ‘diving watch’. As a diving watch, in order to meet the needs of divers, it will inevitably be equipped with a rotating diving ring, a huge handle, an obvious pointer and scale … just like a car has four wheels. The Rolex water ghost is an early diving watch. The brands behind it include not only Tudor. As long as it is a diving watch, it will more or less have its ‘shadow’. In addition to appearance, the difference between one or two generations of Tudor diving watches is also the movement. The first generation was equipped with a Fleurier movement, while the second generation was replaced with an ETA movement. From 1969 to 1999, production was discontinued, and the second generation of Tudor diving watches continued for 30 years. In these 30 years, in addition to the Ref. 7016 with snowflake needle and square scale mentioned earlier, it is worth mentioning Ref. 79090. Its main feature is that the dial uses a triangular scale, while also using Rolex’s iconic Mercedes-Benz hands. And this year’s spy photos released by the official Tudor official Ins completely fit this Ref.79090 dial. The evidence is even more conclusive: Trigonal Ref.79090 was born in 1989, and this year is just its 30th anniversary. Therefore, according to the spy photos speculation, Tudor 2019 new models will look like this. It is worth noting that in addition to the triangular scales, the spy photos also show a ‘plaster surface’ design, that is, the luminous powder of the scale is directly applied on the dial instead of filling the metal frame. This ointment surface also indicates that this Tudor will continue the brand’s most popular ‘retro’ route in recent years, with aluminum alloy outer rings and retro nail bands that will change color over time. At the same time, it will be equipped with Tudor’s latest MT series self-produced movement. Then, some watch friends said that if Tudor’s new replica watch Ref.79090 this year, even if it uses triangular scales, but if equipped with classic Mercedes-Benz hands, wouldn’t it be too much like a Rolex? Tudor’s second-generation diving watch used to have a triangular scale + a combination called a ‘lollipop’ needle. Will Tudor use a lollipop needle to highlight the characteristics of the Tudor brand this year? The combination of the triangular scale and the ‘lollipop’ needle appears in the brand’s smaller case style, known as ‘Mini-Sub’ in history. The difference between a Lollipop needle and a Mercedes-Benz needle is that the head of the Lollipop needle is a round shape, while the Mercedes-Benz needle is divided into three parts. The Rolex water ghost’s watch needle is commonly known as the ‘Mercedes-Benz needle’ because his appearance is similar to the Mercedes-Benz logo. But in fact, it has no relationship with the car brand Mercedes-Benz. The reason why it is made is to better and evenly apply the luminous paint on it. The smaller-sized Mini-Sub is equipped with a small-sized hand, so naturally there is no need to worry about the filling and stability of the luminous paint, so a ‘lollipop’ needle is formed. In order to highlight the characteristics of the Tudor brand with a lollipop needle, this is theoretically possible. But ‘Mini-Sub’ first appeared in 1976, and this year is not an anniversary. The Ref.79090 with triangular scale + Mercedes-Benz needle was born in 1989, this year is just its 30th anniversary. As a prediction, relatively speaking, the triangular scale + Mercedes-Benz replica will appear more likely. Even the listing name will be called ‘Black Bay 89’. I don’t know what the size of this watch will be made by Tudor in the end. If it is the same as the Black Bay 1958 released last year, it is designed to be a 39mm small and light diving watch. —END —

Three Affordable Men’s Watches Recommended

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Here are a few affordable watches that Watch House brings to you today.

Tudor HERITAGE BLACK BAY series 79220R stainless steel watch (small red flower)

Domestic public price: RMB28500
Watch diameter: 41 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: stainless steel
Water resistance: 200 meters
Watch details: The BLACK BAY series, as Tudor’s reinterpretation of classic diving watches, is a tribute to Tudor’s retro spirit. In this well-known “Small Red Flower” black dial, the snowflake-shaped hands and hour markers are made of fluorescent material, allowing users to have a convenient reading experience at night. The screw-down stainless steel crown is engraved with the Tudor Rose logo, and the details are noble. This watch is equipped with cal.2824 self-winding movement, with a power reserve of 38 hours. As the main movement of Tudor, the quality and reliability of cal.2824 movement have passed the test of time.

TAG Heuer Lincoln WBC2111.BA0603 watch

Domestic public price: RMB20900
Watch diameter: 41 mm
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 100 meters
Watch details: 15900
Watch diameter: 38.5 mm
Movement type: cal.L609
Case material: Stainless steel
Waterproof depth: no data
Watch details: longines / 54302 /
Recommended reason: Longines military flag series is sought after by a lot of watch friends for its retro and simple design style. The Longines L4.817.4.76.2 watch dial features a white dial with gold hands, and Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 Digital time scale, the rest of the points use a simple cut scale. At the same time, the strap uses a brown leather strap, which complements the elegant dial design. The 6 o’clock small seconds dial design echoes the Longines logo corresponding to the 12 o’clock, and the details are more elegant. The price of this watch is only RMB 15,900. It has a high value and high cost performance. Which reason can you resist?

Summary: Whether it is the long-haired Longines military flag, the Tag Heuer Lincoln series that is outstanding in wearing feeling, or the Tudor ‘Little Red Flower’ with excellent practical performance, no matter which one is the very same price Competitive watch. If you value ‘affordable’ when choosing a watch, then this is my list of carefully selected watches for you.