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.