Seiko's first ever diver's watch is re-born

Seiko's first ever diver's watch is re-born

Postby koimaster » December 28th 2017, 7:44pm

Seiko’s first ever diver’s watch is re-born in Prospex.


March 23, 2017

Seiko's first ever diver's watch is re-born in Prospex.

Seiko's first diver's watch from 1965 is re-invented in the Prospex collection. SLA017

Seiko's reputation today as a leader in watches for divers is no accident of fate. This reputation is the direct result of a long tradition of innovation that stretches back over 50 years, during which time Seiko has been responsible for creating many of the features that are now widely accepted as the industry norms. Indeed, The ISO standards have been based, in part, on aspects of Seiko's diver's watches. Seiko inventions like the accordion-style strap, the use of titanium as a case material and the extra wide hands have helped to define the world's expectations of what a diver's watch should be.

Seiko's first diver's watch was made in 1965.

Seiko's and Japan's first ever diver's watch was made in 1965 at a time when watches with high levels of water resistance were not widely available. It incorporated an automatic mechanical caliber and delivered 150m water resistance. The watch was designed for maximum reliability and legibility in the harshest conditions and was used by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition from 1966 to 1969. At that time, when navigational aids were rudimentary, an accurate watch that could be used in astronomical observations in polar regions was vital and the Seiko diver's watch proved itself to be up to the challenge by performing well on every expedition. The watch's significance, however, went far beyond satisfying the needs of Antarctic explorers. As leisure diving grew in popularity, the watch found favor with an ever wider public and set Seiko on a path of continuous development in durable, accurate and safe diver's watches that has continued to this day.

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