History made modern – The Seiko 1968

History made modern – The Seiko 1968

Postby koimaster » July 24th 2018, 3:57pm

EDITOR’S PICK: History made modern – The Seiko 1968 Automatic Diver’s Modern Re-interpretations

Editor’s note: To misquote the late US founding father Mr Benjamin Franklin, there are only three absolute certainties in life: death, taxes, and the incredibly high quality-to-value ratio of the Seiko Prospex collection. Had Seiko been around during his time I’m sure my version of his famous words wouldn’t be too far off the mark. But I digress. This year at Baselworld the Japanese brand expanded the ever-popular Prospex range, calling on one of their most important historical designs and revamping it for the modern wrist. It’s safe to say that I may fear death and the tax office, but I’ll always have a soft spot for Seiko.

Seiko have again released a duo of modern re-interpretations of one of their OG dive watches – the Seiko 6159. Sitting alongside the modern re-creation – the newly released SLA025, which was also just revealed here at Baselworld 2018 – the pair echo the original design of Seiko’s first hi-beat diver but wrap it up in a slightly more contemporary package.

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Re: History made modern – The Seiko 1968

Postby foghorn » July 24th 2018, 4:03pm

And , of course , it's 44 fucking mm!!!
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Re: History made modern – The Seiko 1968

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » July 24th 2018, 4:55pm

If it would have been smaller, it wouldn't blow. But since it's too big, it blows.
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Re: History made modern – The Seiko 1968

Postby bedlam » July 24th 2018, 5:06pm

Thats mighty purty.

43-44mm is perfect for a dive watch. Cry-babies with girly wrists will need to look elsewhere :Beerbang:

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Re: History made modern – The Seiko 1968

Postby conjurer » July 24th 2018, 10:24pm

Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the author of this tidbit missed a few things that this new Seiko has--sapphire crystal (!), and Diashield, which should have caused the Seiko boffins to win the Nobel Prize for chemistry, or physics, or whatever-the-fuck. It's as if, for the first time in recorded history, that Seiko might actually be listening to their collectors.

Myself, the whole package looks somewhat generic to me; the Sumo continues to look like the best deal in dive watches.
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