1968 Diver’s Re-Creation SLA025J1

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1968 Diver’s Re-Creation SLA025J1

Post by koimaster » February 11th 2021, 10:34pm

In 1968, three years after the brand’s first dive watch was released (the 62MAS or Reference 6217-800x with 150-meter water resistance), Seiko’s engineers managed to raise the bar with a Hi-Beat divers’ watch with 300-meter water resistance (Reference 6159-700x). This model was not only the first Japanese dive watch to be equipped with a 10-beat high-precision automatic caliber (6159A), it also featured – like its predecessor from 1967 (Reference 6215-7000) – a case design with a one-piece structure, a screw-down crown at 4 o’clock and a rotating (albeit bidirectional) bezel. Fifty years later, Seiko decided to finally bring back one of its most sought-after dive-watch designs in a limited edition of 1,500 pieces. Another watch with similar roots, however, has already been around during the last 18 years and has built up quite a following.

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Post by jason_recliner » February 11th 2021, 11:29pm

Fuck me dead that is nice. How fucking hot is that caseback? Well out of my league at the moment but it's the first mechanical watch I've truly lusted after in a long time. Maybe one day...
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Re: 1968 Diver’s Re-Creation SLA025J1

Post by bedlam » February 12th 2021, 4:43am

Yeah, that's boner inducing :-)
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Post by Watch Noob » February 12th 2021, 5:58am

Beautiful Diver for certain. Maybe it's me but I can't equate Seiko with $2000, let's alone $5400. If I'm going to spend that kind of money, it's not going to be on a Seiko.
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Re: 1968 Diver’s Re-Creation SLA025J1

Post by biglove » February 13th 2021, 12:45pm

These could be far more reasonably priced if Seiko would stop all their LE bullshit.

Have no issue paying for a well made watch but seeing the price increase just because of pre-planned low production numbers, that’s some bullshit.
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