SEIKO Prospex Diver’s 1968 SPB185J1 & SPB187J1

30/11/2020 5:00 pm
SEIKO Prospex Diver’s 1968 SPB185J1 & SPB187J1

Here are a couple of new Prospex refs. based on the famous Diver’s 1968. Ref. SPB185J1 / JDM ref. SBDC125 and SPB187J1 / JDM ref. SBDC127 take their design cues from one of Seiko’s earliest dive watches, the Diver’s 300M which debuted in surprise, surprise – in 1968.

If you’re after something that more closely resembles that watch, look no further than the Diver’s RE-CREATION

Otherwise here’s one of many spiritual successors or modern interpretations of the iconic OG model from 1968.

Presented as a pair; SPB185J1 with its steel bezel and black dial, and SPB187J1 with its black bezel and sunray blue dial, the watches are powered by Seiko’s Cal. 6R35 automatic movement which has an accuracy of +25 to -15 seconds per day. While the historic model boasts 100 meters more water-resistance than these modern watches do with their 200m rating; something that they do have that truly trumps their ancestors is their DiaShield hardened Steel cases and Sapphire crystals. Those cases btw measure 42mm in diameter by 12.5mm thick, with lug-to-lug measurements of 48.8mm. The dials are with Seiko Lumibrite hours and hands while the crystals are with inner anti-reflective treatment.

The Seiko Prospex Divers 1968 SPB185J1 & SPB187J1 have an MSRP in Japan of 143,000 JPY (incl. tax) / approx. 1’400USD. The watches are available, worldwide as of today Dec. 1st 2020. 

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