Seiko Prospex Diver 200m SPB077 – Half Modern, Half Vintage, Totally Cool

By rolex
June 10, 2021
4 min read

If you’re acquainted with Seiko, at that point you definitely realize the Japanese company appeared a vintage re-issue of its 1968 Automatic Diver 300m Reference 6159-7001 this year as the Seiko Prospex Diver 300m Hi-Beat SLA025. That model, nonetheless, is restricted to only 1,500 pieces worldwide and is evaluated at EUR 5,500, so not actually a watch for everyone (read all the subtleties here ). This is the second profoundly sought-after vintage re-issue plunge watch from the brand, following the Prospex Diver SLA017  of a year ago. Similarly as with that model, the company is by and by offering two current and accessibly-estimated forms for the more extensive market, the Prospex Diver 200m SPB077 & SPB079 , which we’re getting involved with today.

Everybody realizes that Seiko makes incredible plunge watches, particularly at the value focuses it regularly competes at. The development is strong, the plans are utilitarian and easy to use, and the quality is in every case better compared to you expect for the cash you’re paying. The new Prospex Diver 200m SPB077 & SPB079 models are no exemption and bring significantly more to the table regarding style and ‘cool’ factor on the wrist.

Both models are offered in 44mm width x 13.10mm thick tempered steel cases with a super-hard covering, and unquestionably make their essence felt. Albeit marginally slimmer than the SLA025, you will not fail to remember it’s on your wrist, particularly the SPB077 form which includes a coordinating treated steel arm band with a three-crease fasten, secure lock and extender ( SPB079 is offered on a silicone tie ). That being said, these are authentic plunge watches, with uni-directional pivoting bezels, complete with aluminum embeds with 60-minute jumping scales, screw-down crowns and water-opposition rating to 200m.

The plan of both the case and the dial is vintage-ish yet for certain inconspicuous present day refreshes and especially follows a similar equation as the SPB051 and SPB053 from a year ago. The shape is propelled by the 1968 Diver yet the bezel is marginally more slender and offered in one or the other dark or blue. In like manner, the dial has a vintage feel to it yet again with current changes, like the contemporary hands and textual style, and obviously, the presence of the Prospex logo at 6 o’clock, a sign of Seiko’s advanced divers. It’s a pleasant equilibrium that looks great on the wrist and does barely enough to separate it from your more standard Seiko plunge watches.

Providing the force underneath the screw-down case back is Seiko Caliber 6R15, a programmed development that sways at 21,600 vibrations each hour and offers a sound force save of 50 hours. It’s a dependable development found in various other Seiko plunge watches just as a portion of the brand’s Presage models and is known for its accuracy. It is anything but a hello there beat development like the SLA025, obviously, yet it fits well with the wonderful quality/value proportion that this watch offers.

As I’ve referenced all through, there are two renditions accessible, the SPB077 and SPB079. We invested energy active with the SPB077 model, which offers the coordinating tempered steel wristband. As you can find in the photographs, the nature of development and the general execution of the case and arm band are heavenly. Meticulousness is clear all over and the cleaned and brushed completions make for an appealing watch on the wrist that appears as though it should cost much more than it does. The SPB077 model specifically, with its dark dial and bezel, is wonderful as an ordinary watch that you could comfortably wear to the workplace or the sea shore (in spite of the fact that you may battle to get it under your shirt cuff).

In my book, this is another success for Seiko. Neither one of the models is a restricted version, with the SPB077 evaluated at an entirely sensible EUR 1,100 on the steel arm band, and SPB079 estimated at EUR 900 on a silicon wristband with blue bezel. More subtleties on seikowatches.com .