Seikos history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892 Seikosha was established making wall clocks. 1895 saw the production of their first pocket watch. 1913 saw the launch of their first wristwatch, the Laurel. In 1924 the first Seiko was manufactured. Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments Inc.) was established in 1937. Seiko was listed on the Tokyo stock exchange in 1949. The Suwa factory became independent and formed Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Epson Corporation in 1959). In 1956 Seiko launched Marvel as their first true in-house-made watch; they continued to make this watch until 1959. Japan’s first chronograph watch was introduced for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics; it was called the Seiko Crown Chronograph monopusher. Not stopping there Seiko launched Japan's first true divers watch the Seiko Diver’s 150M fitted with the automatic Caliber 6217 which later was given the nickname “62MAS” by collectors. The company name was changed to the Seiko Corporation in 1990. Innovation at Seiko continues today with GPS Solar watches.
The 2006 Seiko Divers SKX171 heritage can be traced back to the earliest Seiko divers such as the coveted 62MAS. First launched in 1996 it attained ISO 6425 Certification for diving with a 200m water resistance. The curvaceous 42mm stainless steel case fits the wrist comfortably. The flowing sides are brushed with the lug tops expertly brushed. The bezel is unidirectional with a satisfying click. The bezel has a triangle with lume pip sitting at 12 o’clock, baton, and deeply engraved numerals indicating the minutes, nicely painted in black in contrast to the steel bezel. The large screw-down unsigned crown at 4 o’clock is protected by guards. Seiko’s flat Hardlex crystal protects a black matt dial, circular markers indicate the hours painted in LumiBrite luminescence for a bright pale blue shine. The hands are both syringe and arrow again coated in the same LumiBrite. Its second hand has a lumed Lollipop counterbalance. A day-date sits at 3 o’clock black with white numerals making reading the date a breeze. On the back, we have the screw-down case back with the Seiko Tsunami wave embossed on it. Inside is the Seiko Automatic 7S26, 21 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour, a true and tested workhorse with its magic lever system enabling the rotor to wind the watch in both directions. The watch comes fitted on its Seiko 22mm black rubber strap and also comes with its Seiko papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Seiko black 22mm rubber strap. The watch is from Circa. 2006 and is sold in worn but fair condition as you can see, almost like-new condition. The watch comes with our 12-Month Warranty.