Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko box and Seiko paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Seiko bracelet with a signed Seiko clasp. Inside the box is an unworn Seiko rubber strap. The watch is from August 2018 and is sold in unworn condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-month warranty.
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 mono-pusher. 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.
Here we have a 2018 Unworn Seiko Prospex SLA019J1 Limited Edition of 1968 pieces. Made to celebrate the anniversary of the 1968 Seiko hi-beat dive watch. The 44mm stainless steel case curves over your wrist with bevel-edged lugs. A lug to lug length of 50mm and a case thickness of 15mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. Polished edges and brushed surfaces transition with crisp lines. The case is treated to Seiko's Dia-Shield, hardening, a super-hard, scratch-resistant coating. At 4 o’clock a signed screw-down crown. A 120-click unidirectional dive bezel with a green ceramic insert has deep knurling for increased grip. A slightly domed sapphire crystal AR coated on the inside sits above a sunburst green dial. Large applied disc and baton indexes are coated in Seiko LumiBrite for a bright luminance when fully charged. At 3 o’clock a date window. Broad baton hands have LumiBrite infill. The second hand has a counterweight filled with LumiBrite. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Seiko Tsunami in the center. Inside an Automatic Seiko Cal. 8L35, 26 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. Based on the Grand Seiko caliber 9S55 assembled by hand at Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio in Morioka. The watch comes fitted on a Seiko 20mm stainless steel bracelet with solid end links, a pin, a signed clasp, and a dive extension. Inside the box is an unworn Seiko rubber strap and comes with a complete Seiko presentation box and papers.