2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
Ref: SPB143

2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
2020 Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143
Regular price
Sold
Sale price
£795.00
Unit price
per 

The Watch

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.) established in 1937. Seiko 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).

Our Seiko Prospex Diver SPB143 takes its inspiration from the ref: 6217-8000, commonly known as the 62MAS, launched in 1965. It is Seiko’s first dive watch, which helped to shape all future dive watches. A contemporary 40.5mm tonneau stainless steel case with stubby flat-ended lugs. With the lug to lug length of 47mm and a thickness of 14mm, the watch has excellent wrist presence. On the right side a large screw-down crown. The case is treated to Seiko's Dia-Shield, hardening, a super-hard, scratch-resistant coating. A 120-click unidirectional dive bezel with a black and Dia-Shield-coated stainless steel insert has deep knurling for increased grip. A slightly domed sapphire crystal AR coated on the inside sits above a sunburst grey dial that goes from light grey to black as you rotate your wrist. Large applied baton indexes are coated in Seiko LumiBrite for a bright green when fully charged. At 3 o’clock a date window. Broad baton hands have LumiBrite infill. The second’s hand has a square counterweight filled with LumiBrite. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Seiko Tsunami in the center. Inside an Automatic Seiko Cal. 6R35, 24 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. The 6R35 represents the top of the “R” series movements with both hacking and hand winding and an impressive 70 Hour power reserve. The watch comes fitted on a Seiko 20mm stainless steel bracelet with solid end links, pin, and collar sizing adjustment, a signed clasp, and a dive extension. Comes with a complete Seiko box and papers.

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, all links included. The watch is from September 2020 and is sold in worn condition, but overall great condition as you can see. The watch comes with a Manufacturer's Warranty.

Personal Note


There is no question that "Value" is a word that needs to be used when describing this Seiko reference, when looking on a spec sheet it's hard to believe this is a sub £1000 watch! I guess others agree as this sold before it even landed on the website.

Specification

Reference : SPB143
Movement : Automatic Seiko Cal. 6R35
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : September 2020
Case Size : 40.5mm
Case Thickness : 14mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs :
 20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Service History :
 Manufacturer Warranty