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).
This 2021 Seiko Prospex 140th Anniversary "62MAS" SPB213J1 celebrates Seiko 140th Anniversary and is a modern reinterpretation of their very first dive watch, the 62MAS. Limited to 6000 pieces. The 40mm stainless steel case curves in all the right places. Coated in DiaShield, a Seiko proprietary material, gives the watch resilience to scratches and scuffs. The drilled lugs have a lug to lug length of 47mm and a thickness of 13.5mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. Satin brushed and polished shoulders transition with crisp lines. On the right side is a screw-down crown. The unidirectional bezel has a striking 60-minute blue insert coated in a hardened material. A flat sapphire crystal sits above the white dial. An outer minute track with blue accents adds a pop of colour. Applied pillows of LumiBrite mark the hours. At 3 o’clock a framed date window. Broad sword hands with LumiBrite infill are complemented by a blue sweeping second hand. Text is precisely printed. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Seiko Tsunami in the center. Inside an Automatic Seiko 6R35, 24 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its original Seiko 20mm stainless steel bracelet with brushed and polished surfaces complete with a Seiko three-fold clasp and dive extension and comes with its Seiko presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Seiko bracelet with all links provided. The watch is from July 2021 and is sold in worn but fair condition as you can see, likely worn a handful of times at most. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer Warranty.