Movement : Automatic Seiko Cal. 6R35
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : July 2023
Case Size : 40.5mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 47.5mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : Manufacturers Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 2023 Seiko Glacier 'Save The Ocean' 1965 Re-Interpretation SPB297J1, as part of the Save the Ocean collection, Seiko donated part of the original sale to the PADI Aware Foundation’s Marine Debris programme, the world's largest Ocean clean-up scheme. With a 40.5mm stainless steel case that 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 47.5mm and a thickness of 13mm 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, and the unidirectional bezel has a striking 60-minute blue insert coated in a hardened material. A flat sapphire crystal sits above the vertical patterned blue dial, which is inspired by the glacier ice of the Antarctic. An outer minute track with blue accents adds a pop of colour, applied batons filled with LumiBrite mark the hours. At 3 o’clock a framed date window. Broad sword hands with LumiBrite infill are complemented by a steel sweeping second hand. Text is precisely printed at 12 o’clock “Seiko” and at 6 o’clock Prospex logo and “Automatic Divers 200m” are printed underneath. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Seiko Tsunami in the centre, 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 surfaces complete with a Seiko three-fold clasp and dive extension and comes with its Seiko presentation box and papers.
The SPB line of watches by Seiko has quickly become a favourite among collectors, myself included, and this specific reference SPB297J1 I owned for a brief while too! The dial is the best yet in my opinion and the contrast against the matte bezel is perfection, the size on the wrist works great on my 7inch wrist and would comfortably fit those with smaller or larger wrists equally! Don't hesitate on this one if you are interested, well worth every penny.
Seiko's history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892 Seikosha was established to make wall clocks, and 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 Calibre 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.