Seiko Diver’s Watch’s first fabric strap model is now available!

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From the full-scale sports watch brand “Seiko Prospex”, an active model with a fabric strap is here for the first time in their 55 year history.

SEIKO Prospex「SBDC143」¥148500/「SBDC141」¥137500

The first two models to feature fabric straps are a modern interpretation of a classic design that can be said to be a milestone in the history of Seiko Divers.

The first one is the “SBDC141”, which is a modern take on the first domestically produced diver’s watch “1965 Mechanical Divers” released in 1965.

The second, the SBDC143 is an arrangement of the “1970 Mechanical Divers”, a diver’s watch with a unique streamlined form that was released in 1970 and was carried by adventurer Naomi Uemura on a 12,000km dog sledding trip in the Arctic Circle.

This is the first fabric strap used by Seiko Divers, which typically requires high performance. What made this possible is a traditional Japanese technique called “seichi”, which is also used for tying kimonos. By knitting with this method, the durability is improved enough to cope with tough diving environments. It is also strong against deterioration due to ultraviolet rays.

In addition, because it is knitted in a bag like shape, there are no rough edges on the end face and it feels good on the skin. In addition, another set of fabric straps of different colors is included, so you can easily change the coloring to suit your mood, clothes, and the occasion. 

The 1965 Mechanical Divers Hyundai Design SBDC141 is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021, and the 1970 Mechanical Divers Hyundai Design SBDC143 is scheduled to be released on July 9.

 

[SPEC]

“SBDC141”

Case: Stainless steel (diamond shield)

Case size: Outer diameter (excluding crown) 40.5 mm x thickness 13.2 mm

Glass: Curved sapphire glass (non-reflective coating on the inner surface)

Strap: polyester

Waterproof performance: 200m Waterproof for air diving

Movement: Mechanical movement Caliber 6R35

 

“SBDC143”

Case: Stainless steel (diamond shield)

Case size: Outer diameter (excluding crown) 42.7 mm x thickness 13.2 mm

Glass: Curved sapphire glass (non-reflective coating on the inner surface)

Strap: polyester

Waterproof performance: 200m Waterproof for air diving

Movement: Mechanical movement Caliber 6R35


■SEIKO tel:0120-061-012 https://www.seikowatches.com/

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