Seiko Prospex ‘1965 Diver’s Recreation’ Automatic Grey
The case of this Seiko Prospex Automatic SPB143J1 measures in at 40.5mm and it consists of super hard coated stainless steel material, which provides the watch with unparalleled durability and scratch resistance. The circular bushed design allows the bezel to take center stage. The black and silver design echoes the original design of 1965 model. The knurled edges of the bezel allow the wearer to easily rotate the unidirectional bezel. The position of the screw down crown at 3 o’clock also remains true to the original design of the 62MAS. The double domed sapphire crystal glass offers both durability and legibility, as it has been finished with an anti-reflective coating. On the flip side, there is a screw down case back which allows for greater protection against water.
This modern reinterpretation of Seiko’s first professional orientated dive watch offers greater visibility through a lightly brushed minimalistic grey design. Seiko’s peerless level of craftsmanship is present through the rectangular markers, which stand out against the grey dial due to their polished finish, which glistens playfully in the light. Each marker has been filled with Lumibrite, which allows for readability in areas of low light. The baton-shaped hands are filled with the same luminous material for the majority of their length, and are ever-so-slightly pointed at the tip. A subdued, frameless, date window replaces the 3 o’clock marker and remains true to the minimalistic motif of the dial. Finally, the Seiko logo is proudly sat beneath the 12 o’clock mark.
The brushed stainless steel oyster style bracelet bestows the watch with a robust feel, that is sure to ensure longevity and reliability. It features an easy to use three-fold clasp with secure lock and a push button release with an extender. The Seiko logo is present on the clasp too.
6R35 caliber automatic movement powers this timepiece, it also offers hacking and hand winding. Hacking is a function where the second hand stops once the crown is pulled out, allowing for precise timing once the crown is pushed in. The movement allows for a hand winding feature which by turning the crown, gives power to the watch. This 24 jewel movement offers an astounding 70 hour power reserve, as well as an accuracy of +25 to -15 seconds per day. Also, it has a water resistance of 200 metres.