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The Original Seiko Diver ’ s watches from 1965 , 1968 and 1975 .

This model has a titanium one-piece case and an outer case protector like the 1975 original .
Re-creations
The 1965 Diver ’ s Re-creation with a new
Hi-Beat movement inside .
The new 1965 Divers Re-Creation utilizes a new grade of steel .
SEIKO HAS RE-CREATED THREE EARLY SEIKO DIVE MODELS AS THE WATCHMAKER THIS YEAR CELEBRATES THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FIRST DIVE WATCHES . Now in the Prospex collection , the new models , which Seiko announced in March , are faithful to the original designs , though now with modern specifications and execution .
Two of the re-creations , echoing models from 1965 and 1968 , are powered by the high-beat 8L55 movement ; the 1975 re-creation carries Caliber 8L35 . All three have sapphire crystals , and the 1975 re-creation has an increased anti-magnetic resistance of 40,000 a / m thanks to the dial made of pure iron . All three new models also share the same blue-gray dial .
All the straps also pay homage to the originals while being modern in both the material and color . All three watches will be made available as limited editions of 1,100 . The 1965 , 1968 , and 1975 re-creations were slated to be released by August 2020 .
A special commemorative box set with all three watches plus additional black straps is also available . Just 100 sets will be released .
In addition to this limited-edition trilogy , Seiko is launching the 1965 Diver ’ s Watch Modern Re-Creation , an updated steel version of its first diver ’ s watch , as a limited edition of 5,500 . This 200-meter watch features the same 55th anniversary blue-gray dial as seen on the trilogy and comes with both a stainless steel bracelet and a silicone strap . It is powered by Caliber 6R35 ( not the Hi-Beat caliber used in the other 1965 model being released ) that delivers a power reserve of 70 hours . Prices : $ 6,300 ( 1965 Diver ’ s Re-creation ), $ 6,800 ( 1968 Diver ’ s Re-creation ) and $ 4,500 ( 1975 Diver ’ s Re-creation ). The 1965 Diver ’ s Watch Modern Re-Creation : 1,350 euros .
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