BEAMS JAPANx SEIKO x "Men はつらいよ" (Men's Suffering) jointly re-engraved the first diving watch! This tripartite cooperation between BEAMS JAPAN, SEIKO, and the classic Japanese movie "Men はつらいよ" reproduces the watch worn by the actor Tojiro in the film, and this watch is also the first diving watch launched by SEIKO in 1965. The Seiko Prospex 62MAS, short for "Seiko Professional Diver's 150m Automatic Special," marked a significant milestone in SEIKO's history and laid the foundation for their Prospex line of exceptional diver's watches.
The Seiko Prospex 62MAS, introduced in 1965, was the first-ever diver's watch manufactured by SEIKO. It was designed to meet the demands of professional divers and was equipped with cutting-edge features for its time. The watch's name, 62MAS, stands for its water resistance of 150 meters, which was an impressive achievement back then.
The Prospex 62MAS quickly gained popularity among professional divers and watch enthusiasts, thanks to its robust construction and reliable performance. It featured a 37mm stainless steel case with a crown positioned at 4 o'clock, ensuring enhanced comfort and protection. The rotating bezel, with clear markings, allowed divers to accurately measure elapsed time underwater.
In terms of movement, the Prospex 62MAS housed the automatic caliber 6217, which provided precise timekeeping and excellent reliability. The dial showcased a clean and legible design with large luminous indices and hands for optimal visibility in low-light conditions. The watch also featured a date window at the 3 o'clock position.
The Seiko Prospex 62MAS became an iconic timepiece and set the standard for SEIKO's future diver's watches. It laid the groundwork for the Prospex collection, which is renowned for its durability, functionality, and exceptional performance in challenging environments.
In the collaboration between BEAMS JAPAN, SEIKO, and "Men はつらいよ," the re-engraved watch pays homage to the original 62MAS design. This limited edition timepiece captures the essence of the historic model while incorporating modern enhancements and the unique touches inspired by the film.
The bottom of the watch showcases the dolphin pattern, a signature feature of the 62MAS, paying tribute to its diving heritage. The collaboration watch also proudly displays its "Made in Japan" origin, emphasizing SEIKO's commitment to craftsmanship and quality.
Limited to only 300 pieces worldwide, the BEAMS JAPAN x SEIKO x "Men はつらいよ" replica diving watch SBDX041 is a true collector's item. It combines the timeless appeal of the original 62MAS with the creativity and artistry of the collaborative effort.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this extraordinary Seiko × Beams collaboration, the SBDX041. Stay tuned to WatchOutz.com for updates on the release of the Seiko Prospex Made in Japan Limited Edition, and immerse yourself in the rich history and legacy of the Seiko Prospex 62MAS, the watch that started it all.