Seiko Prospex Automatic 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation 2021 SPB243 SPB243J1 SBDC147

Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Automatic Modern Re-Interpretation 2021 SPB243 (SBDC147)

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Seiko Prospex Automatic 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation Automatic

(JDM Version: SBDC147)

In 2021, Seiko is offering a high-performance exploration-ready series featuring their reliable 6R35 caliber, the 2021 Alpinist. These 2021 Alpinist series include three models, the pearl dial SPB241J1, the grey dial SPB243J1, and the leather strap emerald dial SPB245J1.

This series of Alpinists is a salute to its ancestor, the first Alpinist created in 1959 - the Seiko Laurel Alpinist. For those who might not aware, the Alpinist is a watch designed specifically by Seiko for "Yama-Otoko", literally meaning the "Mountain-Man". At that time, the diver's watch was dominating the market, there is no watchmaker specifically design a watch for mountain use.

These Modern Re-Interpretation Alpinists featured the distinctive elements of the 1959 Alpinist, it used the same striking and very bold large triangular markers at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock on the dial. It carries a totally vintage look.

SPB243 Specification:

Caliber: 6R35
Automatic with manual winding capacity
Accuracy +25 to -15 seconds per day
Jewel: 24

Case Material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Curved sapphire crystal
Crystal Coating: Anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
LumiBrite: Lumibrite on hands and indexes
Three-fold clasp with push-button release
Case Size: Diameter 38mm, Thickness 12.9mm, Length 46.2mm

Other Details
Water Resistance 20 bar
Screw case back
Screw-down crown
See-through case back
Date display
Stop second-hand function

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