Introduced in 1965, Seiko’s innovative diver’s watch has been chosen by divers and adventurers globally. Seiko’s diving watch has become a global standard as a result of over 50 years of innovation. The 1970 launch model, which boasts strong popularity in its history, will be reinstated.
The uniqueness of the design of the 1970 version stemmed largely from the way that the crown, moved to the 4 o’clock position, was protected by the extension of the case around it. The design turned out to be as memorable as it was functional and this 150-meter water-resistant diver’s watch rapidly found favour among those who needed a watch of exceptional strength.
This 6105 referenced diver's watch is famous with the nickname "Captain Willard", for this watch was worn by Martin Sheen in the legendary 1979 movie Apocalypse Now.
The new Prospex re-creation of this 1970 diver’s watch SLA033 (SBDX031) is slightly larger than the original but faithful in every other respect to its design. The case was given a wide, flowing design purely to protect the crown at the 4 o’clock position.
The SLA033 incorporates caliber 8L35 which was specially designed for use in diver’s watches. The case has a super-hard coating and a dual-curved sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating and is 200-meter water-resistant. The upper surface of the bezel rim is Zaratsu polished to a perfect mirror finish.
The case back on the SLA033 (SBDX031) has been given the same horseshoe-shaped marking as the unique model, there is a unique charm in the reprint model.
SBDX031 (SLA033) Specifications:
Movement Caliber: 8L35 Movement Type: Automatic with manual winding capacity Accuracy: +15 to -10 seconds per day Power Reserve: Approx. 50 hours 28,800 vibration/hour Antimagnetic
Exterior Case Material: Stainless steel (super hard coating) with stainless steel bezel Case Size: Diameter 45mm, Thickness 13mm Crystal: Dual-curved sapphire Crystal Coating: Anti-reflective coating on the inner surface LumiBrite: Lumibrite on hands and indexes Band Material: Silicone Clasp: Three-fold clasp with secure lock & push button release, solid & slide adjuster
Other Details Water Resistance 200m Screw case back Screw-down crown The serial number engraved on the case back Unidirectional rotating bezel Date display Stop second-hand function 26 Jewels