LIMITED to 5,500 PCS
The year 2020 marks the 55th anniversary of the Seiko’s first dive watch launched in 1965. To commemorate the occasion, the brand introduced three limited edition Prospex watches in March this year, and now, the celebrations continue further with the introduction of the new SPB183J1.
The SPB183J1 pays homage to the popular Seiko 6105 from 1970. And like the SLA043J1, this is not the first watch to do so. A short while back, Seiko released the “Captain Willard” references SBDC109 and SPB151J1 as a tribute to the 6105, and the SPB183J1 can be considered as a new variation of those references. The most striking design element on this new watch, like its vintage inspiration, is the bold asymmetrical cushion style case. Made using stainless steel, the case measures 42.7mm in diameter and features a prominent bulge on the right that acts as a crown guard for the threaded unsigned crown and gives the watch a distinctive identity. There is a curved sapphire crystal along with a blue dive time bezel on the front, whereas the case back has been kept closed to ensure 200 meters of water resistance.