Seiko Prospex SPB051J1 and SPB053J1: 1965 Diver’s Watch Modern Re-interpretation

With the Modern Re-interpretation, Seiko pays homage to Seiko’s 1965 diver’s watch. Launched along with the Seiko First Diver’s Re-creation (reference SLA017J1) watch, these new Prospex timepieces (SPB051J1 and SPB053J1) echo the design of the 1965 original. Made according to modern standards, they also meet Seiko’s stringent standards for diver’s watches.

Seiko 1965 Diver’s Watch Modern Re-interpretation

Both models come with super-hard coated stainless steel cases and unidirectional diving bezels. SPB051J1 (SBDC051*) has a black dial and matching bezel insert. SPB053J1 (SBDC053*) features a blue dial and matching bezel insert.

Seiko Prospex SPB051J1
Seiko Prospex SPB051J1

They come with wider hands with long-lasting Lumibrite so as to be highly legible even in dark water. The water resistance has been increased to 200 meters. AR coated sapphire crystal glass has been used for greater strength and durability.

Seiko Prospex SPB053J1
Seiko Prospex SPB053J1

The 42.6mm diameter case with the Zaratsu polished line on the sides adds a touch of contemporary refinement. Both models utilize the Seiko 6R15 Automatic movement rated for a 50-hour power reserve.

Seiko 1965 Diver’s Watch Modern Re-interpretation with stainless steel bracelet

The Seiko Prospex SPB051J1 model comes with a stainless steel bracelet, whereas SPB053J1 features a highly durable and comfortable accordion-style silicone wristband.

The accordion strap was invented by Seiko in 1975 as a solution to the problem of the expansion and contraction of a diver’s wrist at different depths.

The new Seiko 1965 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation watches will be released in November, 2017.

Technical details

Model: Seiko 1965 Diver’s Watch Modern Re-interpretation
Collection: Prospex

SPB051J1/ SBDC051*: Steel case and bracelet, black dial, black bezel-insert
SPB053J1/ SBDC053*: Steel case, blue dial, blue bezel-insert, silicone strap

* Corresponding JDM reference numbers

Caliber 6R15 Automatic
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Number of jewels: 23 jewels

Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Diameter: 42.6mm
Thickness: 13.8mm
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw case back
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Stainless steel bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock and extender (SPB051)
Silicone strap (SPB053)

Retail Price
Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: 1,100 Euros (SPB051) / 900 Euros (SPB053)