Seiko has unveiled a brand new concept for 2020 in the form of 4 new watches which will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the brands first divers watch. The first 3 watches will be releasing in a trilogy to include a series of reissues all of which will be released on the anniversary of the first dive Seiko watches undertook.
The main Reissues include the 1970’s Tuna 6159, the 1960’s hi beat 6215 as well as the 62 MAS 6217. All will have their original base design including a number of updates including the ever bright steel construction. This is a finish which is completely unique to the brand and a new release for 2020. The historical references included on these watches will celebrate the anniversary and showcase some of the greatest improvements that Seiko has offered in recent years.
The ever bright steel construction stands as one of the best new products on the market in watch design. It includes a corrosive resistant 316 L surgical grade alloy that is used in many watches today and in the majority of construction across the watch. The material is used completely across the bolts, liners, and surfaces of the structure. The goal is to produce a marine watch which is able to resist corrosion like never before. The alloy is 1.7 times higher in its pitting resistance than most types of stainless steel used in dive watch designs today.
The brighter color of the alloy also brings it its name. The Polishing technique that is used with the metal here has also been seen in the sister brand of Grand Seiko watches. The mainline Seiko brand does not often use this style in its watch design however.
The 4th watch in the series is going to be a recreation of the 1965 divers watch. It remains an exclusive edition however. Built in a solid screw down case, this is a watch with an astounding 200M depth and beautiful construction.
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