Rather than so-called desk divers, which may look and work like a dive watch but have probably never been deeper than a hot tub, Seiko dive watches are constructed for actual scuba diving by adhering to the ISO standard. Plus, with a range of price points, there really is a Seiko diver for just about everyone. These top tool watches have without a doubt earned a cult following—but how did they get here?
As the trend for vintage-inspired watches consolidates, brands continue to dig into their archives to find inspiration and breathe new life into past glories. Ready to travel back in time to the golden age of dive watches? Yes, that means the s Here are the top five vintage-inspired dive watches of
When you are talking about vintage divers there are certain names that regularly come up. Rolex, Panerai, Omega, to name just a few of the common Swiss brands in regards to these vintage watches. Here is a brief look at the first dozen years of Seiko diver development.
Our admiration for Seiko is pretty transparent — from its new releases that we anticipate each March at Basel to our many in-depth articles on classic references and a recent look on affordable vintage here — we find that the brand from Japan has so much to offer. Some of our chosen models are extremely familiar and have been covered while some are less known, but still significant. A list of top Vintage Seiko watches absolutely has to include the Seiko Robert-Jan sourced one last year and we think Gerard is trawling the market as well — this is one contagious watch!
What is the history behind this timepiece? Everything started with a letter from a professional diver in Hiroshima prefecture of Japan. The diver explained that in depths greater than meters, when using a diving capsule and saturation diving techniques, most watches get damaged.
As with many of the vintage Seiko models, the last digit of the reference number denotes the original market that the watch was intended for. The was designated for the North American market, and the was for the Japanese Domestic market and the rest of the world. It should be noted that from to Seiko produced thea cousin to the
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SinceSeiko has been manufacturing dive watches, and countless fantastic models have been released over the course of the last half-century. A number of variations were manufactured during its twelve-year production run, which further adds to the excitement and pursuit for collectors. For example, watches were exclusively produced for the Japanese domestic market, and received different movements that had Kanji day wheels, and the addition of a hack-seconds feature.