Let’s take a look at the Seiko recreation of the classic, the first professional dive watch 1965 Seiko 62Mas ref.6217 with an updated and modern design. It’s name: Seiko Prospex Diver SLA017.
Water resistance has been upgraded from the 150m of the original, to 200m.
At the back of the case, there is a serial number limited edition of 2000 pieces, and also the classic vintage Seiko Dolphin logo.
The Seiko Prospex Diver SLA017 and the 62Mas share the exact same shape with a mono-bloc design. On the other hand, the same faithfulness can be observed in the bezel. The insert remains identical to the original 62Mas, with a 60-minute scale and graduations for (almost) every minute.
For the movement part, the Seiko Prospex Diver SLA017 will also feature the 8L35 movement, it is a 26 jewel, 28,800bph, self-winding mechanism with approximately 50 hours of power reserve, a less highly-finished version of a Grand Seiko caliber.
Specifications of the Seiko Prospex Diver SLA017
- Case: 39.9mm diameter x 14.1mm thickness – Stainless steel with circular brushing – unidirectional diving bezel – domed sapphire crystal on the dial side, steel back – 200m water resistance
- Movement: calibre 8L35, in-house – adjusted to -10/+15 sec/day – automatic with central rotor – 4Hz frequency – 50h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, date
- Strap: black silicon strap AND steel bracelet with folding clasp
- Reference: SLA017
- Availability: 2,000 pieces – in stores in July 2017
For more on the The Seiko Prospex Diver SLA017 Limited Edition click here
The Seiko SLA017 comes supplied with a Seiko retro waffle style silicone strap. Let’s take a look how we present this watch with MiLTAT 19mm watch bracelets!
[on Left] 19mm Super Oyster Watch Band Straight End, PVD Black, Solid Submariner Clasp
[on SLA017] 19mm Super Oyster watch band Straight End Lug, Chamfer Clasp with Button [SS192019B023-XX]
19mm Ploprof 316 Reform Stainless Steel “SHARK” Mesh Watch Band, Submariner Diver Clasp, Brushed [DA192005B005B-XX]
19mm Ploprof 316 Reform Stainless Steel “SHARK” Mesh Watch Band, Button Chamfer Clasp, P [DA192019B005P-XX]
On the wrist, in terms of the wearability, Seiko Prospex Diver SLA017 has some vintage flair and feels modern, with a reasonable size. It is extremely delightful.
19mm Ploprof 316 Reform Stainless Steel “SHARK” Mesh Watch Band, Button Chamfer Clasp, D [DA192019B005BBK-XX]
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