The 1970 Diver’s
Introduced in 1965, Seiko’s innovative diver’s watch has been chosen by divers and adventurers globally.
Seiko’s diving watch has become a global standard as a result over 50 years of innovation.
The 1970 launch model, which boasts strong popularity in its history, will be reinstated.
It is resurrected by modern state-of-the-art technology and design interpretation.
The uniqueness of the design of the 1970 stemmed largely from the way that the crown, moved to the 4 o’clock position, was protected by the extension of the case around it. The design turned out to be as memorable as it was functional and this 150 meter water resistant diver’s watch rapidly found favor among those who needed a watch of exceptional strength. It was worn by the Japanese adventurer, Naomi Uemura, when he did a solo dog-sled run from Greenland to Alaska, a journey of 12,000 kilometers that took eighteen months.
Born in 1941 in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture. After entering Meiji University in 1960, he joined the alpine club and began his career as an adventurer. In 1970, he climbed Everest for the first time as a Japanese citizen and became the world‘s first top mountain climber in the five continents by climbing McKinley in same year. From 1974 to 1976, he ran 12,000 kilometers of the Arctic region with dog-sledge alone. In 1978, he reached the Arctic Point with dog-only dogs, and ran through the 3,000 kilometers of Greenland and the front line of the world’s adventurers. However, after he achieved the world‘s first great achievement with the winter championship of McKinley alone, which was challenged in 1984, he finally ceased to communicate the success of climbing the summit. In the same year, Japan was awarded the Fourth National Honor Prize, and the fact that only one person in a harsh natural environment continued to challenge human potential and the warm and humane personality still attracts many people.
The watch used by Naomi Uemura
on his 18 month Arctic journey
The new Prospex re-creation of this 1970 diver’s watch is slightly larger than the original but faithful in every other respect to its design.
The case was given a wide, flowing design purely to protect the crown at the 4 o’clock position.
It incorporates caliber 8L35 which was specially designed for use in diver’s watches. The case has a super-hard coating and a dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and is 200 meter water resistant. The upper surface of the bezel rim is Zaratsu polished to a perfect mirror finish.
＊ In an actual product, the case back direction might be different from the photograph.
The case back has been given the same horseshoe shaped marking as the unique model, there is a unique charm of the reprint model.
150m Diver’s watch
The 1970 Diver’s Re-creation Limited Edition
|Dual curved hardlex||Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating|
|Stainless steel||Stainless steel case with super-hard coating|
|Soft PVC||High strength silicone strap|
|150m diver’s||200m diver’s|
Limited edition of 2,500