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Both watches have visual links to the Ginza district of Tokyo where Seiko founder, Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and repairing clocks and watches in 1881 and where the company remains headquartered to this day.
Both adopt Japan’s ancient Seigaiha (ocean waves) pattern on blue or burgundy colored dials.
Divers flocked to the original thanks to its indestructibility, accuracy and reliability.
They are said to be nearly four times stronger than regular Seiko fabric straps.
For Seiko’s 140th anniversary this year, the full range of sports models is being used as a canvas for fresh ideas, and these ideas become more than the sum of their parts when you see them executed as we have this week across Astron, Presage, Prospex and Seiko 5 Sports.
Japanese watchmaker kicks off the celebration with a slew of Presage dive watches, a fresh Astron and a refined Presage.
There are two mechanical watches in the anniversary Prospex collection based on Seiko’s 1968 diving timekeepers and one solar chronograph.
Design is inspired by the awe and majesty of glacial ice and its ever-changing colors as the sea and skies shift around it.
Seiko’s watchmaking journey has seen its dive watches conquering the highest peaks of Alaska and Asia, the frozen beauty of Antarctica and the deepest oceans of the Pacific Ocean.
Extension of Prospex family builds on the success of Seiko's recently re-introduced dive watches.
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