seiko revives world first quartz diver watch 1978
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seiko revives world first quartz diver watch 1978
Seiko
seiko revives world first quartz diver watch 1978
Seiko
seiko revives world first quartz diver watch 1978
Seiko
seiko revives world first quartz diver watch 1978
Seiko
seiko revives world first quartz diver watch 1978
Seiko
seiko revives world first quartz diver watch 1978
Seiko

Japanese watchmaker Seiko has just unveiled a new iteration of the world’s first quartz-powered diver’s watch, the 1978 Professional Diver’s 600m, which upgraded the original titanium-encased model from 1975 with a 7549 caliber movement.

The OG timepiece was the result of a request from a Hiroshima diver who complained that no watch could survive his plunges of up to 300 meters. When tested in 1983, the Professional Diver’s 600m survived a dive to 1,062 meters below sea level after being strapped to a submarine, well over the 600 meters indicated by the name.

This updated model upgrades both the tech and design with modern elements, with its 1,000-meter water resistance now etched on the watch face. The caliber has been changed to a 7C46 to complement other enhancements, such as a zirconia ceramic outer protection case (replacing the original titanium), LumiBrite-coated indicators, and a high-strength silicone strap. The watch’s luxe black and matte gold finish is a recreation of the original.

Only 1,978 units of the timepiece have been made and it’s expected to drop this September. Head over to Seiko for more information.

Senior Staff Writer
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