Two of Seiko’s hottest new dive watch releases for 2018 are inspired by a dive watch (Ref. 6159) the company made in 1968.

The first, Prospex SPB077/SBDC061 is in stainless steel with a black bezel, black dial, and a steel bracelet with a super hard coating designed to resist scratches. The second, Prospex SPB079/SBDC063 is in stainless steel with a blue bezel, black dial, and a black rubber accordion strap.

Seiko SPB077 and SPB079 dive watches

The watch measures 44 mm x 13.1 mm and has a screw-down crown (located at 4 o’clock like with the Seiko Turtle), a screw case back, and is water-resistant to 200 meters.

Both versions are powered by Seiko automatic caliber 6R15 which beats at 3Hz (21,600 vph), has 23 jewels, and has a 50-hours power reserve.

Retail is $850 (SPB079) and $1,050 (SPB077).

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