Falling In Love Again, What Am I To Do?

Never wanted to, I can’t help it. I mentioned this one to Renfield the other day, but I feel like it’s worth a post. Behold, the Seiko SLA033J1, a gorgeous reissue limited to 2,500 pieces. (The bastards.) It’s always a bad sign when the company’s own website won’t tell you how much the damn thing costs. But I did a little research, and this watch will set you back about $4,000.00. (EDIT: $4,250.00, to be exact.)

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.

For comparison, here’s the original, the Seiko 6105-8110 …

And as worn by Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now

Caliber Number

Movement Type
Automatic with manual winding capacity

+15 to -10 seconds per day

Approx. 50 hours

Case Material
Stainless steel (super hard coating) with stainless steel bezel

Glass Material
Dual-curved sapphire

Glass Coating
Anti-reflective coating on inner surface

Lumibrite on hands and indexs

Band Material

Other Details
Water Resistance
200m / 660ft diver’s

Magnetic Reluctance

Case Size
Thickness: 13 ㎜
Diameter: 45 ㎜
Length: 49.7 ㎜
Other specifications
Screw case back
Screw-down crown
Serial number engraved on the case back
Unidirectional rotating bezel

Other Features
26 jewels
Date display
Stop second hand function

7 Replies to “Falling In Love Again, What Am I To Do?”

  1. Well damn, I’d just budgeted $4250 for a new watch, but 45mm is just too big for my sissy wrists. Cool watch.

  2. That model-building guy from the previous post looks pretty resourceful. I bet he could build you one out of the sheet styrenes and lumibrites for like $380.

  3. UPDATE: So there’s a British guy on eBay who makes modded versions every so often, usually sells two at a time. He has a 100% rating based on 302 reviews, offers 30-day returns and a 12-month warranty. The watches go for about $280.00 – and they go fast.

    Anyway, I just bought one.

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