Hands-On: The Seiko Prospex SPB077 And SPB079
Following in the arrangement they set up a year ago at Baselworld with an advanced and more reasonable turn on their SLA017 “62MAS” reissue, Seiko has dispatched a couple of non-restricted Prospex jumpers that offer a look dependent on that of their vintage reference 6159 (and its cutting edge reissue, the SLA025 ). Working from a fundamental thought like a year ago’s SBP051/53, these new Prospex models are intended to find some middle ground between the freely comparative and restricted version re-issue piece, and the more normal and set up look of a Seiko plunge watch.
While Seiko’s full naming is “The 1968 Automatic Diver’s Modern Re-translation SPB077 and SPB079,” seeing as short breathers are just so since quite a while ago, we should go with SPB077/79. The SPB077 has a dark bezel and a steel wristband, while the SPB079 has a steely blue bezel and comes on a silicone tie. Beside these distinctions, the two renditions are the equivalent. At 44mm wide, 13.1mm thick, and 51mm carry to haul, the SPB077/79 wears similar to a more drawn out adaptation of the much cherished Prospex SRP777 (and its horde forms). The cases are made of hardened steel and highlight screw-down casebacks, instead of the monoblock development of the SLA025 reissue. The thrilling case shape, the tight drags, and the crown at four do extend from the plan of the first reference 6159.
44mm wide yet comfy on wrist, the SPB079 comes on a jump prepared dark silicone strap.
Characterized by its lustrous blue bezel, the SPB079 is a 200m jumper approximately dependent on a Seiko plan from the late 60s.
13.1 mm thick, the SPB077/079 is comparative in thickness to most easygoing Seiko jump watches.
Tucked securely behind a level and hostile to intelligent sapphire precious stone, the dial configuration is likely the most impressive takeoff from the first model. While the essential format for the markers and the date at three o’clock are comparative, the SPB077/79 both manage without the first’s overlaid treatment and utilize a level dark dial. Maybe generally recognizable, similar to a year ago’s 62MAS-propelled SPB051/53, the SPB077/79 utilize an unmistakable handset with a colossal bolt style (mouse pointer?) hour hand, and a sword style minute hand. The seconds hand configuration is additionally unmistakable from the reference material, with the lume on the balance like what you’d find on the SRP77X “Turtle” divers.
The SPB077/79 has a 6159-propelled thrilling case, a crown at four, and a marker plan like the first model.
Being a Prospex, we wouldn’t anticipate finding a very good quality or high-beat development inside; the SPB077/79 utilizations Seiko’s notable 6R15 programmed development. Common to this value point, the 6R15 is a 3 Hz development with a force hold of approximately 50 hours, offering hacking, hand-twisting, and in this application, magnetic security to 4800 A/m. For those simply getting into Seiko, the 6R15 is a stage up over both the passage level and non-handwound 7S26 found in models like the SKX007, and the fresher 4R36 (which offers both hacking and hand-twisting) found in the SRP77X line and numerous other models.
Unlike the monoblock development of the SLA025, the SPB077/79 utilizations a Seiko-standard screw down case back.
At 44mm wide, this is certifiably not a little fake watch prices and, in contrast to the SRP777, the SPB077/79 doesn’t profit by a more limited than-ordinary drag to carry estimation in relation to its case width (the SRP777 is 47.25mm haul to carry versus the SPB077/79’s 51mm). Tried on the elastic lash, the SPB079 wears well and doesn’t feel particularly thick in case you’re accustomed to wearing a Seiko jumper. Like the SPB051/053 preceding it, the hour hand will probably be either an adoration or-scorn plan component for some invested individuals. While I comprehend why Seiko would need to separate this reference from something more similar to an exceptional alternative like a Marine Master, I do discover this handset somewhat striking for my enjoying. All things considered, saw in general, I rather like the vibe of these jumpers and can comprehend why the marginally unusual handset may offer extra engage somebody searching for a change from their trusty SKX.
A rather unobtrusive sprinkle of steel blue on the bezel of the SPB079.
The SPB077 comes as standard with a full steel arm band with a plunge expansion and an overlap over wellbeing clasp.
A welcome passage into Seiko’s more moderate group of fake watch prices the Prospex SPB077 conveys a retail list cost of $1,050 with its full steel arm band, while the blue-highlighted SPB079 on elastic comes in at $850. Pleasantly made, jump prepared, and conveying a mix of Seiko both old and new, the 1968 Automatic Diver’s Modern Re-translation SPB077 and SPB079 are reviving and particular takes on Seiko’s proceeding with tradition of plunge fake watch prices design.
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