Seiko Prospex 1965 Revival Diver’s 3-Day 300m

Cove Black Seiko Prospex watch
Cove Black Seiko Prospex 1965 Revival Diver's Watch

Seiko Watches recently launched the Prospex 1965 Revival Diver’s 3-day 300m which comes in three colours and is the latest interpretation of Seiko’s 1965 diver’s watch, Japan’s first-ever diver’s watch.

With increased water resistance, the new timepiece builds on Seiko’s history of durability and practicality.

Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition members wore the original watch between 1966 and 1969 which was known for its reliability, safety and professional specifications, later becoming the standard for adventurers braving the severe conditions of Mount Everest and the North and South Poles.

The 2024 version of the Seiko Prospex has a more sophisticated specification, improved water resistance of 300 metres, which is a first for the Prospex collection’s non-saturation diver’s watches. It also has an improved 72-hour power reserve, as well as being thinner than the previous models. In addition, it is easier to read in poor light thanks to the glow-in-the-dark Lumibrite coating on the hands and indices. The date location has changed from the three o’clock position to the space between four and five o’clock to give the watch a more symmetrical look.

Scuba Blue Seiko Prospex watch
Scuba Blue Seiko Prospex 1965 Revival Diver’s Watch

The new Seiko Prospex is powered by one of Seiko’s latest in-house movements, the Caliber 6R55, which has a power reserve of up to three full days and is the first time that the Caliber 6R55 has appeared in the Prospex collection.

The stainless steel case is more compact with a diameter of 40mm and lug-to-lug length of 46.4mm and features a stainless steel bezel with an aluminium insert. The bezel’s minute markings and numerals are laser-engraved to prevent any wear from long periods of use. The case is fitted to a new stainless steel bracelet with shorter links and a smaller clasp, and also comes with an additional eco-friendly strap made entirely of recycled plastic bottles.

The new Seiko Prospex is available in a choice of three colours: Scuba Blue, Cove Black and a 100th Anniversary Tide Grey Special Edition which has gold-coloured accents intended to evoke the many watchmaking advances that have happened under the Seiko name over the last century.

All three watches will be available at Seiko Boutiques and select retail stores worldwide from June 2024 as well as at, priced from £1,200 to £1,380.

Author Bio:

Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a former member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.

Photographs courtesy of Seiko

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