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Seiko Prospex | Black Series 1970 “Willard” Re-interpretation | SPB257J1

SPB257J1

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Seiko Prospex Black Series 1970 “Willard” Re-interpretation

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Description

Seiko Prospex Black Series 1970 “Willard” Re-interpretation 2022

This Seiko Prospex Black Series 1970 Re-interpretation is a Limited Edition of just 5,500 pieces. Now in its fourth year of limited edition release, the popular Black Series takes its inspiration from  the mysterious world of night diving. The 2022 Series has its roots in three key moments from Seiko’s diving heritage – 1965, 1968 and 1970. This particular design is a modern version of the 1970 timepiece. View the other 1970 Black Series Limited Edition here.

1970 “Captain Willard”

The 1970 Diver’s timepiece was named ‘Captain Willard’ by fans after Martin Sheen’s character in ‘Apocalypse Now’. Also, Japanese explorer Naomi Uemura wore the original 1970 Diver’s timepiece to climb the highest peaks of each five continents – the first man in the world to do so.

Case, Dial, Strap

Firstly, water resistant to 200 m/660 ft the 42.7mm case is in black stainless steel. Secondly, the black dial has high-visibility hour markers and hands coated in Lumibrite. Also, the minute hand and part of the bezel are orange, the colour of night divers’ lamps. Additionally, a legible minute track is at the extreme edge of the dial. Furthermore, a uni-directional turning bezel surrounds the dial. Moreover, the watch is fitted with Seiko’s first ever original nylon strap for diver’s watches, the ‘SEICHU.” Made in Japan with a traditional texture pattern following the intricate design of Kimono belts, the strap is specifically designed for diving flexibility and durability. Finally, an additional black silicone strap is supplied with the watch.

Equipped with an automatic 6R35 calibre movement, the Seiko Prospex Black Series 1970 “Willard” Re-interpretation is a must for anyone looking for a well-built, practical Diver’s watch. A two year manufacturer’s warranty guarantees peace of mind.

  • Limited Edition of 5,500 pieces
  • Automatic movement calibre 6R35 with manual winding capacity
  • Accuracy: +25 to -15 seconds per day
  • 24 jewels
  • Duration: approx. 70 hours
  • Date function
  • Stop seconds hand function
  • Black stainless steel case (hard coating) with unidirectional turning bezel
  • Case dimensions: 42.7mm diameter, 41.6mm long, 13.2mm deep
  • Weight: 106g
  • Black dial – indexes and hands and bezel with Lumibrite for improved legibility in poor light
  • Polyester strap with black steel hardware
  • Supplied with additional silicone strap
  • Curved sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on inner surface
  • Screw caseback, engraved with LIMITED EDITION and serial number
  • Screw-down crown
  • Water resistant 20 bar (200m)/660ft (diver)
  • Two Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
Additional information
Brand

Seiko Prospex

Gender

Men's

Movement Type

Automatic Mechanical

Features

Limited Edition

Case Shape

Round

Material Type

Black PVD Stainless Steel

Dial Colour

Black

Strap Type

Textile

Strap Colour

Brown

Water Resistance

200m

Reviews
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  1. Miles

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | gbEngland, United Kingdom

    Website was good, easy to find strap with a nice clear photo.
    Delivery was quiet slow but so is everything in the watch industry so overall very happy with product and service.

  2. Diane

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | gbEngland, United Kingdom

    Just the strap I wanted & could choose buckle colour. Came reasonably promptly (there was a public holiday in there!)

  3. Bradley Hanson

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | usMinnesota, United States

    Exactly as described and arrived safely in US

  4. Anonymous

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | gbEngland, United Kingdom

    All good, apart from delivery which was a bit slow.

  5. Graham

    Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link | auVictoria, Australia

    My watch got here safe and sound. It took 2 weeks to get here.

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