Seiko Diver 55th Anniversary – SLA041J1

Here’s another commemorative Seiko Prospex model for the 55th Anniversary of Seiko dive watches. This watch is powered by the 8L35 movement and is limited to 1100 pieces. It is modelled after the 1975 Seiko 600m shrouded diver which is the world’s first dive watch with a titanium case. This re-issue model has an increased anti-magnetism rating of 40,000a/m.

Below are my views on this watch.

Movement – A more appropriate movement for this watch would be the 8L55 Hi-beat movement since the original 6159 movement from 1975 is a hi-beat movement. Not sure why they went with the 8L35.

Dial – The red text is not really necessary since this is a re-issue and should stay true to the original where possible. Those text should be printed on the caseback instead.

Below are some pictures of the SLA041J1.

SLA041J1 featured in this post is provided by K2.

845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex, #03-K1.
Singapore 400845.
Tel: 6746 0270

Text and pictures by Yeoman
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