Closer Look: At The New Seiko SBDC171 and SBDC173

Date Published
Jul 29, 2022
Gnomon Watches
Watch Review
SponsoredAcme Inc.

Seiko’s heritage is replete with significant watches including the 1965 62MAS (the brand’s pioneer dive watch) as well as the 1968 Hi-Beat Automatic Diver 300m. With Seiko downsizing many of its dive watches over the past couple of years into more ergonomic proportions for everyday wearing, the brand has used these two historical models as vintage benchmarks to create contemporary re-editions.

The new SBDC171 and SBDC173 with vintage design cues that we are introducing today is no exception. This new Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver 200m is not only noteworthy for its design but also its size and proportions as one of the three thinnest Prospex dive watches in the same range. Vintage and compact, this model was inspired by the 1968 6105-8000 Automatic Diver but was downsized for greater comfort.

Seiko Prospex 200M Diver Scuba Automatic White Ref. SBDC171
Seiko Prospex 200M Diver Scuba Automatic Gilt Ref. SBDC173

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