I think Seiko have got this remake wrong.
On release in 1965 the 62mas cost 13,000 yen, so there was no need now to put an 8L35 in it and charge 2.5k. There were other movement choices available to keep it well under 1500, that's assuming it's the movement that decided it's price to begin with.
In 2017 watches and particularly divers are exclusively a luxury status symbol.
Beside, Seiko has literally nothing between the $110 (retail) 6R15 mov.t and this one. Collectors would have felt belittled if it had a 6R. Well done Seiko for making more money with less production and going par with the Swiss and their prices.
I am not raising the whole 6r15 hi-beat argument here because I have no problem with it to begin with and actually like it as a movement.
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