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    Official Prospex SPB077-SPB079 / SBDC061-SBDC063

    Seiko’s newest 2018 6R15 Prospex Diver is a modern interpretation of the iconic 6159-7001. Sure there’s the Hi Beat SLA025/SBEX007, but at $5,400 it will be out of reach for most Seiko fans.

    The SPB077 & SPB079/ SBDC061-SBDC063 will be $1,050 & $850. I’m sure street price will be 20%-25% lower.

    Some specifications:



    Photos from Hodinkee:

    SPB077






    SPB079











    Hands on review

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/se...pb079-hands-on


    I’m looking forward to see these in the flesh. Like the 051/053, these should be very popular

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    Re: Official Prospex SPB077-SPB079 / SBDC061-SBDC063

    Needs an inner lug curve down like the sumo, then it would be near perfect
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    Re: Official Prospex SPB077-SPB079 / SBDC061-SBDC063

    Love these new divers! I'll definitely be picking one up once they hit familiar dealer sites.
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    Re: Official Prospex SPB077-SPB079 / SBDC061-SBDC063

    In before the inevitable "wish it was 40mm" and "6r15 in a $1000 watch!?" comments. Not bad looking but just looks like they've been a bit lazy with the design to me, considering the similarities to the SPB051/53. Definitely nice to see Seiko making AR sapphires and good bracelets more common though. It would be nice if they'd start using ratcheting diver's extensions on the clasps too, don't think it's too much to ask really.
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    Re: Official Prospex SPB077-SPB079 / SBDC061-SBDC063

    Quote Originally Posted by tsteph12 View Post
    Love these new divers! I'll definitely be picking one up once they hit familiar dealer sites.
    I just got off the phone with Rane @ Time Zone, no release date yet They’ll have more info in June




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    Re: Official Prospex SPB077-SPB079 / SBDC061-SBDC063

    Quote Originally Posted by clyde_frog View Post
    In before the inevitable "wish it was 40mm" and "6r15 in a $1000 watch!?" comments. Personally I think this is really similar to the SRPB51 but not as good looking. Although saying that I don't really love the lug design on either of them.
    Really don’t want this thread to turn into a size / 6R15 debate.
    Does Seiko need to make a mid/ higher end 40mm diver... yes! But this one isn’t it. Trust me, It’s going to be worth every penny/yen



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    Re: Official Prospex SPB077-SPB079 / SBDC061-SBDC063

    Definitely worth it for the solid construction of these which I think have to resemble the larger cousins to feel genuinely re-interpretative (if that’s even a word).

    My only criticism is like the MM300 the crown is not aligned with the 4 o clock index. It bothers me on the 300 but could be forgiven maybe on these. Maybe that’s a part of the re-interpreting.

    Just glad the SLA/SBEX version is faithful to the original 4 o’clock alignment.
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    Re: Official Prospex SPB077-SPB079 / SBDC061-SBDC063

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring-Diver View Post
    Sure there’s the Hi Beat SLA025/SBEX005, but at $5,400 it will be out of reach for most Seiko fans.

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    Slight typo, it's the SBEX007 in Japan.

    EX for EXpensive sums it up though.

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    Re: Official Prospex SPB077-SPB079 / SBDC061-SBDC063

    Quote Originally Posted by clyde_frog View Post
    Not bad looking but just looks like they've been a bit lazy with the design to me, considering the similarities to the SPB051/53. Definitely nice to see Seiko making AR sapphires and good bracelets more common though. It would be nice if they'd start using ratcheting diver's extensions on the clasps too, don't think it's too much to ask really.
    Other than hands, white date wheel & coin edge bezel, they’re totally different IMO. Agree the MM ratcheting clasp should be standard issue. Considering they’re only around $40 at AD’s cost.



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    Re: Official Prospex SPB077-SPB079 / SBDC061-SBDC063

    Quote Originally Posted by zuiko View Post
    Slight typo, it's the SBEX007 in Japan.

    EX for EXpensive sums it up though.
    Thank you

    Fixed it ;)
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