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A tribute to Seiko’s First Sports watch
Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretations
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Seiko
Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretations
A tribute to Seiko’s First Sports watch
Dial

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$750.00
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In 1959 Seiko set out to create a watch meant for adventure. The result was the “Seiko Laurel Alpinist” which is regarded as the brand’s first true sports watch, featuring various innovations like a screwed case back to prevent dust, dirt, and sand from getting into the movement. In 2021 Seiko paid tribute to this watch for their 150th anniversary with a series of modern sports watches inspired by the original’s unique design.

Featuring a 38mm case with 200m of water resistance, the new Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation balances elegance and vintage style, with sporty specs and ruggedness. Beveled edges and a mix of brushed and polished surfaces give the Alpinist a refined look, while a sapphire crystal with internal anti-reflective coating and screw-down crown keeps it tough. The dials are pure class with applied markers, featuring distinctive “mountain” shaped markers at cardinal points, sunburst finish, and a subtly contrasting ring around their centers.

Powering the Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretations is Seiko’s 6R35 automatic movement. A reliable workhorse movement, the 6R35 features 24-jewels, date, hacking seconds, hand-winding, a 70-hour power reserve, and a frequency of 21,600 bph. The 70-hour power reserve is a standout feature, allowing the watch to be off-wrist for a couple of days without stopping.

 

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  • Case: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Sunray Cream
  • Movement: Seiko 6R35
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Complications: Date
  • Lens: Sapphire
  • Strap: Steel Bracelet
  • Water Res.: 200M
  • Diameter: 38mm
  • Length: 46.2mm
  • Thickness: 12.9mm
  • Lug Width: 19mm

Seiko Watches ship to the USA only.

  • Case: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Sunray Gray
  • Movement: Seiko 6R35
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Complications: Date
  • Lens: Sapphire
  • Strap: Steel Bracelet
  • Water Res.: 200M
  • Diameter: 38mm
  • Length: 46.2mm
  • Thickness: 12.9mm
  • Lug Width: 19mm

Seiko Watches ship to the USA only.

  • Case: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Sunray Green
  • Movement: Seiko 6R35
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Complications: Date
  • Lens: Sapphire
  • Strap: Black Leather 
  • Water Res.: 200M
  • Diameter: 38mm
  • Length: 46.2mm
  • Thickness: 12.9mm
  • Lug Width: 19mm
About Seiko

Founded in 1881, Seiko began as a humble jewelry and clock store and has since grown into the watchmaking juggernaut that it is today. If the technology for a watch they wanted to make didn’t exist, Seiko made it happen under their own roof. Since Seiko is vertically integrated, they can customize nearly any part of their watches to their own design and specs in house. From the first true dive watch, to one of the first automatic chronographs, and completely new ways of powering a watch like Spring Drive, Seiko’s list of horological achievements is lengthy. They’ve done everything all the way down to creating their own lab-grown and regulated quartz crystals for timekeeping.