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Baselworld 2019: Seiko Brings Back the Legendary 6105 Diver With the Ref. SLA033

Baselworld 2019: Seiko Brings Back the Legendary 6105 Diver With the Ref. SLA033


The Seiko Ref. 6105-811X is a jumper that needs no presentation, particularly if you’re a Seiko fan. It is quickly unmistakable with its extraordinary case that includes a crown monitor at four o’clock, and it’s an exceptionally pursued watch among vintage authority circles ( you can find out about the first 6105-811X here ). As of late, its star has developed past gatherer communities, and it’s become progressively notable in the standard watch world, as well. With the new achievement of neo-vintage reissues dependent on the 6309 , 62MAS , and the 6159 , it is nothing unexpected at all that Seiko has at long last decided to re-make their most notable jump watch — presenting the restricted version SLA033 diver.

Seiko Ref. SLA033

Dial: Black Dimensions: 45mm wide x 13mm thick Crystal: Dual bended sapphire with AR Water resistance: 200 meters Crown: Screw down Movement: Caliber 8L35 Strap: Two-piece silicone, waffle style Limited Edition: 2,500 units Price: $4,250

When I initial read through Seiko’s press materials, they referenced that the SLA033 is “slightly larger” than the 6105, and my heart sank. Be that as it may, it genuinely is just slightly bigger, coming in at 45 millimeters wide where the first is 44 millimeters, so no biggie there — whew!

There are other critical updates. The first gem was Seiko’s exclusive Hardlex mineral glass, which has been changed to a double bended sapphire with hostile to intelligent covering. The greatest redesign, be that as it may, is the crown. The first had the cool, at the end of the day semi utilitarian, turn-and-“lock” framework, while the SLA033 highlights a more dependable screw-down crown and with it a 200-meter water opposition rating. The watch is controlled by Seiko’s type 8L35, basically an undecorated and unregulated Grand Seiko development that is found in numerous other top of the line jumpers like the SLA017 and SBDX017.

As envisioned and astonishing as the SLA033 is, it will lamentably be far off for most Seiko fans. This is a restricted release of only 2,500 pieces, and the MSRP is $4,250. This is in accordance with the other ongoing legacy releases and shouldn’t come as a very remarkable amazement, however it will in any case be baffling to numerous as the value point is genuinely high. All things considered, you will get what you pay for in this occurrence. There are some decent contacts that will accompany the excessive cost tag, including mirror-finish Zaratsu cleaning on the bezel edge, and the way that the watch will be hand-amassed in Seiko’s incredible Shizukuishi Watch Studio in northern Japan. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, notwithstanding the exorbitant cost this is a watch that will be gobbled up by Seiko fans worldwide and I anticipate that it should sell out rapidly, and it makes certain to be a top-pick from this year’s show. Seiko