1967 Seiko 300m diver 6215-7000
Seiko is one of those brands that you either love or hate. Founded in 1892, it is the Japanese star, able to compete with the biggest watch brands, in terms of competition, production and quality. It is one of the few manufacturers to produce cases, movements, glasses, crowns… Seiko was also one of the Japanese leaders in quartz watches capable of putting an end to the Swiss watchmaking empire in the 1970s. Today and at the time, Seiko’s know-how is indisputable, modern and vintage watches are sold and over-demand all over the world.
The adventure of Seiko and women divers began in 1965 with the Diver’s 150m, driven by the popular craze for diving and aquatic discovery for several years already. It was in 1967 that the watch you are looking at, reference 6215-7000, was released.
A diver’s watch waterproof to 300 meters, it is naturally equipped with a screw-down crown, a monobloc case, a hardlex mineral glass and a quick-setting date. One particularity of this diver, it is the first one to integrate a crown at 4 o’clock (Ps: which will become the trademark of the most coveted Japanese divers).
Also, a lot of the appeal of the watch comes from the nicely worked dial, intended for great depths, the black of the dial is widely contrasted by the Tritium indexes surrounded by gilding as well as the hands also loaded with luminous materials. Seiko collectors we got your back with also the introduction by this watch of the famous stoplight sweep second hand.
Finally, the watch is animated by the in-house caliber 6215, automatic and equipped by 35-jewel and a quick date setting function that powers the beast.