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The 7002-7039 is the international version (all markets) of the normally aspirated 200m-rated 7002 (2nd generation) diver. This model is the first normally aspirated ISO rated Seiko diver to have its water resistance rating upgraded to 200m. It is believed that Seiko increased the depth ratings on their base divers in response to revised ISO standards (or the anticipation thereof). The watch came available with both black and “Pepsi-style” bezels (aside from the bezel insert color, they were otherwise identical). While the first generation (150m) 7002 divers had 60-click bi-directional bezels, second generation (200m) 7002 divers came with a uni-directional (counterclockwise turning) 120-click locking bezel. It is worth noting that not only is the bezel assembly different from that of earlier 7002’s, but the insert is also a different part number from that of earlier 7002’s (which were shared with the 6309 divers that preceded them). These divers also mark the first time the depth rating dial text changed from WATER150Mresist to DIVER'S 200m, as used in modern SKX divers.

The closest modern Seiko counterpart to the 7002-7039 is North American market the SKX173 (though that model only comes with a black bezel). A similar modern model with no 7002 counterpart is the yellow dialed variant of the SKX173, the SKXA35.

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