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Seiko Diver’s 1965 Modern Re-Interpretation SPB143J1 / SPB145J1 / SPB147J1 / SPB149J1

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SPB143J1 / 145J1 / 147J1 / 149J1

Just saw this getting posted about here and thought it may be worth getting it's own thread going.

It looks like an LE of 5,500 and a price of 140,000 yen.

Sapphire crystal




40.5mm diameter

47.6mm lug to lug

13.2mm thick

For my part I love the size and the dial, case and hands. No chapter ring.

I have been looking for awhile and I think It is almost my perfect seiko diver dare I say it.

There are also some non limited editions with grey and brown dials.




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silicone straps seem to get a lot of hate around here but I personally love it on this watch. I modified an old 22mm silicone strap by cutting off the edges with a razor. And it sits much better on the wrist for me and is able to wrap around a wetsuit. I love the plasticity of silicone straps. Turns this watch into a guy’s watch into a man’s watch.
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I’ve got an FKM waffle and an Artem Sailcloth for mine. Will get a tropic too. A definite must for diving this watch (I’ve dived all my divers). Love the rubber strap on this watch.
Anyone paired spb143 with blue rubber (waffle for example)?
Not personally, but I did see a photo of one on a blue tropic? strap. It looked cool. Another guy had his 149 on a blue rubber strap as well.
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I'm currently in the market for a black sailcloth strap for my SPB143. It looks like Ritchie ($19.99) at the bottom and Artem ($85.00 ) at top (and sold out).
Looking for any recommendations with "best bang for buck" always being the optimal choice in between those two.
I’ve got 2 x Artem straps. One for my turtle and one for my 143. Love them but they’re expensive. Mine are both very good quality and comfortable. Not tried the Ritchie.
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Just figured I’d add that I‘ve worn mine daily for the month of December (on the wrist all day, on the dresser crown up at night) and over the past 23 days it’s gained less than 2 minutes. That is an average of +5 SPD.

While I’d never expect COSC levels of accuracy from this “mid tier” movement, I’m really pleased with the performance I’m seeing so far.
My 143 runs +7-10 per day on average. Not the greatest, but it’s not like I’m coordinating rocket launches or timing lab work.

Love that blue dial! I’ll definitely be adding one of these to the collection in the future.
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