Seiko Crafts Another More Affordable "Captain Willard" Alternative

Limited to just 5,500 units made.

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Last year, Japan’s largest watchmaker Seiko brought back its legendary “Captain Willard” in the form of its SLA033, which to many fans’ dismay came with a $4,250 USD price tag. Fortunately, the brand issued another re-creation of the iconic timepiece from Apocalypse Now through its Prospex line with the SPB151 and SPB153 which came in green and black, at a more affordable $1,300 USD and 1,100 USD respectively. Now, joining the duo is a new limited-edition blue variation.

As with the previous two releases, the SPB183 comes in the same 42.7mm stainless steel case, with a sapphire crystal sitting inside a blue bezel protecting the equally blue dial. It’s also powered by the same upgraded automatic caliber 6R35, featuring 24 jewels and 70 hours in power reserve while operating at 3Hz. Of course, as a diver, the solid caseback, screw-down crown, built-in crown guards, and numerous gaskets provide a water-resistance of up to 200 meters and ISO6024 certification.

Limited to just 5,500 units made, the new Seiko SPB183 will retail for roughly $1,400 USD when it arrives in November.

In other watch-related news, Christie’s is now auctioning off racing legend Carroll Smith’s Rolex Daytona ref. 6265.

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