One of the great things about a watch brand with uninterrupted ownership is the continuity of design. Arguably, the best examples of this are seen with Seiko and Rolex. In this first installment, I’d like to cover the someone mundane 12 o’clock marker in Seiko’s non – shrouded dive watches.
The bisected shield first came to exist in their 6159 professional 300m dive watch that was released in 1968.
In the year 2000, when the SBDX003 (the original 6159 Professional 300m tribute) reissue first came out, the original shield returned. First in gold, and later in silver for the regular production SBDX001.