Seiko Prospex LX Diver

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REF SNR029J1
Automatic-winding
44.8 MM
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SKU AS07392
ref SNR029J1
case size 44.8 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Black
material Titanium
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 23 MM
Includes Titanium multi-link bracelet with signed locking push-button deployant clasp with ratcheting dive extension. Also includes inner and outer boxes, serialized hangtag, books, additional links, and warranty card dated 2/15/2020.
REF SNR029J1
Automatic-winding
44.8 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07392
ref SNR029J1
case size 44.8 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Black
material Titanium
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 23 MM
Includes Titanium multi-link bracelet with signed locking push-button deployant clasp with ratcheting dive extension. Also includes inner and outer boxes, serialized hangtag, books, additional links, and warranty card dated 2/15/2020.

Why We Love it

Think that a watch movement is either mechanical or quartz? Well, you’re sort of right. 

Several other movement types have been developed over the past few decades, among which is Grand Seiko’s Spring Drive. Spring Drive movements are a hybrid between conventional mechanical and quartz movements that use a traditional mainspring in concert with a quartz crystal and an integrated circuit that provides an electromagnetic brake. A watch powered by this system blows past chronometer accuracy of -4 to +6 seconds per day, promising +/- 0.5 seconds per day.

However, though it’s most often seen on higher-end Grand Seiko watches, Spring Drive is also available on releases from Seiko itself. The Prospex LX SNR029, for example, is a serious diver that employs the technology to good effect, making for an almost stupidly accurate tool watch that can survive down to 300m below the waves.

This particular SNR029 is housed in a 44.8mm titanium case with 'holey lugs', a sapphire crystal, and a unidirectional rotating dive timing bezel with a luminous black ceramic insert. It features a matte black dial with applied luminous indices, a matching handset, an outer minute track, a date window at 3:00, and a power reserve indicator at 7:30. Powered by the Spring Drive Caliber 5R65 with 72 hours of power reserve, it comes paired to a matching titanium multi-link bracelet with a push-button clasp.

Dating to the 2020s and accompanied by its factory goodies, the SNR029 is a watch for the type of person for whom utility and accuracy are of primary importance. If that’s you, then we want to hear from you!

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Luminous matte black dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching handset. Unsigned crown.

Brand Story

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For over 140 years, Seiko has been cranking out innovative and impeccably engineered watches at every price point, from entry-level Seiko 5s to world-class haute horlogerie pieces under the Grand Seiko brand. Underpinning the company’s efforts has been the mass production of reliable and accurate movements paired with a wide array of case and dial configurations.
Founded in 1881 by clockmaker and businessman Kintarō Hattori in Tokyo, Japan as “K. Hattori,” Seiko began importing Western timepieces and selling them in the local market. In 1892, Hattori changed the name of the firm to Seikosha (“house of exquisite workmanship”), which was further altered to “Seiko” in 1924. Following the Second World War, during which Seiko produced watches for the Japanese military, the company began its streak of innovations based upon affordable, in-house movements and Japanese savoir faire. These included myriad dive watches such as the famed 6105 and the fan-favorite 6139 chronograph.

Later, in 1969, Seiko would go on to produce the Astron, the world’s first quartz watch. This technological innovation was followed by the Seiko Kinetic in the 1980s, which married quartz accuracy with automatic, self-powering functionality. Today, Seiko’s product offerings are vast, including dress watches, dive watches, chronographs and much more, all of which are powered by in-house movements comprising different types of technology.

Despite a move toward luxury positioning and pricing in the brand’s modern offerings, vintage Seiko classics can still be had at incredibly reasonable prices today, making them a favorite entry point into the vintage watch world for myriad collectors. From their availability in post exchanges on military bases around the world to their fame from films such as Apocalypse Now to their presence at six Olympic Games, Seiko watches are deeply ingrained in the consciousness of the contemporary collector.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Seiko Prospex LX Diver

Seiko Prospex LX Diver

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Seiko Prospex LX Diver

Why We Love it

Think that a watch movement is either mechanical or quartz? Well, you’re sort of right. 

Several other movement types have been developed over the past few decades, among which is Grand Seiko’s Spring Drive. Spring Drive movements are a hybrid between conventional mechanical and quartz movements that use a traditional mainspring in concert with a quartz crystal and an integrated circuit that provides an electromagnetic brake. A watch powered by this system blows past chronometer accuracy of -4 to +6 seconds per day, promising +/- 0.5 seconds per day.

However, though it’s most often seen on higher-end Grand Seiko watches, Spring Drive is also available on releases from Seiko itself. The Prospex LX SNR029, for example, is a serious diver that employs the technology to good effect, making for an almost stupidly accurate tool watch that can survive down to 300m below the waves.

This particular SNR029 is housed in a 44.8mm titanium case with 'holey lugs', a sapphire crystal, and a unidirectional rotating dive timing bezel with a luminous black ceramic insert. It features a matte black dial with applied luminous indices, a matching handset, an outer minute track, a date window at 3:00, and a power reserve indicator at 7:30. Powered by the Spring Drive Caliber 5R65 with 72 hours of power reserve, it comes paired to a matching titanium multi-link bracelet with a push-button clasp.

Dating to the 2020s and accompanied by its factory goodies, the SNR029 is a watch for the type of person for whom utility and accuracy are of primary importance. If that’s you, then we want to hear from you!

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Luminous matte black dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching handset. Unsigned crown.

Brand Story

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For over 140 years, Seiko has been cranking out innovative and impeccably engineered watches at every price point, from entry-level Seiko 5s to world-class haute horlogerie pieces under the Grand Seiko brand. Underpinning the company’s efforts has been the mass production of reliable and accurate movements paired with a wide array of case and dial configurations.
Founded in 1881 by clockmaker and businessman Kintarō Hattori in Tokyo, Japan as “K. Hattori,” Seiko began importing Western timepieces and selling them in the local market. In 1892, Hattori changed the name of the firm to Seikosha (“house of exquisite workmanship”), which was further altered to “Seiko” in 1924. Following the Second World War, during which Seiko produced watches for the Japanese military, the company began its streak of innovations based upon affordable, in-house movements and Japanese savoir faire. These included myriad dive watches such as the famed 6105 and the fan-favorite 6139 chronograph.

Later, in 1969, Seiko would go on to produce the Astron, the world’s first quartz watch. This technological innovation was followed by the Seiko Kinetic in the 1980s, which married quartz accuracy with automatic, self-powering functionality. Today, Seiko’s product offerings are vast, including dress watches, dive watches, chronographs and much more, all of which are powered by in-house movements comprising different types of technology.

Despite a move toward luxury positioning and pricing in the brand’s modern offerings, vintage Seiko classics can still be had at incredibly reasonable prices today, making them a favorite entry point into the vintage watch world for myriad collectors. From their availability in post exchanges on military bases around the world to their fame from films such as Apocalypse Now to their presence at six Olympic Games, Seiko watches are deeply ingrained in the consciousness of the contemporary collector.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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