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Seiko recreates the first Alpinist watch from 1959

The watch was the company's first sport-specific design.
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Seiko's first sport-specific watch is being reissued this year with the re-release of its 1959 Alpinist. Part of the Prospex lineup, the watch stays true to the original design but is updated with a slimmer profile and a Caliber 6L35 movement with a 45-hour power reserve. The watch has a 36.6mm stainless steel case with a box-shaped sapphire crystal, magnetic resistance, and a calf leather strap with a removable cuff band. The limited edition will also be joined by a trio of modern versions ($725-$750) with larger 38mm cases, updated dial designs, and a Caliber 6R35 movement with a 70-hour power reserve. 


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