New Seiko SPB313 - I couldn’t resist it!

This wasn’t really according to plan but today I added the newly released Seiko SPB313 to my summer watches.

I always loved Seiko divers from pictures, but on my wrist I found them on the bigger side. I know, they work technically (short lug-to-lug etc) but I found them a notch too large to my liking. Everything changed with the the MAS62 homage. The SPB143 was the enabler for me to enter the Seiko diver world (I had a not so good try with the SKX013). I really liked the SPB143 from the very beginning. When the SPB with white dial came out the year after I thought that looked stunning. But I felt it to close to my 143 to buy another 62MAS reissue.

Then @TheLeftyWatchNerd  made a post of the new release from Seiko, the homage to the 6105-8000. I saw the white version and felt that’s could be a watch for me. White dial, C shaped case, 41mm and thin, only 12,3 mm thick and a lug-to-lug of 47mm. I went to my local AD the same day and showed him the release. He triggered on the look of it and ordered one white for his shop as we spoke. Normally he is quite way back in the food chain but probably due to his quick responce I got a call this morning that the watch was there for me to examine. A bit surprising since the launch was supposed to be in July. To make a long story short I really liked what I saw and decided to go for it.

What is there not to like? Decent size and with a beautiful C shaped case (I’m going through a 70s memory lane right now). I have not going overboard but this is my 3rd new addition in a month. I’m well, my wife knows about it. The summer, and life, is short. And the SPB313 looks great.

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Congratulations!! That is an amazing watch! That white dial 🤩 also, it looks to be the perfect size, smaller than the Willard but still having a lot of presence on the wrist, and it's crazy thin for a true diver's watch! Enjoy it! 🍻

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TheLeftyWatchNerd

Congratulations!! That is an amazing watch! That white dial 🤩 also, it looks to be the perfect size, smaller than the Willard but still having a lot of presence on the wrist, and it's crazy thin for a true diver's watch! Enjoy it! 🍻

Thank you! Yes it is my Willard version. The thickness is significantly less compared to the SPB143.

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The dial has a cream hue to it in the photographs, is it a brilliant white or is it a light cream colour?

 I really like the look of that bracelet too, lovely watch.

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morganthedruid

The dial has a cream hue to it in the photographs, is it a brilliant white or is it a light cream colour?

 I really like the look of that bracelet too, lovely watch.

The dial is white. The cream hue from the wristshot was caused by afternoon sun (7 pm).

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Great looking watch with that fresh white dial - definitely a perfect summer watch (and a strap monster!) Congratulations on the new piece, it looks great on the wrist! 🤙

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The '70's vibe is strong with you.

How we remember it:

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How it really was:

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(Actual family photo, I am in brown.) 

I love the C case and the date at 4:30.  It is a really nice piece.

You are going to drop from the 1WC soon aren't you? You are buying watches like you are preparing for the watchpocalypse. 

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Aurelian

The '70's vibe is strong with you.

How we remember it:

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How it really was:

No photo description available.

(Actual family photo, I am in brown.) 

I love the C case and the date at 4:30.  It is a really nice piece.

You are going to drop from the 1WC soon aren't you? You are buying watches like you are preparing for the watchpocalypse. 

Lovely family and what a stunning boy you were! But what about your elder sister? Just don’t like to have her picture taken?
I would be surprised if the C63 is on my wristshot tomorrow. I will check my competitors tomorrow before final decision.

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bevelwerks

Great looking watch with that fresh white dial - definitely a perfect summer watch (and a strap monster!) Congratulations on the new piece, it looks great on the wrist! 🤙

Thanks! Yes the white dial make a difference to the gray and black on my other divers. And definetely a great summer watch

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congratulations!! Wear her well and proudly!! 😁

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Congrats man, that's a looker. Love the bracelet too

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Congrats! I have not lived in the 70's but this watch does look great!

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Congrats! Super cool summer divewatch! 😎🤟 enjoy your times in the sun and pool with it 🌝🌊🏝🏊‍♀️🤙

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yankthemike

Congrats man, that's a looker. Love the bracelet too

The bracelet feels and looks really nice. Minus for only two holes for adjustment.

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morganthedruid

The dial has a cream hue to it in the photographs, is it a brilliant white or is it a light cream colour?

 I really like the look of that bracelet too, lovely watch.

I maybe have to reconsider my answer a bit. Even if I consider the dial as white there might be a bit of cream in there. The C63 is more (almost porcelain like) white in comparison.

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She is really pretty.