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Description: Unique SKX013-Sized Rolex Explorer Style White Polar Dial Seiko SBBW057 5M43-0C50 Diver Scuba 200m Stainless Steel AGS/Kinetic Diver with Sapphire Upgrade. Condition: Pre-owned; Very Good Condition. Excuding crown; 45mm lug-lug; 13mm thick; 19mm lug width. Accessories: Original 00W7-AB-C 19mm Stainless Oyster Bracelet (+2 exstra links); Installed 28mm Crystaltimes clear AR Coated Sapphire Upgrade (Original crystal included); No box/paper/tags. Notes: From my personal collection I will be releasing a Unique SKX013-Sized Rolex Explorer Style White Polar Dial Seiko SBBW057 5M43-0C50 Diver Scuba 200m Stainless Steel AGS/Kinetic Diver with Sapphire Upgrade.
It dates to the August 1998 based on the caseback serial. The SBBW057 belongs to an early set of Cal. 5M43 Kinetic Diver Scuba watches with Seiko's with the next generation AGS (Automatic Generating System) movement. It was later followed by the popular set of watches like the Titanium Grey Ghost Series.Since the original mineral crystal had a few scratches, my watchmaker also upgraded the crystal to an quality Crystaltimes clear anti-reflectice coated 28mm sapphire crystal; of note, this is the same crystal for the famous SKX013 automatic series. The crystal has a frosted beveled edge to limit distortion at the dial periphery and is pristine with no scratches/cracks; original crystal included. The stainless steel case, screwdown caseback and bezel are in very good shape with a few light scratches. Screw down crown secure without issues and quickset day/day works well. White Polar Explorer-style dial with cathedral hands and grey lume hour marks in great shape with minor aging; lume at medium-strong despite age.
Movement is clean with a new capacitor; it is able to charge up to full capacity with at least a couple months of power reserve. The watch keeps good time and all functions work; routine service, though, recommended for all vintages. You get the original 00W7-AB-C 19mm stainless oyster bracelet with diver extension; it easity fits my 7.5 inch wrist with 2 extra microadjustments; there are 2 extra links for a full bracelet set. Watch is rated to 200m but has not been pressure tested.
This SBBW057 is not easy to find and you get a vintage Rolex Polar Explorer vibe at a fraction of the price - it's a white dial done right by Seiko. It's a unique watch for these reasons and has served me well in my rotation but I'm letting it go for some new pieces - don't miss out! The item "SKX013 Polar Explorer Style Seiko 5M43-0C50 SBBW057 AGS Scuba 200m Dvr Sapphire" is in sale since Thursday, September 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "hi_bri" and is located in Seattle, Washington.This item can be shipped worldwide.