SPB207 Prospex 1968 Diver 140th Anniversary Limited Edition

SPB207 Prospex 1968 Diver 140th Anniversary Limited Edition

Regular price $1,350.00 Sale price $980.00
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140TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION 1968 DIVER

140th Anniversary 1968 Diver's Watch Reinterpretation Limited Edition. Designed for those who treat life as the ultimate adventure, the Seiko Prospex line meets every challenge with technological excellence and style. To mark the 140th anniversary of the founding of Seiko, Prospex is celebrating its rich legacy of innovation in high-intensity timekeeping and the company's role as the preferred watch for explorers under the sea, on land and in the air. Complete with a special Limited Edition caseback, this extraordinary watch, a reinterpretation of Seiko's landmark 1968 diver's watch with sleeker lines for versatile wear, also pays tribute to one of the world's leading diving destinations, Irimote Island, one of the Yaeyama Islands, off Okinawa, nicknamed "the Galapagos of East Asia," with a rich "Island Green" theme reflecting the verdant primeval forests of Irimote. The black uni-directional rotating elapsed timing bezel frames a green dial with date calendar and large LumiBrite markers and hands designed for enhanced legibility. The 24-jewel automatic movement beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, with a power reserve of approximately 70 hours, and can be wound manually or automatically. Crafted of stainless steel with super-hard coating, this superbly functional timepiece features an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screwdown crown and caseback, and tri-fold push button release clasp with secure lock and extender, and follows ISO standards for scuba diving to depths of up to 200 meters. Includes an additional green silicone strap. 200m Water Resistant

FEATURES

140th Anniversary Limited Edition
Limited edition of 6,000Prospex Automatic Diver
Manual and automatic winding capabilities
Black uni-directional rotating elapsed timing bezel
Rich "Island Green" dial inspired by the dense forests of Iriomote Island, part of the Yaeyama Islands off Okinawa and a world-renowned diving destination
Date calendar
LumiBrite hands and markers
Screwdown crown and caseback
Tri-fold push button release clasp with secure lock and extender

TECHNICAL DATA

CASE DIMENSIONS:
Thickness: 12.5mm
Diameter: 42.0mm
Length: 48.8mm
CASE: Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
CRYSTAL MATERIAL: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface
DIAL COLOR: Green
STRAP: Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
Additional green silicone strap included
MOVEMENT:
Caliber 6R35
21,600 vibrations per hour
24 jewels
Power reserve: approximately 70 hours
WATER RESISTANCE: 200 meters (660 feet), follows ISO standards and is suitable for scuba diving.
COMPLIMENTARY LIFETIME EXTENDED WARRANTY
RING WARRANTY *Local, Utah Clients*
J. Brooks Jewelers is pleased to offer a complimentary Limited Lifetime Warranty against defects in workmanship on all rings.
We also offer all scheduled maintenance for ten (10) years at no charge, which includes:
  • Unlimited cleaning for all rings purchased at J. Brooks
  • Annual polishing for all rings and re-rhodium plating for all white gold rings.
  • Annual inspection of all jewelry purchased at J. Brooks.
This warranty also covers the loss of mounted natural diamonds, up to 1.49 ct or lab grown diamonds up to $10,000 retail for the first ten (10) years, if lost under normal usage; and with annual inspections. J. Brooks will keep a record of your warranty checks. 
Exclusions include damage to the ring, abuse, or loss or theft of the item, similar to an automobile warranty. J. Brooks Jewelers reserves the right of sole decision maker of exclusions under this warranty.
The Warranty does not include natural diamonds larger than 1.49ct each or lab grown diamonds over $10,000 retail. To protect yourself from the potential loss or damage to larger diamonds, or the loss or theft or damage of your jewelry items, we recommend jewelry insurance. We recommend to insure your items with Jewelers Mutual.
The warranty can be extended beyond 10 years by yearly inspections as long as the ring itself is in good or better condition as determined by J. Brooks ownership for the lifetime of the ring. No ring can last "forever" but J. Brooks is committed to products that will give many years of usage and wear with normal usage.
All rings are warrantied for the life of the ring against defects in workmanship. J. Brooks can assist you in the purchase of insurance from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. Jewelers Mutual offers complete coverage with a no deductible option. It is the buyer's responsibility to purchase insurance and to renew the insurance every year.
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ONLINE RING PURCHASES ONLY *Specific to clients living outside of Utah*
We offer a 2 year complimentary warranty for any J. Brooks ring or band that is purchased online by clients living outside of the local Utah area.
If you would like to extend your out of state, online 2 year warranty to the full lifetime extended warranty, you will need to show proof of an annual inspection signed by a reputable jeweler in your area. 
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FASHION JEWELRY *In-store or online purchases*
We offer a 2 year complimentary warranty against defects in workmanship for any J. Brooks fashion jewelry.
This exceptionally includes a lifetime of: 
  • Unlimited cleaning for all jewelry purchased at J. Brooks
*Please note, customer will be responsible for shipping charges 

 

TWO WEEK RETURN OR EXCHANGE POLICY 

Our risk free two week return or exchange policy for stock* orders begins from the date of shipment arrival. 

 *RETURN FOR FULL REIMBURSEMENT*

We offer free returns on non-modified stock items. All modified or customized orders are non refundable, including custom sizing.

In the case that items are damaged upon arrival, a full reimbursement will be made once a photo proving damage has been sent within 3 days of package delivery + the item(s) are returned to J. Brooks within the 2 week period. Message us to begin the return process. 

All returns MUST be shipped back in their original packaging, and properly protected during shipment to avoid any damage.

When returning, please included any complimentary care items & gifts with purchase that were sent with the original order.

SHIPPING COSTS (WHEN RETURNING, EXCHANGING OR REPAIRING AN ORDER) 

The client will be responsible for the return shipping costs. If you are returning for a reimbursement, a $10 (2-3 Day USPS) or $35 (2 day Fedex) return shipping fee depending on the carrier used, will be removed from your refund.

If you are doing an exchange, the shipping cost will be up to you. Please follow our guidelines for returning items so that the pieces are protected and eligible for an exchange. All in store exchanges will be no charge to the client. 

J. Brooks reserves the right to refuse an exchange/repair of any purchase made that does not meet the above requirements.

CUSTOM ORDERS - FINAL SALE

We do not accept returns for all modified or customized orders. This includes size modifications. 

*If the item has a lead time in the description when purchasing, this is a custom order*.  

All custom items are final sale. Message us to learn more!

DAMAGES

All returning pieces must have no signs of damage or wear.

Scratches, damages or wear marks will void the return.

SHIPPING COSTS

We do not offer refunds on shipping charges.

J. Brooks is not responsible for additional shipping prices in the case of an upgrade to large return packaging.

If it is our error, we are happy to pay for the postage.

HOW TO RETURN

Please send your order to us in the same display, box, etc in which it was received.

To begin the exchange/return process please contact us HERE

Here at J. Brooks, we value authenticity and ethical practices in all of our business endeavors. Because of this, we are always sourcing items that are created ethically and contribute to the different communities and environments they are sourced from. To accomplish this, all natural diamonds sourced and set in new J. Brooks products are ethically sourced through the Kimberley Process. The Kimberley Process (KP) is an international initiative aimed at preventing the trade of conflict diamonds, also known as "blood diamonds". These are “rough diamonds used by rebel movements or their allies to finance armed conflicts aimed at undermining legitimate governments”.

HISTORY

The Kimberley Process was initially created in 2000 in Kimberley, South Africa, hence its name. The KP was established in response to growing concerns over the unethical trade of these diamonds and the devastating impact they were having on affected communities. It was initiated by governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the diamond industry to address the issue of conflict diamonds. The process was formally endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2000. The Kimberley Process was then fully established and began implementation in 2003 with the primary goal of preventing the flow of conflict diamonds. 

The KP established a set of requirements and guidelines for participating countries to implement in order to certify that their diamonds are conflict-free. This includes implementing strict controls on the import and export of rough diamonds, as well as establishing a system of certification and tracking to ensure that diamonds are not being sourced from conflict areas.

The KP now has 59 participants representing 85 countries, with the European Union counting as a single participant. The participants include all major rough diamond producing, exporting, and importing countries. The diamond industry, through the World Diamond Council, and civil society groups are also integral parts of the KP. Within 5 years of launching the Kimberley Process reduced conflict diamonds from more than 4% of rough goods traded to less than .02%. 

IMPACT

The Kimberley Process has made significant progress and plays a crucial role in reducing the trade of conflict diamonds. The KP has reduced conflict, increased economic development, and improved community empowerment. By helping reduce conflict diamonds and strategically organizing the process of mining and trading diamonds they have allowed communities to lean into this incredible natural resource. This encourages investment in the diamond industry, which can create jobs and stimulate local economies. By promoting transparency and accountability in the diamond supply chain, the KP indirectly supports community empowerment by fostering an environment where those locally affected have a voice in how diamond resources are managed and utilized. 

Others that are improving the impact that diamonds can have on local communities include the The De Beers Group, World Diamond Council, Only Natural Diamonds, and Diamonds Do Good, amongst others. 

  • The De Beers Group: After over 100 years in the diamond and jewelry industry while controlling between 30-40% of the world's diamonds, the De Beers Group has multiple impact programs in place to give back and protect the communities producing natural diamonds. The De Beers Group owns and manages the Diamond Route which is located in southern Africa and consists of eight nature and heritage sites spread over 500,000 acres of land for conservation. With every acre of land they mine, they set aside six acres for conservation. 
  • Through their program Building Forever they focus on 4 main areas that are important to the industry. These include leading ethical practices, partnering for thriving communities, protecting the natural world, and accelerating equal opportunities. To J. Brooks, as a company of mostly women, one of their most exciting partnerships is with Un Women to increase technical and leadership roles within the jewelry industry. 

 

 

Sources: 

https://www.kimberleyprocess.com/en 

https://www.worlddiamondcouncil.org/ 

https://www.naturaldiamonds.com/ 

https://press.un.org/en/2020/ga12242.doc.htm 

https://www.diamondsdogood.com/ 

https://www.debeers.com/en-us/un-women-partnership.html 

https://www.debeers.com/en-us/building-forever.html 

https://www.debeers.com/en-us/de-beers-diamond-route.html