1988 Seiko 7002-700A 150m Sport Diver “Pepsi”

1988 Seiko 7002-700A 150m Sport Diver “Pepsi”


As production of the 6309 ended in 1988, Seiko introduced it’s next generation of 150m Sport Divers by way of the 7002. It is the direct predecessor to the SKX line of today, and owning one can feel like the perfect blend of old and new. This example from September of ‘88 would have been one of the first to roll off of the line at the Daini factory. What’s even more impressive is how well preserved it remains. The case is unpolished, and only presents signs of minor wear. The original finishes are still clearly intact, and the bevels and corners are sharp. The bezel action is silky smooth, and the rarer “Pepsi” insert shows only light wear and almost no fading of color. The The dial is perfect. It’s matte black with rectangular markers at every hour except the 12. There, two opposing triangles meet at a point just above the silver SEIKO logo. The luminous material has developed a silvery green patina that is distinct to these models, and the plots have the stippling that is commensurate with these earlier models. The hands are recognizable in design, looking mostly like those of previous models. A large screw down crown sits at the 4 o’clock position between two protruding crown guards. The case back bears the signature “Tsunami” logo at center, and the lightning bolt marking it’s Daini heritage. Its does bear a few tool marks, but they are minor. It’s completely original aside from a replacement mineral crystal, and a truly stunning example of Seiko’s fourth generation diver. The 7002 is a date only calibre, and post service, this one is keeping near perfect time. With so many examples fitted with modified and aftermarket parts, opportunities to own an untouched example are becoming increasingly rare. We’ve paired it with a Haveston single-pass canvas strap with blue stitching to match that offers great comfort and versatility. 

Haveston Dark Gray Canvas Single-Pass NATO with Blue Stitch  (haveston.com)

Serviced 11/23/18

Diameter- 42.2mm

Lugs- 22mm

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