2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1
Ref: SPB315J1 (6R35-01Z0)

2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1
2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1
2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1
2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1
2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1
2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1
2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1
2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1
2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1
Regular price
£650.00
Sale price
£650.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : SPB315J1 (6R35-01Z0)
Movement : Automatic Seiko Cal. 6R35
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : February 2024
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 46.5mm
Lugs :
20mm
Condition :
Pre-Owned 
Box & Papers :
Box and Papers
Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Warranty :
Manufacturer's Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Seiko box, swing tag, and paperwork. It is paired with its 20mm Seiko 5-link brushed stainless steel bracelet secured by a fliplock three-fold clasp; all links are provided. The watch is from February 2024 and is sold in worn but very fair condition, worn a handful of times at most. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer's Warranty.

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4K YouTube video, skip to 24:18 - https://youtu.be/lu3uVw5FYtk


The Watch

Here we have a 2024 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB315J1, made to celebrate the anniversary of the 1968 Seiko ref: 6105-8009 “Professional” dive watches, designed to be robust with a recessed signed crown, which Seiko called “anti-snag” at 4 o’clock, introduced in 1968 as a replacement for the 62MAS. A brushed 41mm stainless steel C-shaped case, nicknamed the “Turtle” resembling a Sea Turtle shell, curves over your wrist with drilled lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 46.5mm, and a case thickness of 12mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. The case and bracelet are coated in Diashield, a Seiko proprietary material, which gives the watch resilience to scratches and scuffs. Sitting like a cushion, Seiko gets wrist ergonomics so right on their dive watches. Down the right side at 4 o’clock, a screw-down crown sits recessed into the case for protection and a seamless profile; a unidirectional stainless steel bezel has a black 60-minute insert with gold-toned numerals holding a domed sapphire crystal AR coated on the inside above a matte black dial. A gold-toned outer minute track has applied gold-toned baton indexes liberally coated in LumiBrite, giving them dimension to mark the hours; between the 4 and 5 is a colour-matched date window, thick gold-toned sword hands are infilled with the same luminance complemented by a traffic light red and white counterweighted sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock, we have the gold-toned Seiko motif, and at 6 o’clock, the gold-toned Prospex logo and “Automatic Divers 200m” are printed underneath, completing this vintage-inspired dive tool watch. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Seiko Tsunami in the centre, inside an automatic Seiko 6R35, 24 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes paired with its 20mm Seiko 5-link brushed stainless steel bracelet secured by a fliplock three-fold clasp, all links are provided, and the watch comes with its Seiko presentation box, swing tag and paperwork.


Personal Note

This is easily one of my favourite releases from Seiko that I have seen in a while, the watch looks incredible with the all-brushed case and matte black finish on the dial and bezel, pair that with the perfect proportions that Seiko has gotten so right, and it wears beautifully and looks at home on the wrist! Someone just snap this up before I make a terrible decision and keep it myself!


The Brand

Seiko's history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892, Seikosha was established to make wall clocks. 1895 saw the production of their first pocket watch. 1913 saw the launch of their first wristwatch, the Laurel. In 1924, the first Seiko was manufactured. Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments Inc.) was established in 1937. Seiko was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1949. The Suwa factory became independent and formed Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Epson Corporation in 1959). In 1956, Seiko launched Marvel as their first true in-house-made watch; they continued to make this watch until 1959. Japan’s first chronograph watch was introduced for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics; it was called the Seiko Crown Chronograph monopusher. Not stopping there, Seiko launched Japan's first true divers watch, the Seiko Diver’s 150M fitted with the automatic Caliber 6217, which later was given the nickname “62MAS” by collectors. The company name was changed to the Seiko Corporation in 1990. Innovation at Seiko continues today with GPS Solar watches.