Movement : Automatic Seiko Cal. 4R36
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : Circa. June 2018
Case Size : 45mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 47.5mm
Lugs : 22mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko box, with no papers included. The watch comes paired on its original bracelet with spare links included in the box is a 22mm Seiko blue Rubber strap and a 22mm Strapcode Jubilee bracelet. The watch is from Circa. June 2018 and is in worn condition, but overall very good as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2018 Seiko "Padi '' Turtle JDM (Japan Domestic Market) SBDY017, it was introduced in 2011 in recognition of Seiko's partnership with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the world’s most trusted diving training organisation. Reminiscent of the 1976 Seiko nicknamed “Turtle” its 45mm cushion stainless steel case sits comfortably on the wrist, polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges and at 4 o’clock, a screw-down crown. The red and blue unidirectional ‘Pepsi’ bezel has silver numerals marking the dive duration, a recessed Hardlex crystal sits above a sunburst blue dial, that shimmers as you rotate your wrist. The outer minute track has red accents, umibrite-coated applied discs and Trapezoid indexes mark the hours and at 3 o'clock a Kanji/English Day/Date window. The hands comprise a Lumibrite painted syringe hour hand and a red-bordered arrow minute hand with a lollipop counterbalanced centre seconds hand. PADI is printed at 6 o’clock, a Prospex cross is printed at 12 o’clock signifying its "Professional Specification". On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Seiko Tsunami wave is embossed in the centre, inside an automatic Seiko 4R36, 24 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. Fitted on its original Seiko 22 mm stainless steel bracelet with brushed and polished surfaces complete with a Seiko three-fold clasp, secure lock push-button release and dive extension included in the box is a 22mm Seiko blue Rubber strap and a 22mm Strapcode Jubilee bracelet, plus the watch also come with its Seiko presentation box.
I have owned and sold the Padi Turtle many times over the years, it is a fantastic watch that ticks so many boxes for such a great price! But this is my first time owning and selling an SBDY017 reference of the Padi Turtle, no idea how this flew past my radar all these years. Either way, snap this amazing JDM reference up with a load of goodies which total comfortably over £100 on their own!
Seikos 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.