Seikos history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892 Seikosha was established making 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.) established in 1937. Seiko 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).
Building on the success of the first “Save the Ocean'' Turtle SRPC91, Seiko decided to create a unique-looking Turtle SRPD21K1. The 45mm stainless steel cushion case has polished and brushed surfaces that gently curve over your wrist for that comfortable fit. A knurled edged bezel has a dive insert, inspired by the shark (with the first 15-min of the countdown bezel picked out in a shark-grey colour) comes from the collaboration of Seiko with Fabien Cousteau’s (Grandson of Jaques) Ocean Learning Centre, dedicated to the preservation and exploration of our seas, specialized in the study of sharks. On the right side a screw-down crown. Protected by the dive bezel, its flat Hardlex crystal is a specially hardened mineral glass manufactured by Seiko. The wave-patterned dial gives the impression of a rough sea with its peaks and troughs expertly crafted. If you look closer at 8 o’clock you will see the distinctive Dorsal fin of the shark. The applied indexes are broad and coated in LumiBrite. At 3 o’clock a day/date window. The arrow hands when in the 12 positions resemble a rocket, are coated in LumiBrite, and have a sweeping second hand with a caudal fin (tail fin) counterbalance. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Seiko tsunami wave embossed in the center. Inside an Automatic Seiko 4R36, 24 Jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its original 22mm stainless steel bracelet with brushed and polished surfaces complete with a Seiko folding clasp. Comes with its Seiko presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko Box & Paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original stainless steel Seiko signed bracelet with its Seiko signed clasp, all spare links included. The watch is from April 2021 and is sold in worn condition, but overall as close to new condition as you can see. The watch comes with its original manufacturer warranty.