2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1
Ref: SPB317J1 (6R35-01Z0)

2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1
2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1
2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1
2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1
2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1
2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1
2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1
2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1
2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1
Regular price
Sold
Sale price
£595.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : SPB317J1 (6R35-01Z0)
Movement : Automatic Seiko Cal. 6R35
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : July 2022
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 
20mm
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 and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 20mm Seiko reinforced silicone strap with a rail pattern inspired by the 1968 original Turtle strap. The watch is from July 2022 and is sold in worn but fair condition as you can see, likely worn a handful of times at most. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer's Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a 2022 Seiko Heritage Turtle 1968 Re-Interpretation SPB317J1 with a brushed stainless steel C-shaped case that curves over your wrist with drilled lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 47mm and a case thickness of 12mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. 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 slightly recessed into the case, a unidirectional stainless steel bezel has a black 60-minute insert with silver numerals holding a domed Hardlex crystal above a matte black dial. An outer minute track has applied steel baton indexes liberally coated in LumiBrite giving them dimension to mark the hours, between the 4 and 5 is a date window, thick 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 Seiko motif and at 6 o’clock the Prospex logo and “Automatic Divers 200m” are printed underneath completing this vintage-inspired dive tool watch. The watch comes fitted on its 20mm Seiko reinforced silicone strap with a rail pattern inspired by the 1968 original Turtle strap and the watch comes with its Seiko presentation box, swing tag and paperwork.


Personal Note

One of my favourite releases from Seiko in a while, this 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 have 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

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.