The popular “Turtle” was first introduced in 1976, the 6306 with its cushion case, crown at 4 o’clock and utilitarian endurance. Made famous in the movie Apocolypse Now as the watch worn by Charlie Sheen as Captain Willard. Seiko decided in 2016 to reissue and recraft this cult classic. This SRPC95K1 is a limited Edition affectionately named “the Nemo”, due to its characteristic colour choice of orange and blue. The 45mm cushion case has curves in all the right places with its 47mm lug to lug length it sits comfortably on the wrist. The sides of the case are highly polished whilst the top surfaces are beautifully brushed. A unidirectional bezel is deeply grooved for ease of use and has a satisfying click. The dive insert of the bezel has the 15 min duration in orange, the numerals are in white a perfect contrast. Seiko Hardlex crystal protects the glossy bright orange dial, lumed discs and batons mark the hours, they are applied and add depth to the dial. A day -date at 3 o’clock has a large cyclops on the crystal, giving good magnification. Broad arrow and syringe hands are complimented with a slim seconds hand that has a lollipop counterbalance. Seiko LumiBrite is liberally applied to give the famous pale blue lume. The screw-down case back has the tsunami wave in its centre. Inside an Automatic Seiko 4R36 24 Jewels, 21600 Beats per hour, both hacking and hand winding. Fitted on a Seiko bracelet with signed clasp and a blue rubber strap in the box.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its Original Seiko specific Box and Original Seiko Paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original bracelet which is brand new and stickered, the rubber strap in the box is also brand new and unworn. The watch is in worn condition with very few signs of wear, when worn it was put on a different bracelet. The watch was originally purchased April 2019 and is still under its original manufacture warranty, it is running great.
One of the best Turtle's they have made, if you can stomach the orange, which is an iconic feature of Seiko divers! I also believe this will become one of the rarer modern Turtles, it has already proven to be with their difficulty to find. Don't wait on this one, you will regret it!
Movement : Automatic Seiko 4R36
Age : 2011/NOW
Specific Age : April 2019
Case Size : 45mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 22mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers + Spare Strap
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : N/A