Movement : Automatic Seiko 4R36
Age : 2011/NOW
Specific Age : 2019
Case Size : 45mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 22mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : N/A - 24-Month Guarantee
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko box and Seiko paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Seiko strap with signed buckle. The watch is in worn condition with very few signs of wear. The watch dates from 2019 and is in good running condition, sold with a 24-month warranty.
Released in 2019 the Save the Ocean is a recreation of the cushion cased 6000 series from the mid-’70s. A portion of the proceeds from the original sale, went to Fabien Cousteau’s Ocean Learning Centre, a non-profit organisation dedicated to learning and marine conservation. The 45mm cushion case has a curvaceous shape, with a 47mm lug to lug length it fits comfortably on the wrist despite its case dimension. The sides of the case are highly polished whilst the top surface is brushed, PVD coating is applied both to the bezel and the crown. The unidirectional dive bezel pale blue for the first 20 minutes and dark blue for the rest with numerals in white, a nice contrast. Seiko Hardlex protects a blue dial that has a gradient from light to dark just like the ocean depths, a nice touch. Horizontal lines highlight this gradient and catch the light in an interesting way making it quite unique amongst Turtles. A day-date sits at 3 o’clock. Disc and baton indexes are liberally coated in LumiBrite giving them dimension. Broad arrow and syringe hands again are coated in LumiBrite, complete with a slim seconds hand that has a lollipop counterbalance. The screw-down case back is both polished and brushed with engraving, detailing that makes this stand out from the usual. It will be as no surprise 200m water resistance is achieved. Inside beats a truly modern workhorse the Seiko Automatic 4R36, 24 Jewels 21600 Beats per hour, both hacking and hand winding. Fitted on its original Seiko rubber strap with a signed buckle.
It has become no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of the Turtle, I really do believe it is one the best entry-level divers from a brand with true history you can by... A lot of people disagree with me on that statement and that is completely fine and expected, how boring would this hobby be if we all agreed?