Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Ref: SPRD11K1 (4R36-05H0)

Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1
Regular price
Sold
Sale price
$549.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : SPRD11K1 (4R36-05H0)
Movement : Automatic Seiko Cal. 4R36
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : Circa. 2020
Case Size : 45mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 48mm
Lugs :
 22mm
Condition :
 Unworn
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Black PVD
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 Seiko paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Seiko 22mm black Ion Plated bracelet with a signed push-button release three-fold clasp and dive extension. The watch is in an Unworn condition as you can see from the photographs. The watch is from Circa. 2020. The watch is sold with our 12-Month Warranty.


The Watch

Here we have an Unworn 2020 Seiko Black Turtle "Save The Ocean" SRPD11K1, released in 2019 the Save the Ocean is a recreation of the cushion cased 6000 series from the mid-’70s, with a portion of the proceeds from the original sale going 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 48mm lug-to-lug length that fits comfortably on the wrist despite its case dimension, Seiko has got wrist ergonomics so right. The case, bezel, crown and bracelet are coated in a Seiko proprietary black Ion Plated coating and the unidirectional dive bezel is dark blue for the first 20 minutes and black 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. The 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. Inside beats a truly modern workhorse the Seiko Automatic 4R36, 24 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour, both hacking and hand winding. The watch comes fitted on its original Seiko 22mm black Ion Plated bracelet with a signed push-button release three-fold clasp and dive extension and comes with its Seiko presentation box and paperwork.


Personal Note

I'm always on the fence about whether all-black watches suit me or not, but since my Moonswatch, I have decided to start enjoying colourful watches or watches with a case like this one! It feels so refreshing in a hobby where everyone is often trying to copy each other, pick this up and I guarantee it will put a smile on your face.


The Brand

Seiko's history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store, in 1892 Seikosha was established to make wall clocks and in 1895 the production of their first pocket watch. 1913 saw the launch of their first wristwatch, the Laurel and 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). First introduced as the Seiko Sportsmatic 5 in 1963 it became an instant bestseller for Seiko. Seiko 5 is the longest continuously running sub-brand in the Seiko family. The 5 stands for the watch's 5 principal attributes; Diaflex (unbreakable mainspring), Diashock (Seiko's shock-resistant design, equivalent to the Swiss "Incabloc"), Automatic winding, day/date indication, and Water-resistant. In 2019 Seiko decided to modernise the Seiko 5 changing the logo to a stylised “S” and creating 5 categories Sports, Suits, Specialist, Street, and Sense. Each model has the aesthetics of the past but with an added flourish of modernism.