Seiko Prospex 2020 Vintage 6105 Diver's Watch Re-Craft
Produced from 1968 onwards, the Seiko 6105 was a sturdy dive watch with a water-resistance of 150 metres. What caught everybody’s eye was the crown positioned at 4 o’clock (which was, in fact, used for the first time in the 1961 Seiko Silver Wave) and the big, lower crown protector. And this made the watch a true instrument for the wrist.
It isn’t the first time we see a re-edition of the 1970s Seiko ‘Turtle’ 6105. In fact, it is widely available in a modern interpretation with the Prospex Automatic Diver SRP series. Much more accurate was the watch launched at Baselworld 2019, the Seiko 1970 Diver’s Re-Creation SLA033. Superbly executed, manufactured almost to Grand Seiko standards – case with Zaratsu polishing, hands and indexes à la GS, top-tier 8L35 movement – and priced accordingly. In short, an exclusive collector’s piece. This year though, Seiko goes back to more familiar territories with a relatively accessible but truly cool re-edition of the 6105, just like Sheen in Apocalypse Now (while Brando was wearing his bezel-less GMT). But there’s more to the 1970s Turtle than its appearance on the silver screen.
Model Number: SPB151J1
- Curved Sapphire Glass
- Stainless steel Case (Super Hard Coating)
- 200-meter water resistance
- Japan Made Automatic 6R35 Movement with manual winding capacity
- Unidirectional rotating bezel
- Screw case back
- Screw-down crown
- 24 jewels
- Date display
- Stop second hand function
Release: Year 2020