SEIKO PROSPEX CAPTAIN WILLARD - SPB237J1
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THE SEIKO PROSPEX 1970 DIVER’S MODERN RE-INTERPRETATION SPB237J1
These new straps is a new take on the classic 1970 Turtle watch, a watch that has earned the nickname “Captain Willard” as it is directly inspired by the watch worn in the legendary movie Apocalypse Now. It the direct descendant of the Seiko 6105-8110, an accessible, readily available and sturdy dive watch popularized by American soldiers stationed in Vietnam, but also a watch that has accomplished multiple milestones on the wrist of explorer Naomi Uemura.
New to the model is the dial. The SPB237J1 is indeed equipped with a textured background and a nice faded grey colour. Once again, with vintage spirit in mind, the silver-coloured hands and applied indexes are filled with beige-coloured Lumibrite, giving this watch a patinated look that greatly matches the phantom-like colour of the dial. The bezel insert is here matte grained with, once again, a fully-graduated 60-minute track executed in beige.