For the last three years, Seiko has started to reissue some of its classic replica watches for the modern collector. In November 2015, Seiko announced a modern reinterpretation of the classic turtle divers replica watch of the 1960s and 1970s.
The Seiko Prospex Turtle Diver replica watch comes with a day and date function. It has a width of 44.3 mm and a height of 14 mm. The lug width is 22 mm while the lug-to-lug distance is 48 mm. The iconic cushion case features a unidirectional bezel, an unsigned screw down crown, a water resistance of 200 meters, and a screw case back featuring the famous ‘Tsunami’ logo.
The bezel of Seiko Prospex Turtle Diver replica watch is unidirectional with 120 clicks. A luminous pip is located at 12 o’clock. There are minute markers and Arabic numbers at every 10 minutes mark. The bezel is sloped towards the crystal and it has a coin-edge side to facilitate gripping. The bracelet that comes with this Seiko Prospex Turtle Diver replica watch tapers to 20 mm at the centre clasp. It has a simple diver’s extension and four micro-adjustment points. The links are connected by a pin-collar retaining system.
There are a number of reasons that I like the turtle case. The most obvious is the shape. It helps the wearer to use the watch with formal wear. The case slides smoothly under cuffs and reduces the possibility of snagging on things. The shape of the Seiko Prospex Turtle Diver replica watch lugs also contributes towards wearing comfort. The curvature designed into the lugs hugs the wrist naturally and it allows wearers with thinner wrist to carry the watch more confidently.