STEELDIVE SD1970 "Turtle" Automatic 200m Diver Watch

STEELDIVE SD1970 "Turtle" Automatic 200m Diver Watch

The SD1970 is a reincarnation of the Seiko 6105, colloquially known as the "Captain Willard" for its role in the movie “Apocalypse Now”. The film’s wardrobe department knew that while American servicemen were issued with US military specification MIL-W-46374 ‘H3’ watches, produced by American watchmakers Benrus, Hamilton, Westclox and Marathon, American servicemen, on their arrival in Saigon, bought Seiko dive watches for their reliability and robustness. The rubber strap was more comfortable than the nylon ‘Nato’ straps that came with the American watches.


99% of dive watches are never used for diving, but we may all one day find ourselves knee deep in a rice paddy.


This is the Waffle Strap version of the SD1970 so you can really immerse yourself in the role of Willard if you so desire. If you want a nylon Nato strap you’re on your own.


We’re afraid the specifications of the SD1970 are “classified”. Oh, go on then...


Sapphire Crystal Glass
NH35 Automatic Movement
120 Click Rotational Ceramic Bezel
200m Water Resistance
Screwdown Crown
Screwback Case
316L Stainless Steel Case
High quality "Waffle" strap
Hacking Movement
C3 Luminova on the face
BGW9 on the bezel

Lug Width - 20mm

Case Diameter - 44mm
Lug to Lug - 46mm
Case Thickness - 13.5mm
Weight - 140g
Hard Presentation Box and warranty card




    30 day return to base warranty with Steeldive UK.

    6 month warranty with Steeldive Factory.


    Free Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded UK Delivery

    Europe Delivery free