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.
The SD1970 comes with an extra Steeldive branded rubber strap. 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 GlassNH35 Automatic Movement120 Click Rotational Ceramic Bezel200m Water ResistanceScrewdown CrownScrewback Case316L Stainless Steel and Bronze CaseSteeldive branded rubber strapHacking MovementC3 Luminova on the faceBGW9 on the bezel
Lug Width - 20mmCase Diameter - 44mmLug to Lug - 46mmCase Thickness - 13.5mmWeight - 140gHard Presentation Box and warranty card
We also supply an extra branded rubber strap with strap tool and pins so you can give the watch a different look if you want.
STEELDIVE SD1970 "Turtle" Bronze Automatic 200m Diver Watch
30 day return to base warranty with Steeldive UK.
6 month warranty with Steeldive Factory.
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