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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 Glass
NH36 Automatic Movement
120 Click Rotational Ceramic Bezel
200m Water Resistance
Screwdown Crown
Screwback Case
316L Stainless Steel Case
Stainless Steel Strap and Extra Steeldive branded rubber strap included
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


Overall the SD1970 is a superb watch for the money. It is reliable, hard-wearing and looks fantastic. It is a watch that constantly gets positive comments from owners and admirers and definitely makes the wearer stand out from the crowd.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 SD1970W "Turtle Day/Date" Automatic 200m Diver Watch

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  • 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

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