Seiko Revives 'Captain Willard' ‘70s Dive Watch

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Seiko Revives 'Captain Willard' ‘70s Dive Watch

Post by Racer-X » April 15th 2020, 2:38am

"A reincarnation of the Seiko 6105, colloquially known as the "Captain Willard" for its role in the movie Apocalypse Now, has returned for the second time (the first time was in the form of the SLA033). But this time around, it's not a limited edition, and it's priced in line with the rest of the Prospex line. This is what a lot of Seiko fans have been waiting for. "

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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » April 15th 2020, 1:48pm

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April 15th 2020, 9:51am
...and wrong price.
On that I agree wholeheartedly.
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Post by Darksider » May 6th 2020, 3:45pm

bbattle wrote:
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Kinda looks like a fat turtle to me.

I'm going to go search for pictures of the original; I hear I can get one cheaper.
1K and above for an original. Stupid money.
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Post by Giclee1dotcom] » June 13th 2020, 7:08am

artman wrote:
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MAX wrote:
April 15th 2020, 8:41am
I like the olive drab color, Im a buyer at $250.
That would be my price point too.
Good luck with that!
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Post by koimaster » January 18th 2021, 11:27pm

MAX wrote:
April 15th 2020, 8:41am
I like the olive drab color, Im a buyer at $250.
https://watchdives.com/products/addies- ... 9336008857


Review. https://wornandwound.com/review/review- ... d-reissue/
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Post by 3Flushes » January 19th 2021, 12:26am

$1300? Again with the 6R35 well North of a grand. And for timekeeping of -15 to + 25 seconds a day. 70 Hour PR. BFD for a 6 or 7 hundred dollar kick over the 4RXX. The movements in these watches appear to be made and assembled in Japan, but only to be ultimately cased up and regulated who knows where, largely accounting for the wide range of performance overall that gets reported for the caliber, like others. And they charge an extra couple'a hundred dollars or more for the Japan movements that can only be as good as they can be if well regulated. MOVT JAPAN. So what?

The price for the Willard with the JAPAN 6R35 is $400 more than the fully consigned out Ice Diver, both on the same bracelet.

Ptooey.

And yet, I'm shopping for a Seiko dive watch, but in the JDM, Goddammit.
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Re: Seiko Revives 'Captain Willard' ‘70s Dive Watch

Post by Watch Noob » January 19th 2021, 11:06am

3Flushes wrote:
January 19th 2021, 10:53am
^^^Right down to the spec of red detail on the seconds hand, by golly.

Who makes that Noobs? Sporting an NH35 no doubt.

This particular one is made by SteelDive. And yes, it has a NH35 movement in it. There's a few brands making this model, San Martin, Heimdallr, SteelDive, to name a few.
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Post by 3Flushes » January 19th 2021, 12:43pm

Not really a dime's worth of difference between the NH35 and the 4r35 other than Seiko may have added a jewel to the 4r35B to make it 24.

Have heard cool things about Steel Dive, AR sapphire glass and some cool touches for a buck-and-a-half, but IDK if they bother to take much time to regulate the movements. I'd take a well regulated NHxx or 4rxx movement over the consigned, barely touched 6r15 any old day.
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Re: Seiko Revives 'Captain Willard' ‘70s Dive Watch

Post by Watch Noob » January 20th 2021, 9:01am

3Flushes wrote:
January 19th 2021, 12:43pm
Not really a dime's worth of difference between the NH35 and the 4r35 other than Seiko may have added a jewel to the 4r35B to make it 24.

Have heard cool things about Steel Dive, AR sapphire glass and some cool touches for a buck-and-a-half, but IDK if they bother to take much time to regulate the movements. I'd take a well regulated NHxx or 4rxx movement over the consigned, barely touched 6r15 any old day.
I don't have a timegrapher....yet
but I just set the time exact using .timeis and will check it this evening to see what the +/- is and let you know. Not the most accurate measurement, but I see people using it as a gage consistently.
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