Seiko Prospex ‘Captain Willard’ Automatic Black Dial Green NATO Strap Men’s Watch SPB237J1

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Seiko Prospex ‘Captain Willard’ Automatic Black Dial Green NATO Strap Men’s Watch SPB237J1

Seiko Prospex Captain Willard SPB237J1 Automatic Brown Strap Men’s is a 1970 Diver’s modern reinterpretation timepiece was named ‘Captain Willard’ by fans for Martin Sheen’s character who wore it in the ‘Apocalypse Now’ movie.

The original 1970 Diver’s timepiece was worn by Japanese explorer Naomi Uemura, the first man in the world to climb the highest peaks of each five continents – wearing a Seiko diving watch whilst he did it.

This 2021 version comes with calibre 6R35 and its long-lasting 70 hour power reserve.
The crown at 4 o’clock position for comfort and practicality is protected by the wide flowing case design around it, creating its signature look.
It is accompanied by Seiko’s first ever original nylon strap for diver’s watches – the ‘SEICHU,” made in Japan, designed for flexibility and durability.

Prospex is a combination of the words ‘Professional’ and ‘Specifications.’
Seiko Prospex timepieces are designed to be practical, reliable and durable; to meet the high standards required in extreme environments for sports lovers and adventure seekers alike

The Case:

Seiko Prospex Captain Willard SPB237J1 Automatic Brown Strap Men’s is a modern reinterpretation of the watch worn by Martin Sheen’s character in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Vietnam War epic, Apocalypse Now. This model has also been released in celebration of Japanese explorer Naomi Uemura’s birthday. He was the first man to climb the highest peaks of each of the 5 continents, during which he wore a Seiko.

The case measures 42.7mm in width and it is made from satin brushed stainless steel case has been finished with super hard coating, which provides the watch with unparalleled durability and scratch resistance. A black unidirectional bezel sits on top of the case, it displays a 60-minute scale and it features knurled edges that allow the wearer to easily rotate it. The bevelled sapphire crystal embedded in the case provides the watch with superlative scratch resistance. The glass has been treated an anti-reflective coating, which permits for optimum readability. On the back of the case, there is a screw down case back which provides greater protection against water.

The Dial:

The unique textured grey dial is based on the mountain surfaces that Naomi would have endured during his groundbreaking expeditions. The dial employs a simplistic layout which ensures the dial can be easily read. It consists of deeply applied square hour markers that have been polished and filled with a luminescent material, which allows the dial to be read in the dark. A beveled baton-shaped hands occupies the centre of the dial, it has also been filled with LumiBrite material. The design of the dial continues to pays homage to the original Seiko 6105 through the adoption of the distinctive ‘traffic light’ style second hand. A date display window is placed between the 4 and 5 o’clock marker.

The Strap:

The watch comes on NATO-style nylon strap that is stylised in brown, which bestows the watch with a utilitarian feel.  These are indeed made in the same way as “obijime,” the decorative cord that holds a Kimono sash in its place. According to Seiko, these “straps present a uniquely Japanese aesthetic and texture and are specially manufactured to have a tensile strength nearly four times that of regular Seiko fabric straps.” It fastens easily using a standard buckle. The Seiko logo is present on the clasp too.

The Functions:

6R35 caliber automatic movement powers this timepiece, it also offers hacking and hand winding. Hacking is a function where the second hand stops once the crown is pulled out, allowing for precise timing once the crown is pushed in. The movement allows for a hand winding feature which by turning the crown, gives power to the watch. This 24 jewel movement offers an astounding 70 hour power reserve, as well as an accuracy of +25 to -15 seconds per day. Also, it has a water resistance of 200 metres.

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Additional information

Brand

Seiko

Face Colour

Grey

Strap Colour

Green

RRP

£1,220.00

Guarantee

2 year manufacturer's warranty

Family

Prospex

Gender

Mens

Case Size

43mm

Strap Type

Nato

Water Resistency

200m

Movement

Automatic (Self-Wind & Manual Wind)

Glass

Sapphire Crystal

Clasp Type

Pin Buckle

Watch Style

Field / Military

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Finish

Brushed

Caseback Style

Embossed

Caseback Fastening

Screw-Down

Crown Type

Screw-Down Crown

Crown Finish

Smooth

Dial Style

Textured

Display Type

Analogue

Day Display

Day

Markers

Applied

Luminous Material

Lumibrite

Luminous Locations

Hands, Markers

Power Reserve/Battery Life

70hr

Bezel Material

Ceramic

Bezel Action

120-Click Unidirectional

gtin

4.95E+12

Lug Width

22mm

Maximum Bracelet/Strap Length

22cm

Case Height

13mm

Caliber/Module

6R35

Hacking

Yes

Free Strap Adjustment

It's important that your watch fits your wrist comfortably and looks great at the same time.

Leather strap watches tend to fit without a problem for most wearers. However, watches fitted with metal bracelets often need adjusting to get the perfect fit.

This is generally a very simple procedure. We can do this for you, or you can get the watch adjusted locally.

Option 1. Specify your wrist measurement and we will adjust it before being sent

When purchasing a watch which has a metal bracelet with adjustable links, we will gladly adjust the watch bracelet to fit your wrist before sending the watch to you - free of charge!

Simply type your wrist measurement (in inches or centimetres) into the bracelet size section of the checkout and we will ensure the watch bracelet is adjusted accordingly before being sent to you. We will include all the surplus links, with the watch.

How to measure your wrist

You can measure your wrist with a piece of string which you can measure against a ruler:

You should allow about half a centimetre (1/4 inch) of slack to prevent it being too tight on your wrist.

In the event of you needing an extra-long wrist bracelet, which requires an extension to the original watch, we must obtain extra links from the manufacturer, and in this event, we will contact you to inform you of any possible delays or applicable charges.

Watches with bracelets adjusted by WatchNation are still eligible under our refund policy.

Option 2. Buy the watch online from WatchNation and have it adjusted locally

If you wish, you can have it adjusted locally by another jeweller or key cutter. However, you will have to cover the cost of this option yourself.

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