1970s Seiko Diver 6105 'Captain Willard'

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What We Fancy

The Seiko Diver reference 6105-8119 was made famous after appearing on the wrist of Martin Sheen in the 1979 Francis Ford Coppola film Apocalypse Now. The Seiko 6105 dive watch was popular among U.S. servicemen during the Vietnam War in the early 1970s due to the durability to withstand the rugged environment during the war.

Brand: Seiko

Model: reference 6105-8119 ‘Captain Willard’

Case: 44mm wide (excluding crown), 12.5mm thick, all stainless steel, screw-down signed crown, plexiglass crystal, outer rotating bezel, screw-down case back

Movement: Seiko caliber 6105B, automatic, recently fully serviced

Bracelet/ Strap: Dark Brown Double Stitch leather, 19mm lug width

Features: Matte black dial, baton handset, date window, domed crystal, outer rotating diver bezel, screw-down crown, raised square hour markers, tritium lume, raised logo, rare early elongated seconds hand, circa the 1970s

Box & Papers: No

Condition: In overall excellent all original condition. The dial is great with no defects or blemishes, no signs of patina forming. The case is very good with no signs of any overpolishing, the original brushed finish is still present. There are no major scratches on the case or case back. The lume is original. The movement has been recently serviced and keeps accurate time when tested on the machine.