Delve into the world of vintage Seiko watches with the Seiko 6306-7001, more endearingly known as the "Seiko Turtle." A legendary dive watch, the Seiko 6306 Turtle has captivated the hearts of watch enthusiasts worldwide. Making its debut in 1976, this vintage Seiko dive watch was carefully crafted to withstand the severe demands of professional diving, while maintaining impeccable accuracy and readability in even the most challenging conditions.
The Seiko Turtle swiftly rose to prominence, becoming a revered piece among divers and collectors alike. Its robust design even earned it a spot as the preferred timepiece for the US army during war periods. The Seiko Turtle 6306's unique moniker stems from its unmistakable cushion-shaped case and pronounced crown guards, evoking the image of a turtle's shell.
Our collection is graced by a truly vintage Seiko gem - a specific Seiko 6306 Turtle from November 1977. The dial exhibits the Suwa logo beneath the 150M water resistance mark, and "700 L T" at the dial's base, indicating its status as an early model of this iconic vintage Seiko dive watch series. The Seiko 6306 was in production until 1988, making it a highly sought-after piece among dedicated collectors, especially those with a keen interest in the unique dial variations of these early models.
The matte black dial is in remarkable condition, displaying a perfectly aged patina on the hour markers and hands. The uniform color on the hour and minute hands and the hour plots suggests the hands have preserved their original luminescence. The bezel, in its original state, bears minimal signs of wear and tear. Its smooth bidirectional rotation caters perfectly to divers needing precise dive timing.
The case of this Seiko Turtle is in excellent condition, retaining its original finishes. This vintage Seiko watch features a quickset day and date function. Our offering is the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) version, as indicated by the 6306 reference. The presence of the Japanese kanji day wheel adds a unique touch to this watch, setting it apart from most examples on the market that come with an English day wheel. The original mineral crystal exhibits only minor usage marks, a testament to the watch's durable character. This Seiko 6306 Turtle is a vintage Seiko treasure that deserves a place in every watch enthusiast's collection.
Era: 1977 Nov
Case Diameter: 44 mm
Lug to Lug: 48 mm
Lug Width: 22 mm
Case Condition: Mint condition with minor scratches from its ages
Dial Condition: Amazingly preserved matt-black dial with evenly developed patina lume plots on the dial.
Bezel Condition: Original bezel with little usage mark.
Movement: Fully function, 6306 automatic movement
And of course, it comes with any one of the nato straps we offer in the store. Just let us know which one you like to pair the beauty up with.