With such a rich history that can be traced way back to the 6105 even before the first official 'Turtle' in 1977 (the 6309). The purpose of this timepiece is to replicate the look & feel of the early divers with the reliability of a modern automatic movement, and incorporate some of the glitz and glamour of the gold dress watches of the 1980's. Re-released in 2016 with a few different dial and bezel options, the one that stood out was the SRP775 with gilt tone hands, bezel, chapter ring & lume surrounds.
Throughout this build I have named this watch Gurtle (Gold Turtle) in reference to the copious amount of gold parts I've acquired in pursuit of the vintage aesthetic I wanted.
Parts: - Two tone jubilee bracelet - Gold signed crown - Gold coin edge bezel - Seiko style gold tone Ceramic bezel insert
Note: in this display model, a Seiko 4R36 movement, dial and handset from a SRP775 is used. A donor timepiece required in addition if this option is chosen, otherwise a sunburst dial an NH35 movement will be used.