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  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
  • Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039
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Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039

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Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039

The Seiko Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Black/Blue Ref. SBDY013 is the latest addition to the "turtle" collection. Prospex for Seiko basically means "Professional Specification" that their timepieces in this category  are built with very high standards to be used by professionals. One of the most popular releases in recent years is probably the remake of the Seiko 6309 (circa 1976-1988) commonly known as the turtle. The original 6309 divers are pretty rare given its short 12 years production lifespan. Although there are many exmples in the market, there are less than a dozen that are original. It is no wonder the new Prospex SBDY013 are so popular among Seiko and dive watch collectors.

With much request since we introduced Seiko JDMs, we decided to bring in the MADE IN JAPAN Turtles meant for the Japanese Domestic Market, denoted by the "J" in the reference number and the "MADE IN JAPAN" at 6 on the dial. The Prospex SBDY039 is similar to its siblings Samurai (SBDY043) and Sumo (SZSC004) but now in its Turtle “Shell”. The SBDY039 is a JDM model made available only in Japan. And comes with a selectable choice of English or Kanji date. The difference might be subtle but this means a lot for Seiko collectors.


Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039

The Seiko Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039 was released in 2019. The overall look of the Turtle is one of a kind, quirky and unique given its unusual case silhouette. Powered by Seiko's automatic caliber, 4R36, operating at 21,600 BPH (3 Hertzs) with hacking and hand winding capabilities. It has 24 jewels with a power reserve of 40 hours.

The 200m water resistant stainless steel case measure 44.3mm case without the crown, but has a lug to lug length of only 47mm, and a height of about 13mm, with a lug width of 22mm. The short lugs to lugs length means this watch wraps around the wrist on all(small or big) wrist sizes like a glove making it extremely comfortable. The bezel is green aluminum and has large printed markings on it. It rotates buttery smooth into 120 positions has little to no free play in a clockwise direction. Sitting atop of the bezel is Seiko’s Hardlex.

JDM with Kanji Date
Mixture of satin brush and Seiko high polishing on the sides can be seen on the whole watch, giving it a somewhat premium feel. The screw down crown at four o'clock is easy for time setting. Moving to the back of the watch, the screw down case back allows 200m water resistant, and is also brushed, featuring the recognizable tsunami emblem that is staple on the other Seiko divers. The case does comes with lug holes allowing swapping of straps with ease.

The highlight of the Seiko Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039 has got to be the dial. The most prominent being the sunburst Hulk’s green tone dial is so quirky and attractive. It manage to dance and play with different lightings when it hits the surface. The indices are largely the same, as are the classic Seiko hour and minutes hands. The impeccable hour markers and hands are both generously coated with Seiko's LumiBrite allowing it to glow brightly in the dark for hours. The second hand is done I bright yellow color to aid legibility. Further, Seiko has also done the 12, 3, 6  and 9 markers on the minute rehaut in the same yellow as the second hand to keep things size up a bit.


Seiko's LumiBrite
The Seiko Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039 comes with a matching satin brushed stainless steel bracelet with polished connecting links.

The Seiko Prospex Turtle 200M Automatic Hulk Green Ref. SBDY039 is probably one of the more exciting dive watch remakes from Seiko in recent years. And one of the few watches that is worthy to be in any dive watch collection. With its excellent price point and good value for money, it is a watch that will probably find itself onto the wrist of most Seiko buyers. Besides, green being the new black in 2019, this SBDY039 is well included in the whole package.

 

Specifications

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Maker
Seiko Japan
icon-movement
Movement
Caliber 4R36. Seiko Automatic.
icon-accuracy_range
Accuracy range
-35/+45 sec per day
icon-dial
Dial
Sunburst green with applied markers
icon-luminous
Luminous
Lumibrite
icon-case
Case
Satin brushed and polished. Stainless steel.
icon-bezel
Bezel
120 clicks. Unidirectional. Blue/Black.
icon-crown_type
Crown type
Screwdown
icon-lug_width
Lug width
22mm
icon-crystal
Crystal material
Hardlex
icon-strap
Strap
Stainless steel bracelet
icon-water_resistance
Water resistance
200m
icon-dimensions
Dimensions
44.3mm in diameter, 47mm lug to lug, 13mm thick

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