It's fair to say that the 6105-8110 has somewhat an Iconic status in the World of Vintage Timepieces.
It was featured prominently on the wrist of Martin Sheen's character, Captain Willard, in the seminal 1979 Francis Ford Coppola film, Apocalypse Now. The inclusion of the watch was no mistake – the Seiko 6105 dive watch was popular among U.S. servicemen during the Vietnam War in the early 1970s. It was favored for its rugged nature and resistance to the harsh jungle environment.
It is one of the most popular Divers of all time.
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Age: c. February 1975.
Serial Number: 520784
Movement: Automatic with Hacking Seconds and Quickset Date.
Timekeeping: Keeping very good time.
Service History: Serviced May 2022.
Dial: Original Seiko Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel
Measurements: Without/With Crown: 44mm/46mm End of Lug to Lug: 47.5mm
Bezel: Bi-Directional Inner Rotating Bezel.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Replacement Aftermarket Crystal.
Crown: Original "Lock" Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: On a NOS Steel Jubilee Bracelet. Full Size, you will need to size it.
Lug Width: 19mm
Bits that stand out:
- Large 44mm Steel Case.
- Dial in fantastic condition.
- Iconic Design.
-Scratches and Dings throughout the Case.
-Scratches throughout and Lume pip missing from Bezel.
Overall the Willard is in Nice honest Vintage condition, the Case and Bezel has some scratches and Dings throughout that are to be expected really with Watches of this Nature and Size. Remember this Guy was a Tool!
The Handset is Original, some age related discolouration to the Hands.
The Dial is in fantastic Vintage Order.
Crystal is an aftermarket replacement, fitted during service.
Original "Lock" Crown, the Crown does still lock to the Case. Please note it was of the design that the Crown could still be pulled out when in Lock position, it was purely to stop the Crown from spinning when you were in the Water, this is no longer Water Resistant so above is purely academic.