Seikoís archive is full of exceptional and much-loved dive watches. One of the brightest lights in this pantheon is the 6105, a real workhorse of the 1970s, and a distinctive one at that ó thanks to its large, cushiony case and a crown at four. And while the visuals of the watch certainly didnít hurt, itís the combination of good (for the time) water resistance of 150m, Seikoís reliable build quality and a non-prohibitive price that made this watch such a hit ó especially with American soldiers in Vietnam. Itís in this context that the watch received its most famous role, on the wrist of Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now. * Fast forward to 2019 and the 6105 is back, only now itís the Seiko SLA033, and limited to 2500 pieces. Itís also spectacularly cool. The case has been oh-so-slightly upscaled from the original ó measuring 45mm across by 13mm tall ó*thereís no denying the presence of this piece. Itís made from stainless steel with a super-hard coating. Hidden away behind the solid caseback is the high-end 8L35, and itís strapped on by a very faithful re-creation of the original strap ó only now in silicone. Be warned, though: this…

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