The Seiko Prospex Glacier Save the Ocean SPB301J1 is a new iteration of a model that was made famous by Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now and has come to bear the name 'Captain Willard', after the character played by this phenomenal actor.
The SPB301J1 has a very comfortable wrist presence with its 42.7mm diameter, while also having a very reasonable 13.2mm thickness and 46.4mm lug to lug distance. This ensures it will also fit a smaller wrist than you'd expect, especially with the clever crown placement at 4 o'clock. Both the case and bracelet have a super hard coating to help prevent scratches.
Under the hood is the in-house Seiko Cal. 6R35 movement. This sturdy workhorse features an impressive 70 hour power reserve. Of course the watch is also very capable of dealing with water, due to the 200m water resistance.
This model is part of the 'Save The Ocean' line, of which Seiko makes several designs, in collaboration with Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of the legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau. A portion of the sales from these timepieces are donated to ocean conservation efforts.
But when we write so much about the specifications, we don't do justice to the stunning dial. That is the true highlight of this amazing watch and a truly highlights one of Seiko's biggest skills: making phenomenal dials. While usually you have to choose between substance and a pretty face, the SPB301J1 has it all!
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2 year warranty
We offer a 2 year warranty on all watches. This covers all mechanical malfunction arising from parts failure and/or assembly errors. Excluded are parts that by their nature may not last 2 years, like batteries and leather straps, damage/problems caused by improper use and wear and tear. We stand behind the brands that we sell and the quality that they offer.
Some of our brands also offer an international warranty, which will also apply.
Service and parts
In the unfortunate event of a problem with your watch, you simply need to send it to us (or take it to another dealer if the brand offers an international warranty). We have access to the official service centers, where only original parts are used and the watchmakers are qualified and experienced with your type of watch. Not every watch movement is the same, so it's best if it's handled by people who know what they are doing.
After your 2 years warranty has expired we are able to offer service in most cases.