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Seiko Watch of America has just announced three new Special Edition Prospex variants in order to celebrate their official sponsorship of the Oceanic Society, America’s first and foremost ocean conservation non-profit organisation.

The Oceanic Society is attempting a global effort to study and protect endangered sea turtles and you can see that influence on the watches. The dials have a design influenced by sea turtle shell patterns that gives these watches a remarkable quality.

The State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT) Program is a worldwide collaboration that sees thousands of people and programs dedicated to conserving the world’s sea turtles and their habitat.

In order to help sponsor this effort, Seiko have released their watches with the ‘turtle’ case to compliment the turtle shell dials that come in either brown, blue, or turquoise. Each have a corresponding silicone strap if you choose to forgo the steel bracelet. Each watch features an engraved sea turtle on the caseback. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ocean Society.

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These are dive watches so they are water resistant for up to 200m. Other neat features include a uni-directional rotating elapsed timing bezel, a day/date calendar (in English and Kanji), and LumiBrite hands and markers for better visibility. The automatic movement provides a 41-hour power reserve.

In terms of which is best, the brown fits the turtle shell aesthetic best, but the blue dial just simply looks the freshest. Turquoise will likely be a popular choice for many, however.

These watches are available in November on Seiko’s US site and retailers for $750 USD.

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