Makara Sea Turtle II Automatic Watch

Makara Sea Turtle II Automatic Watch

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It’s obvious where the Makara Sea Turtle II gets its name: with its thick, almost-armored shell-like case, the watch looks like something you might find swimming alongside you off the coast of Mexico. You certainly could wear it on a dive, too: water resistant to 300 meters, the Sea Turtle II is built for slippery conditions Read More

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BeastMD
162
Mar 10, 2020
My is showing as shipped. Hope it gets here fast. :)
RayF
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Feb 25, 2020
Did I mention they look good on NATOs and Zulus?
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Yeah, thought so...
BeastMD
162
Mar 12, 2020
Got it in just now! First impressions is lord is it big. No biggie. Love the look of it! Seems like a good quality build. Crown is smooth operating. The only thing I dislike is the strap buckle. Way way way too thick and huge for my wrist. Will now have to get a better strap. The glass is awesome! Whoever designed the buckle needs a good throttling though, haha. Already caught it on something 3 times. Pics later.
RayF
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Mar 13, 2020
Congrats on the Sea Turtle. Agree with you on the damn buckle—supposed to resemble Brass Knuckles, I suppose. I intend to grind my down a some point, but till then, lots of nice custom straps on Etsy.
Zoeesteatmis
19
Feb 23, 2020
I have to be honest. I really had a terrible experience with getting this watch. It was the first time that I had ordered one of these and they kept changing the send date if you order it from the original company. Then when I finally got it, the bronze brass knuckles clasp caused a lot of discoloration on my wrist. So I put it on a NATO strap and then within six months it just stopped working. I reached out to Makara eight times after it had broken and I reached out to them a good 12 times while I was waiting for it to come originally and I’ve never once received a response from them. Now I just have a dead watch.
RayF
21959
Feb 25, 2020
Very few of the negatives comments are from people who actually own the watch—they’re mostly just a bunch wankers piling on. Know any?
Dmanjapan
Feb 25, 2020
I've known a few here.
BeastMD
162
Feb 23, 2020
In for 1. Finally something different in a good way for a good price.
RayF
21959
Feb 23, 2020
I have it in Bronze and the newer version in Steel on order—great watch, lotta fun to wear, looks good on NATOs and Zulus too!
Hewitt29
Feb 23, 2020
This should be a fairly popular drop. Good watch at I think good price.
skabei
232
Nov 6, 2019
This is a "homage" of the Bvlgari Octo
skabei
232
Nov 6, 2019
That kitty is also a homage but the Makara’s resemblance is _way_ more obvious.
RayF
21959
Nov 6, 2019
So you say.
fattyharry
1
Nov 4, 2019
The listing says you can choose between Stainless/ PVD/ Bronze. Where is the Bronze option Drop??
RayF
21959
Nov 6, 2019
Sorry Harry, he who snoozez, loozez! As I recall, Bronze sold out the first day here on MD and has been sold out for a while on Makara's site too. As of today (11/06/19) only black and stainless are available at the crazy-high price of $395! I like the watch, but not that much. Of course they were marketed as LEs, so that's the way the cookie crumbles. I did receive a note from Makara this morning with the following, not much of a promo, promo announcement: "Now until Christmas, get FREE Express Shipping!
Simply checkout normally and we'll automatically upgrade you to Express Shipping on our end.
Plus, get Extended Return Period: all orders through December 25th, 2019 may be returned until January 15th, 2020 or up to 30 days after delivery."
rumata13
549
Nov 3, 2019
Drop, where's photo of the back of this watch?
RayF
21959
Nov 6, 2019
Psst: it's right here:
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Regardless of the case color, the case backs are Stainless engraved with turtles On a side note, the newer version, the "Sea Serpent" (still available for preorder on their site) @fattyharry, will have an observation back.
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That watch, comes in three case materials and in six color ways:
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RayF
21959
Nov 2, 2019
OMG--it's that watch everyone loves to hate! Except me; I like 'em just fine. Actually bought the bronze version the first time it dropped here and recently preordered the latest version, (the Sea Serpent) on Makara's site, which is due to ship in December. The two offered on this drop are the original Sea Turtle II's (like mine). Evidently the Bronze sold out (no surprise) and all we have left are the Steel and Black PVD. So let me say this about that... This version, the Sea Turtle II, in black or steel, is currently priced at $395 on Markara's site right now (remember these are LEs--when they're gone, they're gone, and yes, bronze is sold out there too), so MD's price of $189 is a great deal. As to the colors offered here (meaning more specifically, the absence of the Bronze model), I like the bronze, but I will say straight up, the stainless steel version is better looking--and that's the color I chose when I ordered the newer Sea Serpent. If you're bummed out the bronze isn't available on this drop, I wouldn't let that prevent you from grabbing the steel (or the black PVD) version--I think you'll like either one just as well, and in the long run, maybe end up with the better looking Makara. As a matter of fact, had I not already ordered the Sea Serpent, I would definitely order one of these right now, in Stainless Steel! So, assuming this watch does appeal to you, for $189 you get a very unique looking diver with a great movement (Seiko NH35), a killer double domed Sapphire crystal (like nothing you've seen before), and a thick rubber strap that's probably tougher than your best leather belt. On the other hand, if I can't talk you into the steel or black case, and you insist on BRONZE, you'll have to head over to Makara's site and fork over $349 for the Sea Serpent--comes with a black or navy dial this time around. https://www.makarawatches.com/pages/sea-serpent-preorder But if you want to torture yourself and be miserable all day because you can't buy the bronze on this drop, here are some shots of mine to help you:
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Tanqueray and Makara And if that's not enough bronze, here's a shot of the whole gang taken at their recent Bronze Family reunion ;- )
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Side note: I never really wanted any of my bronze watches to turn completely green/bronze with the patina you might see on an old cast-off propeller in a marine salvage yard. I know some guys do, but I like 'em kind of bright and I use two things to keep 'em that way: Never Dull wadding polish (keeps the patina, but shines it up), and to really brighten up the color, a dab of Bar Keeper's Friend applied lightly with wet finger. If you want to go the heavy patina route, I've read that Pickle Juice works!
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RayF
21959
Nov 3, 2019
Tough call but I think mine's cheaper. Just say'n...
bigerdster
31
Mar 9, 2020
I love my bronze and I ordered th he black because I love black and I have a horween brown strap waiting for th he watch yo come! Lol For $150!? Come on! No one brainers in my opinion
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