[Edit 8th October 2018 – the watches still have not been delivered to Makara’s customers, and the company is not answering its emails – we recommend sticking to the used market or using Massdrop if you want to buy one of their watches.]

We love bronze watches at WRUK, and one of the most distinctive designs of the last few years has been that of Makara in first the Octopus, then the Sea Turtle. Now they are back with the Makara Sea Turtle II and it is being offered at a huge preorder discount for the next two days.

Makara Sea Turtle II – Huge Preorder Discount

We first came across Makara last year, when some users on the forums we frequent began showing off a new bronze-cased dive watch with a lot of wrist presence. The Makara Sea Turtle II is the latest version of that watch, with the same impressive domed crystal atop a 42mm body. This time there is an orange minute hand, stylistic cue borrowed from Omega’s Plongeur Professional (“Ploprof” to its friends) and a nice 6 O’clock date window to keep the dial balanced.

Makara Sea Turtle 2 Specs

Case: Bronze / 316L Steel / 316L Steel with black PVD coating
Case Diameter: Ø 44mm – 52mm lug-to-lug length
Caseback: 316L Stainless Steel with engraved design
Crown: 8.5mm x 3mm – screw-down – signed
Crystal: Double-Domed Sapphire
Thickness: 17mm (13.5mm without crystal)
Lug Width: 24mm
Lume: Application on hands and dial
Movement: Seiko (TMI) Calibre NH35A Automatic – 24 jewels – hacking seconds – 21,600 bph – 41h power reserve
Water Resistance: 300m / 30 ATM / 984ft
Dial: Black – date window at 6H
Strap: Black rubber strap
Warranty: 1 year – transferable – international

Buy a Makara Sea Turtle II

(Edited as the price is going up in steps)

For the next few days the Makara Sea Turtle II is just $195 plus postage, but if you sign up for their newsletter you get a $25 discount. We bought one and with the exchange rate it worked out about £134.

There are now less than 48 hours left to pre-order the Makara Sea Turtle II at the discounted price of $249 (Bronze) or $229 (S/S or Black). On April 1st, there will be the 2nd price hike to $299 for the Bronze version, and $279 for the Stainless Steel and the Black PVD versions. There will be price increases (up to full retail price of $395) every month until the end of June 2018, when the watches will ship

For a bronze diver with a quality automatic movement, that’s amazing value. The price is going to keep going up until they are shipped in the summer so get a move on if you fancy one!

[Update: Makara Sea Turtle 2 watches are now being sold on Massdrop for $199, which is a bit of a kick in the teeth for anyone who paid retail price for one…]

If you can’t wait, and want to go pre-owned, you can always shop for Makara watches on eBay!

Author: Mike Richmond

Mike spends what little spare time he has writing for WRUK; and what little money he makes building up his collection of timepieces.

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