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Old 04-30-2018, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After owning and enjoying numerous and various SKX models and the SRP777 Turtle reissue, this new model really caught my eye!
42.3mm across, similar to the SKX.
Crown at 3:00, which is so cool.
No crown guards, also a cool look.
20mm lugs.
Different bezel edge.
Date magnifier. Thought I might not like it, but I do like it a lot!
Different indices are refreshing.
Slightly misaligned chapter ring? Not delighted about that, but I am over it now.
Just a solid piece all around.
I got the SRPC35K1 on the steel bracelet, but swapped that out right away for a tropical strap. Looks nice I think.




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great looking watch - I can see why you like .... enjoy!
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I quite like these, too. The only thing that seems to put me off initially is the insert numbers font. Might try one soon.
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Looks nice. Does it wear smaller than a typical 42.3mm watch?? The lug-to-lug looks pretty short, comparably. I dig the style, though. The PADI version really caught my eye.
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I quite like these, too. The only thing that seems to put me off initially is the insert numbers font. Might try one soon.


Ahh. Yes, maybe a bit different too. Didnt notice that. I like the insert.


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Looks nice. Does it wear smaller than a typical 42.3mm watch?? The lug-to-lug looks pretty short, comparably. I dig the style, though. The PADI version really caught my eye.


Yes, the lugs are a bit shorter than the SKX case, but I like it. I have a 7.5 wrist and sort of like the more circular overall shape.


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Looks nice. Does it wear smaller than a typical 42.3mm watch?? The lug-to-lug looks pretty short, comparably. I dig the style, though. The PADI version really caught my eye.


I wanted to say that the shorter lug-to-lug was a big draw for me. Makes the case look more compact and accentuates the cushion case, imo.
Really a different but neat look.
Seiko really broadened their thinking with this model!


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Default Nice watch!

I really like that piece!
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I would have to try one., looks good. I like the the dial specially, but not the magnifier.
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What's the case reference on the caseback, 7Pines?
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I went for the Pepsi version but still having doubts is I should buy the blue version as well. Im seeing it as a summer watch or a holiday watch.

Any thoughts on selling the metal bracelet?


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Nice new version for a cool neo vintage diver
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been thinking about one of these too. I had a regular turtle, and felt it wore a little big (even if the l2l length was fine).

I don't think I like the indices or the cyclops though. Maybe once there are more on the used market I'll try one out.
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I'm a newbie here. I found out that for me, the mini turtle with bracelet fits nicely on my about 6.7 inch wrist. I can wear regular turtle okay with strap or nato, but I felt that the regular turtle wears too big when being used with a bracelet.
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Misalignment? I thought Seiko took care of that already. I would send it back.
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i have found that taking out the click spring yields a perfect bi-directional bezel
action on these mini-turtles. the bezel is still nice and tight, and without the clicks,
there is no such thing as misalignment. saves time too. of course, i am not really
a deep sea diver....i do swim with my mini turtle, though, and snorkle too...

the 4R36 is a very accurate movement, mine runs within 1-2 seconds per day.

i've modded a used one i picked up and made what might be the first orange
mini-turtle...pictures soon...

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i have found that taking out the click spring yields a perfect bi-directional bezel
action on these mini-turtles. the bezel is still nice and tight, and without the clicks,
there is no such thing as misalignment. saves time too. of course, i am not really
a deep sea diver....i do swim with my mini turtle, though, and snorkle too...

the 4R36 is a very accurate movement, mine runs within 1-2 seconds per day.

i've modded a used one i picked up and made what might be the first orange
mini-turtle...pictures soon...
here's a picture of my new orange mini turtle, dial from dagaz, hands that duarte had around, there is no seiko bezel insert available so i used one from a citizen ny0040, ( this had been a blue turtle, and i'm not a fan of blue and orange...) new sapphire bezel ( i am glad to be rid of the oculus!) guy, this might solve your dislike of the original font, mov't and case #'s are 4R35-01Y0. cheers all, it's been a gloomy, bleak and cloudy winter so far here in vermont, and winter isn't even here, yet! i find an orange or yellow watch to be helpful i should mention, relume by everest watch works, the stock dial had low lume, now it's quite good, i like those
rounded mounds
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I like the look of these the size and subtle differences from the original make enough of a difference to make them more than a homage watch.
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Congratulations on your purchase. I recently got the SRPC41 (the PADI version) and I quite like it. It has a unique case design all on its own especially the way the lugs come off the case and that bottle cap design of the bezel. As others have mentioned, I'm not a fan of the cyclops either. The only other minor irritant for me is the red outlined minute hand. To me, it seems anemic compared to the fat stubby hour hand. Who knows, maybe I'll change the hands & remove the cyclops some day but for now, it's a joy to wear.



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I have the blue dial mini turtle. I really love the case shape and the size. Great watch
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I like the look of these the size and subtle differences from the original make enough of a difference to make them more than a homage watch.
yeah,

it's no homage, it is it's own thing....43mm lug-to-lug is a really
nice dimension, but it is not tiny....here are some comparative photos.
it wears nicely, but it is not really "mini". turtle re-issues got a bit
bloated....
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