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Old 07-13-2019, 02:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Turtles so many choices

With so many different Turtles available Iím having difficulty making up my mind what to go for....the great thing is theyíre pretty much available when you want one.....which one would be a great starting point, just the standard srp777?.....what would be your pick?


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My favorite is the srpa21.


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Depends on whether you like something a bit older or something new.

For something older I'd look for a nice 6309-7049 and for new/newer the SRP789
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Depends on whether you like something a bit older or something new.

For something older I'd look for a nice 6309-7049 and for new/newer the SRP789


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The classic 777
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Wearing my SRP777 today. But I say they are all great.
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Wearing my SRP777 today. But I say they are all great.


Superb....this is my dilemma, beautiful watches...great photo


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I like them numbered limited..

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Wearing my SRP777 today. But I say they are all great.

what is the reference for the bottom row, second from the left?


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what is the reference for the bottom row, second from the left?


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Dennis Sir,The New Reissues are Cool beyond doubt as well as the Editions like the Save The Ocean etc (thatís the one I bought) yet I still think an Original
6309-7049/7040 is the way to go and thereís still some Mint ones out there to be had.
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I agree, if you can, go for the 6309 turtle.



QUOTE=TheNeilo1;2794849]Dennis Sir,The New Reissues are Cool beyond doubt as well as the Editions like the Save The Ocean etc (that’s the one I bought) yet I still think an Original
6309-7049/7040 is the way to go and there’s still some Mint ones out there to be had.
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Dennis Sir,The New Reissues are Cool beyond doubt as well as the Editions like the Save The Ocean etc (thatís the one I bought) yet I still think an Original

6309-7049/7040 is the way to go and thereís still some Mint ones out there to be had.

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Thanks Neilo....Iíll defo be having a look at those




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I agree, if you can, go for the 6309 turtle.



QUOTE=TheNeilo1;2794849]Dennis Sir,The New Reissues are Cool beyond doubt as well as the Editions like the Save The Ocean etc (thatís the one I bought) yet I still think an Original
6309-7049/7040 is the way to go and thereís still some Mint ones out there to be had.
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I have a near NOS 6309-7049 and a nice -7040 too. Love them both. Seiko collectors always strive to have one in their diver collection. I sold my 6306-7000 always ready to add one back in.

The SRPs hand wind and hack, are sea worthy (I swam in the ocean today with my SRP777 which I would never do with a 6309!) . These new SRPs are a tad bigger in modern way without being untrue to the heritage.

So they are different animals. It's not get one or the other, it's get one of each or choose given utility vs vintage as criteria.
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Default The Gift of OEM 6309/6306....

I did buy two New SRP 777 they are still in Box Unworn except to try on. They will go to those that Like this Model I could never replace the 6309-704x or 6306-700x with one. I like the ability to hand wind but as OP has mentioned they are Different Watches Never to take the place of a 6309/06 imho. I do CHERISH each one I have.
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I have a near NOS 6309-7049 and a nice -7040 too. Love them both. Seiko collectors always strive to have one in their diver collection. I sold my 6306-7000 always ready to add one back in.

The SRPs hand wind and hack, are sea worthy (I swam in the ocean today with my SRP777 which I would never do with a 6309!) . These new SRPs are a tad bigger in modern way without being untrue to the heritage.

So they are different animals. It's not get one or the other, it's get one of each or choose given utility vs vintage as criteria.


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I did buy two New SRP 777 they are still in Box Unworn except to try on. They will go to those that Like this Model I could never replace the 6309-704x or 6306-700x with one. I like the ability to hand wind but as OP has mentioned they are Different Watches Never to take the place of a 6309/06 imho. I do CHERISH each one I have.

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Dennis Sir,The New Reissues are Cool beyond doubt as well as the Editions like the Save The Ocean etc (thatís the one I bought) yet I still think an Original

6309-7049/7040 is the way to go and thereís still some Mint ones out there to be had.

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Great info Neilo....What sort of price does a nice example of a 6309 come in at?.....


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1. 6309 Original (£90 to £400)
2. 777 Black (£180 to £250)
3. 779 Pepsi (£180 to £250)
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For me if was a toss up between the StO on rubber strap or the Pepsi PADI on a bracelet.

I went for the StO and one is enough.

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