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Old 10-09-2019, 05:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Seiko Prospex Blue Turtle SRP773K - Dial issue?

Hi all,

Long time reader, first time poster so go easy on me

Anywho, I purchased this and received today however to me the dial (or surround) looks misaligned.



Should I send it back?

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Old 10-09-2019, 06:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome, its pretty much the norm and shows it is original
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Lol really?

So they are all like this? So no need to send back for one with the inner black dial properly aligned?

Thanks for the welcome :-)

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Hmm looking at online reviews the dial seems aligned ok?

https://www.lug2lug.eu/seiko-turtle-srp773-review/



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If you search the forum you’ll find many threads discussing Seiko’s alignment issues over the last couple of years.
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Why accept it though? It's clearly faulty.
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It is the chapter ring that is not aligned not the dial. I've had my SRP775 for 2 years now. Some days it is perfectly aligned, some days way off. I think the plastic expands and contracts changing position.



For chapter ring alignment, I think there is a big hole in the case and an undersized nub on the ring. The loose fit allows it to move.



Not much you can do about it except enjoy the authenticity.
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Apparently the misalignment can oft times be rectified by rotating the chapter ring by 180 degrees. Source - https://seikoparts.wordpress.com/201...eissue-srp779/
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Hi all,

Long time reader, first time poster so go easy on me

Anywho, I purchased this and received today however to me the dial (or surround) looks misaligned.



Should I send it back?

Cheers,
Homer
I think the dial is aligned properly. It's the chapter ring that appears misaligned, which is common with Seikos. If you were to draw a line from the arrowhead on the bezel to the 12 o'clock index you'll see that the chapter ring is slightly clockwise of where it should be
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Apologies guys, yes I meant the chapter ring was rotated clockwise (quite noticeable). Please excuse my poor explanation.

Should I return it? Get Seiko to fix? I don't know what to do. Got an event in 1 day I was going to wear it to 😞
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This is how they are aligned or how they where on a early one I messed with, to be honest on the wrist it won't really bother you and you could exchange it and end up in the same position as you are.
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Thanks for the pics. So the general consensus is simply to keep it from comments.

Hmm, I am a little disappointed. I've had much better reps from China than this

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Your watch is half as bad as mine. Probably why I got it so cheap on ebay. I've been wearing my SRP for the last 3 weeks. Currently, the chapter ring is dead on. Last week, it was way off.



I agree about Chinese watches. Except, I'm pretty confident that a Seiko rated for 200M will survive to 200M. The Chinese watches? Maybe yes, probably no. I do a lot in the water. I need a sure thing. The cost of a quality Chinese watch claiming 200M is very close to the price of a Seiko.



I do like the Sharkey watches. I broke the crystal of my 62MAS Sharkey so I had to take it apart. The fit, finish, and quality were very respectable. I could not just order a new crystal from a supply house. I was able to contact one of the sellers on ebay and he offered to sell me a crystal at a reasonable price. About a month to delivery it. I ended up using a Seiko crystal I had in my stash of parts.
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Thanks for the pics. So the general consensus is simply to keep it from comments.



Hmm, I am a little disappointed. I've had much better reps from China than this


Perhaps one of the people with more experience modding Seikos can chime in, but if there’s give to the grooves the chapter ring sits in (aka the tolerances aren’t spot on) you could throw a tiny dot of contact cement. Of course that would require you to pop out the crystal, and I don’t know if you have access to a crystal press


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Hi all,

Thanks for all the help and feedback re this. I visited a number of shops and checked out the turtle watches. I'd say at least 70% of them had the chapter ring misaligned so I don't feel so bad anymore 🙂

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You never said where you ordered it from. From within your own country (USA, I assume), or from overseas? If you have an authentic Seiko International warranty card stamped by an authorized dealer, you can take it to any AD and they should fix it for you under guarantee. It's a quick fix. Or you can send it back and have it exchanged, asking that the seller carefully look at the replacement. All depends where/from whom you ordered it.
I personally couldn't live with it looking like that. Good luck!
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It was purchased from an authorised Seiko dealer here in Australia. If it can be fixed under warranty that would be wonderful. I'll make enquiries.

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It was purchased from an authorised Seiko dealer here in Australia. If it can be fixed under warranty that would be wonderful. I'll make enquiries.

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It’s your luck if you get one totally alined. And it doesn’t matter if it’s a made in Japan model either those can be just as misaligned as any other model....the only way to guarantee it’s all lined up is to go into the shop and look at the watch your about to buy....buying online which I’ve done with all of my Seikos is part of the deal that they may not line up exactly....I’ve got some that are spot on and some that are not.


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Welcome, its pretty much the norm and shows it is original


So true - the fakes have better alignment

Shame on Seiko
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I don’t want to sound like I’m defending Seiko or suggesting we should all just accept these issues, but this is just part of modern Seiko ownership. If it bothers you then have the dealer replace it with one that is aligned (or at least, better aligned) since you got it from an AD (if it were an online purchase then you’d be just as likely to get another with the same issue).

I also don’t want to give the impression that this is a reason to avoid Seiko or choose a possibly inferior alternative. At the end of the day, chapter ring alignment isn’t a “crucial function” of the watch. I’ve never once checked the alignment on any of my watches, and I rarely (if ever) hold my watch closer than 12” from my face, so unless the chapter ring is so grossly misaligned that it jumps out at me from that distance then I wouldn’t sweat it.




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Cheers. It was purchased from an online AD so I'll contact Seiko and see if a local repair agent can fix it up.
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