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Hello folks! I just posted a version of this on the FB Seiko Passion group. I just can't quite figure out what version of the Turtle that I picked up on Grand Cayman. I don't have many modern Seikos, but I have some of the divers, and I really like the Turtles.

Ok, I said that I wasn’t going to buy anymore watches for a while, especially since my wife and I are (were) on a cruise which is dangerous for me. I have bought several watches in the Caribbean over the years. But we wandered into Island Jewelers in Grand Cayman (a terrific "no games" pricing place) on our last stop and I fell in love with the dial on this Turtle. Seiko really understands how to do a blue dial. This is supposedly a version issued to Caribbean ADs, and I haven’t been able to find it online for a comparison. This isn't the “Batman” or STO, but it might be close to the "Deep Blue Batman" but the Deep Blue has the mixed gradient dial (mine is completely blue), and doesn't have the yellow second hand nor the cyclops of my watch. This joins my Dawn Grey and PADI in my Turtle collection.

Further, It’s listed as a SRPD11P9 from the box. The D11 is the black PVD case, but D11P9 doesn’t show up online. The model number after the 4R36 movement number on the caseback is 07F0 which I can’t find anywhere.

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First I've seen of this combination, and I consider myself to be a student of the various new SRP "Turtle reissue" series.

Clearly a limited edition given the magnifier on the crystal.

Possibly an Asian issue Zimbe?
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there have been a couple posts this past week regarding Seiko blue.

Seiko's blue is mesmerizing and addictive. And they seem to have/had a few versions that were slightly different but equally effective.

Congrats on a beautiful watch - I'm sure there will be more blue to come.
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Here I am with the young sales guy (gads I look old), and with my other two Turtles.




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Three really eye catching cushion case versions you have there. Nice to see
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Great photo, Beautiful watch, and nice collection!


Now I'll know who to look for next time I'm in South Jersey............
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That blue is magnificent. Nobody does blue better than Seiko.
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That blue is magnificent. Nobody does blue better than Seiko.
Except Rolex😀
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Great photo, Beautiful watch, and nice collection!


Now I'll know who to look for next time I'm in South Jersey............


Ha! But you have to find me without hair!


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Tod - Stunning watch. Love that color combo. I had a modern turtle in black at one time, actually 2, and sold both. They are just a bit too big for my wrist in my opinion. Great timepieces though.
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Tod - Stunning watch. Love that color combo. I had a modern turtle in black at one time, actually 2, and sold both. They are just a bit too big for my wrist in my opinion. Great timepieces though.


Thanks John! I have small wrists too but the Turtles cushion case seems to work for me despite its dimensions. The lug-to-lug works for me although this isn’t the best photo to show it.



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