Turtle Attack!

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conjurer
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Turtle Attack!

Post by conjurer » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:39 am

Just in from Watches88 out of KL:

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The new Seiko SRP779K1, the reissue of the 6309. It's got the newer 4R36 movement that you don't have to shake like a meth addict abusing his child! Hardlex, none of that crappy sapphire! Everything aligns! No "flyswatter" here, either:

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Nice caseback:

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Wears nice, too, like Carl the Commie says, more like an 007:

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The strap is great, too--unlike the very stiff rubber you find on the cheaper Seiko divers, this one feels like a combination of rubber and silicone. Good action on the Pepsi bezel, too. Usual light-your-cigarette-off-it lume as well.

Seiko's gonna sell these by the boatload!
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Re: Turtle Attack!

Post by Ocean » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:48 am

As much as I want to like it, I feel a slight stir but limp. I know it's a great watch though.
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Re: Turtle Attack!

Post by kahuna74 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:47 am

I too am on the fence with this new remake. But that doesn't mean I am not glad that they brought it back, for a new generation to enjoy.
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Re: Turtle Attack!

Post by JAS1125 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:07 pm

Good comparison article.

https://seikoparts.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/seiko-reissue-turtle-compare-with-vintage-turtle-6309-and-tsunami/

And info on sizing the bracelet if you're still able to snag one.
All sold out except for the Bay.

https://seikoparts.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/resizing-the-seiko-reissue-turtle-bracelet-brief-tutorial/

Damn pins and collar!

Hurry up and flip yours, Conj!
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