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New US version Turtles

Post by koimaster » October 8th 2021, 12:42pm

The Seiko Prospex “King Turtle” series of divers have been fan favorites for the brand since the series’ initial introduction. The “King Turtle” offers enthusiasts a popular balance between price and quality features such as ceramic bezel inserts, while delivering a classic Seiko design with a lineage stretching back to the 6309 dive watches of the ‘70s. Although the “Turtle” moniker (referring to its ovoid, turtle shell-shaped case) has followed this particular series and its predecessors through Seiko enthusiast circles for decades, the brand itself has always kept the name at a distance. For its latest release, however, Seiko fully embraces the “Turtle” legacy of these divers with three special iterations made to celebrate the brand’s partnership with ocean conservation group Oceanic Society and its ongoing mission to protect the world’s seven species of sea turtle. To this end, the new Seiko Prospex U.S. Special Edition dive watch collection, including the Seiko Prospex SRPH55, Seiko Prospex SRPH57, and Seiko Prospex SRPH59, introduce intricately detailed turtle shell-inspired patterns to the dials of these familiar divers, packing in a striking level of finishing and materials work for the price point

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Post by bedlam » October 8th 2021, 10:10pm

Far out...that blue looks great :-)
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Re: New US version Turtles

Post by codguy » October 9th 2021, 3:25pm

32771 wrote:
October 9th 2021, 12:54pm
Damn, $750?
And using 3flushes logic of breaking down watch values by the sum of all parts, the actual price should be somewhere in the $300 range.

Well perhaps $350 max since it has a sapphire crystal and solid caseback with sea turtle image......

45mm case? FFS
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Post by 3Flushes » October 9th 2021, 3:57pm

Turtles have been $750 and 45mm for years, and being made in Japan, they have a good QC track record, and are a fair price, considering.

Seiko has offered less for higher prices for watches farmed out to Chinese makers / assemblers. Seiko's abysmal QC track record primarily lies in the watches that are made / assembled out of country. You may as well flush your money down the toilet as buy an OOC Seiko.

If I were to buy a Seiko, it would be something from the JDM or GS.
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Re: New US version Turtles

Post by 3Flushes » October 10th 2021, 1:32am

monster623az wrote:
October 9th 2021, 7:27pm
Im to used to the second hand $250-350ish price on Turtles.

and on another note arent the "made in Japan" dial Seikos also made in another country, but overseen by a Japan QC team member on the line? Or just another one of those rumors I hear about...
Any Seiko watches with dials marked 'Japan' without the case back of the watch also marked 'made in Japan,' or marked 'Japan' followed by the movement ID on the dial without being marked 'made in Japan' on the case back, or with no mark on the dial or the back, are OOC (out of country) Seikos.

AFAIK any Seiko watches marked made in Japan on the dial and on the back are legit.

Seiko has been highly deceptive in how they mark watches, and evasive about explaining how they do so, or acknowledging that they even manufacture / assemble anything outside of Japan, so nothing would surprise me. One thing I've found for certain is that the Swiss made frauds got nothin' on Seiko - the horrible QC speaks for itself.
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Post by jason_recliner » October 10th 2021, 4:24am

3Flushes wrote:
October 10th 2021, 1:32am

Any Seiko watches with dials marked 'Japan' without the case back of the watch also marked 'made in Japan,' or marked 'Japan' followed by the movement ID on the dial without being marked 'made in Japan' on the case back, or with no mark on the dial or the back, are OOC (out of country) Seikos.

AFAIK any Seiko watches marked made in Japan on the dial and on the back are legit.
This is great info, thanks 3F.
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Re: New US version Turtles

Post by 3Flushes » October 10th 2021, 2:37pm

jason_recliner wrote:
October 10th 2021, 4:24am
3Flushes wrote:
October 10th 2021, 1:32am

Any Seiko watches with dials marked 'Japan' without the case back of the watch also marked 'made in Japan,' or marked 'Japan' followed by the movement ID on the dial without being marked 'made in Japan' on the case back, or with no mark on the dial or the back, are OOC (out of country) Seikos.

AFAIK any Seiko watches marked made in Japan on the dial and on the back are legit.
This is great info, thanks 3F.
Just to clarify...

Seiko dials marked with a movement ID can be marked, 'Japan' followed by the caliber number or 'mvmt'. The mark that uses the caliber number is the most recent. At any rate, regardless of what is on the dial, if the case back is not marked 'made in Japan,' it wasn't.
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