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    New Seiko turtle arrival (Great White Shark) and quick SOTC

    I've had a few Seiko turtles in the past and I wasn't planning on buying another but the new Save The Ocean (Great White Shark) SRPD21K1 looked too good to resist.
    This turtle has a beautiful metallic dial with wave pattern and an upgraded bezel with etched numbers and concentric grooves and looks a bit like a record.
    The second hand on this model is also different than the one on the other turtles with shark fin at one end, there's also a shark fin at 8 o'clock on the dial! The hands are brushed too.

    I'm really pleased with this one, the bezel and crown action feels a step above the other turtles, even the alinement is good!

    The watch looks better than in my pictures, it really is stunning.

    I was looking for a not too expensive watch with a bit of colour to complete my 6 watch box and for the first time I like all of them!
    2 divers, 2 pilot watches a chrono and a marine watch that I'll also use as a dress watch.
    I'm not saying I'm done but I am for a while I think.













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    Possibly my favourite turtle dial that one! Nice pick up.

    Nice balanced collection as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchstudent View Post
    Possibly my favourite turtle dial that one! Nice pick up.

    Nice balanced collection as well!
    Thanks, yes I'm loving the dial, gorgeous shade of blue and nice wave texture.

    Forgot to mention, I got 12% off at Goldsmiths with this code:

    https://discountcode.dailymail.co.uk/goldsmiths

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    Nice I love the blue , Iíve just ordered the PADI model should be here next week

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    Very nice.

    Great collection think you have a watch for all occasions.

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    Lovely watch and a cracking collection!

    The code still works so £378.40 for the OP's watch:

    https://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/cart

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    I like that Seiko a lot. I know there are a lot of Turtle variants now, and some aren't all that lovely, but Seiko have hit the mark with that blue dial. That one and the green-dialed Hulk-a-like are two I'd really enjoy wearing!

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    That really is gorgeous! I've recently received the Dawn Grey version from sales corner and it's not been off my wrist since. I think Seiko have nailed it with these two variants.

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    I found a superb photo (not mine) that captures the bezel detail

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean View Post
    I like that Seiko a lot. I know there are a lot of Turtle variants now, and some aren't all that lovely, but Seiko have hit the mark with that blue dial. That one and the green-dialed Hulk-a-like are two I'd really enjoy wearing!
    It was a toss up between this one and the new green Sumo but this won out on price. As I already had the Oris Aquis I didn't want to spend too much on another diver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza. View Post
    Nice I love the blue , Iíve just ordered the PADI model should be here next week
    I've had the PADI version, very nice, I wore mine on a blue and red stripped nato.

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    The dial is very nice, thanks for bringing it to my attention

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    FWIW records don't have concentric grooves, they only have one groove on each side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglebert View Post
    FWIW records don't have concentric grooves, they only have one groove on each side.
    Yes obviously or it wouldn't play properly. I knew as soon as I wrote it that someone would pick up on it. Obviously I meant it looked similar, not that a record has them. I was merely trying to describe the look of the bezel, sorry.
    Last edited by Ric356II; 10th September 2019 at 21:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric356II View Post
    Yes obviously or it wouldn't play properly. I knew as soon as I wrote it that someone would pick up on it. Obviously I meant it looked similar, not that a record has them. I was merely trying to describe the look of the bezel, sorry.
    But it definitely looks very much like a nice piece of vinyl, concentric or not!

    Lovely watch. Seiko have brought out some great turtles recently and this is right up there. I love both the dial and bezel. Spot on


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric356II View Post
    I've had a few Seiko turtles in the past and I wasn't planning on buying another but the new Save The Ocean (Great White Shark) SRPD21K1 looked too good to resist.
    This turtle has a beautiful metallic dial with wave pattern and an upgraded bezel with etched numbers and concentric grooves and looks a bit like a record (yes I know a record only has one groove on each side, not concentric grooves!)
    The second hand on this model is also different than the one on the other turtles with shark fin at one end, there's also a shark fin at 8 o'clock on the dial! The hands are brushed too.

    I'm really pleased with this one, the bezel and crown action feels a step above the other turtles, even the alinement is good!

    The watch looks better than in my pictures, it really is stunning.

    I was looking for a not too expensive watch with a bit of colour to complete my 6 watch box and for the first time I like all of them!
    2 divers, 2 pilot watches a chrono and a marine watch that I'll also use as a dress watch.
    I'm not saying I'm done but I am for a while I think.













    A very considered and beautiful collection.




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    The more I look at these photos the more I think itís the perfect collection for every occasion.

    Quote Originally Posted by namzo View Post
    A very considered and beautiful collection.




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    Dial is very nice but 45 mm too big for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by TURGUT View Post
    Dial is very nice but 45 mm too big for me
    Yes, the case width of 45mm does make it seem like it's too big but the bezel is much smaller than the case making it wear smaller. It wears pretty much like an SKX my wrist size is only 6.75".

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    Quote Originally Posted by namzo View Post
    A very considered and beautiful collection.




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    Thanks you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    The more I look at these photos the more I think itís the perfect collection for every occasion.
    Thanks David, I'm quite happy with all the watches at the moment and hopefully won't be looking at anything else for a while at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCC66 View Post
    But it definitely looks very much like a nice piece of vinyl, concentric or not!

    Lovely watch. Seiko have brought out some great turtles recently and this is right up there. I love both the dial and bezel. Spot on


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    Thanks, I think so too!

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    I like the dial, cracking colour. Not sure on the hour hand or it being 45 mm. Massive improvement on the PADI diver though thanks for the review.

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    That Seiko is a stunner, what a great little (well considered) collection you have there sir, a pleasant change to see Oris featuring in someones SOTC & I've always been a fan of Stowa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97BlackC5 View Post
    That Seiko is a stunner, what a great little (well considered) collection you have there sir, a pleasant change to see Oris featuring in someones SOTC & I've always been a fan of Stowa.
    Thanks you. I have tried to balance it as well as I can and after 3 Swiss and 2 German watches, I decided the last one in the box would be Japanese.
    I love Oris and Stowa, I've had a few from both manufacturers over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric356II View Post
    Yes obviously or it wouldn't play properly. I knew as soon as I wrote it that someone would pick up on it. Obviously I meant it looked similar, not that a record has them. I was merely trying to describe the look of the bezel, sorry.
    Iím sorry for being pedantic, not my finest or most useful comment!

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    Hi

    Code still working just ordered will be delivered Tomorrow.

    Steve B

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    I think the Turtle's are fantastic value watches. I've been wearing my one on holiday for the past week and for most people they're as much as you ever need in a watch. That good.

    Question - how is the bracelet on these? Otherwise nice SOTC :)

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    New Seiko turtle arrival (Great White Shark) and quick SOTC

    Quote Originally Posted by junglebert View Post
    FWIW records don't have concentric grooves, they only have one groove on each side.
    Actually some records do have concentric grooves.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unus...ophone_records

    P.S. Loving that turtle! If I didnít have a PADI already, Iíd be buying this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    I think the Turtle's are fantastic value watches. I've been wearing my one on holiday for the past week and for most people they're as much as you ever need in a watch. That good.

    Question - how is the bracelet on these? Otherwise nice SOTC :)
    The bracelet is okay, not great but I wasn't expecting it to be. It's perfectly fine for a watch this price. I've had a few turtles but I've usually taken the bracelet straight off and worn it on a nato. This time I decided to keep it on the bracelet, it wasn't too hard to size, maybe a little fiddly as it has the pin and collar system.
    I wore it all day yesterday and I found it really comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglebert View Post
    Iím sorry for being pedantic, not my finest or most useful comment!
    Now worries

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    Actually some records do have concentric grooves.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unus...ophone_records

    P.S. Loving that turtle! If I didnít have a PADI already, Iíd be buying this.
    Funnily enough I did google it and read about such records after my concentric grooves comment was pointed out and was going to come back but I thought I better leave it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farleigh View Post
    Hi

    Code still working just ordered will be delivered Tomorrow.

    Steve B
    Nice one, I'm sure you'll love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric356II View Post
    The bracelet is okay, not great but I wasn't expecting it to be. It's perfectly fine for a watch this price. I've had a few turtles but I've usually taken the bracelet straight off and worn it on a nato. This time I decided to keep it on the bracelet, it wasn't too hard to size, maybe a little fiddly as it has the pin and collar system.
    I wore it all day yesterday and I found it really comfortable.
    Thanks for that! Not a bracelet fan either, but was curious. I would normally go with nato too, but have it on an Uncle Seiko waffle. Works really well


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