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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Darn it, I can't wait to get one.

    There's two on eBay that are in the US..

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seiko-Prospe...AAAOSwoydWjetX
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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Quote Originally Posted by JRMARTINS View Post
    What's the size of your hairy wrist?
    7 1/2 inches, 7 1/4 if I shave.....

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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Quote Originally Posted by oldspice View Post
    Well, the UPS man made me a happy camper this morning. Received my 775 direct from Seiko USA in Mt. Olive, NJ around 10:00am. As a side note, I used to do a lot of work in NJ and, many times, held training sessions in and around Mt. Olive and Rockaway. Had I known Seiko USA's HQ was just across the street....... I shudder to think!

    The chapter ring lines up perfectly on mine and, so far, I don't see any day/date alignment issues. I haven't fully explored the lume, but it's a Seiko, so I'm not worried. And, speaking of lume, it's very nice and evenly applied and doesn't blob out the sword at 12 o'clock (although it looks like it does in photos). Also, the indices, as others have noted, is nicely framed by gold. I stated before that I wasn't generally a fan of any gold coloring on watches, but for some reason, this watch just wears it so well. Color me happy.

    The bracelet is solid, well made, and fits well - and with solid end links to boot. Pins and collars are a pain (I fondly, or not so fondly - can't decide - remember resizing a Monster bracelet way back in the day, with only a couple of straightened out paperclips as I had no watch tools then - lots of frustrated cursing going on that day; more so than normal!), but it's a pretty solid system and works well. I'm playing around with different straps and settled on this no-name ISOfrane I had laying around. The watch is pretty impressive and wears very well, both with the bracelet and various NATOs, ZULUs and other straps. I have a Seiko, flat vented 22mm strap coming in to give it that "vintage" 6309 look, so we'll see how that feels as well.

    Overall, I'm impressed. And, still just little shocked that Sears, of all places, got the jump on other US retailers! Who would've thunk it?!

    On to the obligatory HAWS (hairy arm wrist shot):

    Got a shot where we can see the dial face on to see the chapter ring alignment? Also in your pic is looks like that 12hr marker is one big blob, looks like depending on the lighting if you see the gold metallic outlines it looks correct where the marker is split with the sword but in other ligjhting conditions it looks like one single piece. Think Seiko should of made the gold metallic outline a bit thinner on the inside of the 12hr marker to prevent that. All the other models don;t have this issue since there is no outline on the markers and you can clearly distinguish that the 12hr marker is split
    Last edited by arlee; January 7th, 2016 at 23:43.
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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Quote Originally Posted by arlee View Post
    Got a shot where we can see the dial face on to see the chapter ring alignment? Also in your pic is looks like that 12hr marker is one big blob, looks like depending on the lighting if you see the gold metallic outlines it looks correct where the marker is split with the sword but in other ligjhting conditions it looks like one single piece. Think Seiko should of made the gold metallic outline a bit thinner on the inside of the 1hr marker to prevent that. All the other models don;t have this issue since there is no outline on the markers and you can clearly distinguish that the 12hr marker is split
    I think that the 12:00 marker looks "blob-ish" at an angle because the lume is so liberally applied. Straight on, there's a clear distinction between the lume and the sword. You can see it a bit better in this picture as well as the alignment of the chapter ring. It's still hard to show both of those things in a crappy iPhone picture, but rest assured, the ring is aligned and there's a distinction between the lume and the sword at 12:00.


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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Goldie has been delivered. About to go home to open it.

    Ordered from Sears late on 1/1 with free shipping option.
    UPS says it's come directly from Seiko Corp of America.
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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Quote Originally Posted by oldspice View Post
    7 1/2 inches, 7 1/4 if I shave.....
    Hope it fits my 6.5 inch Chewbacca wrist!

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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Quote Originally Posted by shelfcompact View Post
    Goldie has been delivered. About to go home to open it.

    Ordered from Sears late on 1/1 with free shipping option.
    UPS says it's come directly from Seiko Corp of America.
    I don't see it on Sears site. Where did you find it? Thanks

    Sent from my XT1053 using Tapatalk

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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Anybody else get the completely wrong manual?
    Mine came with one for an analog quartz solar watch cal. V172.

    Man I had a tough time getting the bracelet off even with the drilled lugs. It's so easy on my tuna.

    Quote Originally Posted by mario24601 View Post
    I don't see it on Sears site. Where did you find it? Thanks

    Sent from my XT1053 using Tapatalk
    Just search for SRP777 or SRP775.
    The black model is currently out of stock.
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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Quote Originally Posted by shelfcompact View Post
    Anybody else get the completely wrong manual?
    Mine came with one for an analog quartz solar watch cal. V172.
    I noticed the same thing! Mine came with a manual for the cal. V172 alarm/chrono too! What gives, Seiko USA???

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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Quote Originally Posted by Peahi View Post
    Thank You Sears!!! Mine just came in today...I'll try to get better shots soon. Attachment 6572906
    Attachment 6572914
    My apologies for the crappy lighting...
    Love the strap choice. When are we going to see an underwater shot with one of these at work?

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