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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep99dad View Post
    Same thing when I ordered and it all went fine. No stress


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    Sears notified me mine shipped after it arrived. Mine showed in two days.

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

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    Got mine from the Seiko store in NJ, love it! The bracelet is a pain in the ass to resize like all pin and collar set ups, but at least it's high quality with solid end links.

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

    This thing showed up in the post today!

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    Ordered from sears, got here 3 days early shipped from seiko in NJ. So far its been almost a perfect watch, had it about 12 hours and its ran +/- 1 sec in that time. I say almost perfect because its not quite aligned properly. Part of me wants to send it back and take a shot on another one part of me thinks it not worth the hassle. Someone give me some objective opinions on the alignment please. here are some more pics where its easier to see...

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    ...I think its most noticeable at 6, and also 12, but other than that I have to say seiko made a perfect watch with this reissue (to me anyways). The rubber strap is also much better than i expected.
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    Re: @@@ The turtle thread @@@@

    Congrats seikoseekr! My 777 has the exact same alignment issue. The chapter ring is a bit off. It doesn't really bother me and I don't plan on fixing it or getting another. I'm going to enjoy it the way it is. Loving mine.


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

    I installed the Crystal Times double domed AR-coated sapphire in my 773 this evening. Excellent crystal!!

    Here's a couple of thing I noticed about the Turtle that are different from the SKX's.

    1. The crown is NOT interchangeable with an SKX (I tried it it a spare SKX case, Turtle crown tube is just a lil' bigger than an SKX's so it will not thread at all, just bottoms out)
    2. Seiko HAS taken steps to address the mis-aligned chapter rings. There are two locating pins on the 3 and 9 o'clock of the reverse side of the chapter that matches up with notches in the chapter ring landing in the case. There are actually 4 notches in the chapter ring landing in the case (12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock), but it appears that the chapter ring only makes use of the 3 and 9 o'clock spots the (SKX just used one pin and notch at the 12 o'clock). The effectiveness of this change looks marginal as there are already examples posted that have alignment issues. It could be that the examples showing up with alignment issues have their chapter rings installed off by 90 degress, because when I put mine back together it would only align properly if it was put in with the pins at the 3 and 9 o'clock notches. If I set it in with the pins at the 12 and 6 it was always off just a hair.
    3. The bracelet SEL's do not have the recesses in them which usually makes reinstalling the bracelet easier using standard spring bar tools, so expect the cases on these Turtles with bracelets to be scratched all to hell after a few strap changes.
    4. The case back is also a little bigger than the SKX's.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Logan View Post
    Could someone be so kind as too give us a bezel insert measurement?
    SRP bezel: 40mm - SKX bezel: 39mm
    SRP bezel insert: 39mm - SKX bezel insert: 38mm
    SRP crystal: 32mm - SKX crystal: 31mm

    Measurements approximate, but accurate enough to show the difference.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by gshock626 View Post
    Congrats seikoseekr! My 777 has the exact same alignment issue. The chapter ring is a bit off. It doesn't really bother me and I don't plan on fixing it or getting another. I'm going to enjoy it the way it is. Loving mine.
    Thanks, glad to know its not just mine. I've been reading around the thread some and it seems like the triple 7s have a high rate of misalignment. I doubt i'll get mine fixed anytime soon either tbh, don't really want to have the watch opened up just to move a chapter ring all of a fraction of a millimeter.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cold_beer839 View Post
    I installed the Crystal Times double domed AR-coated sapphire in my 773 this evening. Excellent crystal!!

    Here's a couple of thing I noticed about the Turtle that are different from the SKX's.

    1. The crown is NOT interchangeable with an SKX (I tried it it a spare SKX case, Turtle crown tube is just a lil' bigger than an SKX's so it will not thread at all, just bottoms out)
    2. Seiko HAS taken steps to address the mis-aligned chapter rings. There are two locating pins on the 3 and 9 o'clock of the reverse side of the chapter that matches up with notches in the chapter ring landing in the case. There are actually 4 notches in the chapter ring landing in the case (12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock), but it appears that the chapter ring only makes use of the 3 and 9 o'clock spots the (SKX just used one pin and notch at the 12 o'clock). The effectiveness of this change looks marginal as there are already examples posted that have alignment issues. It could be that the examples showing up with alignment issues have their chapter rings installed off by 90 degress, because when I put mine back together it would only align properly if it was put in with the pins at the 3 and 9 o'clock notches. If I set it in with the pins at the 12 and 6 it was always off just a hair.
    3. The bracelet SEL's do not have the recesses in them which usually makes reinstalling the bracelet easier using standard spring bar tools, so expect the cases on these Turtles with bracelets to be scratched all to hell after a few strap changes.
    4. The case back is also a little bigger than the SKX's.
    Thanks for all that info. Good to know. Mine is one of the 777s with misalignment and thats the first i've heard about the 4 pin chapter ring. I suppose that would make it an easier fix if it just needed to be taken out and rotated 90 degrees then pop back in.
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    Showed up yesterday- chapter ring off just a hair but i'm going to live with it! Rubber strap a big improvement over the old z22. Going to let it ride on leather for a while then try some nato's for yuks!Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1453296437.070432.jpg
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