Omega Speedmaster Moon 2 Mars
Omega Seamaster 2531.80
Omega Seamaster DeVille
Oris TT1 Small Second Hand
SWI LE day/date 256/500
Debaufre NavB Auto 44mm
Hamilton Khaki Chrono
Benarus Moray #3 blue/orange/blasted
TAG Aquaracer Chrono
This thing showed up in the post today!
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...
...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.
Last edited by seikoseekr; January 20th, 2016 at 07:45.
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.
(just a) timetellinnoob
SEIKO: SNDA67, SKX779, SKX007 (mod), SNZG15, SKX-PMMM, 6309-7040 (12/1980 rfrb/mod),
7002-7000 (7/91 Loy's), SRP227 (mod), SNXS79, SSC031, SNKL45, SNX993 (mod),
SARB033 SPIRIT, PROSPEX SRP775 (mod), THE LATEST: PROSPEX SRP773 (mod)
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.
Last edited by cold_beer839; January 20th, 2016 at 09:33.
Last edited by huwp; January 20th, 2016 at 10:40.
Last edited by seikoseekr; January 20th, 2016 at 11:35.
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!
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