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    Seiko Turtle: lighter alternatives?

    Hi All,

    I have a Seiko Turtle re issue (SRP777) which I really like apart from the weight: it's aggravating an old hand injury. (I don't have the biggest wrists either which probably doesn't help) I've tried different straps but I've ended up just not wearing it.

    So... I'm looking for advice from anyone who has experience of a Turtle in addition to either a Mini Turtle/ SKX013 / SKX007/9: are any of these significantly lighter than the Turtle?

    I also have a Seiko SSC137 solar which is not far off the size of the Turtle but is a bit lighter and I've found it an excellent, reliable beater watch. As a 200m diver would a Seiko Prospex Solar Diver be a better and lighter option or am I missing other models??

    Thanks in advance for any advice,
    Frank

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    Re: Seiko Turtle: lighter alternatives?

    The turtle is indeed a bit of a chunk.

    Weighted them both (no strap):
    Big turtle - 91 grams
    Mini turtle - 74 grams

    The mini turtle feels smaller and lighter too.

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    As a comparison, a 38mm Hamilton Khaki weights 51 grams, but it's much less substantial than any diver I've owned.

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    Re: Seiko Turtle: lighter alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazerov View Post
    The turtle is indeed a bit of a chunk.

    Weighted them both (no strap):
    Big turtle - 91 grams
    Mini turtle - 74 grams

    The mini turtle feels smaller and lighter too.

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    As a comparison, a 38mm Hamilton Khaki weights 51 grams, but it's much less substantial than any diver I've owned.
    Brilliant, thank you!
    (I just purchased a 38mm Hamilton Khaki Aviation and yes it feels much lighter than either of my Seikos).

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    Re: Seiko Turtle: lighter alternatives?

    Can't tell how much lighter you need to go. I don't think any automatic diver is that much lighter, especially if you're experiencing pain.

    Maybe it's better to unload and just wear a light watch like the Hamilton until the injury completely heals so you can wear your Turtle again.
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    Re: Seiko Turtle: lighter alternatives?

    The SKX007/009 is quite a bit lighter. Imagine a Turtle with all the unnecessary metal that makes it turtle-like rounded off to make it lighter and more ergonomic. I think the SKXs are a pleasure to wear.

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    Re: Seiko Turtle: lighter alternatives?

    solar titanium divers.
    shogun for auto.

    even though I would kill for a titanium turtle case.
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    Re: Seiko Turtle: lighter alternatives?

    Please don’t run me out of town with pitchforks guys but have you considered wearing it on the other wrist?
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    I don’t have a turtle but I notice a huge difference swapping between the bracelet and NATO on my SKX. So whatever watch you end up with, try a nylon strap on it.
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    Re: Seiko Turtle: lighter alternatives?

    The SKX original case was a trimmed down turtle, and still it´s significantly lighter than the original.

    The 013 even more as it´s pretty diminutive.
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    Re: Seiko Turtle: lighter alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    Please don’t run me out of town with pitchforks guys but have you considered wearing it on the other wrist?
    Or wearing it on your ankle. There was one guy who wore the notoriously hard to charge/wind Seiko Kinetic this way. Pretty funny when someone asked him the time...

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