Sunday, December 27, 2015

Seiko SRP773 Blue "Turtle" Reissue

This post is about the blue version of Seiko's reissued "Turtle" series based on the cushion case aesthetic of the 1970s-1980s 6306/6309. This new series consists of the Prospex SRP773/775/777/779, and an overview of the design of the series based on the black SRP777 can be found here.

The SRP773 features a blue dial/blue bezel combo and silver surrounds on the hands and indices with light bluish Lumibrite luminous compound in well-lit conditions. In low light conditions, the lume glows green with the same hue, intensity and duration as most other modern day Seiko divers. It also comes with a brushed stainless steel bracelet with solid end-links and a three-link design featuring polished highlights on either side of the center link. It also comes with a diver extension and the bracelet itself utilizes a pin-and-collar system to keep the links together similar to that used in the Monsters and Solar Chronograph divers. Compared to the quality of Seiko stainless steel bracelets we've seen in the past, this particular bracelet gets an above average score, but I would imagine that a lot of owners will still end up going aftermarket for their strap/bracelet options.

In all other regards, the descriptions made in the earlier post on the SRP777 apply.

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