Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The turtle is back..

No, I am not talking about TMNT. :) I am talking about the Seiko 6306/6309 Diver watch AKA the Turtle. Yes, Seiko have decided to reissue or modernize the 6306/6309. The original 6306/6309 were issued in 1976 and stopped in 1988. Well, the 6306 was and the 6309 stopped in 1981.

I had the original turtle but have since sold it. 

Anyway, fast forward to 2016 and Seiko will reissue the turtle and there will be 4 models. Well, 6 models, but we will get to that soon. The models:

Photograph: Seiko Germany

From left, SRP773, SRP775, SRP779 and SRP777

From my understanding, these will be available from January 2016. Sadly Seiko Taiwan will only bring in 2 models.



Photographs: Seiko Taiwan

Basic specifications:

4R36 movement, hacking and hand wind capable
44.3mm diameter (original 45mm)
1.66mm thick
20 ATM WR (original 15ATM)
Mineral crystal

and my favorite, lug holes. 

There are suppose to be 2 more models to released later in the year (rumor is May 2016). The models will have coloured hands that matches the bezel insert.

Photograph: Seiko Germany

From left, SRP787 and SRP789.

I will update once I have more information. 


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    1. Hi ronin87,

      Welcome to the blog. Congrats on the 777 and wear it with good health.