Sunday, May 05, 2019

Seiko SRPC49K dial...

It is interesting to note that the Seiko SRPC49K or Darth Turtle has a number of unique aspect related to the watch. I believe it is the first Seiko to have a different model number for the JDM (Japan Domestic Model) reference and for the international market.

In Japan, the watch has the reference SBDY005 and as can be seen below, the dial has the Made in Japan at the 6 o'clock position. 

Photograph: Seiko Japan

For the international market, the watch has the reference SRPC49K. Some places have this as the reference number, SRPC49K1.

The unique thing is, I have seen a number of dials on the watch. The difference is what is printed at the 6 o'clock position. 

This is from the Seiko International website. 

Photograph: Seiko

If you notice, there is nothing printed at the 6 o'clock position. True that this could be just a representation of the watch, thus not having anything printed, but this is from timeandtidewatches website where they reviewed the watch.

Photograph: timeandtidewatches

timeandtidewatches review of the watch..

Yet we have this from another Seiko website..

Photograph: Seiko

Which is similar to the SRPC49K that I posted in the unboxing of the watch.

At the 6 o'clock position is printed the reference of the movement used (4R36-04Z4 R2).

Does it end there? Nope. This is the SRPC49J1 sourced from Taiwan. Yes, the reference number is J and not K.

Interesting no? It has the Made in Japan printed at the 6 o'clock position and this is followed by the movement used (4R36-04Z2 R2). I can't imagine Seiko having so many dial variations just for 1 watch. 

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