Scratching that Seiko itch... part tva.

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Scratching that Seiko itch... part tva.

Post by Bradystraps » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:02 am

I'm becoming increasingly attracted to gilt dials and black/gold accented divers. I do not think I;m ready to go full in with a TT bracelet but... definitely the watch itself.

The Seiko SPR775 "Turtle Reissue" is now ringing my doorbell. I would install a black date wheel and sapphire crystal though. The watch can now be had new for $339. Have any of you become owners of this one and can you comment?

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Post by gonzomantis » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:09 am

I don't know if changing the day and date wheels would work, but I've been thinking about a sapphire upgrade too. Maybe black day wheel, and white date, would still be balanced?

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I haven't tried the bracelet that came with it. It only gets worn on a ToxicNATO.

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Post by Bradystraps » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:12 am

Looks nice, Mike. IMO, the black date wheel with white numerals is a must.
I am considering the domed sapphire vs. flat. :think:
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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:31 am

I did the sapphire. The black day/date doesn't look right. A guy on WUS had it done and in my opinion makes the watch look unbalanced.

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Post by Bradystraps » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:35 am

Is that a flat or domed sapphire? Any chance you have a link to the guy that did the black date wheel?

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:42 am

It is a nice soft dome. I'll try to find the WUS thread
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Post by gwells » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:46 am

wonder what it would look like with black day and white date? only curious because i understand what chris means about unbalanced. the white date fills in where the white dot would have been.

but this is why i'm not a fan of day date (and really date, even).

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Post by hoppyjr » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:51 am

With the large hour marker at 9, the white wheels give it balance.

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:58 am

The guy that did it is timetellinnoob (or something like that). These are his photos.

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Post by apnk » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:09 am

I like the white better

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:22 am

apnk wrote:I like the white better
Because it looks better. The black leaves a huge void on the right side of the dial.
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Post by Bradystraps » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:40 am

I remain in the minority. Definitely like the black date wheel better. White date wheel just too much contrast for my liking.
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Post by carlodwc » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:47 am

I think that with the black Day wheel and white Date wheel it could be a potentially better option. I had this watch below with this combination, not the same of course but just to give an idea...


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Post by mellonb1 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:40 pm

I bought a black day-date wheel from Harold with the plan to change out the white when I swapped the crystals but decided to hold off. The white day-date works for me.

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Post by mattjmcd » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:22 pm

My Instagram feed handle is mattjmcd_gmt. My -775 is all over that. I like mine a lot. It's been unusually accurate for an unregulated watch... mine runs about 5sec fast per day on the wrist. IMO it's an enormous step up from an SKX, for not a lot of money. I think at this point, if you like Seiko, you're crazy not to have on in the lineup. I think a sapphire upgrade would be cool. Go for it!

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Post by 59yukon01 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:28 pm

The 775 wasn't my first choice of the 4, but I'm now glad I got it. Mine has no alignment issues. Does have a vintage vibe, and differs from my other black dial divers. Still think it looks better on straps, and haven't even sized my bracelet yet. I prefer the date/day as is.

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