The Value Proposition Long-Term Wear Report On The Seiko ‘Turtle’ SRP 775 Black And Gold


It’s been three months, more or less, since I first put on SRP 775, and it’s been, for the most part, nothing short of a pleasure to wear; for $495, I doubt there is a whole lot out there that can offer significantly more and most dive watches at this price point would probably be challenged to equal what the Black and Gold Turtle offers. It’s just one of those watches that for all sorts of reasons seems to naturally find its way onto the wrist every day, and as long as you can manage a 44 mm case (and again, one that wears smaller than you’d expect just from the numbers) you’re pretty much good to go with one of the best Value Propositions I’ve seen in an awfully long time.

Seiko Prospex models SRP775 and SRP777, water resistant to 200 m, 44.3 mm x 14 mm cushion cases in stainless steel. Movement, Seiko in-house/manufacture caliber 4R36, automatic, hand-winding, stop-seconds running in 24 jewels at 21,600 vph. SRP775 on a bracelet; SRP777 on a silicon rubber strap. Lumibrite hands and markers. Prices: SRP775: $495; SRP777: $475.

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