Seiko SRP775K1 Prospex 'Turtle' - £215.10 with newsletter sign up @ Ernest Jones
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Seiko SRP775K1 Prospex 'Turtle' - £215.10 with newsletter sign up @ Ernest Jones

£215.10£319.2033%Ernest Jones Deals
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Found 14th Jun
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Case SizeThickness: 13.42㎜
Diameter: 45㎜
MovementCaliber Number4R36

Driving System Automatic with manual winding mechanism

DurationPower reserve: Approx. 41 hours

SpecificationsWater Resistance200m diver's watch for air diving

Other Features
  • Unidirectional rotating bezel
  • Screw-down crown
  • 24 jewels
  • Stop second hand function
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It’s here, one of the best in terms of chapter and bezel alignment I’ve see!
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That's a VERY good price for a great watch. The QC can be hit&miss, but certainly worth a punt if looking for a diver.
Great price
I have the Pepsi PADI. Love it!
That's a really nice looking watch
I have this. The bezel is much nicer IRL - far more gold rather than the yellow this picture makes it look.
Just realised the bezel is gold and not yellow in your pic.
Still a good price though , but not for me.

Give idea of colours and style.
great watch at a great price, have the skx007 but would love one of these
What about Ernst Jones and their customer service?
Edited by: "deliveryman" 14th Jun
deliveryman14th Jun

What about Ernst Jones and their customer service?


What about it? Buy online and your legal protection is bullet-proof.
GibsonSt195 h, 22 m ago

I have the Pepsi PADI. Love it!


Me too and it's a fantastic watch. Highly recommended if you haven't had a turtle before.
mozbud4 h, 22 m ago

great watch at a great price, have the skx007 but would love one of these


I wanted the 007 and ended up with the PADI pepsi bezel version of this. The 007 is fab, but not quite as easy to find for a decent price in the UK.
leaston5 h, 30 m ago

I wanted the 007 and ended up with the PADI pepsi bezel version of this. …I wanted the 007 and ended up with the PADI pepsi bezel version of this. The 007 is fab, but not quite as easy to find for a decent price in the UK.


Do you mean this one? amazon.co.uk/Sei…I3Q
CaptainSpaulding13 m ago

Do you mean this one? …Do you mean this one? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seiko-Analogue-Quartz-Watch-Rubber/dp/B000B5MI3Q


Owned both and the turtle in my opinion is far nicer than the 007, better movement, classic shape case and the ones I have owned seem to have a better (smoother) screw down crown than the SKX series. For the extra I would certainly opt for the turtle.
She's a beaut.
Bendown2 h, 9 m ago

Owned both and the turtle in my opinion is far nicer than the 007, better …Owned both and the turtle in my opinion is far nicer than the 007, better movement, classic shape case and the ones I have owned seem to have a better (smoother) screw down crown than the SKX series. For the extra I would certainly opt for the turtle.


Can't fault my SKX007, cheapest auto I have and easily the most accurate and it's now about 7 years old and never been serviced, the fact that it's non-hacking is a bit of a pain though.
Fuuu
nice watch that
Seiko basic movement, not for me.
Got the SRP779K1 version of this which IMO is nicer colour for £175 from Toby Deals few months back... I believe price is same
Yes you can find cheaper if you look around for sure.
Used this seller a lot, don't worry about any imports, one left for anyone preferring the superior japanese version.

ebay.co.uk/itm…ba2
How does the value of the watch hold up against Tissot and other such brands?
absysays4 m ago

How does the value of the watch hold up against Tissot and other such …How does the value of the watch hold up against Tissot and other such brands?


Seiko make some very expensive high end watches, actually we are talking thousand much more better and expensive than Tissot. Tissot are owned by the Swatch Company, they are good watches but for £200 Seiko would produce a far better watch.
dezontk31 m ago

Used this seller a lot, don't worry about any imports, one left for anyone …Used this seller a lot, don't worry about any imports, one left for anyone preferring the superior japanese version.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-SRP775J1-PROSPEX-Turtle-Classic-Diver-Automatic-200M-Black-Dial-Men-Watch-/152759442338?hash=item23912c1ba2


Just picked up a Japanese version myself, remarkable watch for the money.
CaptainSpaulding5 h, 9 m ago

Do you mean this one? …Do you mean this one? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seiko-Analogue-Quartz-Watch-Rubber/dp/B000B5MI3Q



That's the one, yes. I decided not to buy from Amazon after hearing a number of stories about some of their watches being grey imports and therefore not covered by UK warranty. If you look at the page, it does state that it's only covered by a 'limited' Amazon warranty. I fell foul of this situation after buying a £500 Victorinox watch. It was a UK seller, but turned out to be a grey import and Victorinox wouldn't cover a repair under the warranty because I hadn't bought from an authorised dealer.
Edited by: "leaston" 15th Jun
This is a great price for a Prospex Turtle - cheaper than anything similar directly out of Singapore at the moment. Heat from me. Not a fan of this particular style but love Seiko!
Matt7891 h, 58 m ago

Got the SRP779K1 version of this which IMO is nicer colour for £175 from …Got the SRP779K1 version of this which IMO is nicer colour for £175 from Toby Deals few months back... I believe price is same


I have the SKX009, Pepsi dial is nice, but I found I’ve never worn it as much as my SKX007.
The matte black with gold highlights, imo, is on another level!
Don’t for get, this comes on a solid stainless steel bracelet, with solid end links...the SRP779K1 comes on rubber.
dezontk1 h, 33 m ago

Used this seller a lot, don't worry about any imports, one left for anyone …Used this seller a lot, don't worry about any imports, one left for anyone preferring the superior japanese version.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-SRP775J1-PROSPEX-Turtle-Classic-Diver-Automatic-200M-Black-Dial-Men-Watch-/152759442338?hash=item23912c1ba2


Not bad! Only concern would it looks like a grey import, especially going by the janky box.
If I get a Seiko that’s crazy fast with a wonky chapter ring (let’s face it, all of them ), I like to send it to Seiko for fixing.
TacticalTimbo14 m ago

I have the SKX009, Pepsi dial is nice, but I found I’ve never worn it as m …I have the SKX009, Pepsi dial is nice, but I found I’ve never worn it as much as my SKX007.The matte black with gold highlights, imo, is on another level!Don’t for get, this comes on a solid stainless steel bracelet, with solid end links...the SRP779K1 comes on rubber.


fair play matey, it's all about personal taste. I have a 007 also which i have on now and have modified.i'm not a fan of gold and i have them on nato's anyway so bracelet doesn't matter to me. But i was only pointing out you can get the same watch in a different colour for £175. if someone is desperate for gold they will have to pay more.
Matt7895 m ago

fair play matey, it's all about personal taste. I have a 007 also which i …fair play matey, it's all about personal taste. I have a 007 also which i have on now and have modified.i'm not a fan of gold and i have them on nato's anyway so bracelet doesn't matter to me. But i was only pointing out you can get the same watch in a different colour for £175. if someone is desperate for gold they will have to pay more.


No you’ve made a great choice!
I was just saying the solid SS bracelet probably justifies the extra £40, where you prefer Pepsi or gold detail, that’s personal.
I love the Seiko bullhead from the 70s
TacticalTimbo2 h, 2 m ago

Not bad! Only concern would it looks like a grey import, especially going …Not bad! Only concern would it looks like a grey import, especially going by the janky box.If I get a Seiko that’s crazy fast with a wonky chapter ring (let’s face it, all of them ), I like to send it to Seiko for fixing.



Grey import goes without saying, but the Jap version won't have any QC issues, nor will you need any warranty that domestic products insure, given it's only a £200 watch it makes more sense to get than pay a lot more, or to pay to get domestic non jap version here, unless timing is a factor as delivery will take a couple of weeks.
dezontk2 h, 30 m ago

Grey import goes without saying, but the Jap version won't have any QC …Grey import goes without saying, but the Jap version won't have any QC issues, nor will you need any warranty that domestic products insure, given it's only a £200 watch it makes more sense to get than pay a lot more, or to pay to get domestic non jap version here, unless timing is a factor as delivery will take a couple of weeks.


A few minutes reading posts on watchuseek leads me to believe the 'J' is for Middle East market with English/Arabic day-date and K is Europe - probably English/French - and those without a following character are US, likely English/Spanish. All made in the same factories, with slightly different markings to cater for the different country of origin requirements for the markets they are heading for. One that is marked "Made in Japan" on the caseback or "mov't in Japan" on the movement is not actually any more Japanese than the others - but it sounds like some grey import sellers do use the confusion to try to inflate the value of their stock..
Heated..... This is a great price for a UK seller, no anxiety about whether you'll get stung for import duties.
I have the 773 blue turtle, they're really good autos with a reliable movement and a decent quality bracelet.
simion_levi47 m ago

A few minutes reading posts on watchuseek leads me to believe the 'J' is …A few minutes reading posts on watchuseek leads me to believe the 'J' is for Middle East market with English/Arabic day-date and K is Europe - probably English/French - and those without a following character are US, likely English/Spanish. All made in the same factories, with slightly different markings to cater for the different country of origin requirements for the markets they are heading for. One that is marked "Made in Japan" on the caseback or "mov't in Japan" on the movement is not actually any more Japanese than the others - but it sounds like some grey import sellers do use the confusion to try to inflate the value of their stock..



My understanding is the J represents that the watch is assembled in Japan generally with a higher standard and a slightly noticeable cosmetic, this is also generally represented by "made in japan", the K versions I believed to be assembled in malaysia or similar. I've had hands on experiences with K versions and their J counterparts, the J's have always had noticeably better power reserve's and have better resale if you can get them.

forums.watchuseek.com/f21…tml
Is Ernest Jones a credible place to buy watches from? Have noticed someone complaining about poor packaging and them selling used items as new, seems like false advertising:

hotukdeals.com/dea…351
I have 3 versions of this Turtle already and they are the most well worn watches I have.
P.S. That's not a boast, its a testiment.
Edited by: "VSUKWizard" 15th Jun
I've certainly heard similar in the past. I believe Seiko refuse to comment directly,.however I am more swayed by comments in the thread below to the thinking that a given line of watches are most likely finally assembled in the same factory from parts produced and part-assembled in a range of other factories, with the J/K/no-letter determining only market specific markings/settings (e.g. English Arabic day-date and 'made in Japan' marking for J, plus potentially a shorter strap given the market average wrist size!). Natural variance and generally iffy QC may account for anecdotes about J being 'better' - and as is also seen reported, vice versa!

forums.watchuseek.com/f21…tml

I note the ebay seller with the 'J' Turtle above records it as English-Arabic day/date, which does fit that line of reasoning. Also note that none of the J/K/no-letter Turtles display Kanji, so it is unlikely any of these are intended for the Japenese market.

I do not claim this as fact, but think it is very probably the case. I do understand the resale argument regardless - collectors want them to say 'Japan' on them (whatever the truth) so they can command a higher price for that alone.
I dont believe there's any difference in quality between J & K models of the same Seiko.... and i definitely dont believe that K models have a lower power reserve. They are the same movements, made to the same specifications, in the case of the Turtle, the 4r36 movement.
The main issue with these Seiko Turtles has been chapter ring and bezel misalignments in varying degrees of being out..... and J and K models have both suffered these issues.
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