Jun 21, 20182319 views

A new(ish) Seiko Turtle and Samurai

Seiko is releasing these new Turtle and Samurai models, the SRPC91 and SRPC93 “Save the Ocean” series, with a portion of the sales of these models going to the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Awareness Center.
I really like the dials wave pattern that fades from blue to black, but I’m on the fence about the black edges of the bezel and the crown. The movement is a 4R hacking and winding, so it’s utilitarian roots are intact.
Seiko still makes some of the best dials and knows how to convey them.


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Have you seen the new dawn grey edition? It's sick! I have some for sale if you're i terested
I bought the samurai version, and I can honestly say the contrasting color on the bezel and crown are one of my favorite features (besides the stunning dial of course). This is my second samurai ( I also own the PADI version) and it's a design that I really like. I also own the PADI version of the 62MAS reissue, which was the first seiko I had seen with the two tone bezel and case treatment (regular stainless case, blue bezel) and it really makes for a stunning presentation. When I saw the "save the ocean" samurai, I had to have it. Pictures of the watch don't do it justice. having it in hand, the two tone treatment just fits, and I would love to see Seiko carry the treatment over to other watches in their lineup.
Save the ocean Samurai on the wrist.
Left to Right (or top to bottom) Ocean Samurai, PADI Samurai, PADI 62MAS
Lume shot
Save the Ocean dial shot
Save the Ocean Bezel and crown


How do I buy this..?
At least it doesn't have that awful "Seiko 5" shield.
Because it's not part of the seiko 5 line. None of the other seiko samurais or turtles were part of it either.
It was love at first sight with these dials but I really was not sure about the black crown and bezel edge. However, on the turtle, the black is starting to grow on me. I have not added a turtle to my collection yet because I only want one and still haven’t decided which one, now this is the newest contender.
These are quite pretty.
*Checks ebay*
" I really like the bezels wave pattern that fades from blue to black, but I’m on the fence about the black edges of the bezel and the crown. "
Same. I was ready to jump on this and order the Turtle but this gave me enough pause for my brain to kick in and I held off.
Ooh those are pretty. I like the face detail too. Wish I could transplant the wave detail onto my blue lagoon turtle :)
The black edged bezel and crown work on the turtle but not the samurai...the black edges contrast too much w bracelet, kinda look like an afterthought.
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Quick question, how's the price on this and is it still a good Seiko? Face is a little cluttered but seems a nice piece for the price? Still learning...
Hey Blaire,
sorry for the late response, This is a cool piece, and the price seems quite attractive. The movement is the V195 I think, which has proven hearty, and Seiko solars are known to kind of run forever. The watch face is a bit busy, and chrono's are not everyones cup o' tea, but Seiko does a good job balancing dials really. That watch can do a lot though, and I'd be worried if dad isn't a tinkerer or just enjoys simple, he might get a bit frustrated with the whole scope of the watches features.
Did you see the SKA369? Kinetic movement, straight forward and simple. Also kind of large though, a Seiko trait. Being a Kinetic, it is a quartz watch that is charged by wearing it, and should run for a good while. It's designed to hold a charge for 6 months when you wear it, and charged again each subsequent time it's worn.
They’re beautiful versions of these Seiko divers. I’ve owned the SRP773 Turtle 🐢 since it was released and its been my daily watch. I think I might just save up my pennies to buy this new Turtle 🐢👍👍