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Old 11 September 2019, 06:09 AM   #1
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Incoming - Seiko PADI Baby Turtle

WOW - I had no idea what to expect!! I’m VERY pleased with the substantial feel of the case.

This is my 1st Seiko Divers watch. I have a 6-1/2” wrist. I have it buckled in the 3rd hole from the watch head.



Case: stainless steel, 42.3mm diameter x 13mm thick w/ 20 mm lug. This watch feels like my Sub at 40mm x 11mm
The blue textured wave dial is gorgeous- pics do not show the beauty. The silicone band is very light & comfortable. Overall, I’m blown away by the quality of this watch given the price tag! Am looking forward to wearing it; my Hulk just might get jealous since it was my daily wearer for 2-1/2 yrs.
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Old 11 September 2019, 06:42 AM   #2
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Old 11 September 2019, 08:00 AM   #3
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Nice one!
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Old 11 September 2019, 08:53 AM   #4
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Excellent. I considered the Mini Turtle as I'm not a fan of watches over 42mm, but when I tried on the regular Turtle it appeared to wear much smaller, and actually looks right, and so I bought it. I'd still love to try the Mini Turtle. I bet it would be perfect on my wrist.
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Old 11 September 2019, 09:44 AM   #5
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Congrats!!! You are going to love it! Seikos wear small for sure. It's amazing what you can get for $300 to $500. I have beat the crap out of mine and they don't really seem to care much.
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Old 11 September 2019, 09:50 AM   #6
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Just noticed a special edition!
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Old 11 September 2019, 11:41 AM   #7
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Congrats!!! You are going to love it! Seikos wear small for sure. It's amazing what you can get for $300 to $500. I have beat the crap out of mine and they don't really seem to care much.
Thank you! I’m already quite smitten with it.
Notice how I said earlier that the Hulk “was” my daily wearer... this rotation could be fun!

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I was pleasantly surprised by that too.
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Old 11 September 2019, 12:08 PM   #8
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Excellent. I considered the Mini Turtle ... I'd still love to try the Mini Turtle. I bet it would be perfect on my wrist.
I say go for it!! But then again, we on TRF are quite the enabling bunch
I ordered it sight unseen from Island Watch; I liked their return policy and especially liked the price at $436.
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Old 11 September 2019, 02:11 PM   #9
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Congrats, lovely watch, perfect size for you, looks great on your wrist.
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Old 11 September 2019, 02:24 PM   #10
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Nice one!
I concur. I can’t stop smiling as I look down at my wrist. It’s SO light & comfortable. I did adjust the buckle outward by one notch for a better fit.

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Congrats, lovely watch, perfect size for you, looks great on your wrist.
Thank you for the kind words! I love the color combinations.
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Old 11 September 2019, 08:43 PM   #11
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Old 12 September 2019, 09:30 PM   #12
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I concur. I can’t stop smiling as I look down at my wrist. It’s SO light & comfortable. I did adjust the buckle outward by one notch for a better fit.



Thank you for the kind words! I love the color combinations.
Nice texture on the dial too, its a nice PADI model, not overcooked.
The green and yellow LE mini turtles look the goods too, awesome dials.
If you want one for a very fair price, send me a PM i'll give you the sellers name, hes very reputable, used him myself..
Glad youve found seiko divers, they make imo the best divers in the business, also have some of the best designs and some epic history in the dive watch game.
Hoping to see you get a few more.
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Old 12 September 2019, 11:29 PM   #13
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Nice texture on the dial too, its a nice PADI model, not overcooked.
The green and yellow LE mini turtles look the goods too, awesome dials.
If you want one for a very fair price, send me a PM i'll give you the sellers name, hes very reputable, used him myself..
Glad youve found seiko divers, they make imo the best divers in the business, also have some of the best designs and some epic history in the dive watch game.
Hoping to see you get a few more.
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PM sent...oh boy; THIS was an impulse purchase...but am curious; this PADI blows me away!
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Old 13 September 2019, 12:10 AM   #14
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Off topic but... Frogman,
If you tell us Seiko fans THIS Great White is available as a Mini you just might break the internet - Lol
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Congrats! Very nice turtle
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Thank you Ben. Enjoy you day!
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PM sent...oh boy; THIS was an impulse purchase...but am curious; this PADI blows me away!
They are lovely watches, its nice when you find a model you really like and that fits you well.
When its a great price like these turtles its even better because we can have fun and buy a few dif colour combos.
Ive got 5 turtles for that reason.

The great whites so popular id not be surprised to see it come out as a mini, fingers crossed for you.
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Old 13 September 2019, 09:13 PM   #18
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FYI.. I was watching a YT Vid re: my mini-turtle and happened upon a given channel where the gentleman brokers w/a U.S. based jewelry store that’s an Authorized dealer. If you enter a given code you get a fairly substantial discount (35%) on Seiko watches in stock. PM me if you want further info. [They didn’t have the Great White watch posted above but had two others available w/the shark fin & special minute hand] And, no I didn’t buy one.
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