I think to say that the watch world was excited by Seiko’s launch of the SRP77x-range would be a rather large understatement. I’ve been knocking around blogs, message boards, and social networks where WIS convene for nearly a decade now (hard to believe it’s been that long), and the only comparable event I can recall was Tudor’s big brand relaunch and the subsequent release of their tool divers.
Everywhere I turned there were photos, videos, and long threads gushing over the re-release of the “Turtle.” While I’d never owned or even handled its historical counterpart, the 6309, I knew I’d eventually have to get my hands on the reissue—preferably sooner than later. Last month the opportunity arose when Zach was kind enough to lend me his SRP775 for a few weeks to put through the paces. A few days in Zach mentioned that he already missed the watch, and now that I’ve spent some time with it I completely understand why.