NWA: Seiko SRPG81K

I heard about these Chinese market resin case Seiko 5's earlier this year and I was intrigued.

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This is smaller than the other "dive" style watches at 39mm with a lug to lug of 42mm and an 18mm lug width.  It features a resin case, hardlex crystal, friction bezel, 4r36 movement, and silicone band.

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The caseback is held on by 4 screws. 

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Lume is what you'd expect from a Seiko.

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The dial and hands are definitely familiar. 

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I kind of wish the crown was grey.

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So far it seems like a neat little watch.   Definitely feels cheaper than other 5's but that's too be expected.  It wears well on the wrist and I expect it'll be reliable.  I'm not sure if it's a keeper, something to mod, or a catch and release.

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Huh. I guess Seiko decided to catch up with it's resin game. Nice. 

I wonder...movement Malaysia? I thought the factory here only made NH35s and it's variants? Cool, a 4R series made in Malaysia. That's something.

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TalkingDugong

Huh. I guess Seiko decided to catch up with it's resin game. Nice. 

I wonder...movement Malaysia? I thought the factory here only made NH35s and it's variants? Cool, a 4R series made in Malaysia. That's something.

I'll pop it open and see

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Fiatjeepdriver

I'll pop it open and see

Please do. Show us the pics? 

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TalkingDugong

Please do. Show us the pics? 

It'll be tomorrow night before I have a chance but I'll snap a photo

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Congrats on the new watch! Looks interesting, I may need to check these out 

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If it's under 150 bucks and proven to be tough then I might consider resin as a beater watch or sports watch.

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But the caseback bump and 18mm strap kill this for me. 

Still a great looking watch! That skx style is classic and honestly better looking than 99% of watches out there. And the new sizing seems great.

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Thank you! I had no idea these exist! 

And so the search begins...

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I like the dimensions. This could be a fun little weekend watch, depending on the price point.

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TalkingDugong

Please do. Show us the pics? 

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Not the best photo but pretty standard 4r36 from a 5

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Fiatjeepdriver
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Not the best photo but pretty standard 4r36 from a 5

Yeah, looks like a standard NH36/4R36 alright. The really rough ones. I can't see any of the basic polish that's on the low end Pressage amd Prospex models.

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Ahem . . . bioceramic.

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I was curious about these Seikos, if they hover around the 150/200 range that's great! A pity they're a hell to find, I really like the green and blue variants with the creamy case