An reissue of the iconic Seiko 6309 – Seiko SRP series were released in 2016. Seiko Turtle SRP with a case diameter of 44.3mm, some of the people may think that it’s a bit large.
Seiko releases new ‘Mini Turtles’, SRPC35K1, SRPC37K1, SRPC39K1, and SRPC41K1 divers. With a case diameter of only 42.3mm, it’s a much more wearable size for small wrist people. It’s not simply a scaled down version of the Seiko SRP series Turtle. Let’s take a closer look at this Seiko Mini-Turtle Prospex Automatic Dive Watch SRPC41K1 (PADI Edition) Pepsi Bezel. The most obvious change is the location of the crown. While theSeiko SRP series Turtle’s crown was positioned at 4 o’clock and with the crown guard, the new Mini Turtles crown features a crown at 3 o’clock without crown guard.
Powering this ‘Mini Turtle’ runs on 4R35 automatic movement. It’s a 23 jewels movement with hacking and hand winding options. 41 hours of power reserve and a beat rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour.
For the dials part, the hour markers are rounded. It ensures 200m of water resistance. The cushion case has different shape which is slightly smoother than Seiko SRP series Turtle, more rounded on top and softer overall. The mini Turtle has only a date window, a simple date with a rounded cyclops.
Seiko Turtle vs Mini Turtle
|Name / Nickname||Seiko Turtle||Seiko Mini Turtle|
|Case Style||Cushion||Cushion (Slightly smoother)|
|Case Diameter||44.3 mm||42.3mm|
|Movement||4R36 Automatic Movement||4R35 Automatic Movement|
|Crown Location||4 O’clock Crown||3 O’clock|
|Magnifier||No Magnifier||Circle Magnifier|
|Glass Material||Hardlex Crystal||Hardlex Crystal|
Let’s see how to match with one of the Seiko Mini Turtle – Seiko Mini-Turtle Prospex Automatic Dive Watch SPRC41K1 (PADI Edition) Pepsi Bezel.
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