Just for the pleasure of sharing a few shots of my golden Turtle...

Mar 09, 2019,13:45 PM

... (a.k.a. C3PO) with the new bracelet I bought last week.

The watch comes with a set of rubber straps with a nice golden buckle and metal keeper.

I can’t stand the feeling of rubber on my skin so I usually change them for sail cloth type straps. Also the rubber of these Seikos seem to have a dust magnet!!

This bracelet is very high quality: fine adjustment of clasp with several holes and the links need a correct screwdriver to take off the required links to size it.

The bracelet fitted smoothly as if it were an original product.

The final look is impressive and it feels like a full gold watch which reminds me of the Gold Sub or a Rolex Sub President (though the design is after a Jubilee of course).

You may like it or not but the quality is top!

Cheers! Abel

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That looks great!

 By: cazalea : March 9th, 2019-13:55
So, Abel, can you explain - is this a gold(tone) Seiko that you added a gold tone aftermarket bracelet? Or was the whole thing coated for you? Thanks Cazalea

Hello dear Mike! Thank you! This is the new model launched...

 By: Subexplorer : March 9th, 2019-14:01
... by Seiko last year. SRP C44. It is the steel Turtle with a factory golden coating which looks like a gold case watch! Very impressive indeed. I posted it last year after I received it with its rubber straps. Both Bill and Capt. Scarlet own a similar o...  

I really like that look very much.

 By: Bill : March 9th, 2019-14:01
Please share your sources and methods. Your bracelet would give this bad boy a whole new life. ...  

Thank you so much dear Bill!! I’m happy to know you like...

 By: Subexplorer : March 9th, 2019-14:06
... the looks of the bracelet combo. I bought it from Strapcode site They make replacements for Seiko in special but also for other brands. Very nicely made. Links with screws not pins. Very easy to install. Look like a factory replacement! The looks of t... 

Wow..wow.. wow..wow.. wow ......

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 9th, 2019-15:35
I love it !!!! ... I want one ☝️

Thank you desr Captain! Glad you like it!!

 By: Subexplorer : March 9th, 2019-19:29
Easy to get one!! Cheers!! Abel

That is a cool looking watch !

 By: bimbeano : March 12th, 2019-05:43
It actually reminds me of those 70ies watches , that 'gold' bracelet is a Seiko item or aftermarket ? Cheers, Bim

Wow my dear Abel!!!

 By: renerod : March 21st, 2019-18:54
What a great success you achieved with this combo! Strapcode offers great quality aftermarket straps and bracelets for seiko watches. I’ve been thinking about getting one in black dlc for my Seiko Kinetic Diver. It even looks OEM! Your watch totally chang... 

Thank you so much for your kind comments dear Rene! Agree with you that ...

 By: Subexplorer : March 22nd, 2019-05:17
... Strapscode makes great sftermarket straps. Their end links fit precisely and without any work between lugs and look like OEM indeed. Yes, the golden Turtle turned in an impresive piece on the wrist with these golden bracelet. Now I am afraid it could ...