We all know how comfortable and purely Seiko in design is the iconic Cushion Case.
Having always enjoyed the originals, 6306-700X and 6309-704X, I find the SRP777 is a joy of a modern watch. Of late I have been wearing modern Seiko references for their waterproof cases (swimming and boating in the summer!). So I decided to take the plunge and try out the SRPB11 "Blue Lagoon". I am really attracted to the lovely shade of blue dial and contrasting bezel. So I sprang for the SRPC49 "Black Series" with its lovely 'aged' hour markers and love it at first sight too.
Left to Right across the back: 6306-7000: Full of agedness and patina. Blued bezel, creamy hour markers, original GL831 6309-7049: Near perfect OEM dial, NOS bezel and insert (Thank you Guy!), NOS OEM Seiko 're-issue' hand set, Uncle Seiko's amazing Beads of Rice bracelet with proper end links. SRPB11: "Blue Lagoon" with yellow tipped seconds hand, hour and minute brushed finish hands (different from SRP777 and the rest of the series), yellow chapter ring markers at 12, 3, 6 & 9, nice fitting bracelet SRP777: Modded a tad with ceramic lumed bezel insert, clear AR Crystaltimes sapphire crystal, signed "S" logo crown, and SKX series sweep second hand of non-reverse-meatball 6309 design Front and Center: SRPC49: Brilliant execution part of the 2018 "Prospex Black Series". Creamy lume hour markers and hand set lume. Orange outline stand out minute hand. Special blacked out second hand with just the tip in white. Gray and black bezel insert. PVD matte blacked out case with shiny black bezel and crown. Blacked out PVD hardware on the strap (exact same strap as the black and gold SRPB55 version New Samurai).