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1978 Quartz Saturation Diver's Re-creation LE

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:29 pm

Coming this September. Limited to 1978 pieces.

https://www.seikowatches.com/global-en/ ... ecreation/

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Post by Seppia » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:10 pm

These are going to sell out lightning fast

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Post by dukerules » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:05 pm

Damn.

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Post by HapaHapa » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:34 pm

No X. Is the photo the historic model or the new?
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Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:35 pm

HapaHapa wrote:No X. Is the photo the historic model or the new?
The photo is from their website, so I suspect it's the new one.

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Post by TSD » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:51 pm

Oh, wow. That is a gorgeous 7C46 Tuna.

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Post by sierra11b » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:52 pm

Couldn’t wait and got a NOS SBBS018

These are something like $2200-2400 iirc.

And the watch in the picture is the new one.

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Post by sierra11b » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:12 pm

Has anyone tried the SNE498p1? SNE498 shows more via search. Seems it can be had in the $320-340 range.

Andrea and myself have been tossing this one around from sometime but I took the plunge on the SBBS018. The Solar looks great. I'm skeptical on the coating wearing but the shroud should handle most of that with normal wear... Plus gold shows less wear than their black coating at this price point... I'm not sure anyone knows what the black coating is but it immediately shows steel once you hit something, which I can vouch for with my recent samurai mod (now sold).

Reviews have been iffy in that people are unsatisfied with the crown play when pulled out, but I wonder if it's a non-issue?

Go to 4:29 for the wobble.

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Post by 59yukon01 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:47 pm

I like them a lot, but since I have the 015 Tuna, and just recently bought a DigiTuna I'm resisting. Whole lot of happy buyers and pictures in thread below. A slightly wobbly crown on an inexpensive solar, that you should only have to unscrew, at the most 12 times a year, should be nothing to worry about.

https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=4732011

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Post by sierra11b » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:39 pm

My thoughts exactly. But only after months that don’t end in 31 rather than 12 months

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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:28 pm

I like the solar one. Patrick from Take Time said he loves the one he has. And he says is compares quite nicely to his 015 for the price point.

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Post by HapaHapa » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:42 pm

Watched the video. I’m not buying one but it’s pretty cool.
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:04 pm

I like this one also SNE497P1
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:32 pm

ordered. Now i need to sell my other Seiko AGS :banghead:

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Post by dnslater » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:50 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:04 pm
I like this one also SNE497P1
Great looking watch. I love this classic Tuna hand design, it is a damn shame that they abandoned them on the new Quartz Tuna line.

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Post by Seppia » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:21 pm

Terry, please let us know how the shroud feels
It’s the only thing that kept me from getting one.
I mean, if someone is unhappy with their gold 498 I’ll take it immediately and see for myself.

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Post by sierra11b » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:16 pm

Seppia wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Terry, please let us know how the shroud feels
It’s the only thing that kept me from getting one.
I mean, if someone is unhappy with their gold 498 I’ll take it immediately and see for myself.
I'm interested in the feel as well.

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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Seppia wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Terry, please let us know how the shroud feels
It’s the only thing that kept me from getting one.
I mean, if someone is unhappy with their gold 498 I’ll take it immediately and see for myself.
I will for sure.

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Post by sierra11b » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm

Thank for posting that video, terry. Much appreciated.

I noticed he had nothing to say about the crown. Good to know.

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Post by kempoman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:04 am

I used to own golden tuna. This one looks perfect to my eyes.
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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:04 am

sierra11b wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Thank for posting that video, terry. Much appreciated.

I noticed he had nothing to say about the crown. Good to know.
He did not and Pat is a very thorough reviewer.

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