Seiko SNE498 arrived

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:50 pm

I like the SS version Dave. I just couldn't get it for the same price as the Fools Gold Tuna. So I passed on it.

I really love this watch a lot. :cheers:
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by sierra11b » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:33 pm

So I bought two of these under the recent Macy's VIP deal with 20% ebates rebate. Actually, the reason for both was because the ebates rebate didn't stick on the first for some reason so we ordered another. One gets sent back

The first came today and the other tomorrow.

As an OG tuna owner it's a sweet piece of kit. Don't get all the crown-stem hype. :shrug:

But there was a PROBLEM. Everything was perfect... bezel, second hand alignment, and chapter ring alignment was perfect... until I took it outside in natural light. The bezel resin is smeared -- almost like a bubbling or paint brush effect which is hard to capture in pics -- along the 20-30 bezel marks. Maybe as part of the curing process?

Hopefully tomorrow's delivery is better. :banghead: I'll return one of them because of the lack of applied ebates.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:41 pm

^^^^^that sucks. i think i am done modding mine.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by sierra11b » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:55 pm

It’s a sweet watch no doubt so fingers crossed for tomorrow. If the chapter ring or second hand alignment is off on the second delivery I’ll make an exception at $230 on the first.

Terry, what are your thoughts on the dlc shroud? What cosmetic treatments can be done to a raw SS shroud, assuming he sells one?

I know a guy who does Glock cerakoting in any pattern and color-match you wish. Wonder if that’s a more durable option than dlc?

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:10 pm

sierra11b wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:55 pm
The dlc shroud? What cosmetic treatments can be done to a raw SS shroud, assuming he sells one?

I know a guy who does Glock cerakoting in any pattern and color-match you wish. Wonder if that’s a more durable option than dlc?
He sells a raw SS shroud also. I like the upgraded shroud but for the cost it might be a toss up. It is worth it if it matters to you. The stock one is fine though.

Cerakote is definitely not stronger. Cerakote is a layer on top of the metal. So it will scratch off. Also with how tight the clearances are between the bezel and shroud I bet the cerakote will get rubbed right off.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:25 pm

Nice subtle mod with the second hand Terry. Seiko not using that one anymore irritates me. I like the shroud, just not sure I like the price. Overall I love everything about the watch so I'll be enjoying mine for a while.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:35 pm

59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Nice subtle mod with the second hand Terry. Seiko not using that one anymore irritates me. I like the shroud, just not sure I like the price. Overall I love everything about the watch so I'll be enjoying mine for a while.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by sierra11b » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:03 pm

Second watch delivered and perfect! Yippie!

I managed to capture the bezel of the first delivery next to today's delivery. Check the bezel at 20-30. Keeper on wrist.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:44 pm

^^WOW that thing is jacked!

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