Seiko SNE498 arrived

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by para13cord » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:41 am

I like solar movements more and more. I want one of these. I would probably get the aftermarket dlc shroud. Does the plastic one look ok compared to a normal tuna?

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Seppia » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:13 am

CGSshorty wrote:Yobokies has DLC coated stainless shrouds for these, if the plastic bothers you.
That’s great news.
I call dibs on the first modded one that will inevitably be flipped here :)

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:47 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:25 am
Yobokies has DLC coated stainless shrouds for these, if the plastic bothers you.
Where did you see that one at? I saw one for a different style solar tuna but I don't know if it is the same http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/yob ... zc=/?ref=1

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:27 am

Instagram?
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:30 am

From his weird photobucket site.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:40 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:30 am
From his weird photobucket site.

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After going to his site for the first time in a while i realize how shitty photobucket is!

Either way that shroud is for the older model SBDN021, 023, 025, 026, 028, 029. I have an email out to him asking if it would fit though.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:41 am

para13cord wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:41 am
I like solar movements more and more. I want one of these. I would probably get the aftermarket dlc shroud. Does the plastic one look ok compared to a normal tuna?
It looks fine. It looks more like a beadblasted finish. So not polished or brushed. You can't really tell it is plastic without touching it.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:27 pm

According to this guy he has already installed a DLC coated SS shroud.

https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=46603443

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:55 pm

59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:27 pm
According to this guy he has already installed a DLC coated SS shroud.

https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=46603443
Nice!

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Ryeguy » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:12 pm

I'm not certain I would mod mine (if I bought one) to be honest. Plastic has some advantages as a shroud material. It is light weight. The color likely goes all the way through the material so scratches will blend in. It won't dent if banged against something and it probably has enough flexibility to absorb a pretty good knock.

I think the metal shroud makes sense on the classic Tuna, but this one I'm thinking I'd leave as is for now.

I also want you all to notice how good I'm being at saving my pennies for that Tudor GMT or BB58. Under normal circumstances this watch, taking advantage of Terry's discount code, would already be on its way to my door.

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Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Seppia » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:28 pm

59yukon01 wrote:According to this guy he has already installed a DLC coated SS shroud.

https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=46603443
Now I went from semi aroused to full boner in only one post!
I want this thing now
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:17 pm

I am really digging it
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:21 pm

Harold just told me the shroud is $105. And a domed sapphire is $53. I am not sure the bezel is worth 105 to me.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by kfalk » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:26 pm

They used plastic on the Arnold and it’s held up just fine.

Nice work on the review, Pterry!
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:35 pm

kfalk wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:26 pm
They used plastic on the Arnold and it’s held up just fine.

Nice work on the review, Pterry!
It has Kpelly for sure. And this watch wears like the arnie.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Seppia » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:45 pm

Pic from valuewatchguy at WUS
He has a 7.25 wrist apparently, and added the metal shroud

It looks phenomenal, I need one now

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by 59yukon01 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:42 am

^^^Don't think he added the metal shroud.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by mfxr » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:57 am

Steel shroud makes things interesting. SNE497 could mod to stainless or DLC :think:

I kinda dig the Golden 498 though. Like I need another watch :doh:

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Panerai7 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:01 am

Looks great even with plastic. Probably lighter and cheaper to replace the plastic shroud anyway if it gets damaged

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by smalls » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:54 am

Couldn’t take it anymore and mine should be here Monday.

From the looks of it this is going to wear perfectly on the wrist. Still undecided on the metal shroud. Hopefully this scratches my Tuna itch at less than half the normal price.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:24 am

smalls wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:54 am
Couldn’t take it anymore and mine should be here Monday.

From the looks of it this is going to wear perfectly on the wrist. Still undecided on the metal shroud. Hopefully this scratches my Tuna itch at less than half the normal price.
:cheers:

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:07 pm

Seppia wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Great stuff T!
I would love to see comparison shots with the SKX, I may have to cave
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Same L2L
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by dnslater » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:11 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:07 pm
Seppia wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Great stuff T!
I would love to see comparison shots with the SKX, I may have to cave
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Same L2L
Size is perfect. I happened to buy Pat’s 015 Tuna last week after being Tuna-less for 4 years.... otherwise I would have ordered one of these in an instant. These look a tad smaller than the SBBN 015/017 Tuna’s.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Joeprez » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:26 pm

Stop with the pictures please... I was set to get a Digi Tuna and now I'm having second thoughts :stir:
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