Seiko SNE498 arrived

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:28 pm

dnslater wrote:
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toxicavenger wrote:
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Seppia wrote:
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Great stuff T!
I would love to see comparison shots with the SKX, I may have to cave
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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.
They are. Maybe 2-3mm slimmer and maybe 1.5mm smaller

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:29 pm

Joeprez wrote:
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Stop with the pictures please... I was set to get a Digi Tuna and now I'm having second thoughts :stir:
it is good to have seconds thoughts right now :bs:

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Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Seppia » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:30 pm

Thanks a lot Terry!

The size looks amazing, they will sell these by the boatload.

I’m moving for work right now, will get one once I’m settled in a month or so.
I will be in Asia often from now on so hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to snag one cheap.
I’ll touch Japan, Korea, Vietnam, HK, Thailand and Singapore in September, maybe I’ll see one in the wild.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:38 pm

Seppia wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Thanks a lot Terry!

The size looks amazing, they will sell these by the boatload.

I’m moving for work right now, will get one once I’m settled in a month or so.
I will be in Asia often from now on so hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to snag one cheap.
I’ll touch Japan, Korea, Vietnam, HK, Thailand and Singapore in September, maybe I’ll see one in the wild.
What? You are leaving the villa??? NOOooooooo

Oh and cheap in Asia is not a thing. I have never had any luck finding a watch cheap there. This one is $292 through Mimo's :dance:

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Seppia » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:15 pm

Yeah man, I’m moving east.
First is going to be beautiful Trieste, a town on the border with Slovenia.
Then hopefully HK.

Just sent an email to Mimo, can’t wait to hear back.
Thanks Bud

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:43 pm

Joeprez wrote:Stop with the pictures please... I was set to get a Digi Tuna and now I'm having second thoughts :stir:
Get both.......I did. Image

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by smalls » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:23 pm

Well this showed up today and I’ve gotta say, Seiko did a good job with this one. Gives me all the Tuna vibes at half the Tuna price. Different color scheme than what I usually go for so it’s a nice change of pace. And I was afraid it may be a little too light with the plastic shroud but it’s got some decent heft to it. I probably won’t bother with Yobokies metal shroud unless something happens to this one. Feels like a lot of watch for sub $300.

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Post by Joeprez » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:18 pm

Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by 59yukon01 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Mine was supposed to be here Friday, but showed up today. That sucks as nobody was home to sign for it.

Sooooo I'll be picking it up at the post office in the morning.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:22 pm

smalls wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Well this showed up today and I’ve gotta say, Seiko did a good job with this one. Gives me all the Tuna vibes at half the Tuna price. Different color scheme than what I usually go for so it’s a nice change of pace. And I was afraid it may be a little too light with the plastic shroud but it’s got some decent heft to it. I probably won’t bother with Yobokies metal shroud unless something happens to this one. Feels like a lot of watch for sub $300.

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Looking good Matt! :thumbsup:

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by BBK357 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:54 pm

Damn I’m really liking this.
And I wore my 015 all day today. I may be looking for one of these soon.




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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by smalls » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:32 am

Thanks Terry. I didn’t know these existed until I saw one on your IG.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:12 am

Picked mine up today. First impressions are it's a solid watch and doesn't feel cheap. Also I feel there is no need to buy the Yobokies shroud as this one is fine imo.

Now I wished I hadn't sold my ToxicNato BlackOut's. Guess it's reorder time.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:51 am

Looking Good guys.

My Solar Golden Tuna SNE498 arrived early last week and it got some wrist time this weekend. I ordered in from Mimo's (great customer service). I'm really liking this watch. The plastic shroud is OK but I would like a little more weight so I contacted Harold about availability of his Stainless DLC shroud. Waiting to hear back from him.

I'm still mulling it over but I MIGHT sell this Golden Tuna version for the silver version SNE497P1. The golden is nice but I think I just like the silver a little better.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by smalls » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:12 am

The 497 with a stainless shroud could be a great alternative to the out of production 015.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:19 am

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Looking Good guys.

My Solar Golden Tuna SNE498 arrived early last week and it got some wrist time this weekend. I ordered in from Mimo's (great customer service). I'm really liking this watch. The plastic shroud is OK but I would like a little more weight so I contacted Harold about availability of his Stainless DLC shroud. Waiting to hear back from him.

I'm still mulling it over but I MIGHT sell this Golden Tuna version for the silver version SNE497P1. The golden is nice but I think I just like the silver a little better.
He has them in stock. Send him $105 to his paypal and put a note in it asking for the shroud. yobokies@yahoo.com.hk

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:20 am

smalls wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:32 am
Thanks Terry. I didn’t know these existed until I saw one on your IG.
Payback for all the times you made me buy a watch :mrgreen:
59yukon01 wrote:
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Picked mine up today. First impressions are it's a solid watch and doesn't feel cheap. Also I feel there is no need to buy the Yobokies shroud as this one is fine imo.

Now I wished I hadn't sold my ToxicNato BlackOut's. Guess it's reorder time.

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Congrats brother!

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:54 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:19 am
DEMO wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:51 am
Looking Good guys.

My Solar Golden Tuna SNE498 arrived early last week and it got some wrist time this weekend. I ordered in from Mimo's (great customer service). I'm really liking this watch. The plastic shroud is OK but I would like a little more weight so I contacted Harold about availability of his Stainless DLC shroud. Waiting to hear back from him.

I'm still mulling it over but I MIGHT sell this Golden Tuna version for the silver version SNE497P1. The golden is nice but I think I just like the silver a little better.
He has them in stock. Send him $105 to his paypal and put a note in it asking for the shroud. yobokies@yahoo.com.hk
Thanks Terry. I don't know Harolds PP info. I emailed him this afternoon. I'll probably hear from him later tonight do to time difference.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:01 pm

smalls wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:12 am
The 497 with a stainless shroud could be a great alternative to the out of production 015.
I have an 015 on the stock bracelet, it's a keeper. I think the 497 looks good with the black shroud and I think I will like the heavier weight with the Yobokies DLC stainless shroud swap.
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Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Seppia » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:06 pm

The first that wants to flip this get in touch with me.
I’ll likely buy one in about 20-30 days but if you decide to flip it before I’m here.

Delivery address in NYC, or Europe depending on what you prefer.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Joeprez » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:09 pm

Congrats to all, beautiful watches.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:46 pm

Joeprez wrote:
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Congrats to all, beautiful watches.
you need one joe :mrgreen:

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:31 am

Last night I ordered the Silver version SNE497P1 from an ebay dealer out of Hong Kong. Made an offer and got a great price. It's going to take about two weeks to get here. I'll post some pics when it arrives.

I also ordered the black DLC stainless shroud from Harold. I know I will like the heavier weight from the stainless steel.

These are such cool watches at affordable prices.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by 59yukon01 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:14 am

A few size comparison shots.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:37 am

^^^Nice

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