Seiko SNE498 arrived

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

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

Great shots, David!

In the vein of Highlander's "There can be only one!" framework, which do you prefer, the digi-tuna or the solar-tuna?

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Post by DEMO » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:19 am

Hey Terry, I saw that you had used Polywatch to reduce the texture off of your bezel insert. Can you tell us a little about that. I'd like to do the same. Any photos?

Thanks.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 am

DEMO wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:19 am
Hey Terry, I saw that you had used Polywatch to reduce the texture off of your bezel insert. Can you tell us a little about that. I'd like to do the same. Any photos?

Thanks.
David that was someone else. I did not do that. I can't even really see the texture with out my magnifier. :shrug:

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:34 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 am
DEMO wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:19 am
Hey Terry, I saw that you had used Polywatch to reduce the texture off of your bezel insert. Can you tell us a little about that. I'd like to do the same. Any photos?

Thanks.
David that was someone else. I did not do that. I can't even really see the texture with out my magnifier. :shrug:
Ah, OK. Thought it was you. :grin:

It is a very slight texture, it makes the bezel insert look just slightly hazy in certain lighting conditions. The bezel when polished with Polywatch made it look like a deep black color.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by 59yukon01 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:18 am

Ryeguy wrote:Great shots, David!

In the vein of Highlander's "There can be only one!" framework, which do you prefer, the digi-tuna or the solar-tuna?
If I had to choose I'd probably go with the DigiTuna right now, but only because I already have the 017, and the fact I don't have a digital watch.

Glad I don't have the choose as the solar without question is really cool, and gives you the real Tuna vibe, for under $300. You can also beef it up with the Yobokies shroud if you don't like the plastic one. Me, I'm OK with it.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:21 am

DEMO wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:34 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 am
DEMO wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:19 am
Hey Terry, I saw that you had used Polywatch to reduce the texture off of your bezel insert. Can you tell us a little about that. I'd like to do the same. Any photos?

Thanks.
David that was someone else. I did not do that. I can't even really see the texture with out my magnifier. :shrug:
Ah, OK. Thought it was you. :grin:

It is a very slight texture, it makes the bezel insert look just slightly hazy in certain lighting conditions. The bezel when polished with Polywatch made it look like a deep black color.
I am going to scratch the hell out of my watch so no polishing of the bezel for me. :mrgreen:

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by ds760476 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:38 pm

Potentially dumb question. Are these essentially the same as the SBDN (just with less crazy colorways)?

https://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/ ... ed-edition
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Post by toxicavenger » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:42 pm

ds760476 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:38 pm
Potentially dumb question. Are these essentially the same as the SBDN (just with less crazy colorways)?

https://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/ ... ed-edition
Only the case might be the same. Everything else looks different imo

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by ds760476 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:29 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:08 am

Hey guys --- Anyone interested, I'll probably putting my 498 Golden Tuna up for sale later this week. I have the Silver version arriving on Friday from Hong Kong.

Anyone that expressed interest in a SNE498 send me a PM. Thanks.
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Post by Seppia » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:08 pm

Pm sent

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:28 pm

DEMO wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:08 am
Hey guys --- Anyone interested, I'll probably putting my 498 Golden Tuna up for sale later this week. I have the Silver version arriving on Friday from Hong Kong.

Anyone that expressed interest in a SNE498 send me a PM. Thanks.
Sold! Thanks Joe.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:04 am

Newly arrived Solar Tuna SNE497P1. Four days delivery from Hong Kong. I took the stock rubber off, tried a few different straps and ended up with it on a black Nato with silver hardware. I really like this one.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Seppia » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:24 am

This one may look even better than the gold one.
Didn't it come on a bracelet?

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:17 am

Yes, It came on a Seiko Oyster style bracelet. (oops I mistakenly said above it came on rubber).

The SNE497P1 (Silver) isn't available in the USA like the Golden Tuna & PADI versions are. The silver version you have to source through Asia.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:27 am

Here's a few more pics of the SNE497P1...

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Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Seppia » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:36 am

This would be killer with a brushed SS shroud, hopefully there's one available.
Quick questions if you don't mind:

1- how's the bracelet and clasp? What would be the closest comparison in terms of quality? Ie SKX, Sarb or Tuna quality?

2- where did you buy it for and how much? I'll be all across Asia in September, and could secure one in HK, SG, Thai, Vietnam, South Korea or Japan. Wherever it's cheaper.

Thanks a lot for your help

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Panerai7 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:34 am

Now we're talking, didn't see this variant. Boom!

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:37 pm

That one looks great, Dave.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by DEMO » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:01 am

Seppia wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:36 am
This would be killer with a brushed SS shroud, hopefully there's one available.
Quick questions if you don't mind:

1- how's the bracelet and clasp? What would be the closest comparison in terms of quality? Ie SKX, Sarb or Tuna quality?

2- where did you buy it for and how much? I'll be all across Asia in September, and could secure one in HK, SG, Thai, Vietnam, South Korea or Japan. Wherever it's cheaper.

Thanks a lot for your help
- Yes, SS shroud would look good but it would look too close to my 015 Tuna that I already own. I have a PVD SS shroud on the way for this 497P1 from Harold (Yobokies).

- Bracelet and clasp are typical Seiko mid-level quality. About the same as the Prospex Turtle bracelet.

- I purchased mine from the ebay dealer Spot-on-Times, a Hong Kong dealer. I made an offer and they accepted it. I originally had contacted Mimo's in California and asked if they could get it for me. They said Seiko doesn't offer this Silver model to it's US dealers.
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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Seppia » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:16 am

Thanks Dave
They don’t seem to have it in stock.
I’ll look around
Thanks!

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Joeprez » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:00 am

Well, this thing is awesome, love the color scheme, great size and sits low on the wrist (thanks DEMO!)... I'm really tempted to also get the SS version:

On the OEM rubber:

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On a 20mm nato I have in my office, got a order new 22mm asap!

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:25 am

Joeprez wrote:Well, this thing is awesome, love the color scheme, great size and sits low on the wrist (thanks DEMO!)... I'm really tempted to also get the SS version:

On the OEM rubber:

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On a 20mm nato I have in my office, got a order new 22mm asap!

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Congrats and it is awesome! I was surprised how much I like the color combo as well.

Mine's heading to the beach with me tomorrow.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Torrid » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:15 am

I think this looks better than the regular quartz Tuna. These hands are much better, closer to the original version.

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Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Post by Seppia » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:51 pm

100% agree
Plus they’re even a bit smaller!

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