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Seiko Prospex Tuna Dive Watch with Solar Movement and 47mm Case #SNE498
Seiko SNE498 Tuna Solar Powered Dive Watch


 
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Seiko Prospex Tuna Dive Watch with Solar Movement and 47mm Case #SNE498

This new Seiko dive watch is part of a collection often referred to as the Seiko Tuna. It is a large watch at 47mm that comes with blue shroud to help protect the case and bezel. However it is smaller than some previous Tuna models that were in the 50mm diameter range. It comes with a black silicone dive strap. Includes a day and date display, super-luminous markers and hands treated with Lumibrite, a black dial, screw down crown, goldtone uni-directional bezel, scratch resistant hardlex crystal, stainless steel back, and a black shroud (or case guard) to protect the case from dings and scratches.

The SNE498 has a Seiko V157 solar powered movement that has a 10 month power reserve when fully charged by light. We suggest giving it a good charge when you first receive the watch. No battery changes are required. The movement accuracy is: +/- 15 seconds per month (between 5°C and 35°C)

The dial design has just one objective; maximum legibility, even deep in the ocean where sunlight does not penetrate. The hour markers are large, so as to allow the maximum surface area and depth for Seiko's Lumibrite coating. The hands, too, are wide and easy to read. The deep grooves in the bezel are designed for easy operation, even when diving gloves are worn. The watch is designed and manufactured to withstand up to 200m going under the water, and is suitable for wearing while scuba diving. The crown has screw-down protection to prevent it from being pulled out by any accidental operation as the water resistance function is secured only when the crown is at its normal position. The precise and secure operation of the uni-directional bezel prevent accidental rotation, so that the time measured is never shorter than the actual elapsed time.

NOTE: The bezel is lumed for the 15 minutes markings. This may be a first for Seiko (lume on the bezel).
Watch Features:
  • Movement: Seiko V157, Solar (solar powered)
  • Case: Stainless steel with case guard, 47mm diameter x 12.4mm thick. 47mm tip to tip
  • Back: Engraved screw-in back
  • Crystal: Hardlex Mineral
  • Band: Black Seiko silicone dive strap, buckle closure. 22mm lug
  • Water Resistant: 200 meters
  • Warranty: 2 Years

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Seiko Solar Tuna October 1, 2018
Reviewer: Wade from Alabama  
This knife has quickly become my favorite hard use watch.  The strap is seriously the most comfortable strap I've worn and the watch is visually stunning on the wrist.  The watch is protected by the "tuna can" guard and I dont worry about when I'm outdoors hiking or doing strenuous task.  10 month power reserve with the solar movement is just phenomenal.  

Mark answered multiple email questions promptly and actually answered them truthfully which probably steered me away from a more expensive, but with no added value, choice.  For these reasons, I will always purchase from him first if he has the desired watch in stock.

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LOVE my SNE498 Gold Baby Tuna! August 2, 2018
Reviewer: DanC from San Jose, CA United States  
Got it a week ago from LongIslandWatch and it's even better than I expected.

Great bezel action, comfortable strap, super legible.

The gold has a nice matte finish that I'm really enjoying as well.

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