I love the Sawtooth but have wanted a Tuna for years, one of the early ones like a 007 appeals to me, and the desire is getting stronger. Sadly the used values are getting stronger too.
"A hot or cold car can kill your children and is even worse for your watches."
As of today, I'm in!
Last edited by fmc000; June 28th, 2013 at 05:54.
Just got this one less than 2 weeks ago,my first ever Seiko and now I'm hooked
Wow! Congratulations on your Emperor Tuna! I had a new arrival today:
...and with black shroud...
Hi Gurus, I've lusted for a Sbdx011 / sbdb005 for a long time. Could not decide on which.
So far I have only own a few JDM Seiko 5 and a few Citizen eco drive including the Ecozilla and a few G shock which I wear most of the time (13yr old DW5600), a Tag and a Breitling.
I almost drop the hammer on the SBDX011 but something keeps holding me back.
I'm afraid it gets scratched up and looks worn and ugly very quickly. How good is the black finishing? Normal watches scratched can be polished but the black coating?
How well does the black coating hold up to wear and tear? Am I better off buying the Sbdn005 and not worry about scratches?
I imagine a scratch or dent on a black finish would be more obvious.....I know...I drive a black car...
Any advice or experience from SBDX011 owners?
Story about a SBBN007.
This particular one was ordered from kseiya-san early 2005. I had it for a few months, then sold it to a friend in 2005.
The watch is produced November 2004 serial #0002, and therefore factory battery inserted.
Yesterday I bought this watch back from my friend. He claims he never changed the battery, and I have no reason not to believe him. He tought the watch had a 10year battery. The watch have been heavily used, had all kind of scratches, and still running good. My friend has been working construction. Upon dismantling and cleaning up the watch today, opening the watch, the battery looks original, says Seiko SR43SW. Also if it has been changed it most likely would not be a seiko cell. On the back, watch is stamped for batterychange december 2009 wich never happened. If this is correct, Battery is still running after 8 years and 7 months.
I have now ordered a new sapphire, hammer bracelet and black pvd coated bezel insert from yobokies. Also about to order new gaskets. And I have ordered a new battery. Think one is needed now....
This will be a keeper.
Pics when I had the watch 2005:
Pics today cleaning up.
Longines Heritage Military 1938 GMT, Casio GW-5000-1JF
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