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    Seiko tuna sbdx011 opinions

    What do you think about this watch?

    Is it worth the extra cost over the quarts?

    How much do they sell for used, if i can find one?

    What's these best band for this style watch?

    I'm just looking for something new to me in this price range, allready have a panerai 320,243 and rolex dssd.

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    Re: Seiko tuna sbdx011 opinions

    I haven't got one, but I think its an awesome looking watch. It's on my hit list if I ever gather up the funds

    I also think you'll find it'll hold its 2nd hand price pretty well currently?

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    Like it as much as my Rolex Sub. It's a collection requirement.
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    Re: Seiko tuna sbdx011 opinions

    Hard to say if it's better than the quartz Tuna. It's nice to put a Tuna in the watch case for as long as you want and take it out to wear and it still has accurate time. There's just something special about a Tuna with the legendary 7C46 quartz.

    I use Isofranes on my Tunas (300m and 1000m) and they just go so well with the Tuna design.
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    If you can manage the size, I think it is way cooler than the quartz variants. It is a bit top heavy and I think the only strap that works really well is a notched down 24mm ISOFRANE. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348978919.857699.jpg
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    Re: Seiko tuna sbdx011 opinions

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    If you can manage the size, I think it is way cooler than the quartz variants. It is a bit top heavy and I think the only strap that works really well is a notched down 24mm ISOFRANE. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348978919.857699.jpg
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    I prefer my quartz Tuna over the 1000m Tuna models, but I must admit that your Tuna Emperor looks fantastic on your wrist. Now I'm torn!

    The Emperor Tuna would look funky on my 6.5" wrists, I'm sure.
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    Re: Seiko tuna sbdx011 opinions

    as others already said, the sbdx011 is very big, top heavy and soooo cool

    I tried mine on several straps and while it looks great (imho) on the mm300 rubber strap shown below, I'm now wearing it on a 22mm Isofrane...


    btw, since Seiko released the sbdx011 in 2009 I've only seen two or three examples for sale here in europe...

    Edit: a wrist shot wearing my sbdx011 on mesh. Great combo but I would pefer high quality pvd mesh with ratcheting clasp

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    A couple have sold in Sweden lately for 1600 EUR


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    Re: Seiko tuna sbdx011 opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by Molle View Post
    A couple have sold in Sweden lately for 1600 EUR


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    Indeed, that's where mine came from

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    Re: Seiko tuna sbdx011 opinions

    The SBDX011 aka "Emperor Tuna" is an awesome piece. At 52mm x 17.4mm it's a beast.

    Like Stefan suggested above....I too highly recommend a notched 24mm Isofrane strap......all of my Tunas wear 24mm Isofranes



    Yes it's top heavy....so what.....it's the baddest Tuna ever made!!!



    Unlike the quartz 1000m Tunas with a 100% ceramic shroud that can break...$600+ to replace
    The Emperors shroud is made of Ti with a DLC coating...yes it can scratch... but it wont break/crack.
    Plus it has drilled lugs for easy strap changes



    Good luck fishing for the big Tuna....it's a keeper for me


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