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    Opening up a can of...Tunas

    So there I was killing time at Haneda International airport waiting for my connecting flight to Singapore. I glanced at a bunch of Seiko watches. I tried a baby tuna on for the first time. I loved it.

    I didn’t want to be hasty and buy a watch out of boredom so I resisted.

    It stuck in my mind. I wanted it. I needed a dive watch. Sure I’ll get that BlackBay58 one day but a Tuna family watch was different enough to latch onto the quirky part of my brain.

    A week and a half later, I gave in. I had booked a beach vacation to Bintan in the Riau Islands and needed a watch for snorkeling.
    Solar so I never had worry about batteries. Quartz accuracy. Sold.

    My brother (who always ends up getting similar stuff) immediately bought a Tuna the very next day.


    All the while he was shopping, I was trying out and checking out all the other Tunas. From a whoppingly expensive 1000m rated Gundam LE to the dainty street tunas. I need another one now.

    For shame. I had my watch addiction so under control. Something about the brutal weirdness of the Tuna watches just screams to my reptile brain.


    Tunas sound huge on paper but on the wrist they have this brutal appeal. Heavy AF, unapologetically chunky.

    I need another one.

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    Vkalia, I tried out an Oris 65 for the first time. It’s beautiful. It’s sorta dainty and skinny for a dive watch. This was right after waving about a massive marine master though.
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    Tunas do have a surprising appeal. Much better on the wrist than you'd expect. I've never tried a baby tuna, but probably will have to in the near future.

    Now, I dont want to hijack your thread, but i think i just fell in love! Does anyone know the model of the blue and white gmt shown in the pic with the other two watches?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by imaCoolRobot View Post


    What is the exact model of the GMT Spring Drive in the middle?
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    Re: Opening up a can of...Tunas

    Congrats - welcome to the Tuna club - once discovered never recovered
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    Re: Opening up a can of...Tunas

    Quote Originally Posted by texag03 View Post
    Tunas do have a surprising appeal. Much better on the wrist than you'd expect. I've never tried a baby tuna, but probably will have to in the near future.

    Now, I dont want to hijack your thread, but i think i just fell in love! Does anyone know the model of the blue and white gmt shown in the pic with the other two watches?!
    Looks to be a SBDB033. Limited to 300 pieces and had a retail of over 5k. I too fell in love. Good luck finding one for a reasonable price though.
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    Re: Opening up a can of...Tunas

    Quote Originally Posted by Tempus Populi View Post
    What is the exact model of the GMT Spring Drive in the middle?
    Here’s the non LE
    https://www.seikowatches.com/global-...ospex/snr033j1
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    Re: Opening up a can of...Tunas

    The 65 is a great watch but you’re right - they do feel a little insubstantial after wearing a heavy watch. Simon is right - try one Tuna and it’s odds on that you’ll want another.
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    Re: Opening up a can of...Tunas

    The 65 is a great watch but you’re right - they do feel a little insubstantial after wearing a heavy watch. Simon is right - try one Tuna and it’s odds on that you’ll want another.

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    Re: Opening up a can of...Tunas

    Yeah, Tunas can be fun - and very difficult to stop buying at just one.

    My current fav Tuna is the SBBN031. The solars are very nice too!


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    Re: Opening up a can of...Tunas

    That GMT Gundam watch is calling my name but my wallet tells me this will never happen.

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