Seiko Solar Arnie -- Plastic OEM or replacement steel shroud?
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    Seiko Solar Arnie -- Plastic OEM or replacement steel shroud?

    I got the O25 solar Arnie about a week ago and have been wearing it virtually non stop. I've been debating whether to keep the OEM plastic shroud or replace it with a black steel shroud. I have both the 033 and 025 Tunas to compare. Seeking your thoughts and perception. Clearly a First World Problem. Thanks!

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    Re: Seiko Solar Arnie -- Plastic OEM or replacement steel shroud?

    Keep it stock. Looks better that way.


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    Re: Seiko Solar Arnie -- Plastic OEM or replacement steel shroud?

    i think the smart thing of those solar tunas is the plastic shroud, it absorb better the impacts and it should be less prone to scratches, it's less heavy and it's cheaper to replace
    (i have a sbbn033)
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyboss_4evr View Post
    Keep it stock. Looks better that way.


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    Agreed.

    While I understand why folks would want a metal shroud, IMHO the plastic shroud with rubber strap gives the appearance closest to the originals....which I believe was the intent of the watch.
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    Re: Seiko Solar Arnie -- Plastic OEM or replacement steel shroud?

    Replacement steel shroud for sure.
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    Re: Seiko Solar Arnie -- Plastic OEM or replacement steel shroud?

    I’d keep it as it came from Seiko.
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    Re: Seiko Solar Arnie -- Plastic OEM or replacement steel shroud?

    I'd also keep it as it came - but if you decide to swap make sure to keep the OEM one!
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    Seiko Solar Arnie -- Plastic OEM or replacement steel shroud?

    I like mine “as is”. The OEM shroud seems remarkably resistant to marking as I’ve banged mine against all kinds of things and it looks pristine.





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