A Strange Darth Surfaces - Is it an SBBN011 or SBBN013?
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    A Strange Darth Surfaces - Is it an SBBN011 or SBBN013?

    I recently bought a Darth Tuna off Rakuten. I'd looked at hundreds of pictures and fell in love - found one very cheap, so took the dive.

    When it came in, I noticed some major differences from all those Darths I'd seen.

    1. The engravings on the caseback were a bit different

    2. Spanish day wheel (I thought these were all JDM)

    3. Finally, the text on the dial reads "PROFESSIONAL 1000m" like the SBBN011 but the crown is signed like the SBBN013

    Is this a franken-tuna that someone spliced together? Could it be a fake? Could anyone with more knowledge please let me know what the hell I have on my hands?

    BTW... I've worn it for 5 days straight and really like it.

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    Re: A Strange Darth Surfaces - Is it an SBBN011 or SBBN013?

    Based on the dial and the dial and the caseback I would say its a 011 with a 013 crown. Regarding the date wheel I have no idea why it didnt come with the kanji day wheel.
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    Re: A Strange Darth Surfaces - Is it an SBBN011 or SBBN013?

    Quote Originally Posted by raze View Post
    Regarding the date wheel I have no idea why it didnt come with the kanji day wheel.
    It's not the first time I read about Darths with Spanish day wheel but I can't find references at the moment.

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    Re: A Strange Darth Surfaces - Is it an SBBN011 or SBBN013?

    Perhaps its this International Version? !!.......

    From yeomanseiko.com >>>> Seiko Tuna 1000m S23619J1


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    Re: A Strange Darth Surfaces - Is it an SBBN011 or SBBN013?

    Quote Originally Posted by everose View Post
    Perhaps its this International Version? !!.......

    From yeomanseiko.com >>>> Seiko Tuna 1000m S23619J1


    I think this is the answer. First I ever heard of this version. Thanks for the link!
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    Re: A Strange Darth Surfaces - Is it an SBBN011 or SBBN013?

    Quote Originally Posted by everose View Post
    Perhaps its this International Version? !!.......

    From yeomanseiko.com >>>> Seiko Tuna 1000m S23619J1


    Bingo! You nailed it!

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    Re: A Strange Darth Surfaces - Is it an SBBN011 or SBBN013?

    Mystery solved! Thanks for the detective work and interest guys... I searched everywhere but couldn't find anything! Also, tuna fever has not yet been cured... If I can clear some room for it, I want an SBBN015!

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    Re: A Strange Darth Surfaces - Is it an SBBN011 or SBBN013?

    I actually prefer the more minimal/cleaner dial on your version. Congrats and enjoy !

    I also just noticed a nice little irony.....You are in Japan and yet you end up with the International version !!!!



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    Re: A Strange Darth Surfaces - Is it an SBBN011 or SBBN013?

    Just arranged a trade for a NOS S23619J1, apparently they were made/sold in very small numbers in 2011 and sold in Taiwan only.

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