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    SBBN015 - 11 years on....

    After 11 years (5 years indicated battery life!) of solid service....my trusty dive companion needed a new battery.


    Tuna_10 by etienne spiteri, on Flickr


    Tuna_6 by etienne spiteri, on Flickr


    Tuna_4 by etienne spiteri, on Flickr


    Tuna_1 by etienne spiteri, on Flickr




    Fresh battery, new gaskets, pressure test and some TLC. It is now rearing (as am I!) for many more underwater adventures :).


    To me, there is no better Professional dive watch. Now I just need to source some OEM Seiko parts. Can you provide reliable source? I used up the OEM new ones I had. I also stripped the head of the allen bolts. I need:


    Caseback gasket
    Crystal (L-Shape) Gasket
    Bezel Gasket
    Crown O-ring
    Shroud screws x 3 qty. (allen head)


    Thanks in advance :)
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    Cheers from Malta, Etienne

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    Re: SBBN015 - 11 years on....

    Awesome watch!

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    Re: SBBN015 - 11 years on....

    Thanks for posting the pics Buddy. I often wonder what I’ll see when it comes time to open up my Tunas.

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    Re: SBBN015 - 11 years on....

    I had a seiko sun, similar in size and design I regret letting it go and will have a tuna one day.

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    Re: SBBN015 - 11 years on....

    I'm sat here with mine on today, you're absolutely spot on it's an awesome watch. I've only owned mine for a year but have owned an Emperor Tuna previously, the size on these 300m Tunas just works better for me, plus the grab and go convenience of the Quartz is great. Glad to see that yours is still bringing you joy and putting a smile on your face after 11 years of ownership

    A recent pic of my watch on a Rubber BC Nato.

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    Re: SBBN015 - 11 years on....

    Thanks for posting buddy — shows the enjoyment of a well maintained watch can bring.

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    I'm on the verge time-wise of replacing my battery. I feel capable of doing it except for the pressure testing afterwards. Where or who should I send it to for servicing? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: SBBN015 - 11 years on....

    I'd buy one of those right now if I knew I was going to get 11 years out of the battery.

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    Re: SBBN015 - 11 years on....

    Quote Originally Posted by Toonces View Post
    I'd buy one of those right now if I knew I was going to get 11 years out of the battery.
    Don't buy it for that. Buy it for the fact that it's one of the best dive watches ever made. I rank it up there with the Rolex Submariner.
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    Re: SBBN015 - 11 years on....

    That is one cool ass dive watch. As much a fan of dive watches that I am, I’m more thrilled to learn of folks actually using them for their intended purposes. Great post; thanks for sharing.


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