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    Man alive, the watch gods really donít want me to have one lol

    Ok, if anyone doesnít want theirs do not PM me please.

    Maybe thatíll work

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameswrx View Post
    Man alive, the watch gods really donít want me to have one lol

    Ok, if anyone doesnít want theirs do not PM me please.

    Maybe thatíll work
    Sorry!

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    I'm going to place the two I have on hold as I have more than two messages. Will reply to PMs now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjay View Post
    Realised that the sales woman has given me the wrong box. Means Iíll have to pop back and see if theyíll swap it for the correct one (although I suspect that they will have lost it!)
    Good and bad news...

    Bad news, was dragged back to JL as the wife wanted to go shopping! But, the good news was they found the correct box and everything is as it should be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Sorry!
    No worries Tony, have one sorted now.

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    I'm elated with mine. A awful lot of watch for the money. Easily best bang for buck in my modest collection

    I was comparing it to my Pam 671 which had a list price of 14k plus. No way is the Pam worth 70x more than this Seiko.

    Thanks OP. I'd never have bought a Seiko this week were it not for your heads up

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    Got mine through from another member.

    Quick question for the owners, is mine normal? Opened the box and noticed a couple of lines which at first I thought were scratches reflecting on the dial but theyíre actually something to do with the solar cell as theyíre under the dial.

    Seem a bit obvious to me? Iíve had solar watches before and never noticed something like it? Or does everyone elseís look the same?

    It stands out like a sore thumb so assume mine has a broken cell or something (as Iím sure Iíd have seen it in others pics)


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    nothing like that on mine- loos like its on the underside of the crystal
    What do you mean broken cell

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    nothing like that on mine- loos like its on the underside of the crystal
    What do you mean broken cell
    No itís under the dial.

    Itís a solar powered watch so the dial is see through obviously and then Iím assuming thereís a pickup solar panel under there.

    I guess this one is busted then if yours isnít the same.

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    All good... Having googled it, seems from pics theyíre all like it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jameswrx View Post
    No itís under the dial.

    Itís a solar powered watch so the dial is see through obviously and then Iím assuming thereís a pickup solar panel under there.

    I guess this one is busted then if yours isnít the same.
    Hi James

    Really sorry, I didn't even look at them before buying and sending. Just assumed brand new, would be fine. This is a picture of one I took when I got back from the shop and although dark the dial looks fine. Must be the other one.

    Send it back to me and I'll refund you and send the watch back to John Lewis or alternatively you can return for store credit or use the warranty as the watch has a full warranty.

    Really sorry, let me know what you'd like to do.

    Wiley

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    Itís fine, wanted to ask others first.

    It looks normal to me going off the other pics Iíve seen online where you can see the lines in the same position so it must just be the solar part thatís all. I think itís just certain light it stands out a lot more.



    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Hi James

    Really sorry, I didn't even look at them before buying and sending. Just assumed brand new, would be fine. This is a picture of one I took when I got back from the shop and although dark the dial looks fine. Must be the other one.

    Send it back to me and I'll refund you and send the watch back to John Lewis or alternatively you can return for store credit or use the warranty as the watch has a full warranty.

    Really sorry, let me know what you'd like to do.

    Wiley

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    It's part of the solar panel I think.

    The two I had/have have both got it.

    There's a thread somewhere on wus about it.

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    Is it these lines, circled in red you are referring to? Also saw what looks like smudged (circled yellow)



    Thanks to Wiley for a superb gesture, mine is on its way as well!! Looking forward to this one!



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    Quote Originally Posted by acg View Post
    It's part of the solar panel I think.

    The two I had/have have both got it.

    There's a thread somewhere on wus about it.
    Thanks for the input. Was relieved when I saw them on other pics, was just when lewie said his isnít like it I was a bit concerned.


    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Goyne View Post
    Is it these lines, circled in red you are referring to? Also saw what looks like smudged (circled yellow)



    Thanks to Wiley for a superb gesture, mine is on its way as well!! Looking forward to this one!



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    Yeah the two lines, you can make them out in other google pics Iíve shown. The other bit is just where I wiped the glass and is just remains of finger prints.

    Yep, grateful to Wiley for sure.

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    Ahhh I see now
    Must admit I canít see them on mine

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    All these pictures of the watch!
    Genuinely if anyone doesn't like the watch when they get it then I will have it for sure. Just PM me

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    Must admit I didnít even know it had lume on the bezel!

    Pretty cool little watch for the money.


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    Just for the hell of it I tried a stainless shroud on mine as I like two tone but couldn't fit it properly due to the third fixing hole being at the 3 o'clock position and also the overall height of the shroud needs to be 2mm higher but I liked the look so next year some time I will make one to fit correctly.

    Last edited by TheTigerUK; 30th December 2018 at 22:35.

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    Nice idea of a stainless shroud on it.
    After checking today looks like mine has also come with the wrong box. Came in a Save the ocean one. I'll give them a quick bell tomorrow for a swap.

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    Yobokies also does a DLC shroud. Looks quite a bit more shiny. Mine hasnít arrived yet but read so far that the standard black shroud looks great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Goyne View Post
    Yobokies also does a DLC shroud. Looks quite a bit more shiny. Mine hasnít arrived yet but read so far that the standard black shroud looks great.


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    Yeah certainly donít have any complaints with the shroud. The beauty of this watch is the value prop and beater appeal, start spending money modding it and suddenly youíve not got a cheap watch and you start being more precious with it.

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    Mine arrived today. Thanks again Wiley!!

    Love it!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Goyne View Post
    Mine arrived today. Thanks again Wiley!!

    Love it!




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    Looks great

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    Mine came in a save the ocean box, is it not the right one?



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    Mine was in a plan white box

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estoril-5 View Post
    Mine came in a save the ocean box, is it not the right one?



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    Mine also came in a Save the ocean box. When I returned to query it the lady (who by her own account) had little knowledge of watches said that the watch was from the range of Save the ocean line. As the Save the ocean box looked nicer than the plain alternative she offered me from a different Seiko watch I decided not to question her any further. 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    Mine was in a plan white box
    mine too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estoril-5 View Post
    Mine came in a save the ocean box, is it not the right one?



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    no, its not the correct box. should be normal prospex box, blue squarish one iirc, though a couple here have said they gotten white ones, which could be the case as well.

    it also means that someone who bought a STO series watch from John Lewis would have gotten the normal box.

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    I'm going to return mine to JL later today/tomorrow if anyone would like it? Completely unworn except for in the shop when i tried it on for size.
    Would love to keep it but my boiler has just had a meltdown and any fix is likely to be expensive.

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    I've just taken this back so if anyone wants it you may get lucky in JL at the Trafford centre, Manchester.

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    JL watford had one in store marked up for £189.50 just an hour ago. Tucked away in bottom corner of a tall diplay case so not easy to spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estoril-5 View Post
    Mine came in a save the ocean box, is it not the right one?



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    ďSave the OceanĒ - big box, plastic wrapper......

    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickg View Post
    ďSave the OceanĒ - big box, plastic wrapper......

    Really?
    Yup, that's exactly how it arrived.



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    Have kept looking at these following this thread, since I have been in Japan for a few weeks I went to a few shops and ended up falling for this special edition one instead. SBDJ045



    Really happy with it and they gave me a free Seiko waterproof divers bag, which is a nice trinket.

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    Nice ^

    One thing I keep admiring about mine is the matte bezel finish, really nice.

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    if anyone's had second thoughts my mate keep pestering me as he's really taken with mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    if anyone's had second thoughts my mate keep pestering me as he's really taken with mine
    I've got the steel on steel version for sale

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...Solar-SNE497P1

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