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    Quote Originally Posted by Heuerfan View Post
    Ever thought about vintage?
    £600 could get a really nice one I should think..
    Those look really nice especially the bottom one. Where have you seen these?

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    Just a couple of examples picked off the net but there are plenty around, search on 6117 8000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heuerfan View Post
    Just a couple of examples picked off the net but there are plenty around, search on 6117 8000
    Ahh I see. They look nice but wouldn't feel confident enough to spot replacement parts on something I saw in the net, especially eBay.

    If the OP does go down the vintage route I would think a nice 6309 would be my preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estoban7 View Post
    Ahh I see. They look nice but wouldn't feel confident enough to spot replacement parts on something I saw in the net, especially eBay.

    If the OP does go down the vintage route I would think a nice 6309 would be my preference.
    I have no problem with vintage, I will check these out! Thanks all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorstuff View Post
    I have problem with vintage, I will check these out! Thanks all.
    In that case they are probably not for you.

    If you want to go a notch up from the SKX range I think the Seiko Sumo is worth looking at. I'm not sure what they sell for these days but they should be well with your budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estoban7 View Post
    In that case they are probably not for you.

    If you want to go a notch up from the SKX range I think the Seiko Sumo is worth looking at. I'm not sure what they sell for these days but they should be well with your budget.
    A nice Mark 1 sumo with cursive dial writing (non prospex) could be had on bracelet for £300 ish. V good call.

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    about the solar tuna, they go for £349 with the steel bracelet, add another £100 for a steel shroud.

    I agree unmodded they offer a great value proposition. I would just "need" the shroud and that's putting me off a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefmcd View Post
    A nice Mark 1 sumo with cursive dial writing (non prospex) could be had on bracelet for £300 ish. V good call.

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    don't suppose you have a model number for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorstuff View Post
    don't suppose you have a model number for this?
    Sbdc001 (black) and 003 (blue)

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorstuff View Post
    don't suppose you have a model number for this?
    They were replaced by 031 and 033 I think but got an uglier prospex script.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefmcd View Post
    Sbdc001 (black) and 003 (blue)

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    thanks

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    just had an EU search on ebay, 1 x 001, zero 003's.. £518 for the 001..

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorstuff View Post
    thanks
    For £600 you can get a very nice Steinhart.

    Ocean 39 GMT Premium 500. Good pick for smaller wrists :)


    OCEAN One Premium Blue. I'm actually wearing this today and really pops in the sunshine :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorstuff View Post
    just had an EU search on ebay, 1 x 001, zero 003's.. £518 for the 001..
    Look at completed auctions. Tend to be £300 odd. The ones you see are optimistic chancers.

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    The replacements 031/033 can be had new on bay for low 300s. I just prefer look of originals but they may need service so maybe new is way to go.

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    If you enjoyed your previous Tuna so much, the SBBN007 is the least expensive entry into the 7c46 range. £600 should net you one easily. Iíve had mine for almost six years and itís a belter.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    If you enjoyed your previous Tuna so much, the SNBN007 is the least expensive entry into the 7c46 range. £600 should net you one easily. Iíve had mine for almost six years and itís a belter.



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    V good call. Had one and regret selling it.

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    I suppose it could almost be classed as vintage being mid 90's??
    Looks really good too, I've never had one maybe time to change that...
    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    If you enjoyed your previous Tuna so much, the SNBN007 is the least expensive entry into the 7c46 range. £600 should net you one easily. Iíve had mine for almost six years and itís a belter.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    If you enjoyed your previous Tuna so much, the SNBN007 is the least expensive entry into the 7c46 range. £600 should net you one easily. Iíve had mine for almost six years and itís a belter.



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    I did enjoy it, but you know how it is.. always looking for something different. Might get a samurai and pocket the change.. decisions decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heuerfan View Post
    Ever thought about vintage?


    £600 could get a really nice one I should think..
    that is stunning. any idea what model this is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilson_smyth View Post
    that is stunning. any idea what model this is?
    6117 8000 Navigator.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heuerfan View Post
    I suppose it could almost be classed as vintage being mid 90's??
    Looks really good too, I've never had one maybe time to change that...
    Thanks. Itís from 2008 so one of the last of this model. My most accurate watch. The tunas are built to last and surprisingly comfortable.

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    I've been following this thred as I was wanting an MM 300 but couldn't justify the price. Just managed to bag a full set immaculate Solar Tuna (SNE497) for £240 which I thought was a decent price. Good luck with you're search👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    I've been following this thred as I was wanting an MM 300 but couldn't justify the price. Just managed to bag a full set immaculate Solar Tuna (SNE497) for £240 which I thought was a decent price. Good luck with you're search👍
    The solar tunas offer exceptional value, well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorstuff View Post
    wow! looks like a completely new piece with that mod. I love modding.
    Totally agree, looks fantastic

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