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    Master
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    Seiko Arnie....

    Not sure if it's been discussed here...but really liking the look (& functionality) of this one...

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/seik...selworld-2019/

    Only issue I have is with the 'Made in China' on the cheap looking laser eteched caseback and the push button lockers. Most probably, unlike the original Arnie (or a good old Aqualand), you will not be able to press these pushers while underwater. Which is a big shame, on a watch presenting itself as a real dive watch. I really hope I'm wrong as I would like to get one....

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    ive 2 originals and would send one to fund the new reissue

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    I think the only thing issing on this is a countdown timer
    My first decent watch, a Seiko Digital from 1982 had a great timer, and I used it a lot.
    The absence on this is a real downer, as it is on all Suuntos.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I think the only thing issing on this is a countdown timer
    My first decent watch, a Seiko Digital from 1982 had a great timer, and I used it a lot.
    The absence on this is a real downer, as it is on all Suuntos.
    Dave
    Yes. Great feature I use on all my G shocks.

    What I don't like is the cheap laser Engraved caseback, produly sporting 'Made in China' & more so...the screwed down pushers, which would ultimately almost surely mean 'pushers not to be pressed underwater'. This would eb a shame and certainly detract from the seriousness of the watch. I love timing deco stops on my Aqualand :)....

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    Having proudly owned the original Annie H558 Ill definitely be getting one of these, not seen any for sale yet?

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    Think they're being released in September this year.

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    They look fantastic and not too expensive either. The pusher issue wouldn't bother me at all as I find I can't boil eggs under water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    ...as I find I can't boil eggs under water.
    Interesting. How do you do it then?

    https://www.deliaonline.com/cookery-...rd-boiled-eggs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    Think they're being released in September this year.
    Still a long wait then, oh well, thanks.

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    Very good :)

    Quote Originally Posted by sean View Post
    Interesting. How do you do it then?

    https://www.deliaonline.com/cookery-...rd-boiled-eggs

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    Very cool!

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    Love it!
    Pre ordered one now....
    September 16th is my Birthday, so hopefully will be there for that date
    ;-)

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    I love these! what were the originals ref numbers for me to look at? I love old school watches and love ana digitals - i'll be ordering the new one too!

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    I'm pretty sure its SPW005 or 001
    Might be something to do with area of sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacchi View Post
    Love it!
    Pre ordered one now....
    September 16th is my Birthday, so hopefully will be there for that date
    ;-)
    great stuff! be sure to let us know what you think and post some photos when you get it please!

    PS: It would be great if anyone would know if you could actually use pushers underwater?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy13 View Post
    great stuff! be sure to let us know what you think and post some photos when you get it please!

    PS: It would be great if anyone would know if you could actually use pushers underwater?
    Id say you could definitely use them underwater- wether they would let water in is another matter😏
    I presume you would release the lock before swimming/diving

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    I’d say you could definitely use them underwater- wether they would let water in is another matter
    I presume you would release the lock before swimming/diving
    There was no problem using the original underwater. Things have only improved with the technology since then.

    When Seiko says "Divers 200m" on the dial they are not kidding.

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    ive pre ordered - pity the gold edged version is only avail in Japan - loos a very good watch for the money

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