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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 I’ll 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?

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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?
    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

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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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    Nice to a reissue, but to me the original cannot be beat!

    Mines 35yrs in a few days, I know the history with my dad purchasing it when I was born & passed down to me on my 18th.

    A great watch and to me the better than a G Shock and other ani-digital watches out now.

    Going to the Seiko Spa soon for service, but probably the one watch I'd never sell.




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    Quote Originally Posted by McBeardy View Post
    Nice to a reissue, but to me the original cannot be beat!

    Mines 35yrs in a few days, I know the history with my dad purchasing it when I was born & passed down to me on my 18th.

    A great watch and to me the better than a G Shock and other ani-digital watches out now.

    Going to the Seiko Spa soon for service, but probably the one watch I'd never sell.



    That's a great bit of history with that- I'm looking forward to getting my one back soon- Guy has it for some minor issues.Mines an early one April '82

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    How much does a re-seal cost on the 558 cost? I have two but only ever changed the battery myself.

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    Was in Yokohama last week and went into Yodabashi Camera their watch displays are superb they virtually had everything in stock both Japanese and non Japanese with the orange permit card there was an 8% discount off of the sticker price I liked the new Casio Climber range but it still didn’t tempt Me on the other hand I inquired on availability of the new Seiko Arnie reissue and they would pre order one for Me in store to pick up late August so I will bid for another Haneda in late August I guess I also liked the look of the new Citizen Eco Drive GMT Divers watches very nice but cased in Thailand apart from the version designed to commemorate the Japanese rugby team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post
    How much does a re-seal cost on the 558 cost? I have two but only ever changed the battery myself.
    Dropped mine off to Seiko last week for a service on the movement, battery change & water pressure tested. Initial quote is £165 but side note saying the movement is old and price could rise if they need to get hold off extra old bits.

    To be honest never knew a quartz movement needed servicing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by McBeardy View Post
    Dropped mine off to Seiko last week for a service on the movement, battery change & water pressure tested. Initial quote is £165 but side note saying the movement is old and price could rise if they need to get hold off extra old bits.

    To be honest never knew a quartz movement needed servicing.


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    Thanks. Maybe I will just get my best one sorted.

    I’d be interested to see what they do to the light on yours. As you know, the originals are very dim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post
    Thanks. Maybe I will just get my best one sorted.

    I’d be interested to see what they do to the light on yours. As you know, the originals are very dim.
    Yep I'm not holding my breath on how that will be, to be honest i get about 1 sec of lume when holding a flash light to it. I have my Panerai as a bed side table clock, even my BB58 falls short compared to the Pam.

    Would be nice to have the light working brightly though. The alarm functions works as good as my G Shock.

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    Nice - I’ll have a punt on that soon as they’re available!



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    Quote Originally Posted by McBeardy View Post
    Nice to a reissue, but to me the original cannot be beat!

    Mines 35yrs in a few days, I know the history with my dad purchasing it when I was born & passed down to me on my 18th.

    A great watch and to me the better than a G Shock and other ani-digital watches out now.

    Going to the Seiko Spa soon for service, but probably the one watch I'd never sell.



    wow...how very nice :)...

    BEing a gift like that, I don't blame you for loving it so much. Cherish it and wear it well mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedlam View Post
    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.
    nowadays I'm not so sure....in my eyes they are making increasingly marketable, profitable watches at ever increasing prices...with no real technical advancements. If you ask me, I'll tell you they took a step backwards to be honest.


    I remember I bought my first SBBN007 for less 300 Euro. That's an He-proof diver with a 7C46 beating inside it....nowadays you'll get a 200m Seiko with 'Made in China' for slightly more than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy13 View Post
    nowadays I'm not so sure....in my eyes they are making increasingly marketable, profitable watches at ever increasing prices...with no real technical advancements. If you ask me, I'll tell you they took a step backwards to be honest.


    I remember I bought my first SBBN007 for less 300 Euro. That's an He-proof diver with a 7C46 beating inside it....nowadays you'll get a 200m Seiko with 'Made in China' for slightly more than that.
    All manner of things have improved over time. I compare the modern Turtle on my wrist as I type to the original and nearly every component has been improved on and the price is probably better after inflation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy13 View Post
    nowadays I'm not so sure....in my eyes they are making increasingly marketable, profitable watches at ever increasing prices...with no real technical advancements. If you ask me, I'll tell you they took a step backwards to be honest.


    I remember I bought my first SBBN007 for less 300 Euro. That's an He-proof diver with a 7C46 beating inside it....nowadays you'll get a 200m Seiko with 'Made in China' for slightly more than that.
    But the house I bought for £150k 16 years ago is now worth £320k

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedlam View Post
    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.
    Must be this - my screw-down pushers for a few modern chronos all function underwater, and the screw down is to stop accidental pushing to disrupt timing, not to retain the WR


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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
    ;-)
    How did you pre-order? I want one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    How did you pre-order? I want one!


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    With Jura. Just write them a message and they reply with the procedure...


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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    How did you pre-order? I want one!


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    Here is the link: https://www.jurawatches.co.uk/produc...cf0006ee&_ss=r


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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
    I'm sure my core has a count down timer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Chilli View Post
    I'm sure my core has a count down timer...
    hes said that its on all Suunto's

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    hes said that its on all Suunto's
    Just re-read it. What an idiot, don't know how I missed it.

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    Annoying Seiko have returned the watch to their London Boutique not serviced as they cannot source the parts.

    Wish they did change the battery and at least done a pressure test on the WR.

    Having the watch posted back & in contact with the service centre to find out what they couldn’t source. Back to the drawing board on where to go next with this watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by McBeardy View Post
    Annoying Seiko have returned the watch to their London Boutique not serviced as they cannot source the parts.

    Wish they did change the battery and at least done a pressure test on the WR.

    Having the watch posted back & in contact with the service centre to find out what they couldn’t source. Back to the drawing board on where to go next with this watch.


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    I presume it’s fully working? Surly someone here can change the gaskets and pressure test it
    It’s a pretty bulletproof movement
    I’m expecting the imminent return of mine - new am shroud awaiting
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