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    New Arnie

    Just picked mine up from the Seiko Boutique in Knightsbridge

    I went with the original colour scheme to match my original H-558, the one in the middle.




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    It's got fat in its old age! Can Seiko not produce an interesting watch under 42mm these days?

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    This is a reissue I like.

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    Very nice. How is the seconds hand - does it hit the markers all the way round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post


    Very nice. How is the seconds hand - does it hit the markers all the way round?
    I will have to have a look now that you asked. If they didnít hit I probably wouldnít have noticed. Now if they donít Iím blaming you! 😁

    Thanks for rotating the picture. I tried it on my iPhone but it didnít work.

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    How much ? £420?

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    Hi - did they have the gold accented one? (Gilt hands and bezel) - thanks!

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    Nice collection OP

    Id like one of these but I'm trying to trim the collection........must resist.

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    Something to partner these 2
    Twins by biglewie, on Flickr

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    Has anyone got the reference for these?

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    Just ordered from watcho, 15% discount! :-)
    Last edited by bigmul; 15th August 2019 at 19:38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilF183 View Post
    Has anyone got the reference for these?
    SNJO25/27P1 silver/pepsi

    Edit: actually I've still not found the gold one, so ignore
    Last edited by hughtrimble; 15th August 2019 at 19:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    How much ? £420?
    They may well come down in price soon, like the Solar Tunas. But I have it now, thatís the important thing! 😉 Plus I got to take the warranty card home straight away!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigmul View Post
    Hi - did they have the gold accented one? (Gilt hands and bezel) - thanks!
    I wasnít shown it. I only asked to see those two but guess they would have shown me the Gold if they had it.

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    That looks like my next watch.. Thanks for photos

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    Sorry quick question (despite the fact I've ordered it now anyway)....what's the bezel made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmul View Post
    Sorry quick question (despite the fact I've ordered it now anyway)....what's the bezel made of?
    It seems to be Stainless Steel, thats just my guess. The original looks like its made from cardboard in mine and other pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    It's got fat in its old age! Can Seiko not produce an interesting watch under 42mm these days?
    Just firing from the hip, or did you gebuinely not notice the SLA017?

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    Boom

    Just off to fetch mine from Jura this afternoon at the matches price from what was mentioned in here

    Iím so excited - I just love the look of it

    Bargain price too

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    SNJO25/27P1 silver/pepsi

    Edit: actually I've still not found the gold one, so ignore
    The gold one is for the Japanese market I was told not avail in UK 🇬🇧

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepinghand View Post
    Just off to fetch mine from Jura this afternoon at the matches price from what was mentioned in here

    Iím so excited - I just love the look of it

    Bargain price too

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    The gold one is for the Japanese market I was told not avail in UK 
    Unusually for me, I really like the gold.

    Enjoy yours! This is the first ana digi I've seriously considered in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post
    Just picked mine up from the Seiko Boutique in Knightsbridge

    I went with the original colour scheme to match my original H-558, the one in the middle.




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    Nice. Thinking of treating my dad to one, a payback to the original he bought when I was born and now mine.

    Still waiting for my H558 to be returned by Seiko. They couldnít service but battery and seal test was an ok.


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    Iíve not really got the available funds right now as the house completion is imminent- hummm

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    I really like these and want one at some point but not at £400.

    I bought the Gold Solar Tuna last year at almost £400 and Goldmiths had them last month for £189 so I think Iíll wait a few months and watch the prices.

    Cheers
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    Matt London - Iím thinking about one of these too and your picture is tantalising!

    Would you have any more real life pics please?

    Iíve only seen the few that are on google and none that really show the watch!


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    Got mine today from Jura
    The Seiko rep has told them they are going to try and get the gold ones for them
    Love the watch
    Jura were fab on pick up
    So give them a call if youíre ordering

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepinghand View Post
    Got mine today from Jura
    The Seiko rep has told them they are going to try and get the gold ones for them
    Love the watch
    Jura were fab on pick up
    So give them a call if youíre ordering
    Thanks for the info and the pics, much appreciated!
    Yes, Iíll check out Jura now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrennie44 View Post
    Matt London - Iím thinking about one of these too and your picture is tantalising!

    Would you have any more real life pics please?

    Iíve only seen the few that are on google and none that really show the watch!


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    The light is rubbish tonight. Itís supposed to be brighter tomorrow so I will post some up then.

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    Matt London Iíve sent you a pm

    My eyesight not great and struggling to set mine

    Iíve got a couple of questions via pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post
    The light is rubbish tonight. Itís supposed to be brighter tomorrow so I will post some up then.
    Thanks mate!


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    Using my iPad Pro they actually didnít come out too bad!








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    For those talking about £400+, mine was ordered from watcho for £357 Inc their discount.

    It's been shipped now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post
    Using my iPad Pro they actually didnít come out too bad!








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    Thanks Matt, pics look great! Thanks for taking the time to do these.


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    Nice watch
    My new Arnie Pepsi is on the way to me .
    Looking forward to seeing the new 1
    Already have the original .
    Fancied a bit of colour in this new model.

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    Mine arrived today....for £357, I think it's the perfect grab and go watch. Solar, tough, 200m WR, ana-digi, really love it!

    Blurry pics entirely my fault ;-)








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    The reissue looks quite large, out of interest, would those of you who have both take a NOS original, or the reissue?

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    These reissues look great. Will go for a Pepsi myself to differentiate it from my Citizen aqualand.
    Does the second hand line up with the markers on those bought so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmul View Post
    Mine arrived today....for £357, I think it's the perfect grab and go watch. Solar, tough, 200m WR, ana-digi, really love it!

    Blurry pics entirely my fault ;-)







    May I ask where did you source for that price?


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    Quote Originally Posted by McBeardy View Post
    May I ask where did you source for that price?


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    https://www.watcho.co.uk

    15% off with code W15

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJL25 View Post
    https://www.watcho.co.uk

    15% off with code W15

    Well Iíve completely contradicted myself by saying Iíll wait for prices to come down and ordered one using the code, thank you!

    Seeing the pics on the thread tipped me over the edge and I think itís one of Seikoís best reissues in recent years.

    Cheers
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    Are the pushers on the left hand side screw down? Any thoughts from owners on how that affects usability?

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    Drilled lugs too

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    Quote Originally Posted by momentum View Post
    Are the pushers on the left hand side screw down? Any thoughts from owners on how that affects usability?
    I canít find any info on the water resistance with the pushers screwed down. It doesnít worry me though as I have the habit of checking the crown on any watch before I get in the pool.

    I obviously wouldnít wear my H-558 for a swim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post
    I canít find any info on the water resistance with the pushers screwed down. It doesnít worry me though as I have the habit of checking the crown on any watch before I get in the pool.

    I obviously wouldnít wear my H-558 for a swim!
    Thanks for that. Good point about checking before jumping in the pool. Very tempted to get one of these to add to my Tunas!

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    I really feel that this wouldíve been a more attractive reissue if they had copied the originalís left hand pushers instead of the screw down protrusions. The proportions look odd to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    I really feel that this would’ve been a more attractive reissue if they had copied the original’s left hand pushers instead of the screw down protrusions. The proportions look odd to me.
    These screw-down pushers are safer underwater and easier to use. Designed for those who will use them rather than just look at them ;-)

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    I really like Ana-digi watches from a practicality point of view, analogue hands much easier to read at a glance than digital, and digital works better as a chrono/date function/alarm setter. Watches of this type were everywhere in the 80ís and I had loads of (cheaper) versions as a schoolboy. I want to like Casio g shock versions but they persist with tiny and /or negative lcds which I just canít read unless in perfect sunlight - I know these are the iconic versions but I do wonder why they went out of fashion for so long whilst Casio 5600ís etc never went away


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    I think the new pushers were added to 'compliment/balance' the large crown.
    I always keep my 558/601 digital on the date-as said super easy to read-
    I must resist buying one

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    Really wanted to like this watch but now i have seen the pictures the digital display is far too small compared with some Casio's.

    At least it has saved me buying another watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedlam View Post
    These screw-down pushers are safer underwater and easier to use. Designed for those who will use them rather than just look at them ;-)
    Thatís a fair point. I suppose I just prefer the look and size of the original. Itís much the same with the old 6309 versus the SRP.

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    I am on the verge of needing spectacles for daily living. I feel that both the new and old Arnie no longer fulfil my practical needs because I cannot easily read the digital display.

    I liked the original even though the backlight was dim and barely illuminated the LCD to the point e i could not read it at night. I like the reimagined Arnie because it looks like an Arnie. The aesthetic of which I have always liked.

    I will have to do a separate post of all of my Ana-Digi watches someday, I may have to buy some batteries first though! I suppose it will illustrate my personal perspective on watch collecting. Itís not Top Trumps, i buy them because I like the look of them!

    BTW the most practical Ana-Digi I have owned until now is a Breitling B50. I cant see the new Arnie beating that. But that may be because the display on the B50 is bigger, brighter and I am getting more short sighted!

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