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    Steeldive Tuna

    6 months in and i really think this is a lot of watch for the money. Loving the way the bezel lume is aging but a little disappointed that the face lume isn't aging in the same way.......but its not spoiling the relationship. Build quality and materials are excellent, time keeping is astounding; if anyone is considering one of these i would highly recommend it!



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    That looks great - but Iím a bit concerned that the bezel lume has aged at all - especially in 6 months. Was under the impression that modern luminova was colour stable and shouldnít fade even after decades of use, unlike Tritium


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    A bit shocked by that lume, I have two bronze Steeldives and also had a sumo and none of mine show that ageing in over a year of ownership
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    Luminova discolouring means there is water getting in to the lume.
    It should not age or discolour at all let alone 6 months in.
    Still as long as you like it, that’s all that matters
    It is a cheaper watch after all.
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    Itíll be worth a fortune in ten years, like a tropical dial or spider dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDad View Post
    That looks great - but I’m a bit concerned that the bezel lume has aged at all - especially in 6 months. Was under the impression that modern luminova was colour stable and shouldn’t fade even after decades of use, unlike Tritium


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    Its glowing like Chernobyl in the dark with no sign of fading but, as you can see from the pic, its fading into a vintage brown in the light. In the dark its is what i would call a warm off-white colour whilst the lume on the face is a cool blue; does that make sense? Anyway, just refreshed my memory and on the site it says the face is C3 Luminova but doesn't say what the bezel lume is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    A bit shocked by that lume, I have two bronze Steeldives and also had a sumo and none of mine show that ageing in over a year of ownership
    As a Leeds fan in Hull, i'm tempted to invite you down to Queen Street to see in person! MOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Itíll be worth a fortune in ten years, like a tropical dial or spider dial.
    LOL, not according to my luck!

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    I canít really see the point of these as a seiko tuna is a pretty cheap watch to begin with, I had a couple of seiko tunas and definitely a lot of watch for the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance wheel View Post
    I canít really see the point of these as a seiko tuna is a pretty cheap watch to begin with, I had a couple of seiko tunas and definitely a lot of watch for the money
    Steeldives are mechanical, most Seiko Tunas, I believe, are quartz (whether you consider that a pro or con).

    Steeldives have sapphire crystals, Seiko mineral ones.

    And while low end Tunas aren't expensive watches, you can get Steeldive Tunas for well under £100, a Seiko will be multiples of that.

    If you're happy with the overt copy appearance, they make a lot of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance wheel View Post
    I can’t really see the point of these as a seiko tuna is a pretty cheap watch to begin with, I had a couple of seiko tunas and definitely a lot of watch for the money
    I agree with Snowman, they do offer better specs that the original in some criteria but I would also counter that £700 - £800 to buy a Seiko Tuna is a lot of out lay for some people. Especially when you consider the deceptive nature of the Tunas spec and size, I bought a sharky tuna (remember those?) to try the size first. Is it as good as the Seiko? No! but for the money it’s hard to criticise them If you don’t mind a facsimile of the real deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance wheel View Post
    I canít really see the point of these as a seiko tuna is a pretty cheap watch to begin with, I had a couple of seiko tunas and definitely a lot of watch for the money
    Unless youíre thinking of the recent solar Ďpretend tunasí then they certainly arenít a cheap watch imho. Not every Seiko with a shroud is a Tuna.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I agree with Snowman... I would also counter that £700 - £800 to buy a Seiko Tuna is a lot of out lay for some people...
    Added to which, I would argue that the 'Tuna' on the engineer bracelet is the pick of the Steeldives.

    I've had two (regretted selling the first, so bought another) and both are excellent watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDad View Post
    That looks great - but Iím a bit concerned that the bezel lume has aged at all - especially in 6 months. Was under the impression that modern luminova was colour stable and shouldnít fade even after decades of use, unlike Tritium


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    Have you used it in water? Maybe reacts to seawater or chlorine (not superluminova, just the way Steeldive have done it)

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