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The Watch: Seiko Prospex Solar Tuna PADI Special Edition Diver’s Watch SNE499P1 RRP £369

A modern take on the original 1978 tuna quartz model, this Seiko Prospex Solar Tuna PADI Special Edition Diver’s Watch (SNE499P1) sees Seiko team up with PADI, the world’s leading recreational diving and instruction organisation. This results in a stunning aquatic timepiece, specifically engineered to tackle even the harshest of oceans, and typical of the legendary Seiko Prospex family. Features that make this possible include 200m of water resistance, a unidirectional rotating bezel, and a screw down crown.

Key Features:
  • V157 Calibre Solar Powered Movement
  • Accurate to +/- 15 seconds per month
  • Tuna Case Shape
  • Screw Down Crown
  • Curved Hardlex Crystal Glass
  • Black Silicone Strap
  • Date Window
  • Lumi Brite Hands and Indexes
  • Water Resistant to 200m
  • As part of the Prospex collection, this model is a guaranteed premium timepiece with all the finery expected from Seiko's superior sport model series.
  • SNE499P1 is a modern reinterpretation of the 1978 quartz diver's tuna model.
  • This special PADI edition has blue and red case, with blue outer protector and blue strap.
  • In association with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), the PADI logo can be seen above the 6 o'clock position.
  • Seiko has invented a new technique to keep the outer protector while reducing the depth of the watch to just 11.5 mm and the diameter to just 46.7mm. In our opinion, this makes the watch wearable for everyday use as well as underwater use.
  • Powered by almost any source of light, the photo-voltaic solar cell can charge the watch after only a few minutes in the light. When fully charged, the power reserve can last up to 10 months.
  • This watch from the Seiko collection features a guilloche engraved black dial with three hands and the "Seiko" logo at the 12 o'clock.
  • Displays date at the 4 o'clock position.
  • The case is machined from high grade stainless-steel for the perfect balance between style and comfort.
  • Blue silicone strap finished with a traditional buckle to ensure security on the wrist.
  • The classic styling of this piece gives it an understated look while keeping all of the features of a divers watch.
More features:
  • This watch has a luminescent filling in the hands and hour markers, making the watch easier to see in poor lighting.
  • Seiko's own Hardlex glass is very impact resistant, a perfect fit for a diver's watch.
  • This watch features a screw down crown, this not only secures the crown from being moved but also assists the watches water resistancy.
  • The black and blue styling of this watch make for a bold piece, perfect for any occasion.
  • 200 metres water resistant.
  • 2-year manufacturer warranty

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And so it begins and to get things moving, I will start it off with the following comments, to save others the effort.

1. Thanks OP, I bought 10 for FleaBay.
2. My £10 Casio is more accurate than this.
3. Cheers OP, I bought 4 for the Dog/Cat/Horse/Etc.
4. I prefer my (insert name of completely unrelated watch) so please excuse Me whilst I willy wave.
5. Ridiculous, I could get a second hand bicycle for that price.
6. This is a deals site, people on here don’t have that much money to waste on a watch.
7. Why do I need a watch when I have a phone?
8. Ridiculous, I could lease a basic family car for approx one month for that price.
9. Pah, Hardlex, I’ll pass.
10. Seiko are overpriced.
11. 200m WR and worn no deeper than desk level.
12. Looks like something I’d buy in Argos/Matalan/Home Bargains/Etc.
13. Cold, I bought mine (insert date 10 years or more in the past) and it was cheaper than then.
14. Cheers OP I bought one for each wrist.
15. Ugly, Hideous, not aesthetically pleasing to the eye, Etc
16. We need to rename this site Hot UK Rich People’s Deals.
17. The Rich (an undefined group) are responsible for all the worlds problems.
Edited by: "Baldricky" 16th Feb
I would take a plunge, but unfortunately can't swim.
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And so it begins and to get things moving, I will start it off with the following comments, to save others the effort.

1. Thanks OP, I bought 10 for FleaBay.
2. My £10 Casio is more accurate than this.
3. Cheers OP, I bought 4 for the Dog/Cat/Horse/Etc.
4. I prefer my (insert name of completely unrelated watch) so please excuse Me whilst I willy wave.
5. Ridiculous, I could get a second hand bicycle for that price.
6. This is a deals site, people on here don’t have that much money to waste on a watch.
7. Why do I need a watch when I have a phone?
8. Ridiculous, I could lease a basic family car for approx one month for that price.
9. Pah, Hardlex, I’ll pass.
10. Seiko are overpriced.
11. 200m WR and worn no deeper than desk level.
12. Looks like something I’d buy in Argos/Matalan/Home Bargains/Etc.
13. Cold, I bought mine (insert date 10 years or more in the past) and it was cheaper than then.
14. Cheers OP I bought one for each wrist.
15. Ugly, Hideous, not aesthetically pleasing to the eye, Etc
16. We need to rename this site Hot UK Rich People’s Deals.
17. The Rich (an undefined group) are responsible for all the worlds problems.
Edited by: "Baldricky" 16th Feb
Rise of the tuna take II
Big ol' watch, is the main thing that's turn me off Tunas, but it is a cracking price.
I would take a plunge, but unfortunately can't swim.
Been this price for a while .
Also read the 237 comments from @Baldricky deal as it's the same watch just a different colour..

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vizta16/02/2020 13:36

Been this price for a while .Also read the 237 comments from @Baldricky …Been this price for a while .Also read the 237 comments from @Baldricky deal as it's the same watch just a different colour..https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seiko-prospex-save-the-ocean-tuna-special-edition-solar-watch-sne518p1-3398960


In fairness this is the Padi version but If anyone can identify the 5 of the 237 comments which are relevant, they win a prize.
Edited by: "Baldricky" 16th Feb
tonyspoons16/02/2020 13:23

Big ol' watch, is the main thing that's turn me off Tunas, but it is a …Big ol' watch, is the main thing that's turn me off Tunas, but it is a cracking price.


The watch itself is pretty big, however the dial itself is pretty small due to the large bezel and shroud. I know the tunas have a big following but design wise I am no that impressed.
39919465-taanC.jpgJust because I'm wearing it and it's the blue one
Baldricky16/02/2020 13:37

In fairness this is the Padi version but If anyone can identify the 5 of …In fairness this is the Padi version but If anyone can identify the 5 of the 237 comments which are relevant, they win a prize.


What’s the prize?

This isn’t exactly an expensive watch, so I’d be surprised if too many of the comments in your list are posted on this one.

Great price for a Seiko diver in my opinion.
I hope this is a relavant question @Baldricky and other knowledgeable folk.

I Recall one comment some time back about the seiko solar not being as reliable as say citizen ecodrive, is that still the case.

I would like to know as I really like these watches but are out of my scope of knowledge.
Thank you
Edited by: "booboy2" 16th Feb
elektra16/02/2020 13:44

[Image] Just because I'm wearing it and it's the blue one [Image] Just because I'm wearing it and it's the blue one


Willy waver!
Couldn't resit it
Great watch. Get on this fast
booboy216/02/2020 13:45

I hope this is a relavant question @Baldricky and other knowledgeable …I hope this is a relavant question @Baldricky and other knowledgeable folk. I Recall one comment some time back about the seiko solar not being as reliable as say citizen ecodrive, is that still the case.I would like to know as I really like these watches but are out of my scope of knowledge.Thank you


Not that I’m identifying myself as knowledgeable, but I’d be surprised if that were the case. As far as I am aware, solar watches tend to use light energy to charge a capacitor, which then powers the watch, in a similar way to a quartz movement.
booboy216/02/2020 13:45

I hope this is a relavant question @Baldricky and other knowledgeable …I hope this is a relavant question @Baldricky and other knowledgeable folk. I Recall one comment some time back about the seiko solar not being as reliable as say citizen ecodrive, is that still the case.I would like to know as I really like these watches but are out of my scope of knowledge.Thank you


I did see one comment somewhere on the forum about Seiko Solar reliability and would agree that Citizen are the go-to when it comes to such watches. However it’s not an issue I have any knowledge of or seen much comment on. In addition, were there an issue, I am sure it would have been mentioned by the Hardlex Antis.
Edited by: "Baldricky" 16th Feb
I think most problems concerning the eco-drive / solar watches are when they are left in drawers etc. for months on end without any light source.
Excellent deal, the best watch Seiko makes by a fair mile.
tempt16/02/2020 13:57

Excellent deal, the best watch Seiko makes by a fair mile.


LOL!
tempt16/02/2020 13:57

Excellent deal, the best watch Seiko makes by a fair mile.


Yes far better than their spring drive range that sell for several thousand pounds lol
Bendown16/02/2020 14:46

Yes far better than their spring drive range that sell for several …Yes far better than their spring drive range that sell for several thousand pounds lol


They spoilt them by picking the wrong crystal
tempt16/02/2020 14:48

They spoilt them by picking the wrong crystal


Yes, hardlex is nowhere as good at resisting scratches as sapphire, but they do use that in all their low end models
Unfortunately they use the hardlex in the 300m tunas as well
I love my Seikos. I really do. But I've recently taken a shine to the Chinese homage market. The same NH35/36 movements as Seiko autos. Obviously this post is a solar quartz. Also they all are sapphire crystal and lots have nice ceramic bezels. Heimdallr, Proxima, Hruodland are all worth looking at. For what it's worth I've voted hot for this Seiko deal BTW.
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taffyraptor16/02/2020 15:06

I love my Seikos. I really do. But I've recently taken a shine to the …I love my Seikos. I really do. But I've recently taken a shine to the Chinese homage market. The same NH35/36 movements as Seiko autos. Obviously this post is a solar quartz. Also they all are sapphire crystal and lots have nice ceramic bezels. Heimdallr, Proxima, Hruodland are all worth looking at. For what it's worth I've voted hot for this Seiko deal BTW. https://wrwatches.com/collections/proxima-watches/products/proxima-tuna?variant=29377495302253


I’m sure I’ve seen you post similar comments on other threads.
Personally, I find the ‘Chinese homage market’ as you put it of little interest.
I would be more inclined to consider one of these brands if they produced an original design and established themselves rather than ripping off another manufacturer’s design.

Before it is mentioned, I am well aware of the existing homage offers from the likes of other established brands, predominantly focusing on designs similar to the Submariner, however to call any cheap Chinese knock off ‘homage’ is gross mislabeling, and Chinese brands serious about manufacturing a homage model may need to first overcome this hurdle in order to identify themselves to their market.
Wow that's an ugly watch
Murgatr0yd16/02/2020 15:56

I’m sure I’ve seen you post similar comments on other threads.Personally, I …I’m sure I’ve seen you post similar comments on other threads.Personally, I find the ‘Chinese homage market’ as you put it of little interest.I would be more inclined to consider one of these brands if they produced an original design and established themselves rather than ripping off another manufacturer’s design.Before it is mentioned, I am well aware of the existing homage offers from the likes of other established brands, predominantly focusing on designs similar to the Submariner, however to call any cheap Chinese knock off ‘homage’ is gross mislabeling, and Chinese brands serious about manufacturing a homage model may need to first overcome this hurdle in order to identify themselves to their market.



I think Chinese watches have come along in leaps and bounds, Carnival for example are producing some very nice watches.
Wouldn't put much faith in using them in water at depth but for everyday use there probably fine.
Murgatr0yd16/02/2020 15:56

I’m sure I’ve seen you post similar comments on other threads.Personally, I …I’m sure I’ve seen you post similar comments on other threads.Personally, I find the ‘Chinese homage market’ as you put it of little interest.I would be more inclined to consider one of these brands if they produced an original design and established themselves rather than ripping off another manufacturer’s design.Before it is mentioned, I am well aware of the existing homage offers from the likes of other established brands, predominantly focusing on designs similar to the Submariner, however to call any cheap Chinese knock off ‘homage’ is gross mislabeling, and Chinese brands serious about manufacturing a homage model may need to first overcome this hurdle in order to identify themselves to their market.


You haven't seen those posts from me. I've always been a big fan of Seiko. My last deal was for a not so big discount on a STO Samurai, and whilst you personally don't find the Chinese watches of much interest, many people do. The quality is good. Certainly a lot better than it used to be. The same can't always be said for Seiko QC.

And its a fair description to call a 'ripped off' design a homage. Many people, like yourself, won't go near them because it isn't from a well established brand. I however see a watch that isn't pretending to be a Seiko. It has its own branding and logo (often quite subtle) and it's allowing you to wear a well designed watch for a fraction of the price. No harm done to Seiko since those spending £150 on a MM300 'homage' are never going to drop the thousands it would cost for an original.

Then there is the Seiko modding scene. When does a modded SKX stop being a Seiko? Once you have replaced the crown, bezel, bezel insert, crystal and upgraded movement, its hardly the same watch. I paid less than £100 for a better than original Heimdallr 'SKX' with all of the above on a jubilee strap. It's a gorgeous watch with a white face and a little sharkey logo. One of my favourites to wear.

I guess to each their own. As it happens, I'm wearing my STO Samurai today on a solid Geckota strap. Would I buy this again? Probably not. Certainly not for what I paid, despite it being a proper looker.
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Hideous
@taffyraptor

Could you post a pic of the Heimdallr what you are referring to or a link to where you would recommend buying one from?

And also have you tested its water resistance at all. I live on the coast and spend a lot of time in water (rain & sea & pool)

Thanks in advance.
Edited by: "booboy2" 16th Feb
taffyraptor16/02/2020 17:11

You haven't seen those posts from me. I've always been a big fan of Seiko. …You haven't seen those posts from me. I've always been a big fan of Seiko. My last deal was for a not so big discount on a STO Samurai, and whilst you personally don't find the Chinese watches of much interest, many people do. The quality is good. Certainly a lot better than it used to be. The same can't always be said for Seiko QC.And its a fair description to call a 'ripped off' design a homage. Many people, like yourself, won't go near them because it isn't from a well established brand. I however see a watch that isn't pretending to be a Seiko. It has its own branding and logo (often quite subtle) and it's allowing you to wear a well designed watch for a fraction of the price. No harm done to Seiko since those spending £150 on a MM300 'homage' are never going to drop the thousands it would cost for an original.Then there is the Seiko modding scene. When does a modded SKX stop being a Seiko? Once you have replaced the crown, bezel, bezel insert, crystal and upgraded movement, its hardly the same watch. I paid less than £100 for a better than original Heimdallr 'SKX' with all of the above on a jubilee strap. It's a gorgeous watch with a white face and a little sharkey logo. One of my favourites to wear.I guess to each their own. As it happens, I'm wearing my STO Samurai today on a solid Geckota strap. Would I buy this again? Probably not. Certainly not for what I paid, despite it being a proper looker. [Image]


Whilst I respect your right to an opinion, I disagree with almost entirely all the second paragraph of your comment.
A homage is by definition a public act/creation of respect. Ripping off someone’s idea or design is not respectful.
Yes I agree that a watch that is aimed at a market unlikely to spend the amount on the model it resembles could be defined as a homage, however the link you previously posted shows a watch/watches at a similar price point to this model Seiko.

You mention that you see a watch that isn’t pretending to be a Seiko, yet the link you posted shows a watch very similar in appearance, the model actually being named ‘Tuna’!

In relation to ‘no harm done to Seiko’, the example you posted does not exactly support that statement. It is no more a homage than the ‘homage’ CK jeans on sale at Elephant Market, or the student who decides to ‘homage’ his classmate’s homework.
Edited by: "Murgatr0yd" 16th Feb
booboy216/02/2020 19:19

@taffyraptorCould you post a pic of the Heimdallr what you are referring …@taffyraptorCould you post a pic of the Heimdallr what you are referring to or a link to where you would recommend buying one from?And also have you tested its water resistance at all. I live on the coast and spend a lot of time in water (rain & sea & pool) Thanks in advance.


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I have this one. I had a discount code for signing up and it was on a slight reduction already. Cost me a touch under £100 I think. I've swam in it but not gone any deeper than a couple of metres. No issues to report.
Murgatr0yd16/02/2020 19:55

Whilst I respect your right to an opinion, I disagree with almost entirely …Whilst I respect your right to an opinion, I disagree with almost entirely all the second paragraph of your comment.A homage is by definition a public act/creation of respect. Ripping off someone’s idea or design is not respectful.Yes I agree that a watch that is aimed at a market unlikely to spend the amount on the model it resembles could be defined as a homage, however the link you previously posted shows a watch/watches at a similar price point to this model Seiko.You mention that you see a watch that isn’t pretending to be a Seiko, yet the link you posted shows a watch very similar in appearance, the model actually being named ‘Tuna’!In relation to ‘no harm done to Seiko’, the example you posted does not exactly support that statement. It is no more a homage than the ‘homage’ CK jeans on sale at Elephant Market, or the student who decides to ‘homage’ his classmate’s homework.


Not really harming Seiko when they have Seiko NH35/36 movements in, I'm sure their movement division is actually thrilled.
Murgatr0yd16/02/2020 19:55

Whilst I respect your right to an opinion, I disagree with almost entirely …Whilst I respect your right to an opinion, I disagree with almost entirely all the second paragraph of your comment.A homage is by definition a public act/creation of respect. Ripping off someone’s idea or design is not respectful.Yes I agree that a watch that is aimed at a market unlikely to spend the amount on the model it resembles could be defined as a homage, however the link you previously posted shows a watch/watches at a similar price point to this model Seiko.You mention that you see a watch that isn’t pretending to be a Seiko, yet the link you posted shows a watch very similar in appearance, the model actually being named ‘Tuna’!In relation to ‘no harm done to Seiko’, the example you posted does not exactly support that statement. It is no more a homage than the ‘homage’ CK jeans on sale at Elephant Market, or the student who decides to ‘homage’ his classmate’s homework.


Who is to say that they aren't showing respect? Seiko has some truly iconic designs. The SKX, the Tuna, the Turtle etc. They are clearly openly using the same cases because they are iconic. None of the watches on that site are claiming to be Seikos. They are all openly wearing their own branding, but as has been pointed out are using Seiko movements on the most part. Which is a win for Seiko. They do often offer better value than Seiko though. Look at how pricey the SKX went. With a non hacking 7s26, and a hardlex crystal. Who can blame people for making their own or simply buying something for £100 that has a better spec.

I mean who doesn't want a bronze samurai? I'm overjoyed that there is now one being offered by Proxima. It's on my list for sure.

Bit of a derailment all this. The solar tuna is a winner and this is a good deal. I like it a lot.
Baldricky16/02/2020 13:22

And so it begins and to get things moving, I will start it off with the …And so it begins and to get things moving, I will start it off with the following comments, to save others the effort. 1. Thanks OP, I bought 10 for FleaBay. 2. My £10 Casio is more accurate than this. 3. Cheers OP, I bought 4 for the Dog/Cat/Horse/Etc.4. I prefer my (insert name of completely unrelated watch) so please excuse Me whilst I willy wave.5. Ridiculous, I could get a second hand bicycle for that price.6. This is a deals site, people on here don’t have that much money to waste on a watch.7. Why do I need a watch when I have a phone?8. Ridiculous, I could lease a basic family car for approx one month for that price.9. Pah, Hardlex, I’ll pass.10. Seiko are overpriced.11. 200m WR and worn no deeper than desk level.12. Looks like something I’d buy in Argos/Matalan/Home Bargains/Etc.13. Cold, I bought mine (insert date 10 years or more in the past) and it was cheaper than then.14. Cheers OP I bought one for each wrist.15. We need to rename this site Hot UK Rich People’s Deals.16. The Rich (an undefined group) are responsible for all the worlds problems.



That is the Bruce Lee of Blocks against people complaining. I bow down to thee sir.
Ugly watch. Heat for the price though.
MY EYES
Cadisen (Chinese brand) makes really good auto watches. Seiko/seagull movements in their watches and they are priced fairly imo. Even their quartz watch are pretty good.
Edited by: "eliHd452" 16th Feb
Invicta has jumped on the Samurai


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taffyraptor16/02/2020 21:02

I mean who doesn't want a bronze samurai? I'm overjoyed that there is now …I mean who doesn't want a bronze samurai? I'm overjoyed that there is now one being offered by Proxima. It's on my list for sure.Bit of a derailment all this. The solar tuna is a winner and this is a good deal. I like it a lot.

vizta16/02/2020 22:30

Invicta has jumped on the Samurai [Image]



Invicta......................Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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