Seiko Prospex Antarctica Baby Tuna

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Seiko Prospex Antarctica Baby Tuna

Post by svaglic » February 1st 2022, 8:12pm

I’ve wanted a Tuna for a while, but they all seemed too big. This is kind of big, but the best I could do.
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I like the texture on the dial. I dropped the gray silicone band and used a ladder bracelet from strapcode.
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It’s big, but I think I can pull it off with certain outfits during certain activities. It isn’t heavy or awkward on the wrist, it’s pretty comfortable.
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It’s not a limited edition, it’s a special edition Prospex Antarctica Tuna. That’s supposed to be penguin foot prints on the left side of the dial.
Maybe I’m wrong, but around 10 years ago I remember baby Tuna’s being like 46mm or bigger. I remember thinking they were Baby Huey Tuna’s. I guess they made them smaller now, which I appreciate.
I paid $330.00 new for this which is cheaper then most micro brands. They had the Monster Antarctica for $15-20 cheaper, but I have wanted a nice looking Tuna for a while so I went with it.
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Post by jason_recliner » February 1st 2022, 8:31pm

Great choice, very nice indeed. Love the dial. I'd keep it on the strap but whatever floats your boat. These are really good value, I don't understand Seiko's range any more i.e. why is this $300 but a SBBN-whatever is a grand?
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It doesn't look too big at all IMO.
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Post by 3Flushes » February 1st 2022, 9:11pm

The dial is awesome and it looks very cool on the bracelet you chose. I like the take on hairlines on the bezel, too.

I think the older Baby Tunas were indeed bigger - interesting that the case is 43 and change in diameter, and measures only 44 lug to lug, which given your wrist shot, seems to enhance the wearability and appeal of BT's to a much wider audience. I wonder if 43 - 44 will become the standard dimensions of these.

Made in Japan so the QC should be good - great looking - price of a micro - Nice catch!

Added- just saw the MSRP is $550 (price @LIW and he gets list for stuff like these so I figgure that's what it is) - even better catch!
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Post by bedlam » February 2nd 2022, 2:32am

jason_recliner wrote:
February 1st 2022, 8:31pm
Great choice, very nice indeed. Love the dial. I'd keep it on the strap but whatever floats your boat. These are really good value, I don't understand Seiko's range any more i.e. why is this $300 but a SBBN-whatever is a grand?
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It doesn't look too big at all IMO.
Increased WR, better materials, better movement, better tolerances, etc. The bezel and crown action on my SBBN013 are to die for.

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Post by bedlam » February 2nd 2022, 2:36am

Love the dial on that Baby Tuna!!

Congrats svaglic :-)
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Re: Seiko Prospex Antarctica Baby Tuna

Post by jason_recliner » February 2nd 2022, 2:53am

bedlam wrote:
February 2nd 2022, 2:32am
jason_recliner wrote:
February 1st 2022, 8:31pm
Great choice, very nice indeed. Love the dial. I'd keep it on the strap but whatever floats your boat. These are really good value, I don't understand Seiko's range any more i.e. why is this $300 but a SBBN-whatever is a grand?
:shrug:

It doesn't look too big at all IMO.
Increased WR, better materials, better movement, better tolerances, etc. The bezel and crown action on my SBBN013 are to die for.

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Yeah, fair enough. Been a long time since I've handled a SBBN and I've only seen the new Tunas in shop windows. I gotta say though, they look pretty good in the shop windows.
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Re: Seiko Prospex Antarctica Baby Tuna

Post by Thunder1 » February 2nd 2022, 5:36am

Many a Watch God are raising their ale filled gourds in salute to your fine ass pick up..they all love that dial & they all give it 2 spears up!!..
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