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Old 06-07-2018, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New addition to my tuna collection arrived today.
My first 7549-7000.
Its not exactly mint but its in reasonable condition and all original excluding the strap.

I believe its a December 1977 build as I dont think they were still in production in 1987??
Shroud has some coating chipped off along the top edge and the bezel has also lost its colour from the top.
Part of the lume on the hour hand is missing. Im not sure if I can put up with it like that or if I should do something about it. I think a miscoloured lume may annoy me more!
The strap is a DLP0BP with a aftermarket gold plated inox buckle. Can anyone ID it? Anyone know where I can get a more genuine strap and buckle?






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That is a solid piece of can.
For me, gold is a little too much considering the appearance of a tuna (its more then enough). But, that is just a matter of taste.

Here s my cheater...(baby tuna)

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Im not a fan of gold watches at all, But in the case of the Tuna ( pun not intended) I think the gold colour really works.

You know, posting pics of other Tunas will only make me want to expand my collection!

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Im not a fan of gold watches at all, But in the case of the Tuna ( pun not intended) I think the gold colour really works.

You know, posting pics of other Tunas will only make me want to expand my collection!

You prefer your quartz tuna or automatics? Just in case I decide to get one

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I dont own any auto Tunas.
Although I own more auto watches than quartz I wear a quartz more often as my work requires precision timing. ( Ferry Skipper).
I do try an wear an auto in the weekend( 7002 usually).

For me, a Tuna represents a true tool watch. I dont think it needs to be accurate for a dive watch since 60 seconds +- a day isnt an issue in a diving context. But it does need to be robust. I'd be more than happy to add an auto to my collection. I probably wouldn't wear it that often though. And I'd never dive with it or my other Tunas.
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I find my automatic divers a little annoying, having to uncscrew and screw down a crown, setting a time, day, date and you have to be careful especially when screwing down the crown. I have a daily beater Seiko with 4R36, push-pull, and find it quite easy to operate all of the operations, especially winding it in the first neutral position. Divers are, truth to be say, just a sport watches, mist if us wont dive with them...

Agreed on quartz with tuna. Iconic, has to be quartz

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