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[size=1em]Hi everybody, the Tsunami has hit Canada. So happy to finally get this baby on my wrist and out of
the clutches of a holding cell of customs.

Now here's the lowdown. Starting with the typical listed specs.

Dial: my choice, XW 333m dial for classic look of a 6309.
I chose Marine Master Hands, gives a classic clean diver look IMO.

Case:
44mm in diameter (excluding crown)
Solid Stainless Steel (316L).
Top Satin brushed, with sides and Bottom Mirror finished.
mm in height screw-down crown at 4 o'clock.
The Tsunami is water resistant to a depth of 333 meters (1092.5 feet), and is hand assembled.

Sapphire crystal,AR Coated, Domed 5.05mm

Movement:
High grade 23 jewel Automatic winding with ball bearing
Made in Japan movement , 21,600 vibrations per hour (3Hz)
Based on the Seiko SII 6r15A engine NE15
Manual winding with hacking seconds
Quick date correction Height : 6.01 mm


As for the price, many have let their voices heard, that its too pricey.
If you look at the specs and features of this build, every part is top notch. Best in every class.
Its got all the bells and whistles, a deluxe package on another level from the ordinary watch.
Its got the goods for serious divers for 333m below, and desk divers at 333m high too.
I hope I can test out on a real dive sometime soon. Been longing to dive again.


Now, for the after thought wishes.

I wish there were another set or two of spring bars for the rubber and leather straps. Fat bars in rubber not so easy.

I didn't receive a torch or strap buckles, but I guess its a mystery bag of goodies, and is subjective.
Found the website slightly confusing in regards to ordering in reference to parts and build configurations.
Was my first purchase of build watch with customizeable configuration. I'm a newbie, doh!
My advice, when ordering write down each part necessary for the build. Don't assume anything. The nice part is all can be configured.
The XW 333m black dial only. An orange XW dial would have been killer. The model rendering of color samples in orange/yellow only come
as a soxa dial or similar,and not an XW 333m dial as picture on the website.

(According to the renderings, I assumed this. I wanted an orange one. Such a shame not available)
I wish HK/Canada Post didn't have their world cup qualifications futbol match with my package when they held it hostage
for 2 weeks and in the end charging me dutie/taxes.

I don't know which Seiko to wear now. It makes rotation a lot harder.
I know this watch will be regularly on the wrist, and I may have to re-evaluate and downsize my collection.
(maybe some flipping soon?)

Now the good. ;D

This watch is amazing on paper and in the wild. Its the watch that Seiko should have made during their start with the cushion case beauties.
The quality feels great, comfy, solid, sharp and sexy. Every thing you want in a watch and more.
All in all, Im really stoked about this watch. The watch is working fine and so far all great.
Accuracy and power reserve will be determined in the near future.
It makes me wanna sell all my other watches and just keep this one.
I like the presentation case, too bad its all dinged up now. Now its got some character. I needed a case, as my collection has grown fast,
Actually gonna need another case as Ive got a few more incoming. Oh yeah. You know it, can't stop.
This watch has top notch design and craftmanship.
Oh, did I mention this Tsunami rocks and I LOVE IT! ;D

Thanks to Noah Fuller, for an outstanding watch and his dedication to take the Seiko world to new heights.
Congratulations and continued success with the Tsunami and future endevours.

Cheers and enjoy the eye candy.

Dave.

ps. (I have no affiliation or monetary ties to Fuller Watch Co. But I wish I did.)


Here's the unboxing, xmas in March




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Presentation case, holds 10 watches plus compartment for accessories.
Here are the included goodies that came in my package, others may be varied.
Tools: tongued spring bar tool, 2-screwdrivers
1-rubber strap, 1-ss signed XW bracelet, 1-leather strap, 1-zulu 5 ring strap

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Domed sapphire crystal is a delight and crystal clear.

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Bezel, is solid & smooth.

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Marine Master Hands, sexy lines IMO [img]http://www.network54.com/images/wink.gif



Crown is unique, and one of at least 12 different styles and finishes.

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Hand Wind & Hacking Movement, works like a charm. Nice for those money shots

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SS bracelet is signed XW w/butterfly deployment clasp, very nice and comfy.
Along with the other straps, all 22mm.

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Easy to change straps, with drilled lug holes.

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Screw down caseback is cool w/tsunami logo, and numbering.

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Lume is quite good.

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Tsunami on XW Zulu strap

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Here's my current Seiko family. More in transit, I'll need bigger cases.

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Here's pics of watch case dinged up by 2 weeks of customs futbol matches, fun and games at the border :P

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