Go for an Adventure -The new Seiko Solar Tuna gives you Power!

What you need for a wilderness adventure? A solar-powered watch may give you “power” in various weather and terrain. Even if you aren’t in the military, its features can come in useful for camping, backpacking, etc. Solar-powered watches can take charge from any light source, not just limited to Sunlight.

Seiko keeps expanding it’s solar family since 1977 while the first solar tuna was introduced in 2016. And 3 new Solar tuna variants, Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna SNE497P1, SNE498P1 &SNE499P1 are released recently.

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Seiko Tuna models are always recognised as a large watch, but the new solar Tuna  design has slimmed down to a diameter of 46.7 mm and thickness of 12.4mm from its standard model. A further compliment is the placement of date window to 4 o’clock for dial marker compared with other Seiko’s modern Tunas.

Regarding their features, they have the caliber V157 Solar Quartz movement, having a 10-month power reserve and a +/-15 second accuracy range. For the Seiko Prospex SNE498 & SNE499 Solar Tuna dive watches, there’s a good news that they are affordable which just cost under $500.

Let’s take a closer look on these 3 Seiko Solar Tuna watches.

Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna Black Gold SNE498P1

W_Seiko-Solar-Tuna-SNE498SNE498P1 is a modern reinterpretation of the 1978 original quartz tuna model (Golden Tuna). Note that there is a significant difference is the water resistance rate at 200m instead of the original one at 600m. The attractive features include the flat hardlex crystal, 120-click unidirectional bezel, and the gorgeous gold accents.

Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna PADI SNE499P1

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SNE499P1 PADI version in blue and red bezel together with a black wave pattern dial reach contrastive effects. This colour scheme undoubtedly makes it popular to collectors.

Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna SNE497P1

W_Seiko-Solar-Tuna-SNE497Seiko Prospex Solar SNE497P1 is the re-edition of Diver’s 1978. The black unidirectional bevel prevents accidental rotation, make it more precise.

The straight end connection tucked under the 3 solar Tuna cases allow for a variety of replacement straps like the below showcases.

G10 Grezzo NATO Watch Strap:

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[Left] 22mm MiLTAT G10 Grezzo NATO Watch Strap, Olive Green Distressed Leather Extra Soft, Sandblasted [22P22EBU57S6F21] demo on Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna SNE497P1

[Middle] 22mm MiLTAT G10 Grezzo NATO Watch Strap, D. Brown Leather Extra Soft, PVD Black [22P22DBU57S6C40] demo on Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna PADI SNE499P1

[Right] 22mm MiLTAT G10 Grezzo NATO Watch Strap, Camel Brown Distressed Calf Leather Extra Soft, Sandblasted [22P22EBU57S6Q09] demo on Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna Black Gold SNE498P1

3 Rings Zulu military watch strap:

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[Left] MiLTAT 22mm G10 Military Waffle ZULU Watch Strap, Nylon Armband, PVD – Military Green [22A22DZZ00N3F16] demo on Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna SNE497P1

[Middle] MiLTAT 22mm G10 Military Waffle ZULU Watch Strap, Nylon Armband, PVD – Matte Black [22A22DZZ00N3A58] demo on Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna Black Gold SNE498P1

[Right]MiLTAT 22mm G10 Military Waffle ZULU Watch Strap, Nylon Armband, PVD – Military Grey [22A22DZZ00N3G10] demo on Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna PADI SNE499P1

G10 Military Waffle ZULU Watch Strap:

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[Left] MiLTAT 22mm 3 Rings Zulu military watch strap 3D woven nylon armband – Khaki, PVD Black Hardware [22A22DZZ00N3Q01] demo on Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna PADI SNE499P1

[Middle] MiLTAT 22mm 3 Ring Zulu JB Military Watch Strap Ballistic Nylon Armband, Brushed – Black & Military [22A22BZZ00N4S10] demo on Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna SNE497P1

[Right] MiLTAT 22mm 3 Rings G10 Zulu Watch Strap Ballistic Nylon Armband, Matte Black, PVD Black Buckle [22B22DZZ00N3A69] demo on Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna Black Gold SNE498P1

The newly released Seiko Prospex 200M Solar Divers Tuna SNE497P1, SNE498P1 &SNE499P1 have the durability to be reliable even in rough conditions, they are the ultimate choice if you want to pick a durable and eco-friendly watch before your summer adventure!


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Written by Ann
Photo by Toni
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