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September 22, 2013

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Angelo

Very troubling. I hate when stuff like this happens.

jonnybardo

Take what I said with a grain of salt, but a couple things got me thinking: one, the fact that they said it would take up to six weeks (I think) to get here. Secondly, I've heard of companies doing what I described.

Think about it: a person in Japan could have an online business for Japanese watches. They have a set price that they know is above what they can get it for, and then when someone orders it they purchase it and ship it. So if you spend $1K on a Tuna, maybe they can find it for $800. After expenses and such, that's a $150 profit for them - without having any inventory to deal with.

I could be wrong, but I imagine that there are companies that do that, especially with the international internet market.

If you want to order direct from a reputable Japanese dealer, look at SeiyaJapan or Higuchi inc (where I got my Sumo). Both are very highly regarded among the online forums and watch community.

You might end up spending a few more bucks than the cheapest Ebay or Amazon seller, but you'll get your watch in about a week. Unfortunately neither have it in stock right now, though.

You could also go the Watch Recon route. You'll probably have to get the older SBBN007, but I think the differences are very minor and just cosmetic. But you'll save $2-300 that way, if you don't mind a used watch.

jonnybardo

For example, this one sold for $680 or less - and it was in excellent shape with just one tiny scratch:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-seiko-tuna-sbbn007-mint-condition-890393.html

StarHalo

Big lume with day and date and even a funky bezel guard, I can see why this is an important one for you. Hope your seller gets their sh*t together..

Gary

Any more news on the lost Tuna?

herculodge

I requested a refund per their invitation to do so. I await official refund before I make my next move.

Angelo

I'm like the goldfish in "The Cat In The Hat." I don't like this, not one little bit.

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