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December 22, 2015

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Lee_K

Boy, does that look different than the previous generation Tuna with that polished titanium coating. I see Breitling there the way it shines. I'm looking forward to the review. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jeff! Thanks for all the entertainment and intellectual stimulation you provided all of us in the past year and here's wishing for a prosperous 2016!

herculodge

Thanks, Lee. What a relief to find that the 033 works for me. Best holiday to you and your family.

Ulysses

The shiny shroud makes it look really different. I think I prefer it that way. Man, there's something satisfying about opening a dull-looking box knowing there's treasure inside.

herculodge

The shiny shroud works. I've never had polished steel before.

Angelo

All is right in the universe again now that you once again have a Tuna. And while both versions are equally nice in my opinion----just getting the newer version with these changes was a good move for you to reinvigorate your interest in the Tuna. By the way----I think if the lume is stronger, as reported---you are going to be fine with the lume dots being smaller, if in fact they are. If anything, I would think the smaller dots make the dial look more upscale and less cluttered----and if the lume is improved, they will stand out better in low light conditions anyway, which is really the purpose. The bright polish finish looks expensive and exceptional. I too am waiting for a full review and looking forward to it. I want to hear more about your plan to leave it on the dive strap for a while. You're the one who convinced me to change my Seiko Black Monster onto a steel bracelet, which I in fact did----and love it. Totally changed the look of the watch and made it look like I spent way more on it. I then used the Seiko rubber strap on an Invicta Pro Diver I had that needed a new strap anyway. Great all around because THAT improved the look of the Invicta. I will say----your Tuna case looks so nice, maybe leaving the black strap on is a good idea instead of putting a steel bracelet on to compete with the watch itself----it really stands out. But I think both would look great on that watch.

herculodge

I'm leaning toward keeping it on the rubber strap. The steel is polished, which would require a polished bracelet, a scratch magnet.

Angelo

You could always wear it on the rubber for a year or two---or whenever you're tired of it or it starts to look ratty----then change to a new band or bracelet. Yep, the brightwork sometimes shows scratches more readily than flat finishes, but if you're careful, it shouldn't really be a bad issue. I'm actually wearing that Pro Diver today that's on the Seiko strap----and even the lower priced Seiko rubber straps have good composition and are comfortable.

herculodge

Yeah, the plan is to bond with it on the stock strap for several months before I decide if I want to customize it.

Ulysses

A polished finish, especially on a large piece of metal with a flat profile, is very easy to restore if it ever gets scratched. I once restored the brushed bezel of a watch with a power-drill and a nail-buffer - much trickier.

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