Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie: A Surprise at Baselworld 2019
In an unexpected move, the Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie appeared at Baselworld 2019.
Hunting through the gigantic heap of deliveries from Seiko at Baselworld 2019 resembled some other year. There were some genuine leader pearls that made a ton of information, for example, the SLA033 Re-Edition of the Captain Willard, the reiteration of fantastic new Grand Seiko Spring Drive Dress watch processing plant or the new Prospex LX Divers, yet we like finding the covered up, scarcely talked about gems. And, adequately clever, a portion of these jewels are refreshes on gigantically well known watches. We composed an article on the new a few days back and you reacted with record traffic on our site. we don’t know how Seiko decides to push what it does in the short hour we get with them in their corner, however we had the chance to contact and feel another (re) discharge that should enchant Seiko stalwarts in the new Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie.
A Little Ancestry History
Before diving into the subtleties of the Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie, we should go on a short outing down memory lane. If you’re curious about this new delivery just by taking a gander at it, it turns out to be a reissue of a genuine religion exemplary called the H558. Introduced in 1982 and created until approximately 1990, it was the world’s first half and half jumper (which means simple and advanced) and was outfitted with an alert and chronograph. These developments alone were huge, however what really carried the H558 to the front line was that it was the decision for Arnold Schwarzenegger in a considerable lot of this present 80’s movies. Probably, the most remarkable film where the watch industrial facility showed up was in The Predator. We highlighted a unique, JDM, variant of the H558 Arnie on a #TBT a year ago and it’s a watch production line that I’ve worn with relative recurrence since getting it around that time.
The Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie was a Surprise
With the presentation of the new Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie, the move came is a genuine surprise. Normally, Seiko like to praise commemorations of more established models with new deliveries and they tend towards achievement years that end in “0” – like 10, 20, or 30 years thus on. There’s no genuine commemoration with the Arnie that I am aware of except if you check that it’s been approximately a long time since the model was ended, however that is not actually a positive thing. Still, we’re damn amped up for this in light of the fact that the Arnie arrangement is a work of art and, similar to the “ Digi Tuna ” that we evaluated a year ago, it shows by and by that Seiko is accepting its advanced past.
Three New Models
We were adequately fortunate to plunk down with both Seiko Netherlands and USA at Baselworld and keeping in mind that the Seiko assortments have become more worldwide, it appears to be that there are provincial differences. sometimes, watch plant are just accessible in some district and in explicit cases, a watch processing plant will “get up to speed” and come to different areas sometime in the not too distant future because of creation limit or if there is sufficient seen demand.
We’re not sure what the case is with the Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie, yet we saw a “PADI” variant (ref. SNJ027 – and not envisioned) alongside the dark case and silver bezel SNJ025 at our NL meeting. We at that point saw a third reference (not certain on the ref. number yet) with a gold bezel at our USA meeting. So, three variations were drifting around the booth.
Solar versus Quartz
Perhaps the biggest distinction between the new Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie and the old H558 exists in the powertrain. Whereas the more established development utilized an ordinary quartz, the recently resuscitated model gets Seiko’s Solar technology. The H851 development, called the Duo-Display development, contains a chronograph, caution, schedule, and double time.
Two or three catches on the left side and a common crown on the right, we’re not exactly sure how this one functions yet as the pieces at Baselworld were non-useful models.
A Great Fit and Up by Less than 3mm in Diameter
Another key quality of the Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie is its size. It develops to 47.8mm from a unique 45mm and I’d surmise that drag to carry is somewhere near 50mm. The thickness of the covered jumper was additionally well over the first’s meager 11.3mm. But – and you’ll need to trust me on this, this thing wears beautifully.
With a plastic cover, steel case, and Hardlex gem, the 200M Solar Arnie is genuinely light and feels amazing on the wrist. Consistent with all more current jumpers over the several years, the new Solar Arnie sports a silicone tie and, as you probably know, we’re gigantic aficionados of these. They’re delicate, require no break-in, and the lone negative is that they’re dust magnets.
Oh, and let’s not fail to remember the mark tidal wave case back that’s fortunately here.
Iconic Dial Design Remains
You can see that the Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie checks all the privilege encloses the looks department. Except for the expansion of the Prospex “X” and “Solar” underneath the focal point of the dial, this new piece would get busted for plan encroachment throughout the day on the off chance that it were made by another brand. It’s that near the first and that good. From the inward bezel to the practically funny little hands to the bezel text style or red composition on the dial, it’s a carbon copy for the original. This, we believe, is awesome – presently where’s our orange dial re-edition?! 🙂 . One thing to note is that the original’s odd profundity meter on its inward ring has been supplanted with a more helpful 24-hour track. It’s not a terrible expansion for those of us who forget about day and night while doing combating an outsider in the jungle!
Affordable at Roughly $500
We were informed that the new Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie will be accessible in the August/September timeframe. Pricing is an entirely receptive cost of around 470 Euros in Europe and $520 in the place where there is the red, white and blue. That strikes me as good incentive on a watch plant that whenever purchased in vintage structure, is presently excessively costly (costs are almost twofold the new ones) delicate to utilize day by day except if the disappointment inclined unique cover is replaced. And, I think the styling is adequately ageless to not look retro at all. Now, Seiko just necessities to get these watch production line out before the finish of pool and sea shore season.
Unfortunately, no data on the Seiko SNJ025 Solar Arnie exists on the yet, however keep checking!