Seiko Solar Tuna – Quick Look
Few watchmakers have a history of innovation and impeccable design that can be matched by Seiko. One of the most exciting additions to their lineup in recent years is the Seiko Prospex SNE498 Solar Dive Watch. Often dubbed the “Solar Tuna,” it’s a new and unique entry into the company’s long pedigree of exceptional dive watches. It hearkens back to the original Seiko 7549 “Golden Tuna” released in 1978, one of the most desirable dive watches of all time.
A bit trimmer than most of its forerunners, the Solar Tuna measures in at just under 47mm wide with a 12.4mm case thickness. The watch’s solar powered movement has a 10-month power reserve when fully charged by light, and divers will be happy to know that the watch is water-resistant to a depth of 200m. Designed for instant readability in low-light diving conditions (i.e. 200 meters below the surface), the watch also features a dial with Lumibrite coating and oversized hour markers. It comes with a black silicone dive strap, and includes a goldtone uni-directional bezel and a black case guard to protect it from dings and scratches.