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The “Arnie” Returns — Introducing the Seiko Prospex Modern Interpretation of the 1982 Hybrid Diver’s Watch Refs. SNJ025, SNJ027, SNJ028

The “Arnie” Returns — Introducing the Seiko Prospex Modern Interpretation of the 1982 Hybrid Diver’s Watch Refs. SNJ025, SNJ027, SNJ028

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What we like and respect in watches is so extraordinarily attached to the “stuff” we’re exposed to. In the event that your father had a Datejust when you were a child, perhaps you feel waves of nostalgia at whatever point you see a vintage piece listed available to be purchased on your #1 discussion. In the event that your first watch was an Ironman Triathlon or a similar multi-work advanced watch, it would bode well that as an adult watch-head you have a fondness for G-Shocks and such. Furthermore, in the event that you grew up watching activity movies, specifically the activity films of the ’80s (still the greatest decade for the class), you’re going to be interested in the watch we’re here to disclose to you about today.

The “Arnie,” or the Seiko H558-5009 as you’d see in Seiko’s back inventory, got notable as the supported wristwatch of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who wore it on screen in Predator and Commando. The H558-5009 is perceived as the first jump watch to highlight an advanced caution chronograph with combination simple display. Notwithstanding somehow being the ideal activity saint watch of the decade, it was enormously powerful in promoting the ana-digi style watch, which would proceed to become massively significant for brands like Casio, Breitling, Tissot, and others, as it strikes a seemingly ideal harmony between customary initially timekeeping with multifunction quartz capacity.

Today, Seiko unveils the hotly anticipated update to the religion classic Arnie in three new references: the SNJ025 (conventional stainless steel with a dark bezel – this one remains consistent with the first); the SNJ027 (stainless steel with a Pepsi bezel, this one is also a PADI special version), and the SNJ028 (DLC covered, and online as it were). All are essential for the Prospex line of plunge watches. Let’s investigate.


Seiko SNJ025, SNJ027, SNJ028

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Black 
  • Dimensions: 47.8mm
  • Crystal: Hardlex
  • Water Resistance: 200 meters
  • Crown: Screw down 
  • Movement: Caliber H851 
  • Strap/Bracelet: Silicone
  • Price: $525 – $550
  • Expected Release: Available now

The biggest and most significant distinction between the first and these new references is the motor controlling them. The new watches uses Seiko’s phenomenal Solar innovation — the watches are controlled by exposure to light, and hold an energize for to six months. Large numbers of the same features from the first are held over in the cutting edge translation: chronograph with an advanced readout, as well as time, date, and caution usefulness through the computerized screen. The new watches also highlight a force reserve pointer (once more, accessed through the advanced screen), and double time ability. Like the originals (which also went on expeditions to Everest and both the North and South poles), this new series is worked to be solid. They’re water resistant to 200 meters and ISO guaranteed for SCUBA plunging.

With three crowns, simple and computerized displays, and a case measuring almost 48mm in measurement, these new hybrid plunge watches from Seiko say something and have a huge load of wrist presence. Yet, much like the “ Tuna ,” these watches truly are more sensible on the wrist than the dimensions may suggest, generally because of the shroud-on-top-of-bezel design and short lugs. The above image shows the watch on a 6.75″ wrist, and it works. Sure, it won’t slip under a shirt sleeve, yet on the off chance that Arnold wasn’t worried about that (I mean, did he at any point have shirt cuffs?), at that point today’s consumer shouldn’t be either. 

Seiko deserves a ton of kudos for listening to their enthusiast customer base, who have held a soft spot for the Arnie for quite a long time. These watches are unwavering recreations that honor the look and feel of the first, however have the correct innovation updates in the engine. Ref. SNJ025 is accessible here , Ref. SNJ027 here , and Ref. SNJ028 is an online exclusive accessible here .