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Today my long awaited Seiko SNDA13p1 arrived. I wanted to share the initial thoughts and some pics.

The SNDA13 seem to share the same case as the kinetic diver SKA383. This design is from the new collection '07/'08 and follows the trend for bigger and bolder watches.

The case comes in at 46mm wide, 49mm including crown and 50mm lug to lug. That is massive considering the popular monster being just 42mm. The lugwidth is a surprisingly "small" 20mm.

Fortunately the bezel and case are tapered which give the watch a lighter appearance. The bezel has wider slots which carry down the case and even cut the lugs at an angle where it meets the case.

The case and bezel have a mix of polished and brushed ss. The bracelet might be a dealbreaker to some because like the monster bracelet it features polished middle bits. But it does have a buildin wetsuit extension.

Lume: ist's a Seiko so it's good but nowhere near the monster. Lume is found on all markers, the hands ofcourse, the chrono tip and on the end of the second-hand which makes it look like the spike of a X-mas tree.

The title says "Caesar" which is a nickname I came up with. Don't know whether this model has a nick yet or not. The reason for it is because it reminds me of a Marathon Csar (at one fourth of the cost) and when viewed from the side the shape resembles a crown. Oh, and it is good to 200m! All buttons and crown are screwed down unlike the SNA225 which looks like it has screwdown buttons.

Well, maybe the nick will stick. Here are some pics, enjoy.




Caesar vs Monster


Note the crownlike tapered bezel/case

 

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Holy monkey! That thing is HUGE. The Monster looks a little...scared...next to it. :)
 

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They look like they used a Sawtooth/Buzzsaw bracelet. Pretty nice chrono. That is a HUGE watch! Borrowed Pic Below, Thank you to the owner!

The pic below is borrowed, and is of the Sawtooth/Buzzsaw to show the similar bracelet.

 

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Nice one OM congrats on the new purchase. Have you guys heard, the non-chrono version of this watch is already being called the "Bruiser" over at SCWF. Very apt nickname if you ask me (if I were another watch I wouldn't want to run into this one in a dark alley, that's for sure).
 

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Nice one OM congrats on the new purchase. Have you guys heard, the non-chrono version of this watch is already being called the "Bruiser" over at SCWF. Very apt nickname if you ask me (if I were another watch I wouldn't want to run into this one in a dark alley, that's for sure).
It's big and I like it, in particular the shape of the watch body and bezel.:-!

Ohh too bad, it looks like a Japan only watch.:-(
 

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Re: SNDA13 chrono mini review, the "Caesar"

They look like they used a Sawtooth/Buzzsaw bracelet.
Indeed has similar effect to the Sawtooth bracelet but actually is more akin to the monster braclet upsidedown. The shiny bits are one piece with the links. BTW, the endlinks are solid.
 

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After seeing the great photos and reading that very nice review you posted... I'M SOLD! Can't wait to get my SNDA13P1 this week. I'll post some pics when it comes in.
Thanx again 0M-4 for taking the time.
 

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Re: SNDA13 chrono mini review, the "Caesar"

(swooning)

I think I'm in love-

I also like the SNDA15P1 (Yellow Face)

In the interest of saving money, I'm gonna call the cable company and get rid of my internet service and convert back to a 56K dial-up. This is to limit my Bay time....


I CANT STOP SHOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need help.

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I love resetting the chrono and watching everything spin....but then, I'm easily amused.
Video of it here:
http://s247.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid247.photobucket.com/albums/gg130/crashaholic/Video3.flv&fs=1&os=1&ap=1

Plus the bezel sounds like my bike's freewheel.
I could not help but laugh when I read this posting. Back when I had my 7A38, I used to do the same thing...for what seemed like hours!

I think I may have to "fire-up"the SNDA15P1...i curse you Crash for showing me that in action...I never should have clicked the link!

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Bike freewheel, haha. I just tried that and indeed reminds me of that sound. Not Shimano more like Huigi or Suntour.

Great video Crash!
 

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Looking good. Took it straight into action.
Nice foto, can go straight to a holiday brochure.
 

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I think one is in my future.
 

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Yes join the club!!! I love mine!!!:-!
 

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ive got the yellow version, I love it. Had it for about 2 months now and none of my other watches are getting a look in at the moment.



 

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Re: SNDA13 chrono mini review, the "Caesar"

i wonder if you could fit a valjoux 7750 in the case, love the case but not to fond of the kinetic movements
 

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The divers Chronograph is a digital quartz movement not a Kinetic.:-!
 
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