Seiko Arnie reissue SNJ025 review

Been eyeing on this watch for quite some times. The reissue Seiko Arnie, the watch used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in his 80s action movies such as Commando & Predator. Another watch to fill my sci fi movie watches collection. But when I read specs, the dimension seems a bit daunting, with the diameter stated at 47mm. But when I finally pulled the trigger on the Arnie, oh boy was I wrong.聽
Is it make sense if I say that the the Arnie feels better and lighter in the wrist than say, the Turtle? I own both of em and the Arnie feels more comfortable to wear. Perhaps it helps that it鈥檚 a solar powered watch rather than a mechanical one. And one thing that also helps with the wearability is the silicone strap. It鈥檚 so soft, makes me want to wear the watch often.

I also appreciate the faithfull recreation to the older Arnie design from the 80s, making it feels retro futuristic yet rugged to be a daily beater. Or an alien beater in this case 馃懡聽

Be sure to check out all the functionality in this watch, from dual time ana digi, stopwatch, alarm, and the cool mechanism of time adjusting.聽

The negative thing about this watch that I can think of maybe is the lack of sapphire crystal. To be a beater watch, some might prefer it to have a scracth resistance crystal. But with the tuna style case, hopefully it can protect the hardlex crystal.

Some might also complain about the size. But I beg to differ. I try to put it side by side with my Seiko Turtle, and somehow the Arnie seems not that big. If you can rock the Turtle or the Samurai, you can definitely rock this one.

So, who鈥檚 already wearing this watch and getting ready for the next alien invasion? Drop your pics below. Get to the choppa!!聽

Congratulations on a very cool classic! I think Seiko just knows how to build case comfort. I have a Marine Master 300m that feels awesome on wrist. I've been stalking the Arnie 聽forever.聽

Nice addition! It鈥檚 a nostalgic watch for sure. glad to hear it is comfortable. it鈥檚 always looked massive to me, which is why I never gave it serious thought. Happy it鈥檚 working out for you though.

TimeJunkie

Congratulations on a very cool classic! I think Seiko just knows how to build case comfort. I have a Marine Master 300m that feels awesome on wrist. I've been stalking the Arnie 聽forever.聽

Thanks! Agree about the comfort of Seiko鈥檚 cases. Even the Turtle that I feel is rather large and heavy are still pretty comfortable to wear

TimeToRide

Nice addition! It鈥檚 a nostalgic watch for sure. glad to hear it is comfortable. it鈥檚 always looked massive to me, which is why I never gave it serious thought. Happy it鈥檚 working out for you though.

Thanks! Do try it if you have the chance in Seiko鈥檚 store. It took me by surprise!聽