"The Tsunami"

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"The Tsunami"

Post by andrema on Thu 13 Oct 2011, 8:56 am

These seem to be popular watches these days, so I wanted to create a post regarding these very nice divers.

The cases are currently being utilized by Jake Boudreau (10Watches, Dagaz Watch LTD & DOT (Dawn of Time) Watch Works) for current production Tsunami and Dagaz watches.

Jake B's sites:

http://dotwatchworks.com/

http://10watches.com

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A few years ago, prior to purchasing my Tsunami from Noah, I followed its development very closely. It is basically an upgraded version of a very well known Seiko design -- The 6309-7040 "Turtle".

Although some think that these are merely modified 6309-7040 divers, they are actually not. These watches were produced by Noah as a homage of the Seiko design and the cases are not the same as the original. They have been updated in various ways to update the design for current movements and to improve on various "design flaws" of the original designs.


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Here is a good article from OceanicTime article:

2009-07-24

FullerWatch TSUNAMI (prototype)


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By TLex

Here's a very interesting dive watch project that you may not have been aware of. After two and a half years of research and design the Tsunami is finally at the prototype stage.


FullerWatch's goal was to create a dive watch with the classic looks of the Seiko 6309-7040, but with use of easily interchangeable Seiko parts from the 7s26 & 6r15 divers (SKX007 & SBDC001). Please note that the watch is still under development. Stronger bolder looking hands and crown are planned.




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Features
- Domed Sapphire Crystal
- Drilled Spring bar release
- Hand Wind & Hacking Movement
- 333m watch resist
- 316L Stainless Steel
- LTD 100pcs per Model

Options
- 12 dial versions
- PVD
- yellow or orange sports dials


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From FullerWatch (Noah Fuller):

I just completed the first working Protoype of the Tsunami. The one that I've put together is an all silver and black example, Tan AR coating on the crystal, with no lume. This is not the finished dial, but it gives an indication as to where they are going. Everything else is as it will hit the streets.

I have to say that the watch came together looking and feeling superb. The weight and heft of the watch is incredible, and makes the 6309 feel like a toy. The thickness of the crystal gives a feeling of depth, and it's seamless integration with the thick, sloped bezel insert make it the truest "cushion" diver possible. The fit remains true to the original Seiko watch from which I took inspiration, and sits on the wrist with max comfort and no jiggling, and the drilled lugs make strap changes a breeze. It's difficult to capture the true feeling in pics, but I tried my best.

When the first few get a hold of these, I'm fairly certain they'll be blown away. I'm proud to say that I've realized the vision of creating a truly top-notch quality divers watch which incorporates both vintage classic design, and 21st century technology and quality in manufacturing. The Tsunami can also be modded with any Seiko, aftermarket, or custom parts designed to fit the 6R15 or SKX models, making options for modification virtually infinite, especially with new parts being created all the time. Not only that, but I've made two bezel styles and four styles of crowns in polished, brushed, and PVD.


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Case 44mm in diameter (excluding crown) Solid Stainless Steel (316L). Top Satin brushed, with sides and Bottom Mirror finished. mm in height screw-down crown at 4 o'clock. The Tsunami is water resistant to a depth of 333 meters (1092.5 feet), and is hand assembled.

Crystal - Domed 5.05mm Movement
High grade 23 jewel Automatic winding with ball bearing Made in Japan movement , 21,600 vibrations per hour (3Hz) Based on the Seiko SII 6r15A engine NE15
Manual winding with hacking seconds Quick date correction
Height : 6.01 mm
Straps - Nato, Leather & Silicon included
Crown Tube Removable Crown tube for ease of repair
Warranty One year limited warranty
Both North American and International Service available.
Price - 750USD

DIALS


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Here is another link from when Noah's company (Fuller Watch Company) first announced the Tsunami...

http://www.watchprojects.com/2009/08/19/introducing-fuller-watch-company/

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I had the fortune to acquire a LE version of the Tsunami from the first 100 made by Noah himself. It is a great watch, very accureate and a permanent part of my collection: Tsunami 34/100









Noah - You made a great watch. May you rest in peace!!
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Re: "The Tsunami"

Post by aztecknight on Thu 13 Oct 2011, 4:46 pm

I just picked up a spork, one of these might be next. Where would you put the quality better or lesser than a Sumo?

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Post by bodypeersur on Thu 13 Oct 2011, 5:22 pm

I've always liked the Tsunami. I wish I had the funds to jump on them when they first came out. Occasionally one comes up for sale on WUS. I keep lookin!
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Post by andrema on Thu 13 Oct 2011, 7:46 pm

aztecknight wrote:I just picked up a spork, one of these might be next. Where would you put the quality better or lesser than a Sumo?
I would say that they are about even. The sumo is a great deal IMO, but so was the Tsunami.

The Sumo is much bigger lug to lug though.
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