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Seiko Street Series Urban Safari “Arnie” SNJ029 & SNJ031

2 min read June 11, 2020

Seiko Street Series Urban Safari “Arnie” SNJ029 & SNJ031

From the beginning of 2020, Seiko has been focusing heavily on their Prospex line, starting with the New Prospex Alpinist line that came out in January, which is still a hot topic among watch forums today.

Seiko Prospex Street Series Urban Safari “Arnie” SNJ029

Seiko Prospex Street Series Urban Safari “Arnie” SNJ029

This time, Seiko decided to collaborate two of their line of watch models into one and introduced them as Seiko Prospex Street Series Urban Safari Watches SNJ029 (Safari Tan) & SNJ031 (Jungle Green).

22J18PBU63C1D21 22mm MiLTAT Italian Handmade Brushed Brown Watch Strap, Khaki Stitching

The color scheme used on the new arnies is one easy way to differentiate between them from the previous SNJ025 & SNJ028 models. The two Solar-powered watches SNJ029 and SNJ031 are both inspired by a Seiko Ref. H558-5009, a quartz diver from the “Tuna” family that had a digital display.

New Rectangular shape hour marks

Coin-Edged Red&Orange Pushers

The H851 movement used on the two safarnies have a six month power reserve. It can sit in the dark for weeks or months conserving power, then snap right back to the correct time and date when it sees the sun again.

22P22FZZ00C1D44 22mm Gunny X MT ’74’ Light Brown Handmade Quick Release Reversible Bund Leather Strap

The Arnie was first introduced back in the eighties as the first dive watch to feature a digital alarm chronograph with combination analog display. It was nicknamed “Arnie”, simply because Arnold Schwarzenegger, wore the watch in a classic action movie, “The Predator”.

Left: 22P18PBU63S6A103 22mm Black Quick Release Italian Suede Leather Watch Strap, Beige St.
Right: 22I18PBU63S6Q20 22mm Khaki Quick Release Italian Suede Leather Watch Strap, Charcoal Grey St.

The SNJ029 has the khaki-colored silicon strap and khaki-colored indexes and scales. The steel case has a shroud (outer protector). Another noticeable change you’ll find on the Safarnies are the much larger, coined-edge red pushers at the 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock.

SS221820BLC040S 22mm Hexad 316L Stainless Steel Watch Band Straight Lug, V-Clasp, PVD Black

The sharp red color was used on the seconds hand as well, to match the new pushers. Seiko’s trademark arrow hands were replaced with a rectangular shaped like baton which I personally think it looks a little awkward. To those who are interested in the two new Arnie models, its a nice looking watch with a look of a classic watch, with a modern make over added on top.

SS221820BBK039S 22mm Retro Razor 316L Stainless Steel Watch Band, Diver Clasp, PVD Black


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 47.8 x 14.4 x 50.5mm
  • Crystal: Hardlex
  • Water Resistance: 200 meters
  • Crown: Screw down
  • Movement: H851 Solar
  • Strap/bracelet: Silicone
  • Price: $550
  • Reference Number: SNJ029, SNJ031
  • Expected Release: Fall

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