The Tuna Can is really addictive. Barely one month after getting my first Tuna, the SBDX011, I went on and acquired a vintage 6159-7010.
I have set three rules for myself when it comes to collecting watches. Some collectors may find my rules odd but they are set according to my watch collecting and wearing preferences and things like these vary from person to person. So here they are:
- No quartz watches
- No vintage watches
- No metal bracelets
This time, I had to bend rule #2 just for the Tuna Can.
The 6159-7010 is my second Tuna Can and also my first watch with a 36,000bph hi beat movement.
The watch is certainly not NOS nor anywhere near LN or near mint condition. That is okay for me and in fact I find that I’m more willing to wear it than my brand new SBDX011.
Let me show you the condition of the watch.
Shown below is the shroud. There are some minor scratches there as you can see.
The other side of the shroud is pretty clean. I don’t see any chirping on it besides the minor one shown here.
The lume material on the hands and hour markers has developed a patina which looks pretty nice.
There are a lot of minor scratches on the bezel insert. However, most of them did not cause the black paint to come off and hence they are not visible most of the time. I only see them when the watch is placed under the light.
There are some stains on the side of the caseback under the shroud that I believe can be cleaned up. In fact, I plan to remove the shroud and do some cleaning in there.
Overall, I think the condition is very reasonable for a watch that was made in June 1975.
Note: All pictures in this post are taken by cell phone camera.