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06-22-2012, 09:10 PM #11
I, too, am a big fan of mesh bracelets on divers. Of the three nylon straps I have for this watch, I definitely like the orange striped one the most! The black/orange/cream color scheme just fit the watch so perfectly.- Andrew
06-22-2012, 09:24 PM #12
I had no idea about polished metal attracting some fishes, probably because I'm really just a lowly desk diver. More seriously though, on one hand I think the polished metal buckle fits with the overall look of the mesh bracelet and on the other hand, I'm not the biggest fan of polished stainless steel anything because it's such a scratch magnet.
I'll wait and see the actual rubber strap before passing judgement on it. I'm a big fan of Isofrane straps on dive watches, so I don't mind that these rubber straps are obviously emulating the Isofrane look. I'm just not sure how well the fitted part of the rubber strap is going to look when mounted.
Regarding the buckle, it's strange because I feel the buckle on the mesh strap is pretty nice and I'm kind of wondering why they didn't just use the same one with a brushed finish on the link bracelet. My issue with the buckle is that it feels flimsy and not the most convient to operate. The way it operates is you've got to open up the flap then pull on the buckle to get it to release. The much nicer buckle on the mesh bracelet is button-operated which I much prefer.
The sapphire crystal is flat. It does protrude from the top of the watch along with a polished stainless steel inner bezel, partially for the looks (a vintage diver design element) and partially to accomodate the 5mm thick crystal.- Andrew
06-23-2012, 08:57 PM #13Member
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Wow thats a great looking watch and a very impressive set of accessories that come with it! I really like the mesh bracelet and the orange strap. Are these still in the "manufacturing" period with the lower price?
06-23-2012, 09:02 PM #14
06-23-2012, 09:08 PM #15
Great pick-up. Especially for that unbelievable price. Enjoy!The tendency is to push it as far as you can!
06-24-2012, 05:59 AM #16
Congrats on the new piece looks awesome. Love all the strapsKpAi81
2006 Range Rover
06-24-2012, 07:22 AM #17
Awesome watch and review. I'm not a fan of their other watches, but this one has grabbed me from the start...
06-24-2012, 07:48 AM #18Member
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- Afghanistan / Thailand
Nice pick-up! I love it on the Natos. Not a big fan of the bracelets though
06-24-2012, 10:20 PM #19
I heard that from Tv. barracuda bites
I dont really like the rubber strap design, but its Spanish anyway
I think we could find an aftermarket bracelet
the bold part is what I mean by 'domed'. wonder whether it would be a scratch-prone or not
06-28-2012, 06:55 PM #20