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could have got the date centered!
I assume there's some practical reason for the lume colours to be different? Because aesthetically it just makes the watch look like it's come off a backyard workshop where quality control is of the 'who f*****n' cares' variety.
This video was kinda cool. I like it more now. God I love marketing that right away manipulates my weak brain
Yes - on many modern dive watches the minute hand and the bezel pip have a different color lume to easily differentiate bottom time vs. time of day.
This one's really cool in person
Feels smaller than the others with the black case obviously. On the rubber strap it also has a light feeling, though it isn't titanium.
++ The horizontal-lined dial works much better in a matte finish, like this one, rather than a polished finish as on the standard Aquaracer.
Really like this new version. We almost have a song to celebrate the new Aquaracer release
That’s the best shot of this I’ve seen so far, looks good. The date/cyclops still ruins it for me, but I think this is the best looking of the new ARs so far.
You don't notice it as much on the Night Diver, but I also agree that the date cyclops detracts far more from the design than it adds in functionality.
I think come a couple years I may try to transplant the 844 dial into a Night Diver case... now that would be extra cool
Now that would be cool! Particularly if you knocked the cyclops off while it’s apart
I don't know if it's added on or molded in somehow, but I'd love to see what the options are...
Didn't we get confirmation somewhere that it is now molded inside the actual crystal, meaning it wont be a possibility to just remove it like before
Normally cyclopses are stuck on and if you heat up the glass, you can ping it off with the tip of a scalpel. I haven’t been brave enough to try it yet
I think I may have heard that, yeah :/
This is sapphire though unlike the old plexiglas crystals that you could just sand 'em off of. Not sure it'd be that easy
yeh I’m not talking about sanding them off.
On sapphire its normally a lump of crystal that has been glued on with a thermal glue, heating it up softens the bond, then you stick something pointy in there and it unsticks. For example:
Oh nice, then will def be looking into this
I’m liking the Night Diver alot Thanks for the pix!
I think the issue is that the dial is continually "charging" and emitting light. Maybe it's like schrödinger's cat- if you lef the watch in the dark and then looked at thie dial without turning a light on, would the dial be pure white? Probably.
Yes, think I also read that the cyclops is under the crystal- it's not like the old one that sat on top.
Yes but on these new ones I believe it is not glued on the glass, it is "integrated" within the glass so nothing one could heat and remove
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