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2021 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Night Diver- Ref. WBP201D

  1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 7, 2021

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  2. dtf

    dtf Sep 7, 2021

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    could have got the date centered!
     
  3. RockBurner

    RockBurner Sep 7, 2021

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    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.
     
  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 7, 2021

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    This video was kinda cool. I like it more now. God I love marketing that right away manipulates my weak brain :thumbsup:

     
  5. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 7, 2021

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    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.
     
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  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 7, 2021

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    This one's really cool in person :thumbsup:

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    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.
     
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  7. RossBerg

    RossBerg Sep 7, 2021

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    Really like this new version. We almost have a song to celebrate the new Aquaracer release :)

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  8. dtf

    dtf Sep 7, 2021

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    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.
     
  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 7, 2021

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    Agreed
     
  10. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 7, 2021

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    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
     
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  11. dtf

    dtf Sep 7, 2021

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    Now that would be cool! Particularly if you knocked the cyclops off while it’s apart
     
  12. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 7, 2021

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    I don't know if it's added on or molded in somehow, but I'd love to see what the options are...
     
  13. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 7, 2021

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    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
     
  14. dtf

    dtf Sep 7, 2021

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    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
     
  15. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 7, 2021

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    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
     
  16. dtf

    dtf Sep 7, 2021

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    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:
     
  17. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 7, 2021

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    Oh nice, then will def be looking into this :thumbsup:
     
  18. kappa_md

    kappa_md Sep 7, 2021

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    I’m liking the Night Diver alot :thumbsup: Thanks for the pix!
     
  19. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 7, 2021

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    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.
     
  20. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 7, 2021

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    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