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  1. mfriend

    mfriend Nov 14, 2019

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    F085F009-3DE1-4F02-B26B-00FE00779ACF.png Thinking of buying Aquaracer Calibre 5 Black Phantom (WAY218B.FC6364)..... Any thoughts? Good or bad.....
     
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  2. dtf

    dtf Nov 14, 2019

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    I have been wearing the non pvd, non phantom version of this for a year or so. It's a smart thing, lightweight, slim, and very comfortable. The strap is instantly comfy, no need for it to bed in.

    You need to be fairly careful with the pvd, its quite tough but will scratch.

    The phantom dial is a matter of opinion, it's not the most legible, but I think it looks really good on the wrist.
     
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  3. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Nov 14, 2019

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    It's always been one of my bucketlist to own this phantom 3 hander aquaracer.

    But the boutique in my country don't have it, so i never get to see one in real life.

    I would say design wise it's really cool. But you need to be careful of the movement, since lots of complaints recently on the forum has emerged to avoid disappointment.

    Still one of the coolest watch i wish i own, IMHO.
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 14, 2019

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    I'd say, go for it! :thumbsup:
     
  5. mfriend

    mfriend Nov 15, 2019

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    thanks for all the input..... i did it!!.... been on my wrist for 2 hours :cool: and so far so good.....
    it is very cool...... i cant read the date very well, but that may be just age LOL as i cant read it very well on my other watches either......
    and to boot it was customer appreciation week at my local jewelry store....got 30% off list and they threw in a ball cap!
     
  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 15, 2019

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    Congrats! Now we need a ton of pictures to enjoy :whistling:
     
  7. mfriend

    mfriend Nov 16, 2019

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    Her it is...... 21 hours in and still love it
     
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  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 16, 2019

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    Wow it is so bad ass, really really cool
     
  9. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 16, 2019

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    Shiny
     
  10. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 16, 2019

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    Congrats and enjoy it!
    Looks fantastic. Phantom and stealthy. :thumbsup:
     
  11. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Nov 17, 2019

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    Congrats. It's really is, a super cool looking watch. :):thumbsup:
     
  12. olafee

    olafee Mar 15, 2021

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    Hi I just got mine, but I'm fearing it's a fake. The lumins don't work... ::facepalm1::
     
  13. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Mar 15, 2021

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    Are you sure? They are probably pretty dim being grey lume.
     
  14. Tag_ZA

    Tag_ZA Mar 15, 2021

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    Yeah the lume on my all black Carrera isn't great either. It may just be the grey lume. Send a pic.
     
  15. dtf

    dtf Mar 15, 2021

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    Shine your phone torch on them for a few mins and then put the watch in the dark.

    Not seen any fake pvd aquaracers yet
     
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  16. mfriend

    mfriend Mar 15, 2021

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    yes the lume is crap on it...... but hey you want it to be stealthy and it looks really F-ing cool :cool:
     
  17. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Mar 15, 2021

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    I think this is how i magnetized my Aquracer calibre 5 before...
     
  18. dtf

    dtf Mar 16, 2021

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    what phone? I’ve used my iPhone to light up my calibre 5 ar with no issues. The only time I magnetised it was when the cleaner put it on top of my iPad case (which has strong magnets to hold it shut).
     
  19. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Mar 16, 2021

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    I used Samsung Note One at that time

    i am not sure exactly if this the case but i am very careful with my watch borderline to OCD level. ( reseller love it when i sold my watch to them).

    So the only thing i could think of was that because i thought i would be fun to torch it over and over again using handphone.
     
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  20. fskywalker

    fskywalker Aug 26, 2021

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    Am considering the purchase of the 218A version; any of you own one and can comment on that one?

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