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    Default now THIS I like... (B&R 'Phantom') new case, solid classic good looks...


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    That looks like a walmart discount rack special..... Come on Sam.
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    Default your displeasure at ANY modern design is practically a seal of approval

    for its true value.

    From phones to timepieces--time to drag yourself into the 21st century of new materials and more modern style.

    I'm all for the 50 year old+ classics like a Sub case, but I'm also willing to look at form following function--as well as newer stronger lighter materials of construction--and so should you, considering your life dependence on such when under seas.


    As Dylan might have said:

    The Times, they are ALWAYS a'changin'...

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    Default You're wasting your breath, Sam...

    ...this particular tiger won't change his stripes. Of course, given that he's one of the few of us here who has had the occasion to depend on his timepiece in a professional capacity, I'm inclined to let him have his way.

    Frankly, I'm still amazed that he likes the DSSD. Baby steps...

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    PS - I have always been a fan of the BR02 series, though at pre-owned prices ($5K+ is a lot for a Selitta SW200 and no bracelet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by craniotes View Post
    ...this particular tiger won't change his stripes. Of course, given that he's one of the few of us here who has had the occasion to depend on his timepiece in a professional capacity, I'm inclined to let him have his way.

    Frankly, I'm still amazed that he likes the DSSD. Baby steps...

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    PS - I have always been a fan of the BR02 series, though at pre-owned prices ($5K+ is a lot for a Selitta SW200 and no bracelet).
    I was also surprised I liked the DSSD.... not as huge as I thought it would be. Would prefer the bracelet were wider (22mm) all the way around though. I would end up wearing that one on a zulu though like I most often do my others. The SD4000 I had was on the bracelet 99%+ of the time.
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    Seems like one of the very few 'blacked out' designs that you can actually read pretty well. I still prefer this one...

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    I can dig it.... but I am with JP here. I like the non blacked out model better. I dig some color.

    Cool line of watches that I wish was a bit more well priced.


    but as we all know... if you want to play, you have to pay!


    Quote Originally Posted by JP(Canada) View Post
    Seems like one of the very few 'blacked out' designs that you can actually read pretty well. I still prefer this one...

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    Default I love it...but...

    ...I'd love it better with a conventional double AR coated crystal.
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    Default Sadly the requirement to unscrew the bezel crown, set the bezel..

    ...and then screw it back down again before submerging makes it completely useless as a dive watch.

    I'm still hella' digging this one.



    Might have to pony up for one in a couple years when they're floating around used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    ...and then screw it back down again before submerging makes it completely useless as a dive watch.

    I'm still hella' digging this one.



    Might have to pony up for one in a couple years when they're floating around used.

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    Yeah that would be a nice addition to anyones box.... I like it too.
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