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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:28 am

Looks like a moon phase?

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Post by ericf4 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:43 am

yeah i think it is, he didn't say that it wasn't so i take that as a yes...lol

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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by dinexus » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm

Very interested to see if Tudor can turn it around, or if they're going to continue to fuck it up. Really hoping for just more GMT options from everybody – Omega, Tudor, Grand Seiko.

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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by dnslater » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:27 pm

dinexus wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Very interested to see if Tudor can turn it around, or if they're going to continue to fuck it up.
I think they already have turned it around with their lineup the past few years, compared to a decade ago. Really wishing for a smaller Pelagos though.... but that would probably eat into Rolex sales........

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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:37 pm

dnslater wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:27 pm
dinexus wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Very interested to see if Tudor can turn it around, or if they're going to continue to fuck it up.
I think they already have turned it around with their lineup the past few years, compared to a decade ago. Really wishing for a smaller Pelagos though.... but that would probably eat into Rolex sales........
Tudor was on fire when they released the BB, THC, Pelagos. Their newer stuff (ranger, north flag, fifty colors of everything) is a wet fart in comparison.

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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by Panerai7 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:39 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:37 pm
dnslater wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:27 pm
dinexus wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Very interested to see if Tudor can turn it around, or if they're going to continue to fuck it up.
I think they already have turned it around with their lineup the past few years, compared to a decade ago. Really wishing for a smaller Pelagos though.... but that would probably eat into Rolex sales........
Tudor was on fire when they released the BB, THC, Pelagos. Their newer stuff (ranger, north flag, fifty colors of everything) is a wet fart in comparison.
Agreed. When I first saw Pelagos I was speechless, still gets me from time to time. Then they did stained teeth LHD, colorblind picked their blue, added a paragraph of text on the dial...

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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by Chocodove » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:43 pm

I’m waiting for the Tudor Ga Ga.
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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by dinexus » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:55 pm

dnslater wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:27 pm
dinexus wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Very interested to see if Tudor can turn it around, or if they're going to continue to fuck it up.
I think they already have turned it around with their lineup the past few years, compared to a decade ago. Really wishing for a smaller Pelagos though.... but that would probably eat into Rolex sales........
Better than a decade ago for sure, but far worse than three or four years ago. Tide came in, and then left real quickly.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:57 pm

Just release a diver the size of a 16610 Sub. Keep the lugs thin. Give it a chamfer. I don't care if it's BB based, a Pelagos, or something new. It's not going to eat Rolex sales, but it will fill a wide open niche.

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Post by Joeprez » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:10 pm

40mm Ti Pelagos :love:


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Post by Nomadz » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:15 pm

Rumor is all this shit is going to be more expensive..................
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Post by streetracer101 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:18 pm

Nomadz wrote:Rumor is all this shit is going to be more expensive..................
Truth.

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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:02 pm

I keep wishing that Sinn would give us a Glidelock style micro-adjustable clasp for both bracelet and rubber. I’m sure it’s not happening, but I think it would be a wise addition.

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Post by Chocodove » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:44 pm

hoppyjr wrote:I keep wishing that Sinn would give us a Glidelock style micro-adjustable clasp for both bracelet and rubber. I’m sure it’s not happening, but I think it would be a wise addition.
In 5-10 years I’d imagine glidelock-style clasps will be the norm across the board for all manufacturers. It’s such a no brainer.

I’m hoping Seiko improves their adjustable clasp on whatever the new iteration of the MM300 is.
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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by Seppia » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:56 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:Just release a diver the size of a 16610 Sub. Keep the lugs thin. Give it a chamfer. I don't care if it's BB based, a Pelagos, or something new. It's not going to eat Rolex sales, but it will fill a wide open niche.
It’s incredible the number of wide open layups all brands seem to keep missing.
The above is one of them
A normally sized GS diver is the other one (they will add a 48mm version before they come out with a 41-42mm)

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Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:30 am

Seppia wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:56 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:Just release a diver the size of a 16610 Sub. Keep the lugs thin. Give it a chamfer. I don't care if it's BB based, a Pelagos, or something new. It's not going to eat Rolex sales, but it will fill a wide open niche.
It’s incredible the number of wide open layups all brands seem to keep missing.
The above is one of them
A normally sized GS diver is the other one (they will add a 48mm version before they come out with a 41-42mm)
Most of these brands have thrived due to the hot market created by the modern watch fad. Not by having smart managers.

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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by jimyritz » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:57 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:02 pm
I keep wishing that Sinn would give us a Glidelock style micro-adjustable clasp for both bracelet and rubber. I’m sure it’s not happening, but I think it would be a wise addition.
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^This :clap: :clap: cutting rubber straps with gigantic clasps is ridiculous...

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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by BBK357 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:13 am

jimyritz wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:02 pm
I keep wishing that Sinn would give us a Glidelock style micro-adjustable clasp for both bracelet and rubber. I’m sure it’s not happening, but I think it would be a wise addition.
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^This :clap: :clap: cutting rubber straps with gigantic clasps is ridiculous...

I’ve never even tried a Sinn rubber for that issue. I’ve tried them on, but they were used and not cut to my wrist. The whole slice off as much as you need sizing solution seems super outdated.


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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by Joeprez » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:28 am

SInn should take a look at the Oris buckle for their rubber straps.
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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by ericf4 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:38 am

BBK357 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:13 am
jimyritz wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:02 pm
I keep wishing that Sinn would give us a Glidelock style micro-adjustable clasp for both bracelet and rubber. I’m sure it’s not happening, but I think it would be a wise addition.
====================

^This :clap: :clap: cutting rubber straps with gigantic clasps is ridiculous...

I’ve never even tried a Sinn rubber for that issue. I’ve tried them on, but they were used and not cut to my wrist. The whole slice off as much as you need sizing solution seems super outdated.


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Cutting to size a rubber strap on a modern mid to high end watch is unacceptable.....it smacks of shortcutting and cheapness.....Hate that..

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Post by matt.wu » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:19 am

ericf4 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:38 am
BBK357 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:13 am
jimyritz wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:02 pm
I keep wishing that Sinn would give us a Glidelock style micro-adjustable clasp for both bracelet and rubber. I’m sure it’s not happening, but I think it would be a wise addition.
====================

^This :clap: :clap: cutting rubber straps with gigantic clasps is ridiculous...

I’ve never even tried a Sinn rubber for that issue. I’ve tried them on, but they were used and not cut to my wrist. The whole slice off as much as you need sizing solution seems super outdated.


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Cutting to size a rubber strap on a modern mid to high end watch is unacceptable.....it smacks of shortcutting and cheapness.....Hate that..
Tell that to Patek and the Aquanaut... :)
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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by ericf4 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:34 am

matt.wu wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:19 am
ericf4 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:38 am
BBK357 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:13 am
jimyritz wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:02 pm
I keep wishing that Sinn would give us a Glidelock style micro-adjustable clasp for both bracelet and rubber. I’m sure it’s not happening, but I think it would be a wise addition.
====================

^This :clap: :clap: cutting rubber straps with gigantic clasps is ridiculous...

I’ve never even tried a Sinn rubber for that issue. I’ve tried them on, but they were used and not cut to my wrist. The whole slice off as much as you need sizing solution seems super outdated.


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Cutting to size a rubber strap on a modern mid to high end watch is unacceptable.....it smacks of shortcutting and cheapness.....Hate that..
Tell that to Patek and the Aquanaut... :)
Still think its stupid.......regardless of who uses that approach.

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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:27 am

matt.wu wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:19 am
ericf4 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:38 am
BBK357 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:13 am
jimyritz wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:02 pm
I keep wishing that Sinn would give us a Glidelock style micro-adjustable clasp for both bracelet and rubber. I’m sure it’s not happening, but I think it would be a wise addition.
====================

^This :clap: :clap: cutting rubber straps with gigantic clasps is ridiculous...

I’ve never even tried a Sinn rubber for that issue. I’ve tried them on, but they were used and not cut to my wrist. The whole slice off as much as you need sizing solution seems super outdated.


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Cutting to size a rubber strap on a modern mid to high end watch is unacceptable.....it smacks of shortcutting and cheapness.....Hate that..
Tell that to Patek and the Aquanaut... :)
The nautilus bracelet clasp is state of the art 1960s. Innovation ain’t their thing.

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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:33 am

Back when a Sinn was $1500 +/- the bracelet and clasp were acceptable, but with watches in the $3k + range I think adjustable is appropriate.

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Re: Basel Rumors 2018?

Post by gwells » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:36 am

it sure would be nice. once you've worn an adjustable on the fly clasp, everything else just feels cheap. especially if you're in that "weather changes hourly" time of year.

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