H2O Orca Torpedo - Photos & Comments

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H2O Orca Torpedo - Photos & Comments

Post by DEMO » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:49 am

H2O Orca Torpedo

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My Orca torpedo arrived last Monday and I have been wearing it for a little over a week now. This one has the new Torpedo case in the Orca product lineup which in my opinion is one of the nicest Orca cases yet. For people not familiar with the modular Orca cases, they are designed to have removable / interchangeable self contained movement modules. The new Torpedo case is gorgeous with it's sweeping polished lug contours. There are many different options and variations to custom build the Orca watches. I chose the domed sapphire bezel with inclining ceramic bezel insert. The integrated curvature of the crystal and bezel is a thing of beauty. I also chose the new dial design with it's rounded hour marker features.

Orca Torpedo Specs:

CASE MATERIAL: 316L Stainless Steel
CASE BACK: Sapphire Display Case Back in standard configuration
CASE DIAMETER: 44mm
CASE HEIGHT: 16.50mm with the double domed 6.70mm sapphire front crystal
CASE LENGTH: 53.50mm
LUG WIDTH: 24mm
WR: 2000M (WR is officially certified by German test laboratory)
CROWN: 8mm screw down type
MOVEMENT: SWISS ETA 2892A2, Automatic, 28.800 bph, Power Reserve 42h, Hacking Second

STANDARD ACCESSORIES:
Handmade 5mm thick black calf leather strap with black stitching and H2O CNC buckle
Hex screw driver
Security case incl. vent
Warranty Card

The Torpedo wears extremely comfortably on the optional bracelet, it is such a nice bracelet with the ratcheting clasp it is the only way I have worn it so far. I will eventually try it on an Isofrane and probably a Rios 1931 "Just" strap as well.

Of course this thread would be worthless without any photos so here are a few to get things started. If any of you other H2O Orca fans ordered the Torpedo post them here in this thread.

Cheers. :cheers:

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:55 am

I nearly ordered one of these. I regret missing the pre order deal. I'd love to see it on an Isofrane, I rarely wear bracelets.
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Post by DEMO » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:04 am

A few more picks....

Nice interior AR coating on the sapphire crystal
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Very comfortable on the wrist.
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Lume is insane on this watch.
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Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:06 am

I wish I had gotten in as well. This is my favorite of H2O watches.

Your photos are fantastic as usual and the watch case is perfect. Love it.

What was the preorder price?
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Post by matt.wu » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:11 am

This is my favorite H2O as well -- actually, it's the only one I like, and I like it a lot.

I'd prefer a slightly different dial/hand combo, but the case design is great!
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:13 am

I agree this is one of my favorite H20 watches hands down. I am not to sure about the bracelet though, it would look cooler with rounder links, kind of like the case edges on the watch. Right now it looks like how the Halios Bluering bracelet and case work didn't exactly match each others styles.

This would look phenomenal on a Iso.

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Post by AtomicTom » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:50 am

Beautiful watch DEMO ! :love: Holy cow, it is something how every time these
guys come out with a watch, it's another level beyond the last one they
created. These actually seem like the kinds of watches you expect to see
50+ years from now. They way they build upon older vintage ideas with
the case, bezel, and marker styles is epic !!!

Almost is like dive watch meets alien technology. Unbelievably nice !

Huge congratulations there to you !

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Post by Danny_T » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:56 am

Dam Dave, killer killer photos! Watch pRoN right there baby!

There was no pre-prder price this folks, it was just added to the webstore and there was a couple month wait time for the torpedo and new sterile bezel option to be delivered. The only bonus at the time was that if you ordered ANY complete Orca watch you would have gotten a free movt upgrade from 2824 to 2892 FOC which is a sweet ass incentive.

I'll post some of mine in various configs.
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Post by Danny_T » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:07 am

Here's mine. Didn't have time to do a real photoshoot. These are iPhone shots in the light studio with iPhone photo editing tweaks.

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Beautifully decorated GMT movt. An nice surprise when I saw this.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:12 am

so let me get this straight, you can take any one of the movement/dial modules and interchange them with any of the cases?

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Post by Danny_T » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:24 am

toxicavenger wrote:so let me get this straight, you can take any one of the movement/dial modules and interchange them with any of the cases?

YEP! With the Orca models only (Dive, Vintage, Classic, Dress, Mono 1 and 2, Torpedo)
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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:26 am

That white bezel... :puke:
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Post by Danny_T » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:29 am

CGSshorty wrote:That white bezel... :puke:

:bird:


ahhhhhh, I feel much better now :neener:
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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:31 am

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Danny_T wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:That white bezel... :puke:

:bird:


ahhhhhh, I feel much better now :neener:
Don't you have a white snake skin strap you can butch that up with?
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Post by Danny_T » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:33 am

This is more up your alley Chris

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Post by Danny_T » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:34 am

CGSshorty wrote:s
Danny_T wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:That white bezel... :puke:

:bird:


ahhhhhh, I feel much better now :neener:
Don't you have a white snake skin strap you can butch that up with?
Of course! You forgot about that albino Python Clemens sent me?

I've got all your worst nightmares lol
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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:53 am

Danny_T wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:s
Danny_T wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:That white bezel... :puke:

:bird:


ahhhhhh, I feel much better now :neener:
Don't you have a white snake skin strap you can butch that up with?
Of course! You forgot about that albino Python Clemens sent me?

I've got all your worst nightmares lol
I knew you'd have something appropriate. Don't forget to use an enormous buckle.
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Post by Danny_T » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:04 pm

I sold the SS brontosaurus buckle. All I have is my bronze one that I gave a serious diet to :)
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Post by T.R. » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:33 pm

Nice set up, Dave. That engine turning on the clasp adds a very nice touch. Great call on matching the bezel to the domed sapphire crystal, also.

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Post by matt.wu » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:11 pm

Are the bezel teeth on your bezel backward, Danny?
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Post by blkgsl » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:25 pm

matt.wu wrote:Are the bezel teeth on your bezel backward, Danny?
Keen eye for the watch guy.

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Post by Danny_T » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:30 pm

matt.wu wrote:Are the bezel teeth on your bezel backward, Danny?
No, though it may appear to the eye that way but when you turn the bezel your fingers grip the teeth correctly.
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Post by DEMO » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:27 am

Danny, love that decorated GMT movement.

That RIOS strap looks really good too. I'm going to have to try that combo.
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Post by Danny_T » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:30 pm

Torpedo on grey cudafrane

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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:32 pm

That looks great, Danny. Not the women's bezel, but the rest.
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