Incoming Squale!

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blowfish89
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Incoming Squale!

Post by blowfish89 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:18 pm

Bought a new Squale 1521 50 Atmos Opaco 'Super Matte' / Ocean Blue Blasted with the leather strap and mesh bracelet from Gnomon Watches. This is my first Squale (and my first watch purchase of this year). I constantly keep exploring the category of blue dive watches which I can afford (having tried a lot of them in the past). Very happy with this one, and should be a good companion to my vintage Sub. I mainly bought this because I wanted to try this shade of blue in a non-bling case. I was quite close to buying the blue Seiko Tuna instead of this but zoned down on the Squale.

This blue is delicious! Very hard to photograph though. Its not a deep blue, not a navy blue, not a black-blue, not a gray-blue, not a teal-blue (but close), not a purple-blue, not a faded blue, not a sunburst blue, just a rich, playful, matte, non-boring blue. But its very dynamic and its exactly what I wanted. The bezel particularly, has a 'gleam' in the light.

I'm loving Squale's casework (they did make cases for Blancpain in the old days), here they make a 14mm thick watch wear like a 12mm, and the lugs bend down so nicely that it hugs the wrist like a girlfriend. The superflat crystal also contributes to the relatively thin and low profile. I'm also very happy I went for the matte/blasted version - hardly any bling, and the mesh bracelet finish matches it well. The dial is very legible as well with the orange minute hand.

A frequent complaint/issue on this watch is the bezel (which similar to the Sinn U1) has some reverse play, but it is probably deliberate - Sinn states in their case it is for ease of cleaning it. It is also 60 clicks so that might be a factor as to why. Overall I'm happy with the bezel, the clicks are precise and the alignment is fine. Running fast and gained around 15 secs/day in the first day - hopefully settles down, but I really don't care that much. The lume also clearly sucks. The crown at 4 o clock does not dig into the wrist and is almost streamlined with the case, but is hard to grip and screw back down.

This watch can cheer up anyone's day, well done Squale :clap:
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Don't think there's a Toxicnato that will go with this one though :lol:

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:44 pm

Looks great, congratulations! :cheers:
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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by logan2z » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:46 pm

I really like that one. How's the crown? I heard they were a little fiddly.

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by blowfish89 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:00 pm

logan2z wrote:I really like that one. How's the crown? I heard they were a little fiddly.
There's no problem in the functioning, its just a little recessed into the case and small in size so harder to grip.

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by blowfish89 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:00 pm

mattcantwin wrote:Looks great, congratulations! :cheers:
:cheers: Thanks Matt.

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by blowfish89 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:12 pm

Also, I am very sure that the OEM leather strap is made by Colareb.

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by serdal22 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:06 pm

Congrats. It looks very nice on your wrist.

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by polaco23 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:49 pm

One of the best vintage-inspired new watches. Congrats!
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Post by falcon4311 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:53 pm

Cool blue! Nice grab!

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by tattoo chef » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:43 pm

Liking that a lot! Love the blue!

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by Danny_T » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:07 pm

Great watch love mine. A Toxic NATO is made for this watch !

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by BBK357 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:22 pm

Love the looks of this one
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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by David Powell » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:58 pm

Very nice! Love that blue with the blasted case.

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by djh1201 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:50 am

blowfish89 wrote:
logan2z wrote:I really like that one. How's the crown? I heard they were a little fiddly.
There's no problem in the functioning, its just a little recessed into the case and small in size so harder to grip.
Yeah, same issue with mine. Much easier to use though if you flip it over.
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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by Joe C » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:37 am

Really dig this one... Thanks for the pics.
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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by jswing » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:43 am

Congrats. I love their matte case, had one with a black dial. Should have never sold it.

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by Jeep99dad » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:57 am

Congrats!! :clap:
Almost pulled the trigger when I got the email. My past experiences with Squale divers is what held me back.
Love the matte cases vs the shiny high polished ones.
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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:44 am

I really dig that watch, and it would great on a grey nato

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by blowfish89 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:15 am

Some more pics indoors.
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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by mattcantwin » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:15 pm

blowfish89 wrote:Some more pics indoors.

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For a second, I thought you had two. :oops:
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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by blowfish89 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:51 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
blowfish89 wrote:Some more pics indoors.

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For a second, I thought you had two. :oops:
Its alright grandpa :mrgreen:

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by 1954Selmer » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:13 pm

perfect for the summer fun. enjoy

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:22 pm

blowfish89 wrote:
mattcantwin wrote:
blowfish89 wrote:Some more pics indoors.

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For a second, I thought you had two. :oops:
Its alright grandpa :mrgreen:
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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by patstarrx » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:11 pm

SQUALEEEEE
Pasquale

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Re: Incoming Squale!

Post by blowfish89 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:19 pm

patstarrx wrote:SQUALEEEEE
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