New Eterna KonTiki Divers

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New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by AtomicTom » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:18 am

Remember the KonTiki Bronze guys? Now there are three brand new stainless steel
versions being unveiled.

Marking the 70th Anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl's legendary voyage from Peru to
Polynesia. The three new stainless steel versions have 44mm cases, 200m WR,
unidirectional rotating ceramic bezels, matte "cracklepaint" dials with Super-
Luminova markers, and hands. On the white dial though, you have a lume dial
instead with added black/grey Super-Luminova everyone.

Movements within the KonTiki Divers look to be the Sellita SW200 instead of in-
house 3902A this time around, with a date window at 4:30. Plus there are choices
of bracelet, and rubber straps as well. Even the case-backs are cool...

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Fratello watches with a closer look guys...

https://www.fratellowatches.com/eterna-kontiki-diver/
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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by Chocodove » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:20 am

I like these, weird bezel and all. Thanks for the heads up, Tom.
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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by AtomicTom » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:30 am

Chocodove wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:20 am
I like these, weird bezel and all. Thanks for the heads up, Tom.
You got it Todd ! :) :thumbsup: Really liking these a lot too to be honest.

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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by BSears » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:32 am

I like the blue one. Doubt I'll get one though. I don't care for those hands. :think:
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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:41 am

digging the granite dial. will give take it for a spin if Joma sells those for 60% off

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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by Chocodove » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:42 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:41 am
digging the granite dial. will give take it for a spin if Joma sells those for 60% off
Yeah, that dial is cool and I'd be in at that price as well.
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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by BSears » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:47 am

Chocodove wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:42 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:41 am
digging the granite dial. will give take it for a spin if Joma sells those for 60% off
Yeah, that dial is cool and I'd be in at that price as well.
I should have qualified my earlier statement regarding doubts of picking one up. With a discount (steep), quite possibly.
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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by rockmastermike » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:48 am

I Like the 1st one you posted, Tom - thanks!

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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:49 am

I want to like Eterna divers, but the odd choices of hands leaves me cold. Otherwise I dig it.

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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by Ryeguy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:33 pm

I like the blue best as well, although I'm still trying to figure out how to use that bezel. I'm also kind of perplexed at how they decided to completely eliminate the 4 o'clock indice and simply have the date wheel displayed there.

I think this is why the blue looks best to me - the date window serves the purpose of the 4 o'clock marker. The white dial version looks really odd with that big gap between 3 and 5.

Eterna also missed the opportunity to re-use those fitted rubber straps they offered on the KonTiki date. Those look nice and I would own one for my KonTiki date if Eterna didn't want $600 to buy one.

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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by poppydog » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:00 am

I like the black one, but how the hell does the bezel work? :scratch:
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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by demer03 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:51 am

Nod to the original, but it comes off like a micro.

Prefer the originals.

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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by dnslater » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:42 am

The bezel is a decompression gauge, like Doxa uses, but Doxa doubles up and pairs it with a standard countdown bezel. The Eterna bezel is cool, but not practical for most of us. I like the watch a lot though. Wish it was 42mm.

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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by River Rat » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:49 am

Dam thing larger than my Issued Eterna Kontiki Super IDF that's 42 mm with 20 mm lugs. If they used that size instead of 44 MM and 22 lugs might not be bad. This is another alarm clock.

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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by jimyritz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:50 am

Interesting---mixed on the date window and prefer a 42 case..

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Re: New Eterna KonTiki Divers

Post by 1watchaholic » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:34 pm

Oddly I kind of like them. The bezel is pretty strange but I guess that is the uniqueness of the watch. Maybe a nice Black Friday later in the year and I'll take one home.
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