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This or That? (Update and plug) or... THIS?

Post by Bradystraps » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:02 am

I've decided I need an Archimede Pilot in my collection. So, I am waffling back and forth between the classic black hands and the heat blued steel hands.

Which do you prefer?




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Re: This or That?

Post by pbj204 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:13 am

The heat blued hands will look black in most lighting, so there's not much difference

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Post by Joeprez » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:20 am

Blue
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Post by Rob.B » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:54 am

+1 for the blue


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Post by Chocodove » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:57 am

Blue
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Post by james80 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:05 am

Blue

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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:11 am

Black

I had a pilot with blued hands and tried to like it, without success.
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Post by Bradystraps » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:37 am

mattcantwin wrote:
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Black

I had a pilot with blued hands and tried to like it, without success.
That’s my fear as well, Matt. I really like the look of them on the black dial but wondering if I might tire of them after a bit. I usually play it conservative and was trying to get a little outside that box.
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Re: This or That?

Post by stonehead887 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:00 am

Blue. Have you thought about the Stowa Pilot? The blue hands look just right and therefore suit it well. I have have an Archimede and while I love the watch, I always thought the blue hands were too shiny, Stowa seems to have more depth. Image

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Post by Bradystraps » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:07 pm

stonehead887 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:00 am
Blue. Have you thought about the Stowa Pilot? The blue hands look just right and therefore suit it well. I have have an Archimede and while I love the watch, I always thought the blue hands were too shiny, Stowa seems to have more depth. Image

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I have considered the Stowa but like the look/specs of the Archimede better and with it being less expensive, it was a clincher for me.

Still going back and forth on the hands though. :shrug:
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Post by Ruggs » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:16 pm

+1 blue

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Post by 1954Selmer » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:56 pm

My Stowa has the blue hands and the lighting needs to be perfect to see the blue. It's nice during those blue moments. In the photo, the Archimede blue hands look very pronounced. I don't believe that it stands out like a saxophonist at a Disturbed concert...
Go blue!

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Post by BacoNoir » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:53 pm

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Post by Bradystraps » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:15 pm

1954Selmer wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:56 pm
My Stowa has the blue hands and the lighting needs to be perfect to see the blue. It's nice during those blue moments. In the photo, the Archimede blue hands look very pronounced. I don't believe that it stands out like a saxophonist at a Disturbed concert...
Go blue!

Yup. That's the consensus... the blue is much darker in reality than the pictures Archimede advertises, which is fine by me.
Leaning blue on this strap, the Hirsch Lucca.


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Re: This or That? (Update and plug) or... THIS?

Post by Bradystraps » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:44 am

After further review and consideration, I decided to pony up the extra $$$ for the Stowa 40mm version of this style watch. I didn't care for their old logo and now that they have the new one, I revisited it. The 40mm size is perfect for me and I prefer the traditional onion crown to the diamond one.

The clincher, Jorg Schauer replying to my email in 3 minutes and agreeing to ship my watch the next day to me allowing me to have by the weekend. Great service! :clap:



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Re: This or That?

Post by Joeprez » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:08 pm

Bradystraps wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:15 pm
1954Selmer wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:56 pm
My Stowa has the blue hands and the lighting needs to be perfect to see the blue. It's nice during those blue moments. In the photo, the Archimede blue hands look very pronounced. I don't believe that it stands out like a saxophonist at a Disturbed concert...
Go blue!

Yup. That's the consensus... the blue is much darker in reality than the pictures Archimede advertises, which is fine by me.
Leaning blue on this strap, the Hirsch Lucca.


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I have two of those for my Seiko Presage (there's a dark brown option too). Personally I would go with a strap with rivets, they look great with pilot watches.
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Re: This or That? (Update and plug) or... THIS?

Post by substitute » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:23 pm

Good choice going with the Stowa. I have the 40mm non-logo/non-date version from 2013 (before the logo changed).

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Re: This or That?

Post by Bradystraps » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:33 pm

Joeprez wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Bradystraps wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:15 pm
1954Selmer wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:56 pm
My Stowa has the blue hands and the lighting needs to be perfect to see the blue. It's nice during those blue moments. In the photo, the Archimede blue hands look very pronounced. I don't believe that it stands out like a saxophonist at a Disturbed concert...
Go blue!

I dig their pilot strap as well, Joe, and will wear it to sport-down the watch while wearing the Hirsch to dress it up for business.


Yup. That's the consensus... the blue is much darker in reality than the pictures Archimede advertises, which is fine by me.
Leaning blue on this strap, the Hirsch Lucca.


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I have two of those for my Seiko Presage (there's a dark brown option too). Personally I would go with a strap with rivets, they look great with pilot watches.
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Re: This or That? (Update and plug) or... THIS?

Post by AtomicTom » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:14 am

Very nice Todd, and looks like you went with the blue hands on it too ! :thumbsup: :)

What a stunning looking watch, along with combo. ..Congratulations ahead of time there !!!

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