New - The Barakuda

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by Chocodove » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:48 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
RALAustin wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Ryeguy wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:54 pm
I’ll be in Vegas at Caesar’s for a week in early November. If anyone needs me to drool over some watch for them while I’m there, just let me know.

As an aside, @ Rob, where did you find that BC? I’ve been looking for one of those for my Squale 50 Atmos.

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Thank you! I am one of the minority who actually like the scent of vanilla.
Me too, I love that smell.

The BC strap Rob is referencing is indeed very nice, but I found that the holes for the tang to be spaced too far apart and it just didn’t work for me. It was either too big or too tight. Unfortunate, since I really liked the look on my Doxa 300 when I had it.
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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:00 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Ryeguy wrote:
RALAustin wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Ryeguy wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:54 pm
I’ll be in Vegas at Caesar’s for a week in early November. If anyone needs me to drool over some watch for them while I’m there, just let me know.

As an aside, @ Rob, where did you find that BC? I’ve been looking for one of those for my Squale 50 Atmos.

Holben's Fine Watch Bands. I have three of them!
Thank you! I am one of the minority who actually like the scent of vanilla.
Me too, I love that smell.

The BC strap Rob is referencing is indeed very nice, but I found that the holes for the tang to be spaced too far apart and it just didn’t work for me. It was either too big or too tight. Unfortunate, since I really liked the look on my Doxa 300 when I had it.
I have this same strap and it works great on certain watches. On some the spacing is off me also.

And I hate the smell. Lucking on this version it isn't as bad as some.

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by 1954Selmer » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:42 pm

Congrats on a super watch!

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by Zidane » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:50 pm

That looks amazing. Congrats! How wide is the strap? I need to find some more options for my Bathyscaphe. Love this watch but hate the 23mm strap options.

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by snootydog » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:40 pm

Nice one Chris :thumbsup:
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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by matt.wu » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:43 pm

:clap: that was sooner than expected.
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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by BlueSky » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:56 am

I remember reading about this one earlier this year. Just a stunner. Maybe it's me or your pics, but it looks larger than 40mm. Enjoy...

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by goaliechris » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:56 am

The lugs are 20 mm so tons of strap options. Might have to try a NATO on it next.

When I opened the box my first thought was that it was smaller than I expected (don’t think that now). I think the pics just make it look big (terrible photographer) because of how close I am to my wrist and my wrist isn’t that big - probably just 7”. For me, the size is ideal given the design.


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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by goaliechris » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:58 am

matt.wu wrote::clap: that was sooner than expected.
Same - very surprised. I was thinking November given I was 5 out of 5 for the Vegas allocation.


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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by goaliechris » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:14 am

goaliechris wrote:The lugs are 20 mm so tons of strap options. Might have to try a NATO on it next.

When I opened the box my first thought was that it was smaller than I expected (don’t think that now). I think the pics just make it look big (terrible photographer) because of how close I am to my wrist and my wrist isn’t that big - probably just 7”. For me, the size is ideal given the design.


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Here’s a better perspective of its size.

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:25 pm

Congrats it’s a great looking BP. I tried it on. It’s wears very well.

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by Panerai7 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:58 pm

Congrats on a beautiful watch
I tried it on before and really wished they made it in the normal sized case for my wrist. The dial is so cool

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by goaliechris » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:07 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:Congrats Image it’s a great looking BP. I tried it on. It’s wears very well.
Thanks!

Yes, depending on your wrist size and preference it will work for some. I’m digging the smaller size though it wears similarly to my 16710 but just a bit taller.

I’m wondering what other straps will work with this one. Definitely a NATO - just not sure which colors yet.


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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by Denizen » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:08 pm

I checked in on the Blancpain forum today and saw the mod's Barakuda pics...thought to pop here next to see what's what.

Really nice pickup...that's sure to bring a smile to your face! :cheers:

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:26 pm

Terrific watch. Actually, it's hard to think of a 50 Fathoms I don't like.

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by ncstate1201 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:03 pm

Love the kuda, sign me up when you get tired of it

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by dinexus » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:56 pm

Easily my favorite from their last two or three release cycles. Well done.

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Re: New - The Barakuda

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:02 pm

Brown nato with black hardware

OD green will work

Basic black always works too


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