New model and new brand!!!

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:17 am

Graeme wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I think I love you Graeme.

The ONLY thing I would have liked to see different is a white on black date wheel.

Superb new piece sir.
I did consider that but I went for the white dial because it is easier to read and I thought it looked better because it echoed the hour markers.
I agree 100%. The date window nicely mimics the 12 o'clock marker. What's the lug to lug on this?

On edit- 51mm. Not too big.

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by Torrid » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:58 am

I love this. The OD green is perfect.

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:01 pm

Graeme wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I think I love you Graeme.

The ONLY thing I would have liked to see different is a white on black date wheel.

Superb new piece sir.
I did consider that but I went for the white dial because it is easier to read and I thought it looked better because it echoed the hour markers.
On second thought, I agree. :grin:

Being a nato whore I will order one. Just need to go home and see what stuff I can sell off to scratch a little cash together.

Are they DLC or PVD?

Any chance of a blasted or brushed version?

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by Terpits » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:01 pm

JP Chestnut wrote: I agree 100%. The date window nicely mimics the 12 o'clock marker.
Loved how the date window on the Pelagos did this. And I love it on this one too.

And the logo! Kinda batmannish but cool nonetheless.
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by dukerules » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:17 pm

I dig it.

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by foodle » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:37 pm

Looks great. And at a good price. :thumbsup:

As for the site, can you mention the (double) domed crystal in the description? Is it AR coated (inside or outside)?
Also, can you mention the type of luminous material used (presumably BG W9 or C3 Luminova)? And maybe show a lume shot?

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:40 pm

Looks good. Nice markers

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:10 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Graeme wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I think I love you Graeme.

The ONLY thing I would have liked to see different is a white on black date wheel.

Superb new piece sir.
I did consider that but I went for the white dial because it is easier to read and I thought it looked better because it echoed the hour markers.
On second thought, I agree. :grin:

Being a nato whore I will order one. Just need to go home and see what stuff I can sell off to scratch a little cash together.

Are they DLC or PVD?

Any chance of a blasted or brushed version?
PVD it seems

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by cdnwatchguy » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:06 pm

I really like these, but fixed lug bars are a deal breaker for me.
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:13 pm

DWC group buy :lol:
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by Marjak » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:13 pm

Like 'em a lot Graeme! Congrats man
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by SCM64 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:26 pm

That looks solid Graeme, best wishes! :fro:
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by BSears » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:44 pm

Most solid, Graeme. Lots to like here.
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:01 pm

Graeme wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I think I love you Graeme.

The ONLY thing I would have liked to see different is a white on black date wheel.

Superb new piece sir.
I did consider that but I went for the white dial because it is easier to read and I thought it looked better because it echoed the hour markers.

Graeme -

Some items for clarification please;

Are they DLC or PVD? (I realize it states PVD, but it looks really well done so I want to confirm?)

Any chance of a blasted or brushed version?

The photo above shows a black border around the date window, but the website photos show what appears to be chrome - which type of border is around the window? (hoping for black)

The cover photo on website suggests orange and white dials, are these forthcoming anytime soon?

Thanks!

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by manitoujoe » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:46 pm

SWEET!!!!!
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by T.R. » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:31 am

Tough. Very bad ass. But the lug bars are fixed? :(

I really like that you took the cost of a fancy box out of the equation. Nothing is free and I personally hate paying for fancy boxes that I have to store in a closet, that do absolutely nothing for me. That was one thing I appreciated about my original Marathon SAR. :thumbsup:
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by jeckyll » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:16 am

Agree with the comments.

Good size, right price, white date wheel actually works to balance the dial.

Not sure I'd happy wearing a watch that can _only_ be worn with Natos, though I do wear them a lot. An option with hex or even one sided screw bar (like AEgir) would be awesome and provide for some flexibility.

They look bad ass!
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:36 am

I appreciate the function over form aspect of this watch. Fixed lugs will surely be criticized by many, but the only other fixed-lug watch currently available is the CWC, which is a little small for many of us. As previously mentioned, for use in LE/Military/sportsman like situations, this will provide a no-frills alternative.

As soon as my stuff sells I'm an owner.

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by andrema » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:43 am

hoppyjr wrote:I appreciate the function over form aspect of this watch. Fixed lugs will surely be criticized by many, but the only other fixed-lug watch currently available is the CWC, which is a little small for many of us. As previously mentioned, for use in LE/Military/sportsman like situations, this will provide a no-frills alternative.

As soon as my stuff sells I'm an owner.
Bertucci make fixed lug also, both quartz and automatic
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:48 am

I didn't know.

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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by moishlashen » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:00 pm

That's a solid watch. OD green is fantastic in theory and it looks great.
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by Graeme » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:01 pm

Hi Guys,
Thank you for all your thoughts and comments.

I will try and answer all the above questions,

Cases are PVD, not DLC. The PVD is the same as we use on the SAS cases. The only difference is the Míleata cases are sandblasted prior to coating.

The logo is derived from a viking axe. We took the axe head and doubled it up to form a double-headed axe.

Crystal has AR coating on inside.

Lume is BGW9

Only PVD cases at the moment.

The hour markers and date window are plated black. They are plated over silver so it does catch a little bit of light.

There are other colour dials in the plan but I don't want to discuss too much of our future projects ;)

I understand fixed lug bars won't be for everyone, but we believe it is the right choice for a proper military watch.
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by BBK357 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:02 pm

That looks great, more my style.
Congrats on the new company.
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by Nomadz » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:19 pm

Looks great. I like the fixed bars. The whole concept is great.
Price is right. The green Is fantastic. Like the logo.

Great job. I will be getting one too.
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Re: New model and new brand!!!

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:26 pm

Fantastic! As soon as I can, I'm in.

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