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Re: New Prospex divers to be released in 2016...

Post by PGERRITY » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:10 pm

BOR. no doubt.

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Post by sierra11b » Wed May 11, 2016 11:17 am

toxicavenger wrote:
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mfxr wrote:Has anyone seen any bezel swapping on these yet?
I was thinking about what a 773 bezel swap with a 779 would be like.

You would end up with:

Blue dial / pepsi bezel (PADI style :shifty: )
Black dial / blue bezel

:think:
Exactly what I had in mind but I'm resistant being in the anti-mod camp.

I can get behind the double dome as it's an improvement to the original aesthetic and will do this eventually... I would do this mod/swap to both then if convinced.

Problem I'm having is the 773 is just so damned perfect all dark blue I'm not sure adding the pepsi dial to it would be an improvement? :scratch:

Black dial with blue would be cool but I think it would end up getting sold whereas I might be more inclined to keep both in their original configurations.

I think the only alternative is to buy another 773 and 779 and selling the blue bezel on black dial 779. You'd end up with two blue dials and one with a Pepsi bezel. The blue-on-black would move quickly to parlay the funds. Might as well add a crystal to that one, too, just in case you decided to keep it. :lol:

It has been done and looks fantastic.... Wish he kept the blue on black instead of swapping dials even though his sunburst mod is nice:

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The different shades of blue throws it off for me. But it doesn't look bad.
Got the 779 just now and can safely say both shades are the same!

Must be that the lighting was off or the contrast against the red threw it off, but they are a match for my two watches.

Just sent Duarte an email for the bezel swap and crystals. :rock:

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Re: New Prospex divers to be released in 2016...

Post by toxicavenger » Wed May 11, 2016 11:39 am

sierra11b wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
sierra11b wrote:
mfxr wrote:Has anyone seen any bezel swapping on these yet?
I was thinking about what a 773 bezel swap with a 779 would be like.

You would end up with:

Blue dial / pepsi bezel (PADI style :shifty: )
Black dial / blue bezel

:think:
Exactly what I had in mind but I'm resistant being in the anti-mod camp.

I can get behind the double dome as it's an improvement to the original aesthetic and will do this eventually... I would do this mod/swap to both then if convinced.

Problem I'm having is the 773 is just so damned perfect all dark blue I'm not sure adding the pepsi dial to it would be an improvement? :scratch:

Black dial with blue would be cool but I think it would end up getting sold whereas I might be more inclined to keep both in their original configurations.

I think the only alternative is to buy another 773 and 779 and selling the blue bezel on black dial 779. You'd end up with two blue dials and one with a Pepsi bezel. The blue-on-black would move quickly to parlay the funds. Might as well add a crystal to that one, too, just in case you decided to keep it. :lol:

It has been done and looks fantastic.... Wish he kept the blue on black instead of swapping dials even though his sunburst mod is nice:

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The different shades of blue throws it off for me. But it doesn't look bad.
Got the 779 just now and can safely say both shades are the same!

Must be that the lighting was off or the contrast against the red threw it off, but they are a match for my two watches.

Just sent Duarte an email for the bezel swap and crystals. :rock:
nice! :excited:

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Post by sierra11b » Wed May 11, 2016 11:21 pm

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This picture captures the two well. Even this low-light shot the 779 blue looks a tad brighter, but when you cover the red part with your thumb it's an "ahhhh there it is" moment when you press the bezels together.

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Post by sierra11b » Thu May 12, 2016 5:58 pm

Does anyone know the reference for the silicon strap and if you can buy it? This thing is amazing for the price. Almost want to buy the 777 to source another.

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Post by Americandave » Sat May 14, 2016 12:44 am

Buy the 777 just because! I can't take mine off.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat May 14, 2016 7:51 am

sierra11b wrote:Does anyone know the reference for the silicon strap and if you can buy it? This thing is amazing for the price. Almost want to buy the 777 to source another.
I agree I really like this new strap. Hell I like better than the older tuna strap.

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Post by andrema » Sat May 14, 2016 6:21 pm

r.palace wrote:Just saw this on WUS

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Harold's work. Quoted me $45 for the bead blast and $150 for DLC.

Never had either mod done but I'm assuming that pricing is in the ballpark.

Really love the look but that's a lot of coin to invest in this watch. Will consider it down the line if this one stays.
Is that bead blasted or is it the OEM finish on the case?
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Post by r.palace » Sat May 14, 2016 6:54 pm

andrema wrote:
r.palace wrote:Just saw this on WUS

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Harold's work. Quoted me $45 for the bead blast and $150 for DLC.

Never had either mod done but I'm assuming that pricing is in the ballpark.

Really love the look but that's a lot of coin to invest in this watch. Will consider it down the line if this one stays.
Is that bead blasted or is it the OEM finish on the case?
Blasted
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Post by Panerai7 » Sat May 14, 2016 7:03 pm

That's really a good deal for a true DLC isn't it?
iWW is $895

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat May 14, 2016 7:07 pm

Panerai7 wrote:That's really a good deal for a true DLC isn't it?
iWW is $895
everyone is about that price except for overseas. :fro:

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Post by r.palace » Sat May 14, 2016 7:18 pm

Panerai7 wrote:That's really a good deal for a true DLC isn't it?
iWW is $895
toxicavenger wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:That's really a good deal for a true DLC isn't it?
iWW is $895
everyone is about that price except for overseas. :fro:
Didn't realize that until I inquired with others. Very tempting if I pick up another 775 for a song
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Post by Panerai7 » Sat May 14, 2016 7:21 pm

r.palace wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:That's really a good deal for a true DLC isn't it?
iWW is $895
toxicavenger wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:That's really a good deal for a true DLC isn't it?
iWW is $895
everyone is about that price except for overseas. :fro:
Didn't realize that until I inquired with others. Very tempting if I pick up another 775 for a song
Hell yeah. I might even pick up a 775 for that project

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Post by andrema » Sun May 15, 2016 7:48 pm

I'd like to see one that was just DLC'd, not bead blasted.
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Post by toxicavenger » Mon May 16, 2016 8:55 am

andrema wrote:I'd like to see one that was just DLC'd, not bead blasted.
do it! :stir:

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Post by watchfactory » Wed May 18, 2016 8:32 pm

Sharing my (not a f'n) Turtles
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Post by amckiwi » Wed May 18, 2016 10:48 pm

I can see myself having that many

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed May 18, 2016 11:18 pm

watchfactory wrote:Sharing my Turtles
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I don't know you.

They are Not A Fucking Turtle

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Post by BSears » Thu May 19, 2016 7:02 am

That whole turtle moniker thing really chaps my ass. So next time someone refers to the SRP divers as a "turtle" or any variation thereof, gets to sit on the bench for a day. :stir:
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu May 19, 2016 7:53 am

BSears wrote:That whole turtle moniker thing really chaps my ass. So next time someone refers to the SRP divers as a "turtle" or any variation thereof, gets to sit on the bench for a day. :stir:
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :popcorn:

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Post by BSears » Thu May 19, 2016 7:53 am

Dibs.
You give respect, you'll get respect - you just don't know your place.

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Post by toxicavenger » Thu May 19, 2016 8:00 am

BSears wrote:Dibs.
backup dibs :salute:

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Post by jswing » Thu May 19, 2016 8:04 am

BSears wrote:That whole turtle moniker thing really chaps my ass. So next time someone refers to the SRP divers as a "turtle" or any variation thereof, gets to sit on the bench for a day. :stir:
Please do it! Make subsequent offenses harsh. I get so aggravated I want to flush mine down Terry's toilet.

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Post by toxicavenger » Thu May 19, 2016 8:10 am

jswing wrote:
BSears wrote:That whole turtle moniker thing really chaps my ass. So next time someone refers to the SRP divers as a "turtle" or any variation thereof, gets to sit on the bench for a day. :stir:
Please do it! Make subsequent offenses harsh. I get so aggravated I want to flush mine down Terry's toilet.
it's occupied right now :mrgreen:




Andrew should run a script on the forum so you can't post the word "turtle"

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Post by andrema » Thu May 19, 2016 9:38 am

Anyone see a the DLC on a ballsack that hasn't been bead blasted? I wonder how the finishing looks after the coating is applied. My fear is that my ballsack may be too shiny.
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