New Samurai

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Re: New Samurai

Post by r.palace » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:27 am

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The biggest surprise for me is that Amazon is involved.
I remember Amazon being the sole distributor (Amazon exclusive) for the Orient Mako in Yellow. It sold out quick and made it the most collectible dial variant.
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Re: New Samurai

Post by streetracer101 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:10 am

Price seems a little steep. Is this LE?

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Re: New Samurai

Post by 59yukon01 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:27 am

Amazon indicates a 10% discount will be applied to that price up until November 12th. No need to rush and place an order as far as I'm concerned, and there is no mention yet of this being an LE.

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Re: New Samurai

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Re: New Samurai

Post by HapaHapa » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:14 pm

CGSshorty wrote:I ordered one. I’m glad they didn’t screw it up. The only thing I may have changed is the bezel. All black may have been a better choice.
This is what they were going after. Original was titanium and awesome hands. I should have kept the second one i bought instead of selling both.
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Re: New Samurai

Post by Skinny Rogers » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:35 pm

48mm lug to lug makes this very wearable for many.

I’m ordering...

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Re: New Samurai

Post by HapaHapa » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:17 pm

I’m still pissed they changed the hands. I want an old version in Titanium. I’d be willing to trade a white dial old version and add $, unless new version is available in Ti for reasonable cost of course.
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Re: New Samurai

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:41 pm

Ti would have been nice but the hands I don't love either set but doable on the new one

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Re: New Samurai

Post by R_Ongjoco » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:59 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:17 pm
I’m still pissed they changed the hands. I want an old version in Titanium. I’d be willing to trade a white dial old version and add $, unless new version is available in Ti for reasonable cost of course.
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Re: New Samurai

Post by Torrid » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:57 pm

Call me crazy but I love the Monster style hands. It’s actually the only thing I like about the Monster. The high polished versions look great and I think the new orange looks great with black hands.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by spring-diver » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:11 pm

Very cool!
However I’ll wait until they’re available overseas...$150 less
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Re: New Samurai

Post by sierra11b » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:12 pm

I really like this one and I never had a problem with these hands.

Kinda wish that they applies the Clous de Paris embossing to the dial.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by CGSshorty » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:30 pm

sierra11b wrote:I really like this one and I never had a problem with these hands.

Kinda wish that they applies the Clous de Paris embossing to the dial.
I like the hands, too. I’m glad they left the dial smooth. I don’t think that would have worked as well on orange.
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Re: New Samurai

Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:00 pm

Exact same handset from the Gen 1 OM, so they don't bother me. Shogun uses the same hour and minute hand as well, like what's been put on the other Samurai models. Obviously Seiko likes them a lot.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by pbj204 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:22 pm

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Just got this one. It wears smaller than the NAFT, which is great for me.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by CGSshorty » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:31 pm

That’s my favorite PADI. The wave dial looks great.
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Re: New Samurai

Post by sierra11b » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:58 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:31 pm
That’s my favorite PADI. The wave dial looks great.
Man that is fantastic!

Might need to find the reference for this and wait. But after your last post on the textured Orange dial I agree with you on it not being textured, and as an avid Giants fan, that color appeals to me in more ways than being a classic diver color.

My dilemma with PADI on the dial is a bit strange... I'd proudly wear a vintage Scubapro Seiko or COMEX (who wouldn't refuse that?), but feel a bit strange as a non scuba guy. I've never considered the JLC Navy SEALs just because I never rated a Trident, but did serve in a SOC unit amongst many bubble wearing dudes, but my capacity in the unit was as equally specialized but in a different area.

I don't know how else to justify my stance other than the PADI symbol sucks and it's too commercialized.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by Chocodove » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:05 pm

pbj204 wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:22 pm
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Just got this one. It wears smaller than the NAFT, which is great for me.
That looks great. Where did you source it?
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Re: New Samurai

Post by pbj204 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:51 pm

I got it at Macys in NYC. 25% off MSRP

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Re: New Samurai

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:58 pm

^^^That is a sweet watch

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Re: New Samurai

Post by 59yukon01 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:40 am

Starting to see real world pics of the Orange Samurai show up on WUS. While I love the Orange dial, the off colored orange portion on the bezel ruins it for me, at least judging by the pictures I've seen so far.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:04 am

59yukon01 wrote:Starting to see real world pics of the Orange Samurai show up on WUS. While I love the Orange dial, the off colored orange portion on the bezel ruins it for me, at least judging by the pictures I've seen so far.
I like it, but I think my orange NAFT turned out better. I’m glad I canceled my order, especially at that price.
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Re: New Samurai

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:08 am

pbj204 wrote:I got it at Macys in NYC. 25% off MSRP

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That’s fantastic. The dial texture reminds me of the Omega Seamster.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by 59yukon01 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:35 am

CGSshorty wrote:
59yukon01 wrote:Starting to see real world pics of the Orange Samurai show up on WUS. While I love the Orange dial, the off colored orange portion on the bezel ruins it for me, at least judging by the pictures I've seen so far.
I like it, but I think my orange NAFT turned out better. I’m glad I canceled my order, especially at that price.
Yours did turn out nice, and agree they were a bit pricey.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by Torrid » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:54 pm

I agree, your custom build is sweet. I like the new style Samurai and the NAFT. After owning both for awhile I prefer the NAFT and an orange NAFT would likely make me want to buy. The Samurai is a keeper for sure but the design and size of the NAFT is damn near perfect.

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