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Post by JBZ » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:37 am

I have to say, this looks pretty good. I've never been a fan of the green dialed, gold hands version, but I could definitely see myself wearing this one.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:42 am

looks great! considering i am not a fan of the og version

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another Hodinkee collaboration: seiko alpinist

Post by gwells » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:44 am

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personally i never liked the alpinist green/yellow dial, so i like this blue/white combo much better.

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Post by Aaron Shapiro » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:47 am

6r and sapphire as well...

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:49 am

That’s really nice. I sold the green one as it is a little small for me, but I loved the look.
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Post by Panerai7 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:50 am

Looks great but small as the original

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Post by JBZ » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:50 am

I also think it looks great and I've never been a fan of the green dialed version. Although it might take away from the more casual nature of the watch, I think this one would look great on a SS jubilee.

I started a separate thread on this - maybe the mods could merge them?

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Post by aikiman44 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 am

Looks great to me. Perfect ‘vintage’ size.
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Post by JBZ » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:50 am
Looks great but small as the original
I know some folks will find it small, but 39-40mm is my sweet spot.
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Post by JBZ » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:52 am

JBZ wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:50 am
I also think it looks great and I've never been a fan of the green dialed version. Although it might take away from the more casual nature of the watch, I think this one would look great on a SS jubilee.

I started a separate thread on this - maybe the mods could merge them?

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Cool - thanks Chris.
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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:06 am

Not bad especially since it's not as blingy as the original, but I really dislike that strap they matched it with.

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Post by 3migo » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:08 am

Really wanted to dislike it because of the Dink factor, but damn I love this.

Never got into the green color before hand, but the blue and upgraded movement sent me over the edge. Order placed. I'll post up some pics when it arrives.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:10 am

3migo wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:08 am
Really wanted to dislike it because of the Dink factor, but damn I love this.

Never got into the green color before hand, but the blue and upgraded movement sent me over the edge. Order placed. I'll post up some pics when it arrives.
the movement is the same as before, they were 6r15's

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Post by logan2z » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:38 am

3migo wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:08 am
Really wanted to dislike it because of the Dink factor
It doesn't sound like Hodinkee had anything to do with the design/development of the watch, they are just the exclusive retailer.

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Post by 3migo » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:50 am

toxicavenger wrote:
3migo wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:08 am
Really wanted to dislike it because of the Dink factor, but damn I love this.

Never got into the green color before hand, but the blue and upgraded movement sent me over the edge. Order placed. I'll post up some pics when it arrives.
the movement is the same as before, they were 6r15's
Was the original really a 6R? I thought they had the 4R. Huh. Never mind then.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:51 am

3migo wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:50 am
toxicavenger wrote:
3migo wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:08 am
Really wanted to dislike it because of the Dink factor, but damn I love this.

Never got into the green color before hand, but the blue and upgraded movement sent me over the edge. Order placed. I'll post up some pics when it arrives.
the movement is the same as before, they were 6r15's
Was the original really a 6R? I thought they had the 4R. Huh. Never mind then.
nope

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Post by Chocodove » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:01 am

So much better than the green. Love it.
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:05 am

Chocodove wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:01 am
So much better than the green. Love it.
yeah right. who wanted to look like a pimp in the woods?

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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:09 am

3migo wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
3migo wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:08 am
Really wanted to dislike it because of the Dink factor, but damn I love this.

Never got into the green color before hand, but the blue and upgraded movement sent me over the edge. Order placed. I'll post up some pics when it arrives.
the movement is the same as before, they were 6r15's
Was the original really a 6R? I thought they had the 4R. Huh. Never mind then.
Wouldn't say the 6r is an upgrade over the 4r anyway based on my experience.

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Post by homathetes » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:12 am

Ordered. After having the green for three years I am ready for an update. Previous version of strap was garbage. This one looks decent

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Post by Ruggs » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:14 am

sold out already haha

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Post by 3migo » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:16 am

59yukon01 wrote:
3migo wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
3migo wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:08 am
Really wanted to dislike it because of the Dink factor, but damn I love this.

Never got into the green color before hand, but the blue and upgraded movement sent me over the edge. Order placed. I'll post up some pics when it arrives.
the movement is the same as before, they were 6r15's
Was the original really a 6R? I thought they had the 4R. Huh. Never mind then.
Wouldn't say the 6r is an upgrade over the 4r anyway based on my experience.
I've always had great experience with the 6r. But my experience with the 4 is pretty limited.

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Post by JBZ » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:21 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:05 am
Chocodove wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:01 am
So much better than the green. Love it.
yeah right. who wanted to look like a pimp in the woods?
That's what I always thought was odd about the watch. It's supposed to be an adventurer's watch. So you make it come standard with a jade green dial and gold cathedral hands and gold markers? It's weird. I think Seiko did a black dialed version some years ago - I remember that one looking pretty good.
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Post by sierra11b » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:30 am

When the green arrived I literally taped the same box back up and relisted that same day. Was so disappointed overall and I can’t really put my finger on why... size was a bit quirky and I was expecting more emerald green instead of olive.

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Post by tmw » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:41 am

I ordered. It was the dial color. Finally an "adventure" watch that actually looks the part.

Always wanted to try this, but the green with gold always looked off to me - in a cheesey sort of way.

And its the hodinkee watch. It will be relatively easy to flip.
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