Retras Watch's Diver

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Retras Watch's Diver

Post by AtomicTom » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:56 am

Did anyone have time to see Retras Watch's new Diver by chance?

Retras Watches is based in the Netherlands. With their new Diver,
the Retras Diver having a retro design, and classic sized 38.5mm
stainless steel case, 100m WR, domed Plexiglass crystal, and bi-
directional bezel with aluminium inlay also.

Then you also have a sunray-brushed gray-olive dial with SLN
coated applied steel indices, and hands, STP 1-11 Swiss automatic,
and leather, and NATO straps.

Here is a look...


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Monochrome, and Retras Watches with a even more guys...

https://monochrome-watches.com/retras-d ... iew-price/

https://www.retraswatches.com/

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Re: Retras Watch's Diver

Post by rockmastermike » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:10 pm

I like the dial and size
Thanks for posting, Tom

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Post by logan2z » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:28 pm

I saw this a few days ago and was surprised you hadn't posted about it Tom ;) One of the better micro divers I've seen in a while.

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Re: Retras Watch's Diver

Post by gonzomantis » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:19 pm

Odd choice to not have applied markers at 6, 9, and 12. :shrug:

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:50 pm

I kind of like it. The date window is overbearing for the dial size. The lume on the hands do not match the dial. Minute hand is to short. Diver with 100m resistance? Nope

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Post by Joeprez » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:12 pm

It reminds me of one of the Captain Cook editions.


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Post by gwells » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:39 pm

i kinda like it. pretty cool.

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Post by Axelay2003 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:01 pm

I dig the green strap.
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Post by jeckyll » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:27 pm

I read the story on monochrome and it's interesting. But I agree with Mike, the non-applied markers at key positions are odd.

But as a first effort it really interesting.

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Re: Retras Watch's Diver

Post by dnslater » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:37 am

has a nice vintage feel, but that minute hand really bugs me. I realize that some vintage divers had shorter hands, but most of them reached to the end of the markers.

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Re: Retras Watch's Diver

Post by AtomicTom » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:07 pm

Thought there was a lot to like about this one guys, but just didn't
get time to post about it Andrew. :)

Am seeing what you guys mean about the markers, and hands.
But then thought that maybe they wanted to be similar to a
particular vintage watch, or style. But not exactly the same,
and wanted to just change things up a little. :thumbsup:

Thank YOU guys as always !!!

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Post by Jeep99dad » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:21 pm

Not bad at all. Hand length bothers me a bit tho.
First thing I thought of when I looked at the first pic was Rado
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Re: Retras Watch's Diver

Post by gonzomantis » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:19 pm

AtomicTom wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Thought there was a lot to like about this one guys, but just didn't
get time to post about it Andrew. :)

Am seeing what you guys mean about the markers, and hands.
But then thought that maybe they wanted to be similar to a
particular vintage watch, or style. But not exactly the same,
and wanted to just change things up a little. :thumbsup:

Thank YOU guys as always !!!
There is a lot to like, but those issues are a problem for me. It doesn't matter to me if it is replicating a vintage, if that vintage design had issues. :grin:

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Re: Retras Watch's Diver

Post by Chocodove » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:11 pm

I don't really know too much about vintage divers - was it common for them to have bi-directional bezels back in the day?
- Todd

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Re: Retras Watch's Diver

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:13 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:11 pm
I don't really know too much about vintage divers - was it common for them to have bi-directional bezels back in the day?
yes

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Re: Retras Watch's Diver

Post by Chocodove » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:19 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:13 pm
Chocodove wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:11 pm
I don't really know too much about vintage divers - was it common for them to have bi-directional bezels back in the day?
yes
:thumbsup:
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Re: Retras Watch's Diver

Post by Steve O. » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:31 am

Nice, but pricey for what it is.
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Re: Retras Watch's Diver

Post by AtomicTom » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:30 am

gonzomantis wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:19 pm
AtomicTom wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:07 pm
Thought there was a lot to like about this one guys, but just didn't
get time to post about it Andrew. :)

Am seeing what you guys mean about the markers, and hands.
But then thought that maybe they wanted to be similar to a
particular vintage watch, or style. But not exactly the same,
and wanted to just change things up a little. :thumbsup:

Thank YOU guys as always !!!
There is a lot to like, but those issues are a problem for me. It doesn't matter to me if it is replicating a vintage, if that vintage design had issues. :grin:

You really make an excellent point Mike. :salute:

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