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Post by Dynamite_Kid19 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:54 am

Hodinkee has a nice write up. Still wish there were more shots of the bracelet and clasp.

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:56 pm

Dynamite_Kid19 wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:54 am
Hodinkee has a nice write up. Still wish there were more shots of the bracelet and clasp.

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Here you go https://www.instagram.com/p/BgtIJNgnE99 ... montawatch

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgoezitnn6z ... montawatch

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:45 pm

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/monta ... g-hands-on

Original Oceanking with Eterna movt in top pic. New version with Sellita in bottom pic
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Post by Dynamite_Kid19 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:26 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Dynamite_Kid19 wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:54 am
Hodinkee has a nice write up. Still wish there were more shots of the bracelet and clasp.

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Here you go https://www.instagram.com/p/BgtIJNgnE99 ... montawatch

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgoezitnn6z ... montawatch
That is a pretty nice setup.

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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:39 am

Dynamite_Kid19 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:26 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Dynamite_Kid19 wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:54 am
Hodinkee has a nice write up. Still wish there were more shots of the bracelet and clasp.

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Here you go https://www.instagram.com/p/BgtIJNgnE99 ... montawatch

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgoezitnn6z ... montawatch
That is a pretty nice setup.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:41 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:45 pm
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/monta ... g-hands-on

Original Oceanking with Eterna movt in top pic. New version with Sellita in bottom pic
That bottom one looks a little "value engineered" to me. Could just be the picture, but it doesn't look as nice as the original.

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JP Chestnut wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:45 pm
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/monta ... g-hands-on

Original Oceanking with Eterna movt in top pic. New version with Sellita in bottom pic
That bottom one looks a little "value engineered" to me. Could just be the picture, but it doesn't look as nice as the original.
I like they thinner model and the new sapphire. I'll snag one once they start getting flipped. My OK gets worn all the time. It's cheap enough that I don't care if I ding it but it's nice enough that it makes me care less about my more expensive watches.

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Post by Dynamite_Kid19 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:31 pm

I have to admit, the more I look and read opinions, the more drawn in I am getting. The blue really calls to me. I've wanted a Tudor Pelagos but this could scratch that itch in both colors with money to spare.

Was the bezel lumed on the Gen 1 Eterna model?

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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:46 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:10 am
The irony is I wouldn't be so hung up on the bent GMT hand if there were glaring issues with the rest of the package.

I actually quite like the GMT version, but the bent hand is like a wart on an otherwise beautiful face. I just can't unsee it.

I think the term we used in college was "butter face" - as in, everything is hot, butter face.
I did a lot of butter faces back in the day.ImageImageImage

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Post by CGSshorty » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:56 pm

Had anyone tried the Oceanking on an Isofrane?
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Post by streetracer101 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:12 pm

Dynamite_Kid19 wrote:I have to admit, the more I look and read opinions, the more drawn in I am getting. The blue really calls to me. I've wanted a Tudor Pelagos but this could scratch that itch in both colors with money to spare.

Was the bezel lumed on the Gen 1 Eterna model?

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Post by toxicavenger » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:06 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Had anyone tried the Oceanking on an Isofrane?
I dont' think so. Most of them use the stock rubber strap. And it is a really nice strap, so maybe that is why someone hasn't tried it yet.

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:33 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Had anyone tried the Oceanking on an Isofrane?
I dont' think so. Most of them use the stock rubber strap. And it is a really nice strap, so maybe that is why someone hasn't tried it yet.
Nothing is more comfortable than an Isofrane, though.
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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:59 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Had anyone tried the Oceanking on an Isofrane?
I dont' think so. Most of them use the stock rubber strap. And it is a really nice strap, so maybe that is why someone hasn't tried it yet.
Nothing is more comfortable than an Isofrane, except a nato.
Exactly!

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:04 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:33 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Had anyone tried the Oceanking on an Isofrane?
I dont' think so. Most of them use the stock rubber strap. And it is a really nice strap, so maybe that is why someone hasn't tried it yet.
Nothing is more comfortable than an Isofrane, though.
Everest rubber strap is :salute:

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CGSshorty wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Had anyone tried the Oceanking on an Isofrane?
I dont' think so. Most of them use the stock rubber strap. And it is a really nice strap, so maybe that is why someone hasn't tried it yet.
Nothing is more comfortable than an Isofrane, though.
If I had a 20mm iso, I'd probably use it in lieu of the stock rubber. The stock strap is nice, but the keepers are too big, so the strap end constantly comes out of it. Unfortunately, isofrane seems to be one of the only rubbers that doesn't have this problem.

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streetracer101 wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:16 am
CGSshorty wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Had anyone tried the Oceanking on an Isofrane?
I dont' think so. Most of them use the stock rubber strap. And it is a really nice strap, so maybe that is why someone hasn't tried it yet.
Nothing is more comfortable than an Isofrane, though.
If I had a 20mm iso, I'd probably use it in lieu of the stock rubber. The stock strap is nice, but the keepers are too big, so the strap end constantly comes out of it. Unfortunately, isofrane seems to be one of the only rubbers that doesn't have this problem.

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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:44 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:04 pm
CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:33 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Had anyone tried the Oceanking on an Isofrane?
I dont' think so. Most of them use the stock rubber strap. And it is a really nice strap, so maybe that is why someone hasn't tried it yet.
Nothing is more comfortable than an Isofrane, though.
Everest rubber strap is :salute:
So many choices in straps are more comfortable than Iso

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Post by alund » Tue May 08, 2018 4:02 am

I asked Justin at Monta if they had any comparison shots of and Ocean King and a Tudor Black Bay. Below is what they sent me as I wanted to see how they looked against one another
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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue May 08, 2018 6:36 am

Head on the Tudor looks so much better. Side view it looks so much worse. The 41mm BB mid case design sucks SO BAD.

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Post by Ryeguy » Tue May 08, 2018 6:54 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:36 am
Head on the Tudor looks so much better. Side view it looks so much worse. The 41mm BB mid case design sucks SO BAD.
I have to agree with Jacob on this one. The Monta looks almost Seiko SKX007-like having the rounded lugs. The Tudor has that crisp, polished bevel which appears more precise.

I also agree the Tudor BB looks ridiculously slab sided. That said, the polish on the Tudor looks much better. The Monta seems to have a bit of orange-peel effect, especially on the left hand case side and lug where the Tudor appears uniform and smooth. Hard to say, though, as the Monta also appears to have a bunch of dust on it, so it could just be smudges.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue May 08, 2018 6:56 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:54 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:36 am
Head on the Tudor looks so much better. Side view it looks so much worse. The 41mm BB mid case design sucks SO BAD.
I have to agree with Jacob on this one. The Monta looks almost Seiko SKX007-like having the rounded lugs. The Tudor has that crisp, polished bevel which appears more precise.

I also agree the Tudor BB looks ridiculously slab sided. That said, the polish on the Tudor looks much better. The Monta seems to have a bit of orange-peel effect, especially on the left hand case side and lug where the Tudor appears uniform and smooth. Hard to say, though, as the Monta also appears to have a bunch of dust on it, so it could just be smudges.
Even so, there's zero doubt about which watch I'd rather have 7 years from now. In any case, the BB58 is better than either of these.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue May 08, 2018 8:13 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:54 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:36 am
Head on the Tudor looks so much better. Side view it looks so much worse. The 41mm BB mid case design sucks SO BAD.
I have to agree with Jacob on this one. The Monta looks almost Seiko SKX007-like having the rounded lugs. The Tudor has that crisp, polished bevel which appears more precise.

I also agree the Tudor BB looks ridiculously slab sided. That said, the polish on the Tudor looks much better. The Monta seems to have a bit of orange-peel effect, especially on the left hand case side and lug where the Tudor appears uniform and smooth. Hard to say, though, as the Monta also appears to have a bunch of dust on it, so it could just be smudges.
Its a prototype watch. So I am sure the delivered version who be even nicer. Like my Triumph was. :thumbsup:

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Post by streetracer101 » Wed May 16, 2018 5:17 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:54 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:36 am
Head on the Tudor looks so much better. Side view it looks so much worse. The 41mm BB mid case design sucks SO BAD.
I have to agree with Jacob on this one. The Monta looks almost Seiko SKX007-like having the rounded lugs. The Tudor has that crisp, polished bevel which appears more precise.

I also agree the Tudor BB looks ridiculously slab sided. That said, the polish on the Tudor looks much better. The Monta seems to have a bit of orange-peel effect, especially on the left hand case side and lug where the Tudor appears uniform and smooth. Hard to say, though, as the Monta also appears to have a bunch of dust on it, so it could just be smudges.
Even so, there's zero doubt about which watch I'd rather have 7 years from now. In any case, the BB58 is better than either of these.
The bb58 looks to be the one everyone else should strive for.
The montas don't photo well. They have intricate cases that are very dimensional and photo poorly, but they look great in real life.
While I'd take a 58 over an OP any day, it's also more than double the price.

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed May 16, 2018 8:47 am

streetracer101 wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:54 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:36 am
Head on the Tudor looks so much better. Side view it looks so much worse. The 41mm BB mid case design sucks SO BAD.
I have to agree with Jacob on this one. The Monta looks almost Seiko SKX007-like having the rounded lugs. The Tudor has that crisp, polished bevel which appears more precise.

I also agree the Tudor BB looks ridiculously slab sided. That said, the polish on the Tudor looks much better. The Monta seems to have a bit of orange-peel effect, especially on the left hand case side and lug where the Tudor appears uniform and smooth. Hard to say, though, as the Monta also appears to have a bunch of dust on it, so it could just be smudges.
Even so, there's zero doubt about which watch I'd rather have 7 years from now. In any case, the BB58 is better than either of these.
The bb58 looks to be the one everyone else should strive for.
The montas don't photo well. They have intricate cases that are very dimensional and photo poorly, but they look great in real life.
While I'd take a 58 over an OP any day, it's also more than double the price.

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That “photo poorly” is a very real thing. My Vertex is amazing in person, but it just doesn’t convey in photos. On the flip side; I found the Pelagos really nice in photos, but it seems less so in person.

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