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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Ryeguy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:48 am

OK - I promised Matt I would send the sample watch onto the next person so they had it on Friday, Nov. 16th.

Mother Nature didn't really cooperate in the wave department during my week and I was only able to take the watch out for one session with decent, but not spectacular, waves.

Murphy's Law held true to form and these were the waves on my home break on Friday, Nov. 16th, the day the test watch arrived in Idaho...
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/301933210[/vimeo]

One guy broke 2 boards that day. Wave height was about 10' - 15'.

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Sidheguitarist » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:09 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:48 am
the day the test watch arrived in Idaho...
I bet I know what little town you sent it to. ;)

Epic waves, for sure.

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Grahamcombat » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:17 pm

Awesome! Glad you got to tumble a little with it.

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Ryeguy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:01 am

I had some more photos from my time with the Diver-1

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M4 - 1861 style

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James Bond never had it so good!


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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by zepp21 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:04 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:01 am
I had some more photos from my time with the Diver-1

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M4 - 1861 style
Aren't assault weapons illegal in your neck of the woods??? :shifty: :gayumbrella:

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Ryeguy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:08 am

zepp21 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:04 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:01 am
I had some more photos from my time with the Diver-1

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M4 - 1861 style
Aren't assault weapons illegal in your neck of the woods??? :shifty: :gayumbrella:
I live in NH! Live, Freeze or Die!

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Sidheguitarist » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:19 am

I love the percussion lock pic, Chris!

Best "tactical" pic of an Ares to date!

Y’all better believe that George Washington would have worn a D-1 to time his nocturnal excursions when he was fathering our country, if only the tool had been available to the man with the widest lat spread in the colonies.
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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by JDC222 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 am

Sidheguitarist wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:19 am
I love the percussion lock pic, Chris!

Best "tactical" pic of an Ares to date!

Y’all better believe that George Washington would have worn a D-1 to time his nocturnal excursions when he was fathering our country, if only the tool had been available to the man with the widest lat spread in the colonies.
:salute:
Great pics for sure but wait 'til that thing gets to Canada!!! :cheers:
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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Ryeguy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 am

JDC222 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 am
Sidheguitarist wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:19 am
I love the percussion lock pic, Chris!

Best "tactical" pic of an Ares to date!

Y’all better believe that George Washington would have worn a D-1 to time his nocturnal excursions when he was fathering our country, if only the tool had been available to the man with the widest lat spread in the colonies.
:salute:
Great pics for sure but wait 'til that thing gets to Canada!!! :cheers:
Moose knuckle pics?

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by JDC222 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:25 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 am
JDC222 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 am
Sidheguitarist wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:19 am
I love the percussion lock pic, Chris!

Best "tactical" pic of an Ares to date!

Y’all better believe that George Washington would have worn a D-1 to time his nocturnal excursions when he was fathering our country, if only the tool had been available to the man with the widest lat spread in the colonies.
:salute:
Great pics for sure but wait 'til that thing gets to Canada!!! :cheers:
Moose knuckle pics?
Can't talk about it...but there will be a up-kilt shot for CaptDave for sure!
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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Grahamcombat » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:41 am

It’s amazing to me, even having been the guy that designed and made the watch, that the bezel goes between fully detailed and ghost so easily. It’s a pretty cool characteristic I think.

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Grahamcombat » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:52 pm

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Shots of a fairly rudimentary but totally effective thermo compensation test. That’s the DIVER-1 frozen 6 inches or so inside a cube of solid ice.

I used a flashlight to hit the bezel and face real quickly to get the lume shot. You can clearly see - I took a vid of it for IG - the seconds ticking away. It’s been in there for over 48 hours and keeping the same time with the DIVER-1 index model on my wrist.

Science.

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by 59yukon01 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:11 pm

Guess the only thing left is to see if it can survive Terry's flush test.

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ARES Watch Company

Post by Captdave » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:53 pm

JDC222 wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 am
JDC222 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 am
Sidheguitarist wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:19 am
I love the percussion lock pic, Chris!

Best "tactical" pic of an Ares to date!

Y’all better believe that George Washington would have worn a D-1 to time his nocturnal excursions when he was fathering our country, if only the tool had been available to the man with the widest lat spread in the colonies.
:salute:
Great pics for sure but wait 'til that thing gets to Canada!!! :cheers:
Moose knuckle pics?
Can't talk about it...but there will be a up-kilt shot for CaptDave for sure!
Hope to see you SaturdayImageImage


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Re: ARES Watch Company

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Grahamcombat » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:34 pm

UPDATE for all of you DWC DIVER-1 purchasers....

I just got back from doing a QC trip prior to assembly and everything is good to go and on track.

Hands & dials all looked great and the cases finished bead blasting & were getting their individual serial numbers.

Straps are good and were halfway through engraving.

All the packaging and box goodies are here and ready to go.

So: we’re on schedule and on track!

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by mellonb1 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:05 pm

Excellent news, Matt. Glad to hear that you didn't experience a 85-95% scrap rate on the hands like Yao :lol:

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by abuemily » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:00 pm

That’s great news, looking forward to it. Adventures and trials already planned.


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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Ryeguy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:19 pm

abuemily wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:00 pm
That’s great news, looking forward to it. Adventures and trials already planned.


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You are in NH too, correct?

I’m not certain Matt has any idea of the dumb shit things a couple NH guys could do to challenge his design paradigms.

For example, I was skiing today at Killington with -16°F temps (air temps. Less with windchill factored in) and that was just for fun.

Just wait until he sees us actually trying.

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Captdave » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:54 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
abuemily wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:00 pm
That’s great news, looking forward to it. Adventures and trials already planned.


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You are in NH too, correct?

I’m not certain Matt has any idea of the dumb shit things a couple NH guys could do to challenge his design paradigms.

For example, I was skiing today at Killington with -16°F temps (air temps. Less with windchill factored in) and that was just for fun.

Just wait until he sees us actually trying.
What’s the wind chill once you reach about 60mph?


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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by abuemily » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:54 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
abuemily wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:00 pm
That’s great news, looking forward to it. Adventures and trials already planned.


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You are in NH too, correct?

I’m not certain Matt has any idea of the dumb shit things a couple NH guys could do to challenge his design paradigms.

For example, I was skiing today at Killington with -16°F temps (air temps. Less with windchill factored in) and that was just for fun.

Just wait until he sees us actually trying.
I was out snowshoeing this morning with the dog, same temps. I could strap one onto the snowshoe. Just a start.


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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by Grahamcombat » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:01 pm

I will observe these activities from afar.

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Post by Chocodove » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:31 pm

I’m looking forward to taking mine on a few cold weather outings as well.

Like Katahdin in January :shifty:

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by ericf4 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:38 pm

I'd love to torture test one... Like on conference calls, working at my Standing desk, mouse and keyboard use etc.

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Re: ARES Watch Company

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:42 pm

abuemily wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:
abuemily wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:00 pm
That’s great news, looking forward to it. Adventures and trials already planned.


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You are in NH too, correct?

I’m not certain Matt has any idea of the dumb shit things a couple NH guys could do to challenge his design paradigms.

For example, I was skiing today at Killington with -16°F temps (air temps. Less with windchill factored in) and that was just for fun.

Just wait until he sees us actually trying.
I was out snowshoeing this morning with the dog, same temps. I could strap one onto the snowshoe. Just a start.


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