RMM's New BBC....

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RMM's New BBC....

Post by rockmastermike » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:12 am

Big. Black. Ceramic.

Beautifully shaped 45mm Radiomir case that sits close to the wrist and the compound curvature (tumblehome) makes it very wearable.

Ceramic case is lighter than SS a tad heavier than titanium.

We expect a certain boldness and presence with Panerai - especially in their Luminor and Submersible cases. With the Radiomir we see the (expected) legibility but paired with a flowing and curvy case.

45mm case yet slim.....no shirt cuff worries with this Panerai

Stark white hands with black edges give them a floating appearance while the White markers explode through he sandwich dial

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There is a lot going on with the case design - you have graceful arcs everywhere, you have bottom corners rounding up and wire lugs that point down

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At the end of the day it wears like a dream

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Post by Chocodove » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:14 am

Congrats! I was wondering why you were looking for 26mm straps.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:15 am

That's a cool one. Has Eric figured out if a ceramic case can handle a strap change?

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Post by jimyritz » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:18 am

Nice--love how the 45MM Rad wears...congrats...

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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:28 am

Nice catch.

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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:35 am

Does not wear as you would expect a 45mm to wear - it is slim and comfortable not big and clumsy at all.

Ceramic case but has a SS caseback, screws and wire lugs so no worries about the strap changes damaging the case (I hope) - however there are small parts to worry about. I'll report on strap changing when I get a few in.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:40 am

I was being facetious. Just make sure you use two screwdrivers.

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Post by giosdad » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:31 pm

Congrats, There was a while that I really wanted one of those.
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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:35 pm

I'm glad there was a black watch in this thread. Being DWC it wasn't a sure thing.

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Post by logan2z » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:42 pm

Love that one, congrats Mike.

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Post by logan2z » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:44 pm

rockmastermike wrote:Does not wear as you would expect a 45mm to wear - it is slim and comfortable not big and clumsy at all.

Ceramic case but has a SS caseback, screws and wire lugs so no worries about the strap changes damaging the case (I hope) - however there are small parts to worry about. I'll report on strap changing when I get a few in.
The wire lugs make strap changing a bit fiddly - small screws and it can sometimes be a bit tricky to re-seat the wire lugs into the case properly - but it's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

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Post by marchone » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:51 pm

Stunning pickup.
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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:13 pm

Sleekness! :thumbsup:
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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:14 pm

Thank you everyone - I'll test out the OP XI power reserve this weekend (manual wind - 56 hours) and so far the time is spot on yesterday and today
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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:13 pm

That's a beauty. Did you get rid of something?
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Post by sinner » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:18 pm

292? Love it...
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Post by Sidheguitarist » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:25 pm

Very nice; I love it.

Your writing is even hotter; that description put me at half-mast. :lol:
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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:53 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:13 pm
That's a beauty. Did you get rid of something?
Thanks, Chris. Not yet but I need to.
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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:54 pm

sinner wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:18 pm
292? Love it...
Yes sir - 292 :grin:
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Post by Erratic101 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:24 pm

Awesome. Congrats!!

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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:53 pm

Sidheguitarist wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:25 pm
Very nice; I love it.

Your writing is even hotter; that description put me at half-mast. :lol:
Ha! Thanks the 292 makes it easy!
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Post by dukerules » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:16 pm

Gorgeous! Enjoy it, Mike.

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Post by hobbit712 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:55 pm

Wow that's nice Mike!

Please don't​ put the U1000 up for sale. I will lust and then go home lonley.

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Post by mechnut » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:08 pm

Sexy beast! Well done Mike! I really need to to pick up a Rad...and a Sub ;)

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Post by MikeyLikesIt » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:45 pm

Nicely done Mike!

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