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    New Daytona - designed by Spike Lee

    https://www.ablogtowatch.com/les-art...tch-spike-lee/

    The cool hand Brooklyn. Cool and fresh or sacrilege?


    For me, it looks a bit Omegaesque which isn't what I'd be looking for

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    I would say an improvement, but I am not a fan of the Daytona, it kind of makes it look like a limited edition Speedmaster!

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    Awful but then I'd not expect a lot more given the association.

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    I expected something else!!!


    Itís just an old model Daytona thatís been customized, itís not the best nor the worst one out there!

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    I saw this the other day but thought it was a joke! Itís real?! Wow thatís a miss right there. Theyíve gone so far, it doesnít even resemble a Daytona anymore

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    I really like that, just a shame the Daytona is too small imo, but very nice indeed. Have to agree that it is straying into Omega looks territory, but why not some limited editions, although the chances of getting one would be zero or less.

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    Looks more like another limited edition Speedie than a Daytona.

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    Glad its out of my price range...

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    I really like that.
    Come the big lottery win it would be the third Daytona I'd buy. I'd get it right after I'd bought a classy/classic old one and a white/steel/ceramic one but I'd definitely welcome it in my hypothetical post-lottery collection.
    I like the fact that there's something unDaytona about it.

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    It's ok but would I buy it.... no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stelmo01 View Post
    Looks more like another limited edition Speedie than a Daytona.
    Agreed
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    I think it looks lovely

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    I like the colour scheme, but it just doesn't look like a Daytona. As others have said, more akin to a speedie.

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    I echo the comments about it looking like an Omega.

    I don't like it,spoils what to me is an iconic look.

    The First thought I had was it was like putting t**s on a bull.
    Last edited by Lawbreaker5000; 7th December 2017 at 14:16.

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    agree is looks like another limited edition speedmaster on first glance

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    I was expecting to hate it but I really like it. Not for that price though!


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    It's a free world and we are all allowed to buy and sell what we want at whatever price we want. Therefore let it be marketed without the usual faux horror beloved by some.

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    It's ok but if I buy it and resell it a few months later will I see my money back because I will on a standard Ceramic Daytona or the older model.

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    Too many colours and the price is a joke. Also what about servicing, Rolex won't touch it and the company producing it can go bust anytime. This is the kind of watch which will be bought by people with more money than brain and will suffer extreme depreciation in the future.

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    Spike Lee should stick to making films and keep his beak out of watch design.

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    It is a lot of colour but looks ok on the bracelet. Not something I would buy. I think it will age very badly.

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    I donít love it but itís ok.

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    I'm a big Spike Lee fan but this to me does look like a Omega / Tudor mash up

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    Would I buy it? No.
    Could I buy it? No.

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    I like it, maybe because I like the speedmaster more than Daytona

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    I'd lose the coloured buttons, then I'd rather like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    ...it kind of makes it look like a limited edition Speedmaster!
    Exactly what I was going to say.

    Also, those red hands look like the poorly-finished heat shrink you get on cheap electrical components. Wonky and bulbous.

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    I wonder if the Beckham Jnr will be allowed one? 😀

    Whilst the Newman Daytona gained iconic status because of his name I think 99% of tie ins like this put most folk (non football, rapper types) off.

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    "A deep navy blue, the color is used on the bakelite bezel"

    Can't imagine that bezel insert will last very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stelmo01 View Post
    Looks more like another limited edition Speedie than a Daytona.
    +1
    Def looks more Omega.

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    I wouldn’t say I’m mad on the colours, (although I don’t hate them), but I love the design of it. The piston pushers, the dial indices, everything.
    Lovely looking thing.
    Last edited by Dave O'Sullivan; 8th December 2017 at 14:31.

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    Worst daytona ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frequentflyer View Post
    Worst daytona ever?

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    Best Speedy ever

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    A little different, yes Omega used the colours first but it doesnít look like any Omega. Always welcome a fresh approach to watches and it will be interesting to see what direction Basel takes us. Watch this space
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    Not for me personally, much prefer my 116520. And iíll prefer a white dial ceramic even more when I get one.

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    I think it looks alright - but too xpensive for my simple price tastes.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Red and Black are my first choice for colours.
    In fact, I've just bought a Davosa Trailmaster watch in this very combination.

    In this case though, well: it's just a bit much, isn't it?
    Somewhat OTT.

    No temptation to swap from my steel with white face at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apm101 View Post
    I'd lose the coloured buttons, then I'd rather like it.
    Agreed. With plain pushers I think this would look lovely.
    I do like the fact that they are not screwdown pushers, a defunct technology given the WR, totally unnecessary.
    And the "it looks more like a Speedie" comments are a good thing, as far as I am concerned.
    The coloured insert tachy bezel has made the Daytona look so much nicer.
    Well done Spike.

    Fight the Power

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Agreed. With plain pushers I think this would look lovely.
    I do like the fact that they are not screwdown pushers, a defunct technology given the WR, totally unnecessary
    Dave
    Agreed on both counts. I like it, just not the price.

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    I like it on the bracelet.

    It doesnít really matter though as I am not really itís target market.


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    If they lost the orange hands for silver and it had silver pushers it'd be quite nice.

    One thing though, it's a Daytona better than most in that you can actually read the time easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Agreed
    Thirded, or fourthed, or whatever.

    Not that that's a bad thing, imo.

    M.

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    I really like that. Given me the idea to take my explorer to bamford and see how much it would be to fit it with a sapphire open back

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    Given the changes he had made to his limited edition Casio G-Shock, I was expecting something rather like this:



    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    Spike Lee should stick to making films and keep his beak out of watch design.
    For my tastes, he's long been a spent force in film directing, too. I'm surprised he was able to justify involving himself with such a symbol of exploitation as Rolex, though ...
    Last edited by lasz; 8th December 2017 at 14:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasz View Post
    I'm surprised he was able to justify involving himself with such a symbol of exploitation as Rolex, though ...
    How do you figure that, given that they’re one of the very few companies in the industry that doesn’t use cheap outsourced labour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belligero View Post
    How do you figure that, given that theyíre one of the very few companies in the industry that doesnít use cheap outsourced labour?
    If you don't exploit, you can't afford one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasz View Post
    If you don't exploit, you can't afford one?
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