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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It's not the movement that makes it thick, it's the 1000 metre water resistance.

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    Why does it have to be 1000m ? Couldn't it be 1000 feet, and hence the slimmer watch that people actually seem to want ?

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    Is this still a concept Eddie? Or has the concept moved on? No pressure :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Is this still a concept Eddie? Or has the concept moved on? No pressure :-)
    The three Everests will come before this, assuming the bracelet is suitable.

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    Lovely. If this go ahead I Will order a yelow with blue bezel....

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The three Everests will come before this, assuming the bracelet is suitable.

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    Everi?

    Where do the 32s fit in?

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    Agree that a thinner, 1000 ft waterproof version would be awesome. And please consider a blue dial with orange bezel!

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    Oooo matron! Missed this one, noice!

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    "... Smiths Caribbean 1000 dive watch - September/October 2019"


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


    Eddie
    Make it 1000ft rather than 1000 metres, whale poop ends up down there and my Cyklon DV might struggle.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Any news on this,, at all?
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    ... just checking the piggy bank...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It's not the movement that makes it thick, it's the 1000 metre water resistance.

    Eddie
    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    Why does it have to be 1000m ? Couldn't it be 1000 feet, and hence the slimmer watch that people actually seem to want ?
    Quote Originally Posted by nyonya View Post
    Agree that a thinner, 1000 ft waterproof version would be awesome.......................

    At least for me, its classic 1960's to later sometimes wildly unconventional 70's aesthetics are not what made the original Jenny Caribbeans the ultimate dive watch design, it was, specifically, the beautifully simple, economically practical, comprehensively useable in all situations and conditions, and absolutely overall brilliant and bullet-proof real world addressing technological case design of a superlative and peerless nature surpassing even that of the deceptively inexpensive but incredibly well designed Vostok Amphibians developed for the resourceful Russian military that made the original Caribbean specification case divers, if not receiving of, then certainly at least fully deserving of the highest level of earned horological respect as far as use-it-for-anything divers watches go even beyond that accorded the genuinely magnificent original size Rolex SeaDwellers.

    As regards making this as currently proposed a 2-piece case design homage to the original front-loading monocoque, or monobloc, one-piece case design Jenny Caribbeans, I believe I'm technically correct in respectfully saying that an original design monobloc case Caribbean 1000 could, with no loss of strength or torsion resistance, be made thinner in profile than could an equivalent 1000m WR rated 2-piece case Caribbean homage.

    As regards cost effectiveness, if Citizen can make such relatively inexpensive (not to mention quite relatively thin) use of the front loading one-piece monocoque case design for its earlier to more recent 300m WR rated "Ray Mears" series heavy-duty field watches, and also for its older and long popular but now unfortunately discontinued ref. BN0000-04H 300m Professional Eco-Drive Divers Watches (one of which just retired as my main beater and grab-n-go for 7 or 8 years, or so, and this full on 300m WR rated divers watch is incredibly thin and compact, as well as, given the high quality and specs of it, I think very cheaply bought at only about 165 USD, or so, brand new back in 2011), then I would have to think, or at least hope, that a well done Timefactors version of a true monobloc case Jenny Caribbean design diver could also be made and sold at both a good profit for TF and a competitive price for consumers.

    Having made all the above comments, though, I also have to add that the aesthetics of this one are really getting to a nice state --- I think it's starting to look great and I'm glad the "pointy" flayed legs and arms look of the lugs some of the originals had is not included.
    Last edited by Rollon; 4th August 2019 at 02:18.

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    Looks like Ollech and Wajs are releasing their own homage of the Caribbean soon. Just saw a short teaser on their instagram.

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    Last edited by Inq24; 6th August 2019 at 22:12.

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    Caribbean

    Seen the O&W teasers and your pic and its missing something for me - that and the almost 50mm lug to lug on the sub 40mm case (seems to be a miss for both the large and small wristed) and the narrow bezel insert and almost-as-wide brushed steel bezel edge ….hmmm not for me. By contrast loving the Smiths Caribbean mock ups of what has always been an attractive and classy dial. Case size and lug to lug seems perfect and loving the sloping lugs - think that fits a wrist better than flat sticky-out ones. No problems with height for me as the sloping lugs should bring the case nicely down to the wrist and an all round win if its gets produced - mark me down for a black and orange one (always a sucker for funky coloured bezel inserts!) Oh hell might need the silver one too! (If due soon better cancel the Huldra order!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


    Any news?
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Any news?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    No.

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    Darn looks like its not happening or not soon enough anyway - ah well perhaps a Doxa 200 sub instead - wonder what the orange and yellow versions of that will look like

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