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    DAMASKO DC86


    It is finally going into production!
    Looking forward to the orange version to replace the 156 that I still regret selling...


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    About time too!

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    Ha, my face is on that screenshot.

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    God almighty - what is it with date wheels at 4oíclock. I could never.....

    Shame as this looks ace


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    GMT independently settable, or slave? Slave I guess (as it has date).
    I will be interested to see where Damasko is going the price these, the Sinn prices for the same complication are waaaay too high, and Damasko's simpler centre-minute crhono, the DC80 is a bargain for such an in-house complication.
    It would also be very nice if Damasko could license this movement out to other companies.
    Central Minute chronos are the way forward (as well as being an old idea).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    GMT independently settable, or slave? Slave I guess (as it has date).
    I will be interested to see where Damasko is going the price these, the Sinn prices for the same complication are waaaay too high, and Damasko's simpler centre-minute crhono, the DC80 is a bargain for such an in-house complication.
    It would also be very nice if Damasko could license this movement out to other companies.
    Central Minute chronos are the way forward (as well as being an old idea).
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    24h hand would be slave.
    Price 3500 euros so around the 3k mark for £s?
    So a bit cheaper than Sinnís offerings...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    24h hand would be slave.
    Price 3500 euros so around the 3k mark for £s?
    So a bit cheaper than Sinnís offerings...


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    Painting at the base of the white on the minute hand looks a bit rubbish for 3k, especially so given one would imagine they'd choose the best example for their promo shots.

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    Personally I think this looks hideous but if we all liked the same thing the world would be a very dull place :)

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    It looks pretty good but these cases are totally impractical.

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    Is there a bracelet option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Personally I think this looks hideous but if we all liked the same thing the world would be a very dull place :)

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    I find Damasko's styling very challenging.

    He cuts out all texture, everything is satin
    He cuts out all dial features like applied indices
    The only font he uses is very basic
    His choice in colours is unsubtle, to say the least.
    And this is not one, but many of his other watches pair the font with sword hands, and for me they clash.

    It is too austere, I think. I find most design restraint quite attractive, and I like the Pelagos a lot for that restraint, but Damaskos make the Pelagos look like a Liberace watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    It looks pretty good but these cases are totally impractical.
    How are they impractical ? Iíve never seen a Damasko so was trying to learn more.

    I really appreciate centre minute chronos.




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    It looks like they are going to be issuing it on steel as well, with a bracelet and all white markings dial


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    I like it, particularly the central minute hand. However, I donít see the point of the 24hr sub-dial. Seems like a wasted dial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie View Post
    How are they impractical ? Iíve never seen a Damasko so was trying to learn more.

    I really appreciate centre minute chronos.




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    It was based on black cases. Unless it is ceramic, it is going to mark up fairly easily and that makes it impossible to refinish. Let's just say that strap changing is going to be a challenge for the minority of owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timor54 View Post
    I like it, particularly the central minute hand. However, I donít see the point of the 24hr sub-dial. Seems like a wasted dial?
    It is primarily there to keep the symmetry, and to stop you from ruining the date mechanism by changing it next to midnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timor54 View Post
    I like it, particularly the central minute hand. However, I donít see the point of the 24hr sub-dial. Seems like a wasted dial?
    I wouldn't be surprised if in future they release one with that as an independent 24hr subdial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timor54 View Post
    I like it, particularly the central minute hand.
    Ditto. I like it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if in future they release one with that as an independent 24hr subdial.
    Apparently itís on the works already


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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    It was based on black cases. Unless it is ceramic, it is going to mark up fairly easily and that makes it impossible to refinish. Let's just say that strap changing is going to be a challenge for the minority of owners.
    Hi. Thanks for explaining. I understand now, and it makes sense.

    They make all that effort to make hardened steel, so a relatively scratchable and chipable finish coating definitely runs counter to that. I wonder if theyíll do one without the coating.

    Superficially, I have to admit I like the look of this watch a great deal. And I really appreciate Lemania style layouts.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    Apparently itís on the works already


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    Interesting - though given the amount of time this current one's been in the works, it could well be another 3+ years until that's out.

    Any hints yet on the lug to lug distance? The case size isn't boding well for my wrist, but could be misleading on wearability.

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    Must admiy I wasn't overly enamoured with the black/green, but I think it looks rather smart in the 'normal' steel with white hands.

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