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    Yellow dialed divers watches

    what if any are the advantages or is it just a bold statement?

    are there any disadvantages?

    I am mostly talking from a desk divers viewpoint but would like real divers input as well.

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    If you like yellow then it would be an advantage I guess.

    It's also easier to see deeper underwater I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    If you like yellow then it would be an advantage I guess.

    It's also easier to see deeper underwater I think.
    Yellow vanishes at about 30 metres so you cant see it after that without artificial light

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    Cons: If you like wearing purple shirts then a yellow dialled watch would look absolutely hideous, darling! Silver is also a fashion faux pas when matched with yellow but only footballers wives and plebs would be seen dead in a silver top. It's not 2016 any more gals! Bleurgh. Obviously yellow and green is the colour of Norwich City so should be avoided at all costs unless marrying relatives is your kind of thing.

    Pros: Blacks, greys and hot pink go sooper with yellow accessories don'tcha know.

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    thank you mister Lampoc I mostly wear black and have no intention of marrying anyone even less so a relative.

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    I've had a couple of these, although not the clearest in low light in the evenings. If I see another for sale I would probably buy it back as I do like it.


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    Yellow is just the coolest dial colour. I currently have 3 but also previously had a Breitling Emergency yellow dial too:


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    Matter-of-taste (or as some would unkindly say - lack of it).

    I for one have a semi for Hamtun's revised Kraken in yellow ...



    Looks black in the pic, but is Titanium grey.

    [NB if such is of interest, ignore the "sold-out" and follow the "pre-order" link]

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    Of course if black PVD is your thing, Scurfa's Diver One yellow dial is dang nice, too:



    One on SC, too, iirc.

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    If you haven't owned a vintage Doxa 300T Divingstar you haven't lived

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    I have 2 of these - canít beat a BFK

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    Hereís mine



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    Iíve got one somewhere that was bought completely by accident in a mixed auction lot. I must have hidden it pretty well as I canít find it even with that horrific canary yellow strap. If it turns up Iíll try and get a better picture, as it is hereís a crop from the auction listing. Was obviously one of the watches of a professional diver, but given the leather strap I think he relied on the better watches that were in the same lot.


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    Hopefully there will be a Smiths Caribbean along soon in yellow, all the yellowness you'd ever need.
    I still can't decide whether I want the yellow or the orange.
    Dave

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    I use to have this one

    But then a month later this came out so I sold the halios

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    I have this. Love it.

    And am considering adding this to the collection too:


    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F153736717476

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    Since this has turned into a 'show your yellow-dialled dive watch' thread...



    Answering the OP's question: so long as you like the colour, it's only a bold statement. There were no practical disadvantages I came across when wearing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    I have this. Love it.[/url]

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    have this but always have the feeling that hands are kinda small /short...

    Still want a yellow seawolf...

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    Just today received a yellow dial Scurfa (the non PVD one!) what a lovely thing, and so well priced too! Cheers, John B4

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    Yellow is good

    Best Regards - Peter

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    Zimbe# 10 Let the sunshine in.

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    Sheís back thanks to alas58 who kindly guaranteed Saturday delivery. Top man!




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    Invicta mod.....cyclops off and MM handset.

    My only yellow face watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie747 View Post
    That's a great eye catcher. May I ask what model/reference it is? (And a source for the bracelet as well, if possible.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by petethegeek View Post
    That's a great eye catcher. May I ask what model/reference it is? (And a source for the bracelet as well, if possible.)
    Thanks, it's the SKXA35 and I can't honestly remember where I sourced the shark mesh bracelet......sorry, it's been a few years.

    EDIT : Looking back through some posts my memory has been jogged and the mesh shown above was from WJean
    Last edited by reggie747; 1st December 2019 at 14:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I've had a couple of these, although not the clearest in low light in the evenings. If I see another for sale I would probably buy it back as I do like it.

    PMíd you Ken as I have a couple of yours. Dave

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    Quite partial to a bit of yellow






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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    Quite partial to a bit of yellow

    Love that Phillip Caribbean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookedSeven View Post
    Love that Phillip Caribbean.
    Thanks! The dials on these are incredible


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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    Thanks! The dials on these are incredible

    Tiny glass beads I'm guessing - I've not seen that sort of effect since I was a kid (around about the time that watch was new!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    Thanks! The dials on these are incredible

    Now thatís a cool macro shot !

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Tiny glass beads I'm guessing - I've not seen that sort of effect since I was a kid (around about the time that watch was new!).
    I assume they are!

    Quote Originally Posted by HookedSeven View Post
    Now thatís a cool macro shot !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    I assume they are!



    Seriously cool watch.

    To be fair, all three are.

    I need more yellow in my life...

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    This is why I asked I thought I might get something colourful to take to NZ,itís not really my thing.

    I plan on a lot of boat trips,thereís a good chance of getting wet in Doubtful sound and Milford haven etc.
    I shall also be visiting a active volcano by boat.

    The watch has a lot of heft,it feels solid and well built.







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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie747 View Post
    Very nice!
    Thatís just right imho
    Exactly what Iíd look for in a yellow diver, this or a Tutima DI300

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    Zenith did a really lovely but not very common yellow dial for their Rainbow Elite diver, I nearly bought one years ago from Neil at Chronomaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikomatic View Post
    Still want a yellow seawolf...
    Yes, you really do ...



    In answer to the OPís original question, I think the best reason for owning a yellow dialled watch is that you really like it... and I really, really like mine .

    Simon

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