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    Blancpain Barakuda

    Collecting the new Barakuda today. Canít wait, Iíve wanted a really nice piece that does not scream Rolex. It will make a change from my Sub and GMTs.

    What do you guys think?

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    very nice ....if only they'd stop slapping BLANCPAIN on the side of the case

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    Very nice. I love the bezel on the fifty fathoms.

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    I think it is one that has to be seen in the flesh, on your wrist. In photos, the false patina of the markers - doesn't look right.

    Think that model is in big demand, though!

    (I quite like the embossing on the side)

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    Not sure about the red on the markers,but love the rest of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COMEX View Post
    very nice ....if only they'd stop slapping BLANCPAIN on the side of the case
    I quite like the name on the side of the case!

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    Iím calling it the íBurberryKudaí.

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    Great looking watch for me and a nice size.


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    Very nice, I want a blue FF.


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    Really nice watch. Not keen on the name on the side but would be good to see some wrist shots without the sticker on the dial in natural light.

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    Although a great watch, I still can't get over how similar it is to a Timex watch I had when I was 11

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    I think I may need a little educaton here.

    I see a nice looking watch. but one with:


    • Simple flat white hands
    • A printed dial, no applied indices, and only 2 colours used
    • A totally polished case, no differential surface finishes
    • Even the bezel edge is cast, not machined
    • A Tropic strap


    Given the above, this must be a relatively easy watch to produce. I know it is a BP, and an FF at that. And it does look gorgeous. And it does have a 100 hr power reserve movement. And it is an LE.
    But other than that movement, I am not seeing (in the design and manufacture) the value to back up the US$14k needed to take one home.

    Can someone help me see it?

    Dave

    ps - this is not meant in any kind of derogatory manner, I am genuinely interested.

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    @ Dave - it really is the combo of all the points you made. Sadly that means nowadays a potentially pricey watch.

    @ OP - Congrats on the watch, pricing aside it is a good looking watch, enjoy!

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    Itís too pricy in my opinion but I want a brand other than Rolex and this fits the bill nicely as I like it and due to the history.

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    Lovely watch and a very wearable 40mm isn't it?

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    Always liked the FF but it's a bit too big, and I'm not crazy about the position of the date. The Barakuda solves both of those issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatalystGuy View Post
    Very nice, I want a blue FF.


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    Like this one...?
    In titanium so lighter than steel, and doesnít wear so top heavy.

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    I had one of these reserved but then realised that it is 40mm. I like a biggish watch and knowing how small the 45mm ff "wears" I backed out. But if the size is right for you it will be a gorgeous piece. Blancpain is a cut above the everyday rolex/omega stuff, imho anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtagrant View Post
    Like this one...?
    In titanium so lighter than steel, and doesnít wear so top heavy.
    Yep thatís the one, I tried the titanium on a few months back. I believe it has a big power reserve.


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    Found a pic of the item I tried on at the AD in central London.

    It wears very nice.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TAFKARM View Post
    I quite like the name on the side of the case!

    I have a few, and absolutely agree

    A much more satisfying choice than other more popular marques, of which have HAD a few.....

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    Very nice and will make such a refreshing change from all those Rolex.

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    Its one of the nicest watches released recently
    However that script on the side means I would never buy one (if I could find one for sale), same for the standard FF, itís the best looking dive watch by far (even nicer in its milspec version) and I would love one if it were not for the side of the case. Has the same effect on me as the cyclops on a Submariner.

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    Blancpain Barakuda

    I paid a deposit on this twice but backed out when I tried on the MilSpec, just too small for me (and my wrist is small at 6.75). Lovely looking watch though, if only a bit bigger. Enjoy!

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    Stunning watch. IMHO the nicest model in a stunning lineup of one of the very finest brands.....and at 40mm

    Enjoy


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    Master
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatalystGuy View Post
    Found a pic of the item I tried on at the AD in central London.

    It wears very nice.




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    The chrono on bracelet is nice, but very expensive. The calendar / chrono version is even nicer.

    The three hander is still spectacular though - although have recently considered listing on SC 😂

    PM me if you are interested 👍

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    The bezel looks weird is it made of some type of clear rubber ?

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    Fantastic looking watch imho , really want a ff style watch and at 40mm it would be ideal , just got to hope it becomes a standard model and not just a LE version - £11k just too much!

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    Master
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael 38 View Post
    The bezel looks weird is it made of some type of clear rubber ?
    Thatís just the plastic wrapping. It is a crystal bezel and the standard models have lumed numerals - not sure about the LE

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