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    Caribbean prototypes











    To my eye, the yellow has too much orange in it and the orange has too much red.

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    I really (really) like those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post



    To my eye, the yellow has too much orange in it and the orange has too much red.

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    As I said in the other thread, I think the orange dial needs a black bezel ... all of them do look nice though. I'd say the black/black makes the best impression so far, but orange/black would win for me if it was an option.

    Have you got any pics that show the case thickness ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Smitten by the orange with blue bezel,
    I think that one's the yellow dial LOL
    Last edited by 459GMB; 26th March 2020 at 16:16.

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    The blue one's the cat's pyjamas.

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    I agree the yellow has too much orange - you can see it better in the pic with the blue bezel. The orange dial may have a touch too much red, but I don't think it's too far away. A bold orange is preferable!

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    Those look excellent in general. Have to agree about the yellow being too orange, though, I thought that blue bezel had a yellow dial on first glance! The orange being too red I'm less sure of, I reckon that's probably OK.
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    Caribbean prototypes

    They all look fantastic. The yellow looks the perfect shade of orange (eta: for the orange dial).


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    I love them. How soon they could be ordered?

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    These are very cool looking. Yellow(orange) and blue stands out for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    As I said in the other thread, I think the orange dial needs a black bezel ... all of them do look nice though. I'd say the black/black makes the best impression so far, but orange/black would win for me if it was an option.

    Have you got any pics that show the case thickness ?



    15.6mm

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    ĎLike my Soulí Black is a winner!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


    15.6mm

    Eddie
    That is quite a chunky case there. A little to thick for my liking but for others it will fit the bill. Take care of yourself and family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    That is quite a chunky case there. A little to thick for my liking but for others it will fit the bill. Take care of yourself and family.
    It's quite slim for 1000 metres though.

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    Nice proportions in profile for 1000m, frankly.

    I have to agree with an earlier poster, I think both the yellow and orange dials would look cool with the black bezel. I like a coloured dial like that, but I think the bezel as well would push it out of the wearable category for me. Too 70s and too loud. (Mind you, in that case I'll have the black dial and bezel. I really like the look of this.)
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    Looking good. Agree with the general sentiment that the yellow and orange are not quite right. Current favourites - black, blue and blue/yellow.

    Nice piece of news to provide a little uplift in these trying times.

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    Be interesting to see what the red with black bezel would look like, yellow /blue looks great.

    Would it be viable to sell extra bezels as an option?


    Another hit on your hands I expect Eddie, Nailed it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brummie64 View Post
    Be interesting to see what the red with black bezel would look like, yellow /blue looks great.

    Would it be viable to sell extra bezels as an option?


    Another hit on your hands I expect Eddie, Nailed it again.
    I don't want to get into selling bezels, I have to order 100 of each and I could end up with a load of dead stock.

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    The side profile certainly seems less chunky than I was expecting for 15.6mm ... probably still a showstopper for me personally though. 6.5" wrist and all that ... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichS View Post
    They all look fantastic. The yellow looks the perfect shade of orange.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I don't want to get into selling bezels, I have to order 100 of each and I could end up with a load of dead stock.

    Eddie
    Ah that would not be viable then I can see. Won't stop me from purchasing though, just deciding which one mmmmm.......

    Thanks Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    This ^^^^^
    You know what, I agree - the yellow/orange looks fine as it is and matches great with the blue bezel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    You know what, I agree - the yellow/orange looks fine as it is and matches great with the blue bezel.
    Agreed. Very nice colour scheme that one. The all blue is handsome and the bezels are very unique.

    Had to do a double take on the depth rating!

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    Loving the yellow and the orange just the way they are - thought I'd like the Doxa 200 when I saw the drawings but they weren't for me 'in the flesh'. These ones though are perfect as is the black - well worth the wait! Any thoughts on rough cost? Whats the possibility of buying spare crown/tube? Understand you can't stock lots of spare parts but available from the case maker if ordered? With these and the baby 'Willard' I'm going to have to sell off some more watches!

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    I think the orange (bezel and dial) looks great, but agree that the yellow has too much orange. These are beauties! The 15.6mm thickness isn't bad for 1000m, but it rules me out. I'll stick to the baby Dreadnought at 13mm (I'll never go deeper than 30m, let alone 300).

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    Really nice Edwardo. I have to admit that the yellow looks a bit orangey. How much approximately will these be?

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    Oooo I do like the double orange.
    They are all lovely (yellow and orange are a bit too close in those photos) but I really want an orange dialled watch and I really like that.
    I will be buying one of these.

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    Yes please. Iíll start with the black, blue for the main course and yellow with the blue bezel for desert. Ta very much

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    Ordinarily, not my thing for a dive watch.



    Nevertheless, I find it really attractive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Smitten with the orange with blue bezel,
    Scrumptious.

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    The blue and orange is lovely.

    Definitely wouldn't mind one of those in the collection.

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    Looks fantastic but as with others, the thickness makes it a complete no-go for me.

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    I like every single one, but this (below) kills it - I'd make this the orange option - and if you don't, please sell me this one!

    Also - the case is remarkably slim for the dept rating: no problem with it at-all. Lovely job all-told


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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    I like every single one, but this (below) kills it - I'd make this the orange option - and if you don't, please sell me this one!
    As a prototype it's either a rendering or probably a non-working model.
    Last edited by number2; 27th March 2020 at 09:20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    As a prototype it's either a rendering or probably a non-working model.
    Can't see why you'd include a watch stand on a rendering, and the second hand has motion blur as if the watch is running and the photo was taken with a long(ish) exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    Can't see why you'd include a watch stand on a rendering, and the second hand has motion blur as if the watch is running and the photo was taken with a long(ish) exposure.
    Hey no argument from me, just that "prototypes" are usually just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Hey no argument from me, just that "prototypes" are usually just that.
    I'm curious to know how it works in the watch world, and does Eddie have a spare room full of the things? I do recall that the early reviews for the Newmark were based on functional prototypes.

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    with the orange/orange I'd add a additional cost option of an interchangeable (black) bezel if that is possible

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    I would usually gravitate towards a black dial but that blue one is a right bobby-dazzler! Also when I think of a Caribbean of old I see a blue dial.

    The thickness is what I'd expect from a 1000m diver so not a problem at all. The current Doxa 200m Sub is 14mm thick and the 1500m is 16mm so Eddie's seems spot on. I love the hands and the bezel markers. I have a feeling this will be one of your best ever sellers Eddie - top job :)
    Last edited by TaketheCannoli; 27th March 2020 at 10:28.

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    As discussed above, I think the "yellow" is near to the perfect orange, and the orange is too dark.
    The H and M hands look a tad wider than I thought the renders looked, but they do look purposeful. I like them.
    Love the bezels, with the triangle markers - very successful.
    The central fold on the hands is lovely, and the dial quarter markers very nice.
    I also think the branding text and location looks balanced.

    I take it that the bezel text is also lume (as well as the 12-marker). Any chance of a lume shot?????

    Will the gold one be my summer 2020 watch?

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    Last edited by sweets; 27th March 2020 at 10:46.

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    Jeez Eddie the range of Your products is absolutely incredible and as to colours/dials/thickness all of them look utterly superb hopefully the progress of this model will be awaited with excitement.Well done on resurrecting another vintage classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    As discussed above, I think the "yellow" is near to the perfect orange, and the orange is too dark.
    The H and M hands look a tad wider than I thought the renders looked, but they do look purposeful. I like them.
    Love the bezels, with the triangle markers - very successful.
    The central fold on the hands is lovely, and the dial quarter markers very nice.
    I also think the branding text and location looks balanced.

    I take it that the bezel text is also lume (as well as the 12-marker). Any chance of a lume shot?????

    Will the gold one be my summer 2020 watch?

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    There's no lume on the bezel, they're applied diamond-cut markers under enamel. I'l take a lume shot late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There's no lume on the bezel, they're applied diamond-cut markers under enamel. I'l take a lume shot late.

    Eddie
    Okay, thanks for the clarification. One of the composite sheets had a bezel descriptions with, for example on the yellow - "Bezel: Matt 130C/Black Applied/ X1 C3" on it so I assumed there was lume on the 12 index at least.

    Like here


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    Given the depth rating etc, how much we talking for one of these? Sub £800?


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    Just checked and the bezel triangle IS luminous.

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    I've just had it under UV light and the numbers on the bezel ARE luminous but it quickly fades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    As a prototype it's either a rendering or probably a non-working model.
    They are all fully working watches and actual pictures and not renders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    They are all fully working watches and actual pictures and not renders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Hey no argument from me, just that "prototypes" are usually just that.
    A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process. ... A prototype is generally used to evaluate a new design to enhance precision by system analysts and users. Prototyping serves to provide specifications for a real, working system rather than a theoretical one.

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    I'd like to see the all orange version on an orange rubber strap. I think that combination would be superb.
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