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    Quote Originally Posted by gee-whizz View Post
    I bought the SD1970 turtle last week from these guys.
    Do you have a thing to compare it to? Anything Seiko?
    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    delighted with this!
    I honestly thought the last pic was of a toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Do you have a thing to compare it to? Anything Seiko?

    I honestly thought the last pic was of a toilet.
    ha! no a white curvy chair
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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Do you have a thing to compare it to? Anything Seiko?

    I honestly thought the last pic was of a toilet.
    Not a direct comparison.

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    Has anyone with a smaller wrist tried the Willard? I've watched a few youtube videos but not sure how it will fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    delighted with this!






    Hello, This is my first post here. I have been looking at the bronze steel dive watches, particularly the black bay one. The thing that is putting me off at the moment is the bezel insert. I was wondering if you could tell me if you thought it could be replaced, or is it cast into the bezel itself? I contacted the seller at steeldive uk and he said he was not into "modding" and couldn't help me.

    Thanks for any information anyone can supply.

    Alastair

    PS Now I have remembered my password to the forum and due to the lockdown I may well have some more posts to add! I am hoping if I can talk watches with like minded people it may stop me from watching Youtube videos on watches and making compulsive purchases!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilF183 View Post
    Has anyone with a smaller wrist tried the Willard? I've watched a few youtube videos but not sure how it will fit
    I have a sterile Steeldive Willard - it's a lovely watch, but the case shape means it's a slightly awkward wear even on my 7.25" wrist. One of Eddie's "Baby Willards" would probably be worth saving the extra for - it's the better watch overall and will likely hold value much better, too.

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    At least in this model it looks to be a bronze insert. Not sure how easy it would be to remove though!
    Quote Originally Posted by alastair ray View Post
    Hello, This is my first post here. I have been looking at the bronze steel dive watches, particularly the black bay one. The thing that is putting me off at the moment is the bezel insert. I was wondering if you could tell me if you thought it could be replaced, or is it cast into the bezel itself? I contacted the seller at steeldive uk and he said he was not into "modding" and couldn't help me.

    Thanks for any information anyone can supply.

    Alastair

    PS Now I have remembered my password to the forum and due to the lockdown I may well have some more posts to add! I am hoping if I can talk watches with like minded people it may stop me from watching Youtube videos on watches and making compulsive purchases!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    I have a sterile Steeldive Willard - it's a lovely watch, but the case shape means it's a slightly awkward wear even on my 7.25" wrist. One of Eddie's "Baby Willards" would probably be worth saving the extra for - it's the better watch overall and will likely hold value much better, too.
    I agree - I can't get on with the Seiko 6105 case shape.

    For me it just seems to sit on the wrist rather than following the contours - I suspect it's a wrist shape issue as most reviewers seem to rave about the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    ... I suspect it's a wrist shape issue as most reviewers seem to rave about the case.

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    I think you're right about this. Shame, because I love the aesthetics of it.

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    Thanks for the feedback, I'm tempted to try steeldive uk and if it doesn't suit send it back (think you could do that with them)

    I've looked at the baby Willard but if I was spending that money I'd go for the dreadnought

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilF183 View Post
    Has anyone with a smaller wrist tried the Willard? I've watched a few youtube videos but not sure how it will fit
    Nowhere near as big as you think itís going to be.

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    Just in Sd 1978 Emperor
    Wow doesn't begin to cover it
    This is absolutely amazing for the money
    Sapphire ,lumed bezel signed crown ,and fantastic build quality , it huge and weighs a tonne on the lumpy.
    Can't fault it ,I had the Sla041 55th anniversary which was 4k
    I sent I back as I wasn't impressed for the money, this is right up there with it ,I kid you not.
    It's very impressive ,I know all the seiko haters will chime in but I'm not the only one singing Steeldives praises.
    I think these homages have there place in our hobby and represents great value
    If they van produce these for the price ,why are Seiko prices doubling and the quality is really bad with alignment issues etc.

    Last pic with my Pam 285 for size comparison.
    The Sd 1978 is huge ,wide and heavy and I love it .
    Enjoy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Watch freek View Post
    Just in Sd 1978 Emperor
    Wow doesn't begin to cover it
    This is absolutely amazing for the money
    Sapphire ,lumed bezel signed crown ,and fantastic build quality , it huge and weighs a tonne on the lumpy.
    Can't fault it ,I had the Sla041 55th anniversary which was 4k
    I sent I back as I wasn't impressed for the money, this is right up there with it ,I kid you not.
    It's very impressive ,I know all the seiko haters will chime in but I'm not the only one singing Steeldives praises.
    I think these homages have there place in our hobby and represents great value
    If they van produce these for the price ,why are Seiko prices doubling and the quality is really bad with alignment issues etc.

    Last pic with my Pam 285 for size comparison.
    The Sd 1978 is huge ,wide and heavy and I love it .
    Enjoy


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    So pleased you decided to go for it Paul.

    I Still can't get over the quality for the price.

    Enjoy it! :)

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    Ordered one of these. I think itíll look great on a nice aviator leather:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gullers View Post
    Has anyone tried the blue MM300 alike?

    I quite like the look. Also considering if the San Martin would be a better quality option but I actually prefer the Steeldive logo
    Iíve just received the Heimdallr MM300 with the ETA 2824 movement, I had the blue San Martin before ,, this is better quality, bezel action and finish are as good as my genuine Seiko MM200... and with a better movement,


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    Another absolute winner:





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    Bronze Keepers

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    I went for the BB58 in Bronze. Quite impressed seems to be built like a tank! I have put it on a black nato as the strap it came with was not really my cup of tea. I've spent a few hours looking for 22mm natos with bronze fittings, buckle and keepers, but can find anything. Does anyone have any ideas where they can be sourced from? Currently getting lost down YouTube videos about "forced patina's". Ordered the watch on Tuesday afternoon and in came on Wednesday morning! Perfect service. The extra strap that was included was a 20mm (BB58 is 22mm) so steeldive uk are sending me another in 22mm, bonus!!
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by alastair ray View Post
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    I went for the BB58 in Bronze. Quite impressed seems to be built like a tank! I have put it on a black nato as the strap it came with was not really my cup of tea. I've spent a few hours looking for 22mm natos with bronze fittings, buckle and keepers, but can find anything. Does anyone have any ideas where they can be sourced from? Currently getting lost down YouTube videos about "forced patina's". Ordered the watch on Tuesday afternoon and in came on Wednesday morning! Perfect service. The extra strap that was included was a 20mm (BB58 is 22mm) so steeldive uk are sending me another in 22mm, bonus!!
    Cheers

    Al
    Let me know if you find anything Iím looking for 20mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilF183 View Post
    Has anyone with a smaller wrist tried the Willard? I've watched a few youtube videos but not sure how it will fit
    I have 6.5” wrists and the Willard (well Eddies original iteration in the PRS68 form) is without doubt the most comfortable watch I own. The Baby Willard felt a bit awkward and chunky in comparison and was sold fairly quickly. I also have the Spb183 Seiko re edition that is equally comfortable but lacks that certain something on the wrist when paired directly against the 68. Is slightly smaller though.

    Flat wrists play a big part in the feel and look. Downside is I now want to add a 6105 8110/9 to the stable.

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    Does anyone know whether a Crafter Blue fits the SD Sumo properly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    Let me know if you find anything Iím looking for 20mm
    Will do

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    Quote Originally Posted by alastair ray View Post
    Steeldive.jpg

    I went for the BB58 in Bronze. Quite impressed seems to be built like a tank! I have put it on a black nato as the strap it came with was not really my cup of tea. I've spent a few hours looking for 22mm natos with bronze fittings, buckle and keepers, but can find anything. Does anyone have any ideas where they can be sourced from? Currently getting lost down YouTube videos about "forced patina's". Ordered the watch on Tuesday afternoon and in came on Wednesday morning! Perfect service. The extra strap that was included was a 20mm (BB58 is 22mm) so steeldive uk are sending me another in 22mm, bonus!!
    Cheers



    Al
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/9336...m2=11297985043


    https://www.cheapestnatostraps.com/p...to-strap-black

    20mm and 22mm available on both sites.
    Last edited by senraw; 4th February 2021 at 20:33.

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    Thank you! The etsy ones look great!

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    Seen they had these back in stock so ordered yesterday at 11:30 and delivered today😁

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    Very nice. How are you finding the overall size? I've looked at it a few times now and wondered how it would wear compared to my Sumo version.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    Seen they had these back in stock so ordered yesterday at 11:30 and delivered today

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    Bought this last week.
    Like everyone else it arrived next day and very impressed with the quality




    It’s a solid beast. Currently running at +10 seconds a day which is pretty impressive. It was -15 but I opened the back up and had a play.
    Can be a bit tricky so I will leave for a few weeks to settle down and see if I can get it a bit better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Very nice. How are you finding the overall size? I've looked at it a few times now and wondered how it would wear compared to my Sumo version.
    Size is great for me but some might find it slightly top heavy. Bit of weight in it and as usual with Steeldive the quality is excellent for the price.

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    Thank you. Going by the specs my Sumo is the same height and width and longer top to toe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    Size is great for me but some might find it slightly top heavy. Bit of weight in it and as usual with Steeldive the quality is excellent for the price.

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    Just created a very ammeture video of my Emperor on the new mesh with Strapcode diver's ratchet.

    There is a wrist shot after the 7 second blackout, please hold-up. :D

    https://youtu.be/MUiTPCwsrMw

    Super comfortable! :)
    Last edited by senraw; 5th February 2021 at 17:32.

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    @senraw wow thatís a beast.
    Didnít realise they were as huge as that.
    The 300 marginally smaller? Or much the same


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshiremadmick View Post
    @senraw wow thatís a beast.
    Didnít realise they were as huge as that.
    The 300 marginally smaller? Or much the same


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    Marginly smaller and I image, a little lighter!

    Specifications should be available via the Steeldive website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshiremadmick View Post
    @senraw wow thatís a beast.
    Didnít realise they were as huge as that.
    The 300 marginally smaller? Or much the same


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    Emperor:
    Lug width -*22mm
    Case Diameter - 53mm
    Lug to Lug - 47.5mm
    Case Thickness - 17.8mm
    Weight - 285g

    MM300
    Lug Width - 20mm
    Case Diameter - 44mm
    Lug to Lug - 50mm
    Case Thickness - 14mm
    Weight - 170g

    Emperor is a beast and rather larger than the MM300.

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    Lume is pretty decent as well:

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    Has anyone got / had any of the Fifty Fathoms styled models?

    They look good but are different style to the more commented upon models si not sure how the general comments will translate.

    Ryan

    Sorry if I've missed it earlier in the thread (I've skimmed back...but its a long one!).

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    I got the steeldive sd1952T and while it's the usual good quality ,I can't say Iam really into it just don't like it as much as I had hoped ,maybe it's a grower

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    Thanks Mr Zero, good to hear on the quality, hopefully you bond soon.

    Is the crystal domed or flat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterzero View Post
    I got the steeldive sd1952T and while it's the usual good quality ,I can't say Iam really into it just don't like it as much as I had hoped ,maybe it's a grower

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    Big question for me, is why have the not knocked off the Spork yet?!?

    They seem quite adept at lifting Seiko's designs so why not this one? Surely there's a market given what the originals go for on eBay...

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    Iím sure it wonít be long. I never really got the fuss about it but theyíre incredibly popular so Iím sure it would sell well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazytrain View Post
    Big question for me, is why have the not knocked off the Spork yet?!?

    They seem quite adept at lifting Seiko's designs so why not this one? Surely there's a market given what the originals go for on eBay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanB View Post
    Has anyone got / had any of the Fifty Fathoms styled models?

    They look good but are different style to the more commented upon models si not sure how the general comments will translate.

    Ryan

    Sorry if I've missed it earlier in the thread (I've skimmed back...but its a long one!).

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    Iíve literary just placed an order for the bronze fifty five fathoms version.

    So will let to you know and post some pics when it arrives

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    Quote Originally Posted by senraw View Post
    Just created a very ammeture video of my Emperor on the new mesh with Strapcode diver's ratchet.

    There is a wrist shot after the 7 second blackout, please hold-up. :D

    https://youtu.be/MUiTPCwsrMw

    Super comfortable! :)
    Cheers for that Karl and it looks fantastic.

    I just cannot decided on this or the MM300.

    Ummmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitch3110 View Post
    Cheers for that Karl and it looks fantastic.

    I just cannot decided on this or the MM300.

    Ummmm
    Emperor all the way for me Paul, but the MM300 is very nice too... Decisions!! :D

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    Awesome, thanks Stell, looking forward to seeing it.
    Quote Originally Posted by strell View Post
    Iíve literary just placed an order for the bronze fifty five fathoms version.

    So will let to you know and post some pics when it arrives
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    My MM300 is in the post. Itís fair to say that either it or the Sumo will be on SC as Iíll only be keeping one.

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    How does the quality of these compare to Ocean X?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    My MM300 is in the post. Itís fair to say that either it or the Sumo will be on SC as Iíll only be keeping one.
    Interested to hear your thoughts and of course see pictures


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    Has anyone tried the bronze Pam alike? Could be a good holiday watch...



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    Will do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gullers View Post
    Interested to hear your thoughts and of course see pictures


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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanB View Post
    Has anyone got / had any of the Fifty Fathoms styled models?

    They look good but are different style to the more commented upon models si not sure how the general comments will translate.

    Ryan

    Sorry if I've missed it earlier in the thread (I've skimmed back...but its a long one!).

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    I have the bronze FF I really like it however:
    1) It does have a tendency to turn my wrist green - I'm looking to invest in a bund style strap to fix this.
    2) The faux aged lume is a bit artificial looking.

    Other than that I'm really happy with it. If you are looking at the steel cased version neither of these is an issue, so if you like the style rather than the newer sapphire bezel style then I'd heartily recommend one. If you prefer the Sapphire bezel then there are some nice homages from various other manufacturers (Spinnaker, Reef Tiger, etc.) have no idea as to quality of these although the spinnaker I have (a Hull California dial) is nicely made (for the price).

    obligatory picture...

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    Just received this one from Steeldive.
    Pretty impressed - excellent quality and superb time-keeping.
    Sapphire crystal and lumed ceramic bezel - what's not to like.
    Put it on a nice rubber but actually the supplied bracelet was also pretty good with solid end-links.
    £99 well spent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gullers View Post
    Has anyone tried the bronze Pam alike? Could be a good holiday watch...



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    I have the Bronze PAM homage




    For 200 GBP it is pretty good value and very accurate c 3spd, the lume is bright and lasts all night. The leather strap supplied was a bit short for me so it is on a Zulu diver rubber.

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