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    Anybody up for a Polar Dreadnought?



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    Looks awesome. I like that the date window blends in

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    Well, technically you could be diving under the North Pole.

    So it's a yes from me - but I have a shopping list of other TF stuff to get through first.

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    Not for me personally, but that is because I am wiating on a yellow (maybe orange - can't decide) Caribbean, a DLC Mission Timer and quite possibly an HS9 remake too - and that's enough for me.
    But I would change the seconds hand to black, and maybe have a heavier black outline to the indices for more contrast......

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    'Baby' size or full fat? If the latter then I'm in, a black seconds hand would be my preference but not a deal-breaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    'Baby' size or full fat? If the latter then I'm in, a black seconds hand would be my preference but not a deal-breaker.

    R
    Likewise

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    Yes - full size!

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    Not for me personally but then I'm more than happy with the one I have thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    'Baby' size or full fat? If the latter then I'm in, a black seconds hand would be my preference but not a deal-breaker.

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    As there's no GMT hand, I'm guessing it's a 'Baby'.

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    Correct, Baby version only.

    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    As there's no GMT hand, I'm guessing it's a 'Baby'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    As there's no GMT hand, I'm guessing it's a 'Baby'.

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    Hmm, well I'm going to have a look at an existing 'Baby' first to see if the size is ok for me.

    Paging Cornish Bob...

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    Perhaps instead of white, a full lume dial would be pretty darn good, I always thought the white dial watch had a limited audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Hmm, well I'm going to have a look at an existing 'Baby' first to see if the size is ok for me.

    Paging Cornish Bob...

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    Having not purchased a watch before prior to seeing it and trying it on first I wouldn't actually say I had my doubts but you obviously wonder on the watch and how it will look when on. On receiving it and after getting over how nice it was I initially thought that it wore a little small but I soon forgot about that and love its looks and practicality. I think that your wrist is larger than mine which I would say is just under 7 inches. Pity I've only just seen this as I am working in Chard so could have brought it today and popped in on the way home but we can obviously arrange a meet some time over the next few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornish Bob View Post
    ... but we can obviously arrange a meet some time over the next few weeks.


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    There are few diving sports watches with white dials ,so this is a very refreshing change and would have lots of buyers i am sure. To my old eyes though the dial design seems a little compressed\cramped? To my eyes the lume markers/plots would look better set in the minute track,like on a Ploprof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver centurian View Post
    There are few diving sports watches with white dials ,so this is a very refreshing change and would have lots of buyers i am sure. To my old eyes though the dial design seems a little compressed\cramped? To my eyes the lume markers/plots would look better set in the minute track,like on a Ploprof.
    Second that. It's what has always put me off.

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    I've started eyeing the baby DN, and this looks good to me. Had a chance to handle a full size DN a few years ago and liked it, but it was a bit too big/heavy for me then (and I've probably shifted taste more towards smaller watches since then).

    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    But I would change the seconds hand to black, and maybe have a heavier black outline to the indices for more contrast......
    I think this would be a good call.
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    Looks stunning! Yes, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    But I would change the seconds hand to black, and maybe have a heavier black outline to the indices for more contrast......


    Yep, would agree with both of those changes

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    Anybody up for a Polar EVEREST ?

    Hell YES ... :-)

    I like (and own) the cream dial version but a Polar dial would be off the charts !

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    “I’ d buy that for a dollar”.

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    Has anyone ever created a dial that can be both white and black depending on environment? Perhaps like blinds on a window or like the shutter on a camera. Open white, closed black. Sorry silly suggestion but that’s how ideas come about...


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    I like it Eddie, but would like ‘Polar’ above the date in ice breaker red and perhaps white Lume and perhaps same red instead of orange for hand outline


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    Or perhaps battleship grey blue for the next dreadnought as a close match to the metal used for construction?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    'Baby' size or full fat? If the latter then I'm in, a black seconds hand would be my preference but not a deal-breaker.

    R
    If its full size its looks great, but I have got to agree about the seconds hand. White on white is a tough one to read. White dials need high contrast hands to make them readable at a glance.

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    If it’s the baby then count me in. I only have teeny wrists see.
    I’d prefer a black seconds hand too if it’s possible.

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    Not a fan of polar watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowsfoot View Post
    I like it Eddie, but would like ‘Polar’ above the date in ice breaker red and perhaps white Lume and perhaps same red instead of orange for hand outline


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    Red instead of orange may actually look very good.

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    Got my vote if we are talking full size

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    'Baby' size or full fat? If the latter then I'm in, a black seconds hand would be my preference but not a deal-breaker.
    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    As there's no GMT hand, I'm guessing it's a 'Baby'.
    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Hmm, well I'm going to have a look at an existing 'Baby' first to see if the size is ok for me.

    Paging Cornish Bob...
    Have now had a chance to have a play Cornish Bob's Baby Dreadnought and I'm now happy that the size is fine enough for my taste.

    FWIW, here's a comparison to the Voyager:




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    Quote Originally Posted by docrwm View Post
    If its full size its looks great, but I have got to agree about the seconds hand. White on white is a tough one to read. White dials need high contrast hands to make them readable at a glance.
    How about the Voyager in the dial-colours of the white dial Explorer 2?
    Last edited by abraxas; 1st July 2021 at 13:02.
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    Absolutely but I agree with others that it would have to be full size. I think it will be stunning


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    Hello,
    I’d be all-in on a white dial 42-44mm case DN!


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    Baby size gets my vote

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    Lightbulb Maybe try a version without the minutes track?

    I've got the BD and love it, but maybe a polar can drop the (inner) minutes track and use a smaller, fixed bezel for minutes? It would open up the dial, and polars are not (AFAIK) known for rotating bezels (indeed, they are known for either 24-hour dials or a second hour hand)

    Something to think about.

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    I'd fancy one of these if the Dreadnought logo was a darker colour font along with the seconds hand. The dial looks a little washed out otherwise.

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