I haven't seen a Pepsi bezel diver out there worth anything other than the Rolex and Seiko. Seems like a Squale 1545 with a blue and red bezel would be perfect for a Massdrop special- Squale doesn't make one, but if enough people are interested, I bet they'd do a limited run. I don't have a Squale yet and haven't seen them here yet- anyone else interested? I'd like to knock two birds down with one stone- grab a Squale 1545 and a Pepsi bezel watch at the same time.
Hi guys ! I thought maybe we can start a thread on cool watch exhibition casebacks ! I will start with mine (it is my only one thus far). Nothing special on my Red Star watch but I dig it, it’s a sapphire glass in both format and back, simple but very accurate movement for a watch of that class. Let me know what you have !
My WristCheck for today is the Undone BaseCamp! Originally I had planned to pickup the Undone Type XX but decided against it and picked up a super sweet BaseCamp.
I’ve seen vintage watches over the years that sported this exact look and style but the price tag (and risk) was too high. Undone did a great job of capturing the retro look that I’ve always wanted.
That black sterile bezel, super bright orange hour hand, retro beige lume, and olive NATO simply sings!
....I’m in love with this look!
Movement: Seiko NH35A Automatic
Movement: Hand Winding / 42hr Power Reserve
Complications: Date w/ Blacked-Out Window
Case: 316L Stainless Steel
Case Size: 40mm
Case Back: Stainless Steel Exhibition
Crystal: Lexan Polycarbonate Thermaplastic Crystal: 3mm Arched Ultra-Dome
Dial: Black w/ Lumed Hands & Markers
Lume: Retro Beige (day) / Green (night)
Bezel: Zero-Click Bi-directional w/ Lumed Pointer
Bezel: Transparent / Black / Sterile / Chamfered
Today’s wrist-check is my Orient Capital Version 2. My wife bought this for me a few months ago as a spur of the moment gift. Like the Orient Bambino line of watches, this watch is a very affordable alternative when looking for a stylish dress watch. With a case size of 40.5mm it wares nicely, not too flashy, and its thin size allows it to slip under the cuff with ease. The black dial has a bit of grey in it, just enough to give it an almost aged look next to the muted white numerals. I’m not a big fan of roman numerals but the hight (or length) of these printed numerals distracts nicely as they almost appear as regular baton-like hour markers at first glance. Also, the added touch of the black background behind the white numbers in the date window is awesome! You can’t truly appreciate that black-out look of a date window by viewing pictures, you have to see it with your own eyes. My plans of owning a Bambino is still alive as it remains on my short list of dress watches to buy in...
Today’s wrist check is my Aragon Divemaster 3 Model: A337YEL (part 2 of 2)
A continuation from my previous wrist check (yesterday), this is a yellow version of the Divemaster 3 so the specifications are the same.
If you browse through my wrist check posts you will come across two Invicta Grand Diver watches which I bought a long time ago. Although my Casio MDV102-1AV Sea "Marlin" Super Illuminator was kinda my first dive watch, I really didn’t get into dive watches until I picked up these Grand Diver’s....as a pair. Yes, plenty of people hate on Invicta but my two Grand Diver watches were nothing short of great! If you look past the unnecessarily bold branding around the case, the Grand Diver has many of the same features of all the other name brand divers. Features like the SII NH35A movement, 1000ft / 300m of WR, mineral crystal, screw-down crown, exhibition case back, and stainless steel everywhere.
I’ve been selling off some of my watches and had plan to move my two Invicta’s...
My wrist check today is the Aragon Divemaster 3 Model: A337WHT.....it’s also part 1 of 2.
This is one of the newest releases from Aragon Watch (formally Android Watch USA). This NEW Divemaster 3 joins the line-up of Divemaster models offered by this awesome micro brand. My Divemaster 3 is a great looking watch with a solid build, super sharp colors, killer lume, and a reliable movement.
The dual blue and red unidirectional bezel matched with the white dial makes this my first Pepsi style watch and I’m super excited that it’s now in my collection. The dial also sports an orange minute hand, red seconds hand, and a red painted frame with a red arrow pointer dear the date window - all of which adds just the right pop of color.
The dial offers full lume coverage giving it a terrific blue glow as a backdrop against the green lume of the hour markers. All of that sits beneath a beautifully domed K1 crystal….oh my! The movement is the familiar Seiko SII NH35 offering hand winding and...