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stitchy is the muscle
 

Cousin Stitch don't do no seafood, bro...:)

 

 

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No shit. Those lugs are absolutely GORGES.

I wish that Vacheron did more funky lugs in their current range.
 

+1

 

That really is beautiful.  Another triumph for the best pawnbroker in Baltimore, and I'm told there's a lot of competition.

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What do you TWATS think of the BlancPain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe?

http://www.blancpain.com/en/news/fifty-fathoms-60-years-diving-and-still-modern-ever-2013-blancpain-presents-bathyscaphe-version




I'm rather underwhelmed myself.

The hands remind me of a Tissot PRS 516 (I think that's the right reference).

Plus, the bezel seems a bit skinny .... and it moves away from the sapphire version that is one of things I really liked about the modern 50 Fathoms.

To be fair, I do like the oversized crown....and I also like the looks of the (sailcloth? kevlar?) strap.

Posting the pic here which shows the women's model, since you rarely see a diver that's designed/dedicated for teh femalez.

Couple more snaps available at the above BP manufacturer's link... you may need to click on the language of your choice to read the ad copy.
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Hmmm, I have seen this a few times, and I think I would have to see it in the metal before making my final decision. But I am underwhelmed.

The harmony between the markers, hands, and bezel are just off. The markers and bezel look to small, and the hands look too large (in comparison). When I see it, I can't help but think I could get this from a micro-brand. Also... WHY, oh WHY, do you put the date at 4:30. Take the damn date off of the dial.

The price point is nice though. Very nice.

Likes: I am digging the crown, it looks pretty neato. I like the lack of text on the dial.
post #20404 of 39039
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Very handsome VC Stitch! I'm sure it will find a new home soon...hopefully on your wrist if the boss is in a really good mood!

i hope so too. smile.gif
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Cousin Stitch don't do no seafood, bro...smile.gif

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regarding the BP FF, i like it. simple, not clunky, sleek and a very nice brushed finish. get rid of teh date and id love it.
post #20405 of 39039
I like it. But I like the classic fifty fathoms better.
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I think it's a handsome watch if not particular memorable or striking. Though I like it better than the previous FF, I will say this new model doesn't do much to stand out from the other divers out there. That being said BP makes a fine product and this could ring a lot of the right bells for many..
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

What do you TWATS think of the BlancPain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe?

http://www.blancpain.com/en/news/fifty-fathoms-60-years-diving-and-still-modern-ever-2013-blancpain-presents-bathyscaphe-version




I'm rather underwhelmed myself.

The hands remind me of a Tissot PRS 516 (I think that's the right reference).

Plus, the bezel seems a bit skinny .... and it moves away from the sapphire version that is one of things I really liked about the modern 50 Fathoms.

To be fair, I do like the oversized crown....and I also like the looks of the (sailcloth? kevlar?) strap.

Posting the pic here which shows the women's model, since you rarely see a diver that's designed/dedicated for teh femalez.

Couple more snaps available at the above BP manufacturer's link... you may need to click on the language of your choice to read the ad copy.
post #20407 of 39039
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

getting this ready for sale. thought some of you might enjoy the eye candy. smile.gif





 

stitchy dis VC is purrty nayz.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

stitchy dis VC is purrty nayz.


i think i know what you are saying, and i heartily agree.
post #20409 of 39039
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

What do you TWATS think of the BlancPain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe?

http://www.blancpain.com/en/news/fifty-fathoms-60-years-diving-and-still-modern-ever-2013-blancpain-presents-bathyscaphe-version

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I'm rather underwhelmed myself.

The hands remind me of a Tissot PRS 516 (I think that's the right reference).

Plus, the bezel seems a bit skinny .... and it moves away from the sapphire version that is one of things I really liked about the modern 50 Fathoms.

To be fair, I do like the oversized crown....and I also like the looks of the (sailcloth? kevlar?) strap.

Posting the pic here which shows the women's model, since you rarely see a diver that's designed/dedicated for teh femalez.

Couple more snaps available at the above BP manufacturer's link... you may need to click on the language of your choice to read the ad copy.

 

I hate to say it, even though BP makes a high quality product I find most of their products boring and unattractive. The regular Fifty Fathoms might be the exception, but I just can't see myself pulling the trigger on one. Generally, for what most BPs cost there is always some alternative in its price range that I would rather have.    As for the Bathyscaphe I think it might be one of the ugliest watches they have made in ages.  For years people complained the lugs on Rolex watches were too sharp and should be rounded, the lugs on Bathyscaphe look like they are modeled after the claw of a hammer.  The bezel looks flimsy and too thin, and the hour markers look a too small for a real dive watch. As for the extra large crown, it some photos it looks ok, in others it looks like it belongs on a beefier watch.  It seems like this watch is just trying too hard to be a modern looking dive watch.  Sorry, but if this is their best effort for a new addition to the Fifty Fathoms collection, they should not have bothered. 

post #20410 of 39039
i think the blancpain annual calendar is one of their nicest offerings. #jussayin
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What do you TWATS think of the BlancPain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe?[...]
It's a mess. The one element that strikes me as being particularly weak is the use of bold Arial for the bezel numbers. That's just unacceptable from an established watch company, as no professional designer would ever willingly choose that font. I presume they're going for some sort of classic diver's watch look, but when they use a badly-drawn low-end typeface that entirely owes its existence to Microsoft's being cheap when they introduced Windows, it smacks of design incompetence.
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AppleMark

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I haven't posted for quite some time. I have been wearing this most days to work. Ref 16030. Probably a bit plain Jane for many of you but I really respond to the watch's fairly simple aesthetic. ebu3ejeg.jpg
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Beautiful Rolex, mate.
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Lovely Rolex! Has a lot of character!

For those who are interested, Jocke's report is up: http://www.roleks.se/bas2013.htm

Some of my favorites:



Regulator movement:



All in all, kind of a slow year at Basel!
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