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SixOhNine

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Sure, that wasn't meant to be a knock on Yema, just that I'm more familiar with the Eterna. If I looked harder, I'm sure I'd find others that also bear a passing resemblance; there are only so many variations on a watch dial, after all.

Nonetheless, the Yema is a good looking watch, and I hope you enjoy it.
 

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Sure, that wasn't meant to be a knock on Yema, just that I'm more familiar with the Eterna. If I looked harder, I'm sure I'd find others that also bear a passing resemblance; there are only so many variations on a watch dial, after all.

Nonetheless, the Yema is a good looking watch, and I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you, I will report on arriving.

By the way, I have the Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Limited Edition. A lovely watch, albeit rather massive.

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Such a pity that this prestigious brand is owned now by people who have no ideas and brought it down.
 

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Thank you, I will report on arriving.

By the way, I have the Eterna Super Kontiki 1973 Limited Edition. A lovely watch, albeit rather massive.

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Such a pity that this prestigious brand is owned now by people who have no ideas and brought it down.

I had the same watch a while back and loved it but you're right it is massive, so I ended up parting ways with it. That was like a decade ago and last year I was sort of lamenting the sale so I went online looking to see what Eterna was currently offering that might be the same or similar but maybe a little smaller and was saddened to see that it appears that the brand is basically a shell of its former self and it doesn't appear that there are any American retailers offering the Super KonTiki 1973 (which Eterna still shows as being made, at least on their website).

I know that the Super Kontiki 1973 was a big hit on a lot of the watch forums when it was first introduced. It seems like they could gin up some sales by bringing it back again (re-reintroducing it?) or bringing it back in a slightly smaller size. Eterna has some other great dive watch designs in their back catalog like the vintage one @SixOhNine posted. Some of them still fetch quite the price on the used market.
 

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I think this is a fun to new addition to Lorier's lineup. I've been thinking about purchasing something from them for a while as they seem well designed and very affordable.

 

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Got a "bull bar" to dress up my Gshock. Was going to replace the salt-water corroded strap and case but the damaged look is growing on me.

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I’ve been wearing this the past couple weeks. Bought it new in Japan in 1998 or ‘99 and still get plenty of use out of it.

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Finally set myself to the arduous task of ordering a battery off Amazon and replacing the one in my old Luminox. Unfortunately a few hours after that, some condensation built up inside the crystal although it dissipated.

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I'll have to check the tightness of the case back. I didn't replace the gasket, though. Of course, I'm in the Southeast US, and it's 100+ F during the day and 1000000% humidity...
 

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Finally set myself to the arduous task of ordering a battery off Amazon and replacing the one in my old Luminox. Unfortunately a few hours after that, some condensation built up inside the crystal although it dissipated.

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I'll have to check the tightness of the case back. I didn't replace the gasket, though. Of course, I'm in the Southeast US, and it's 100+ F during the day and 1000000% humidity...
I had the same watch - bought around 1996 off eBay for $100 when they were retailing for around $200. The reason I got it was to use for scuba and thereby save the acceleration of corrosion of my more expensive watches even though they are built to take it (eg Sub).
I used it with no issues for around 20 years after which the lights may have begun to fade a bit, till I went diving near me in Clearwater, FL. I was suited up ready for the plunge, went to set the bezel and it had disappeared off my wrist. Must have blown a spring bar and fallen into the drink otherwise I’d have heard it drop on the boat deck. Disappointing but it served its purpose well.

Since then I got a Seiko PADI solar and more recently the orange Seiko mod I showed on here to fill that role. The Luminoxes have had an upgrade including screw down crowns but of course the price has jumped up too.
 

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I had the same watch - bought around 1996 off eBay for $100 when they were retailing for around $200. The reason I got it was to use for scuba and thereby save the acceleration of corrosion of my more expensive watches even though they are built to take it (eg Sub).
I used it with no issues for around 20 years after which the lights may have begun to fade a bit, till I went diving near me in Clearwater, FL. I was suited up ready for the plunge, went to set the bezel and it had disappeared off my wrist. Must have blown a spring bar and fallen into the drink otherwise I’d have heard it drop on the boat deck. Disappointing but it served its purpose well.

Since then I got a Seiko PADI solar and more recently the orange Seiko mod I showed on here to fill that role. The Luminoxes have had an upgrade including screw down crowns but of course the price has jumped up too.
This one is probably 12 years old or so. It's actually quartz too, with no screw down crown. I have a Seiko SKX007 from about 15 years ago, but I'd probably get the blue and red PADI Seiko if I get another poor mans dive watch.
 

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I think this is a fun to new addition to Lorier's lineup. I've been thinking about purchasing something from them for a while as they seem well designed and very affordable.

From the website's description:
"9mm case thickness + 2mm dome crystal"

So just say it's 11mm thick, because no one is wearing it without the crystal. I've seen this a few times recently, where they give the dimensions minus the crystal, and it irks the sh!t out of me.

Nothing against the watch, which seems nice enough.
 

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This is unexpectedly nice looking
Oddly, I dislike the tach scale less on the dial than on the bezel.

I quite like it, nice and fresh colour scheme, but the date in the counter is really appaling to me.

By the way, I have the previous version with the date at 6, so much better in my eyes.

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