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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:40 am 
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WatchFred wrote:
dial and bezel are blue, Jim. like the last design changes to the dial, very clean and uncluttered now, Driver8 may think too much empty space

Not at all. I think the dial is filled out just right on this one - uncluttered, not empty. I really want to see the black SOHC in person because, while I’d have preferred it to be twin-register / date-at-6 layout (ironically like the Premier!), I still think it’ll be a stunner in person.

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Moana43 wrote:
What color is the dial?


As Fred mentioned, it’s the blue dial and blue ceramic bezel.

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dial and bezel are blue, Jim. like the last design changes to the dial, very clean and uncluttered now, Driver8 may think too much empty space?

Justin, size fits you perfectly.


It really felt great on the wrist. The display back was also a huge plus for me.

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That looks aweosme Justin!! What did you think of the bracelet after trying it on again? I personally think the bracelet perfectly compliments the watch and it will be a very different and unique bracelet compared to what you have in your collection already.

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The bracelet was actually very comfortable. I think it helped because I would only need one link removed so I got a good feel on how it would be once sized. I also liked that it wasn’t a very wide bracelets. I’m not sure on the lug width, but it felt just right.

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dial and bezel are blue, Jim. like the last design changes to the dial, very clean and uncluttered now, Driver8 may think too much empty space

Not at all. I think the dial is filled out just right on this one - uncluttered, not empty. I really want to see the black SOHC in person because, while I’d have preferred it to be twin-register / date-at-6 layout (ironically like the Premier!), I still think it’ll be a stunner in person.


The black dial SOHC was in the case right next to this. The dial looked great and if I didn’t already have a Sub, I’d probably get the black dial. This watch is really a winner and one that really needs to be seen to be appreciated. The color of the ceramic on the blue version is perfect. Now the wait begins until I actually make the purchase.

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imgur is acting up on IOS/Safari and I can‘t embed - here some links to the prototypes with the original dials, colors have remained unchanged.

blue, color changing in angles, lighting https://i.imgur.com/6jqpUPr.jpg
black https://i.imgur.com/fakpfP9.jpg
white https://i.imgur.com/9XnfsNL.jpg

and my fav among the SOH II, while we are at it; the B20 in steel and red gold.
https://i.imgur.com/99BRmhB.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZOo6vIu.jpg



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Moon watch all the way. Yes, the lack of date function could be bothersome but I would be able to survive without it. The SOHC is beautiful as well but would t that be about double the cost?

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WatchFred wrote:

I honestly can't wait to see this one in person. I much prefer the wording layout on the production version than on the prototype, so I feel this one could possibly end up in my collection (even with the 4:30 date! :wink: ).


Hey Fred - you know you mentioned that no-date B01 LE's could potentially appear at some point? Well....... perhaps a quick word in Mr Kern's ear for this one (please!) :D :wink:

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Moon watch all the way. Yes, the lack of date function could be bothersome but I would be able to survive without it. The SOHC is beautiful as well but would t that be about double the cost?


The price was a concern. When this was released at Basel, it was an easy decision for me. The price started to become a concern for me and I started looking at a lower price point. After seeing the 3 watches I looked at this past week and then seeing the SOHCII in person, it’s an easy decision for me.

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