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Thread: another one off the beaten track: Swarovski Octea Abyssal

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    another one off the beaten track: Swarovski Octea Abyssal

    betcha didn't see this one coming
    this is the newer version without the swan Logo on the dial. personally wouldn't have minded it






    44mm. 200m WR. Runs on an ETA2824-2




    chapter ring..solid markers, clean dial design, cool hands..everything I like
    add in a blued seconds hand...and an oddly endearing white on black date wheel...




    AR coating is solid..whats cool is the facet-ed ceramic bezel



    the fit is remarkably good. finishing is matte overall...the crevices could be done better



    the bracelet is where it gets real cool

    aluminum makes for a super light bracelet that fits real well in the lugs

    pretty sure those are crystals

    clasp is well made but could be better finished
    each H link and middle part can be removed, that and half links allow for tons of fitting options



    cool caseback and the swan logo on the crown: which winds and screw in beautifully



    bezel clicks real good too, comparable to the pelagos imo






    wrist shot, fits well due to the slim-ish case



    lume!
    Last edited by mikeylacroix; Apr 18, 2015 at 03:47 PM.

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    Great pics. That is WAY more appealing than I expected it to be when I saw the thread title.

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    They're taking a chance with 'Abyssal'... but actually it's OK!

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    I love the crisp, angular look! Nice addition, mikey!

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    Cool and different, I'd say your the first on IWL to own one and that makes it interesting for sure!

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    Interesting watch. I was expecting a crystal-studded monstrosity when I opened this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ck1109 View Post
    Interesting watch. I was expecting a crystal-studded monstrosity when I opened this thread.

    Yeah, me too.
    I actually misread the title as "Abysmal" but it's not that bad at all...
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    Where on Earth do you find stuff like this?!

    Actually, apart from the date position, I like it!

    What's its WR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    Where on Earth do you find stuff like this?!

    Actually, apart from the date position, I like it!

    What's its WR?
    Helps when i only like divers with certain design cues lol.

    Its 200m WR...not abyssal enough (which is 2000m onwards i think..?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ck1109 View Post
    Interesting watch. I was expecting a crystal-studded monstrosity when I opened this thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    Yeah, me too.
    I actually misread the title as "Abysmal" but it's not that bad at all...
    Same here, but... very impressive! And hour marks are gems too? And white numbers on the bezel is it mother of pearls?
    Holy-shmoly... so, what's the damage, just a ball park, lower 4 digit?

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