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    More of the Same

    A slight detour on my way home to pick up this:

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    You can never have too much padding:

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    Ooh, a nato strap:

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    Not sure if I'll use that; but a nice extra nonetheless.

    A box, from within a box, from within a box:

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    Ooh look - Another box:

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    May I present...

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    The Zodiac Olympos Military

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    More later....

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    came for a look stayed for the biskwits
    looking good mate

    well close enough as we don't have one for nato's

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    Really cool case shape on those.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Very nice. Congrats!!

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    Nice one mate

    Any chance of a few wrist pics. & case back , sides , etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela167 View Post
    Any chance of a few wrist pics. & case back , sides , etc.

    Working on it.....
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    Novel - and I can see the appeal.

    Has anyone called that a shield case yet?

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    Those of you who have taken any notice of my previous ramblings & pictures will know I’ve become rather fond of simple 3-handers with uncluttered dials, no date windows, 100M+ WR and a decent bit of lume.
    From left to right:
    MKII Hawkinge
    Glycine Combat 7 Vintage
    Timefactors Smiths PRS-29AM
    (ok, it has no lume; but stays within the theme)
    Timefactors Smiths PRS-29B
    Timefactors Speedbird III (with PRS-1 dial)

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    So, why would I bother buying another “just like them” (to quote my wife) ? Well, this one has a couple of features that the above don’t have.
    The first feature that this has that the above 5 don’t have is the obvious one – The asymmetrical case. This is a first for me as I’ve only previously entertained round cased watches. I was concerned it might be a bit ‘odd’, and it is, but in a good way. The size is perfect for me, it feels great, doesn’t sit up too high at 12mm thick, and the case shape just makes me smile when I look at it. In my ideal world: It would be only 10mm thick and hand-wound; but I can live with a couple of mm extra for the rotor.
    The crown at the 2 position is also a first for me (not counting my ‘dual crowns’ where the 2 o’clock crown turns the inner bezels) and I like the way it’s integrated into the ‘flare’ thus providing a crown guard.
    I really like the rough texture of the dial; though you don’t (at least my eyes don’t) really notice the texture until you get very close. It gives it a more purposeful (for want of a better word) look. I’m loathed to use the term ‘military’ as it’s so overused with watches that have little (if anything) to do with the military; but, as Zodiac themselves call it the ‘Olympos Military’ and it’s based on a model they produced (prototypes only) for the Royal Navy back in the ‘60s, I guess it’s ok.
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    Inside is a STP 3-13 26 jewels automatic movement which is COSC certified – Another feather in the cap over the above…. Not that I’ve had any issues with the accuracy of any of them as they all run within 7 seconds per day (none of them lose time).
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    There’s no display case-back on this model, but the ‘engine room’ should look a lot like:
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    It’s an attractive movement and it would be nice to admire it occasionally, but a display case-back on a military inspired watch ?..... Nah !

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    Not as elaborate as the original, but attractive enough:
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    WR is good for 200M so I’ll not have to worry about taking it off for swimming or following my children around the local pool.

    The other feature that attracted me was/is the full set of fully-lumed numerals:
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    I ordered this one early in the New Year and advised it was “expected in February”…. Needless to say that didn’t come to fruition. So I had to wait a bit longer than expected, a bit annoying but no biggie. Was it worth the wait ?..... Absolutely; it’s very much all I hoped it would be. Liking it a lot.

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    Not too shabby for a Fossil !!!!

    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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