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    First Post Basel Ball Release EMII Skindiver 2

    This is the newer larger (43mm up from 40mm) Skindiver. The Skindiver is based on a 1962 limited production Ball dive watch. If you check the Ball Basel thread there are several videos including one with Ball US President Jeff Hess discussing the 1962 model.
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    Great looking watch. The 40mm Skindiver is on my short list.

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    Wonky date window - I'm out !
    On a positive note: I like the 11 link bracelet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappyheropup View Post
    Great looking watch. The 40mm Skindiver is on my short list.
    Better make it a quick short list if you want new since this is replacing it. I wish they would keep both, but since Ball's model list has now swelled over the one hundred mark they need to cut down a few.
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    Agree. It is the only brand I have to spend some serious time reviewing when I am Ball shopping. Almost too much to choose from, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crownpuller View Post
    Wonky date window - I'm out !
    On a positive note: I like the 11 link bracelet.
    I could live with this date window at 4 1/2
    But 43mm is much to big for me
    So, the 40mm "old" version is better IMHO
    And the bracelet is superb
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    Quote Originally Posted by birdynamnam View Post
    I could live with this date window at 4 1/2
    It's not the position of it that bothers me, it's that the date doesn't read horizontally.... like this:
    LM2DateWindow.jpg
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    Yes you are right
    It's a better prevention for neck arthritis
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    The only Ball that interests me. I wish it had sword hands.
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