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    what led me to the BP bathyscaphe

    thought i'd provide better pics than the original thread:
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    anyways, coupla years ago when I first read about it on ABTW & Hodinkee...I thought to myself 'I wonder how it would look on a bracelet?'
    fast forward a few months and I had a chance to try it on at an AD and left not particularly impressed..higher end piece on a nato just didn't seem right..even if its a high end nato
    that, the 'plain-ness' of it and that I was jone-sing for a Zenith El Primero lit no fire


    somehow, it kept popping up on blogs and what not, I reached out to my personal watch enabler dealer..
    a week later, he got me a used piece for a great price...bastard.


    stark & clean dial




    nicely bevel-ed date window cutout



    applied indices are always nice = white gold I think?

    minimal dial writing

    matte-ish in certain lights

    super glossy in others

    pairing well with the ceramic bezel



    i fitted in on a 24mm HR curved end rubber strap, shaving it off with a paring knife

    the solid buckle looks great



    i generally like crown guards..this works well without




    which leads me to the kickass movement

    5 day PR with a gold rotor

    its running at +1/day I think..?

    so purrty..and the strap fits so well!


    green lume works well with this fella






    i never say never..but this is probably a long term keeper
















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    Cool! It's not quite to my taste, but it is a really nice watch. Is the lug width naturally 22mm?

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    Love that watch, sporty and classy all in one. I'm glad its 43mm size puts me off !!

    There is a bracelet available for the Stainless Steel version Mikey, thought about getting it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    Cool! It's not quite to my taste, but it is a really nice watch. Is the lug width naturally 22mm?
    23mm I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steppy View Post
    23mm I think
    Ah, that would put me off, that's for sure. 43mm is a great size, but that's too wide for 43mm, and I don't like odd lug sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    Ah, that would put me off, that's for sure. 43mm is a great size, but that's too wide for 43mm, and I don't like odd lug sizes.
    It wears well but design does 'enlarge' it a bit...and yes, annoying 23mm lug width.

    The bracelet is soooo space agey..i should really find out how much it costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeylacroix View Post
    It wears well but design does 'enlarge' it a bit...and yes, annoying 23mm lug width.

    The bracelet is soooo space agey..i should really find out how much it costs.
    My guess would be "quite a lot" .

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    Could always go for a Victorinox bracelet or strap for that matter, a few of their watches are 23mm lug width.

    I only know because I have an Airboss Mach 4 which came with a bracelet and I procured a genuine Victorinox leather

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    Great looking watch. Really like the clean dial and the case finishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Could always go for a Victorinox bracelet or strap for that matter, a few of their watches are 23mm lug width.

    I only know because I have an Airboss Mach 4 which came with a bracelet and I procured a genuine Victorinox leather
    Good call.

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