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Not a Studio Underdog Watch.

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I saw this Proxima 1717 watch on Ali X.
£200 incl VAT which is quite a bit cheaper than the original.

I'm tempted. :D

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I’m assuming these are pretty popular currently as Studio Underd0g posted about finally being repped with these as a badge of honor.
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There's the watermelon "homage", and a pretty poor "avocado" effort. I can see the watermelon one selling.
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They are popular & there are more fruits, at least I've also seen pineapple, banana and even bubble tea.
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Well, it is an aPROXIMAtely like the Watermelon.
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I can't see any other designs, even searching specifically for "pineapple watch"

I did see a Steeldive with a great wave dial, and a GIOIO version of the Rolex "bubbles" dial in 3 sizes (31,36,41mm) for £73.00. (Is that the one you meant @hsukirk
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JAFO wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:54 am ....I did see a Steeldive with a great wave dial, and a GIOIO version of the Rolex "bubbles" dial in 3 sizes (31,36,41mm) for £73.00. (Is that the one you meant @hsukirk
I saw them in person while I was in China last Nov.

Truth to be told, a lot of things in China cannot be searched via Google, Youtube or FB.
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Does anyone own one of the Studio Underdogs? I’ve always been intrigued as to what they’re like in person.
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kev017 wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:26 pm Does anyone own one of the Studio Underdogs? I’ve always been intrigued as to what they’re like in person.
I tried one on at a watch fair. Nice, but 38.5mm is slightly small for me.

I am also not sure about paying £500 or so when you can get the same movement for less on Ali X, although not with the same fancy colours. These new Ali X colours change that somewhat.

I nearly bought one of the very first KS tranche though, but had never tried a KS before, and wasn't exactly sure how it all worked.
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My company is very vigilant about cyber security, so I am suspicious of Ali X ( and tiktok as well).

Otherwise, I might be tempted.
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Hilariously, I see that Studio Underd0g are going to “copy the copy” and produce either an avocado or guacamole version of the Chinese copy of their watches (if you see what I mean). The public get to vote on which of the two get produced.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3INIDPt ... FrdHJvdA==

I must say I find their light-hearted approach very refreshing.
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^^^^ That's brilliant. :D :D

It's Guacam0le for me. :D :D

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JAFO wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:54 am I can't see any other designs, even searching specifically for "pineapple watch"

I did see a Steeldive with a great wave dial, and a GIOIO version of the Rolex "bubbles" dial in 3 sizes (31,36,41mm) for £73.00. (Is that the one you meant @hsukirk
I'm assuming you mean after the famous painting "Great Wave off Kanagawa" rather than "I saw a wave pattern dial and I thought it was great": the dial is available to buy over tinternet certainly for various Seiko models: I'm prettyy sure I put one into a Seiko Sumo a few years back.

We've just missed/dodged an Aliexpress sale but a quick searcch of EBay cofirms easy availability. :wave:

Back up to the original post it's just another Chinese homage/knock-off watch which I just know I wouldn't wear. I tried the "See how I like it" logic in the past and for me that no longer works.
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Re: Not a Studio Underdog Watch.

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In the last AliX sale the Proxima dropped to around £150 (plus VAT). If it dropped to £120, I might have to buy it.

It's a big reduction against £500 plus for the studio underdog.

@tikkathree Yes, I meant the great wave of kanagawa.

In passing I did buy a Sugess 1963 chronograph, which I had been following at higher prices, and which had dropped to under £90, plus VAT. Manual wind with display case back.
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