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The monster is dead, Long live the Monster!

(i.e redesign - its an improvement?)

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/forget ... 60965.html

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Dancematt wrote:The monster is dead, Long live the Monster!

(i.e redesign - its an improvement?)

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/forget ... 60965.html

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Doesn't look too different as far as I can see from the pics. Had one of these on my radar for a while, they certainly have a presence, though I'd go for orange myself. Nice pick up though.
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That is one watch where I just can't see the attraction:?:
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Splendid piece, Tor - congrats!
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Gogs wrote:That is one watch where I just can't see the attraction:?:
Are you mad, sir?! :shock:
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Gogs wrote:That is one watch where I just can't see the attraction:?:
I succumbed to the hype, but I have to admit I didn't keep it long. The ugliness outweighed the robustness and value for money. ;)
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downer wrote:
Gogs wrote:That is one watch where I just can't see the attraction:?:
I succumbed to the hype, but I have to admit I didn't keep it long. The ugliness outweighed the robustness and value for money. ;)
Ah, but this one of those "so ugly it's lovely" items. This is not a shy watch, this is a watch that celebrates its huge, carbuncleness and is so big you just don't argue with it. I love it and I haven't even got one!
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Gogs wrote:That is one watch where I just can't see the attraction:?:
I had one of these and gave it to a nephew as his first auto when I had a big clear out a couple of years back now. To be honest, a big part of the appeal is only really evident when you handle one of these. The build quality of the entire watch and bracelet is amazing for the money. The only issue I had with it was bracelet ajustment could be tricky because of the split pins they use. Other than that it is a great watch. It looks good in a rugged sort of way and is a genuine tool/dive watch. You won't be afraid of scratching it, but you may be afraid of denting whatever it knocks into!

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poppydoodlesdad wrote:
downer wrote:
Gogs wrote:That is one watch where I just can't see the attraction:?:
I succumbed to the hype, but I have to admit I didn't keep it long. The ugliness outweighed the robustness and value for money. ;)
Ah, but this one of those "so ugly it's lovely" items. This is not a shy watch, this is a watch that celebrates its huge, carbuncleness and is so big you just don't argue with it. I love it and I haven't even got one!

Yeah, you know that 'so ugly, it's beautiful' line..... It's never true. ;)

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downer wrote:
Gogs wrote:That is one watch where I just can't see the attraction:?:
I succumbed to the hype, but I have to admit I didn't keep it long. The ugliness outweighed the robustness and value for money. ;)
Yeah, this sort of strikes a chord with me which is why it went. I knew my nephew would love it though and he did.

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Gogs wrote:That is one watch where I just can't see the attraction:?:
I was much the same. As most people know, my preference is for small slim manual winders, totally unsuitable for the pool/beach holiday I've got coming up. So I picked up the Orange Monster in SC, totally prepared to hate it, and to my surprise I love it! The quality is superb, it feels like it would survive a nuke, and it's great fun into the bargain, and getting much more wrist-time than I thought it would.

I added the Orient Yellow Mako last week, a prettier, more classic-looking diver, which I also love. It's pretty solid too, but nowhere near the build quality of the Seiko. If I'd had the Monster last year, no question it would have been the watch I took on my hike in Spain!
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I have to admit I have never actually handled one, it's just a bit too......squeezed in (!) - difficult to explain. It's like somebody has taken the watch and pushed it from the outside and squeezed it all together. The hour markers seem overly chunky and the hands are a bit on the podgy side. It's like somebody has tried to get into a pair of jeans that they should have thrown out a few years ago :wink:

I'm sure it's beautifully put together, excellent quality and great value for money, the aesthetics just don't appeal to me. It does mean there is an extra one out there for you guys that love them. :D
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Gogs wrote:It's like somebody has tried to get into a pair of jeans that they should have thrown out a few years ago :wink:
:lol: Certainly never thought of it quite like that. I see your point though, but as "chunky" watches go this owuld be the one for me.
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I am desperately trying to resist the temptation to buy the Orange Monster to match the BM that I've owned for a year or so....it really is one watch that I've never regretted buying....along with the CW of course.... :thumbup:
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love it,what was the cost?
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