Back in April, I was on the fence when a MO was organised for the Halios Puck. I registered interest but withdrew when the funds went to another vintage Caribbean.
When I discovered there’s a DLC version, boy was I tempted, cautious at the same time as I don’t have very good experiences with coated watch cases. After going through a few posts on WUS, I decided to take the plunge and went ahead and contacted the friendly MO organiser if there’s room for me.
Fast forward to October, the watch is in my hands, it’s really a long wait for me.
It is a really solid piece. I simply love the black tone, it’s not a solid polished PVD black that I feared most, it’s brushed and kinda dark gun-metal colour.
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Sandoz could be the first watch company to develop a monobloc watch case that could meet the water resistance of 1000m.
Of course this are just based on information I got from this site: http://www.rruegger.ch/sandoz_typhoon.htm
Whether it’s Jenny or Sandoz, they are part of my collection now, part of the monobloc case theme.
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The 2nd purchase of 2011, a long awaited piece as a bday gift for myself.
The Helson Sharkmaster.
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I also got this recently, after I got poison deeply by the Omega Ploprof 600m !
I got to learn that Ocean7 actually released a Ploprof homage, LM-7, couple of years ago. I was tempted by it, didn’t really like the SS version, so I managed to source a pre-owned PVD version.
It’s using a Sellita SW200 movement, a ETA 2824 clone. Time keeping is still great, +5-6s after 5 days, even thou it’s a year old watch and I might be the 3rd owner already.
Anyway, I spent some time reading about the whole process of this watch in Watchuseek Ocean7 forum, from how the idea was formed to production, it took a year before it started shipping at the end of 2008 !
It’s amazing how they managed to design this watch with so many inputs from the forum, going over the details of the color of the dial, 5-minute interval markers, acrylic or sapphire bezel insert etc.
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