Halios 1000M aka Puck DLC Version

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, ┬áthe watch is in my hands, it’s really a long wait for me.

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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 Typhoon 1000m

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
http://www.rruegger.ch/first_1000m_dive_watch.htm

Whether it’s Jenny or Sandoz, they are part of my collection now, part of the monobloc case theme.

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Ocean7 LM-7, a homage to Omega Ploprof 600m

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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