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Chronostop Part 3 - Seamaster Fixed & Rotating Bezel Variants

  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 17, 2022

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    The Seamaster Chronostop family are an entirely different case design, aesthetic and direction from the original and Italian Geneve cases. These watches add additional functionality through both fixed and rotating bezel and carry the references 145.007 and 145.008 respectively.

    While the bezel and case designs do vary among Seamasters, there is only a single dial in black for all Seamasters across both references, a stark contrast to the wild variety available in Geneves. [..]

    Visit Chronostop Part 3 - Seamaster Fixed & Rotating Bezel Variants to read the full article.
     
  2. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Nov 17, 2022

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    Another cracking story and reference series ;)
     
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  3. YYTIN Nov 17, 2022

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    Yep another great deep dive : Thanks a lot ! :thumbsup:
    And thanks to you I am also extending my wish list :eek:
     
  4. ebrohman Nov 17, 2022

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    Re: 12mm thick - Mine measures 14.5mm with a correct, signed crystal...

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  5. sheepdoll Nov 17, 2022

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    My second favorite watch, and pretty much my daily beater.
    Still they look nakid when they do not have the rotating bezel.
    Never really noticed the watch was so large, It wears small, especially with the leather band.
    Great watch, and I sometimes think the best watch ever made. Even if low on the radar, which is a lot of what makes it great.
     
  6. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 17, 2022

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    So the original crystals on these are actually flat, and give a 12 mm thickness, the updated crystals are domed and significantly thicker which is why you’ll see such a disparity in reported thicknesses but 12 mm is the original. I might need to make a correction to add that detail as your crystal is the correct service crystal with the domed top, as presumably the original flat plexi wasn’t quite strong enough to meet pressure requirements or something.

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  7. ebrohman Nov 17, 2022

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    I do like that flat crystal too, very nice. Probably scratches way less.
     
  8. flqt-9000 Nov 17, 2022

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    Thank you again for presenting these watches.
    here a picture of the different bezels:

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  9. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 19, 2022

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    Thanks mate, the fourth part will be live Tuesday night Aussie time which will be the final chapter in the chronostop series.