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I love the H2O Orca :)


rafy1
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My last H2O Orca purchase was the Bronze model, I was not in love with bronze watch before but for Dive watch collector it is seems to be mandatory. I notice that on several watch forums: almost 99% of the members prefer and like to let the patina on the bronze... I personally do not like it very much (for now, I might change my mind later one :)) and I prefer when the bronze is shinning , also I am passing time to brush and polish it strongly each time before to wear it. I have purchased from Internet a special product called "Renaissance Micro-Crystalline Wax Polish" which is supposed to be used in the British museum for restoration; but even with this super cream: I have to polish very hard to make the watch shinny as I want ;)

See below today pictures and enjoy this beauty ;)

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1 hour ago, Tazmo61 said:

Superb pictures again rafy , i know you don't personally like the patina , but do you have any pictures with the patina ?

No sorry, I am polishing it too much ;) OK what I will do is: I will not polish it for one months and when good patina is hear I will do not photos for you :)

Rafy.

Today trying another Orca combo :)

Saying that I think that I am not a big fan of the gay dial. It gives me grey mood...

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3 hours ago, vinn said:

i have worked with bronze,  i like it,  ! for corrosion resistance.  patina is a different story.  on naval ships  as sea,  we apply oil to  the bronze.  the down side is scratches cut thru the patina.

To apply oil to the bronze. OK thanks the info I will try that ;)

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23 minutes ago, rafy1 said:

Today special combo of my Orca with a bronze bezel

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And for those who does not like dive watches, below some photos of something special photo take from my mobile 5mn back in the office on nato :)

 


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Can I sense a bit of 'vintage' (Benrus) creeping in here Rafy? :thumbsup:

Although, I do like the H2O with that strap/bezel combination, sadly not me, as I do not suffer from the Mammilion skin affliction your share with Mach :partytime:

 

Alan

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I am not a bit fan of Canvas traps, but I admit that sometimes I like it :)

One guy from UK (www.steveostraps.com) is selling homemade and customized Canvas strap made of parachute deployment bag from the Royal Air Force; and which are 100% water resistant, and and seems super solid / robust; I think I will buy some to give a try. 

Does someone has already purchased straps from Steveostrap? Good feedback?

 

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1 hour ago, rafy1 said:

I am not a bit fan of Canvas traps, but I admit that sometimes I like it :)

One guy from UK (www.steveostraps.com) is selling homemade and customized Canvas strap made of parachute deployment bag from the Royal Air Force; and which are 100% water resistant, and and seems super solid / robust; I think I will buy some to give a try. 

Does someone has already purchased straps from Steveostrap? Good feedback?

 

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Hi Rafy

Have used steveostraps a few times :thumbsup:, albeit for leather straps, found him to be very good!

Couple of the straps where for pretty complex lug fitments.

Easy to engage with via emails, images & ideas.

I believe the film industry have used him for period straps and I think he may have an ebay site?

 

Alan

 

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3 hours ago, Karrusel said:

Hi Rafy

Have used steveostraps a few times :thumbsup:, albeit for leather straps, found him to be very good!

Couple of the straps where for pretty complex lug fitments.

Easy to engage with via emails, images & ideas.

I believe the film industry have used him for period straps and I think he may have an ebay site?

 

Alan

 

OK thanks a lot the info Alan, I will order from Steveo, I saw too many things that I like :)

Rafy.

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Today Bronze Orca Dive with original / genuine "Louis Vuitton" strap, a customized strap made in US ;) A bit expensive for a watch strap, but when we love watches, we do not count, right!

This watch is having a big 4mm domed Sapphire crystal, I very like it, all domed crystal are super good for scuba diving as giving a better reading vision of the dial and time. 

The movement is ETA 2892 and no date.

 

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I always wanted a strong croco strap, as I understood it is a very robust leather and water resistant, so I got one from Maddog, even if I was informed that croco straps are not so comfortable compare to classic leather strap, I have to admit that I am very happy and satisfied by my purchase. The croco texture and touch are amazing, I like it :) Maybe I should try with other colour, as I selected classic black for my first one ;)

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Trying another combo today, I like the multiply possibilities that the Orca watch allowed, just changing the inner case, and it is a complete different watches. I very like this white dial which is having high structure and good lume, and very class for the work too ;)

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3 minutes ago, robden said:

Is this guy for real?

Rob....

Personally, think he's great....breath of fresh air, always courteous & brightens my day.

Obviously takes time to respond after reviewing feedback/comments & so far proffers different elements in his posts!

Today, engaging with @Roger the Dodger on flora & forna pic's!

Can only be healthy :thumbsup:

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