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New in, Elliot Brown, one for the ladies.


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It cannot have escaped your notice that I am prone to neglecting my feminine side, but not tonight!  Just arrived, the finely brushed, 38mm, snuggly 'Kimmeridge' RNLI edition.

It has a sapphire crystal that looks slightly domed, no threaded crown, which is triple sealed and tested under water at 20 atm in the factory.  Apparently it works even when pulled out.

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Arrived on satinesque EPDM,

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with solid threaded strap bars, that are great for a pull through strap 

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Or two.

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Currently on leather ...

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I adapted the EB buckle ...

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Which is also devoid of spring bars, having a threaded steel spindle too ...

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And a nice bit of knurling to help with my grip, after I have emerged from the sea in my bikini.

It sounds wet and wild out, so going to put it to the test and head to the shop for six eggs.

I may be some time.

J

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5 hours ago, rolexgirl said:

One for the ladies?

Looks nice but can't see that it is feminine 

That's why I bought it, but apparently the 38mm Kimmeridge range is smaller than the equivalent, manly,  'Canford' range, and is thus aimed at women - here is a more mainstream example:

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Note the slender hands , however on special editions e.g. Royal Corps of Signals,  and this RNLI, the gender difference is blurred by the styling for the target audience, and I thought mine would arrive with chunkier hands, like this:

Elliot Brown Watch Kimmeridge RNLI Special Edition 405-016-R30

unfortunately that is just a PR shot of a computer generated image, and my actual Kimmeridge came with, grrrr...,   girly slender hands.

But I have now ordered a 14mm pencil for the minutes hand, and a 9.5mm gladiator for the hour hand, to make it better.

High legibility being the name of the game, as per:

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But I didn't have £62k hanging around, so I just spent £15 on a couple of hand sets to mix and match.

One thing better IRL than the PR shot is that the Kimmeridge date wheel is colour matched.

Oh, the Omega doesn't even have a date!

[Chorus stage left:  "Like you, Jet Jetski!"]

 

 

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Maybe an extra millimetre on the seconds hand, between the arrow and the hole, would have been perfect, but really pleased with the look, hands more in proportion with the indices and printing on the dial.  Plus the black of the original hands was a detail that didn't work.

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Transformation complete!

J

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