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I love love love cyclops(es?). Thinking about buying the new alpinist which is my current everything I want watch. Trying not to spend 700 dollars right now so is there anything more affordable with a cyclops? Doesn’t have to be similar to the alpinist.
 

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Lots of the NH35 watches on aliexpress have cyclops date windows, like Pagani and San Martin. Seem to be the explorer, datejust and diver styles. Good specs (nh35 & sapphire), they get good reviews and will set you back $100-$200
 

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You can buy a magnifier (cyclops) and the UV glue from Esslinger for cheap and put it on any watch?


Lots of how to on YouTube, I think Esslinger have their own videos too.

I did it and didn’t make a bucket of it.
 

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It's a different style than the Alpinist, but the Seiko SRPE03 King Turtle has the bar-shaped cyclops and can be found for under $500 relatively easily. It's not a terrible deal for a sapphire dial, ceramic bezel insert, and hacking seconds
 

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You can buy a magnifier (cyclops) and the UV glue from Esslinger for cheap and put it on any watch?


Lots of how to on YouTube, I think Esslinger have their own videos too.

I did it and didn’t make a bucket of it.
Do this and you have the world of watches open up to you to cyclops away to, personally I hate hate hate the cyclops but to each their own ;)
 

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My Seiko SNE435 has a cyclops. They’re usually in the $200–$280 range.



Or you can look at Panerai, and get a whole dial cyclops. (Not my photo!)

 

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Invicta all the way :ROFLMAO:
 

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I’m starting to look at them simply because my eyes are starting to go...☹
Apparently, the story goes that Mrs Rolex was having trouble seeing the date on her watch, and asked her hubby, Mr Rolex, for a solution, he went to the office the next day and stuck a cyclops on it, and the rest is history, anyways, whether true or not I find the cyclops a 'lazy' solution, ALS have the right idea, but present the digits on different planes, Glashutte Original have the best date windows I have yet seen.
 

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You can buy a magnifier (cyclops) and the UV glue from Esslinger for cheap and put it on any watch?


Lots of how to on YouTube, I think Esslinger have their own videos too.

I did it and didn’t make a bucket of it.
You cab also get them on eBay. The big advantage of these little chaps is that you can pick any watch then add a cyclops if it hasn’t already got one.
 

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I am fan of cyclops too. Love tool watch. Cyclops is an additional function that helps on reading it.

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(For reference only. This watch is not that affordable.)
 

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I love love love cyclops(es?). Thinking about buying the new alpinist which is my current everything I want watch. Trying not to spend 700 dollars right now so is there anything more affordable with a cyclops? Doesn’t have to be similar to the alpinist.
Just thought I would answer the thread by saying I absolutely hate cyclops's. I'm off now, bye
 
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