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A very cool dive watch! What are it's size specs?
 

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Oooh very nice! I've been trying to see real pics of these things... do you have one of the crown and caseback? How are you liking the 8L mov't?
 

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Thank you. About 13.2mm thick, 42mm diameter without crown, and 22mm strap width. Springbar to springbar about the same as MM300, about 50mm.
 

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Nice diver:-!

I just wish it was wider... 44mm+


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Is that the Monster clasp I see on this diver??? No wonder Seiko is in trouble...
 

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Actually, I was referring to the pics at neel.co.jp.

I don't know what an Axel Jost deployant is, but it would have to be step up from the Monster clasp.
 

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I saw on the case back it says 'Air Diver' and I'm wondering what is the different between 'Air Diver' and 'He-Gas Diver'? Did 'Air Diver' watches (Sumo too) will not stand the pressure from the He-Gas and I assume we shouldn't called it a professional dive watch?
 

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I saw on the case back it says 'Air Diver' and I'm wondering what is the different between 'Air Diver' and 'He-Gas Diver'? Did 'Air Diver' watches (Sumo too) will not stand the pressure from the He-Gas and I assume we shouldn't called it a professional dive watch?
Beautiful dial and bezel, but I'm not sure about the hands.
 

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I saw on the case back it says 'Air Diver' and I'm wondering what is the different between 'Air Diver' and 'He-Gas Diver'? Did 'Air Diver' watches (Sumo too) will not stand the pressure from the He-Gas and I assume we shouldn't called it a professional dive watch?
I know less about being in water (except for the weekly bath) than I do about watches but I think once people dive below a certain depth they no longer want just compressed air, but they throw in a lot of helium--something about this causing a slower or ceased nitrogen build up in the blood, thereby avoiding the bends.
 

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It means it'snot suitable for saturation diving. Most watches for saturation diving have ahelium escape valve (for use during decompression), Seikos (and the OS300) use a tricky gasket.

Fro 99.99999% of divers who will never do saturation diving it really makes no difference.
 

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It means it'snot suitable for saturation diving. Most watches for saturation diving have ahelium escape valve (for use during decompression), Seikos (and the OS300) use a tricky gasket.

Fro 99.99999% of divers who will never do saturation diving it really makes no difference.
Thanks for the explanation.
 

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It means it'snot suitable for saturation diving. Most watches for saturation diving have ahelium escape valve (for use during decompression), Seikos (and the OS300) use a tricky gasket.

Fro 99.99999% of divers who will never do saturation diving it really makes no difference.
The L shape gasket and one piece case developed in their sat dive watch like MM really a rarest invention. Thanks Jason I confused about that 'air diver's' before.
 

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I really like this watch, but with such an eye-watering price, the clasp really needs to be better than the flimsy stamped standard fare. I'm not saying the clasp won't work well, I'm sure it will, but it looks like crap, to be perfectly frank.
 
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