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Alot of the watches (dive watches in particular) seem to be following a color orange trend whether it be the dial, bezel or both. Can't really warm up to that color. How many others find it hard to embrace the color orange. I am not trying to thrash(learned this word on the Panerai forum) the color orange but I do prefer the color blue.
 

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I cant do it either. Im not a fan of the orange watches. It doesnt help either that Im having a hard time warming up to diver watches too.. which seem to be the majority of the orange stuff out there.
 
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Hope this answers your question:





Here´s my DC 56 on orange rubber by Morellato

 

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I'm actually a fan of orange

It's a highly visible color and that probably has something to do with its popularity in dive watches. It is kind of an "in your face" color but serves me well when I want a sportier look.
 

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Yes I'm partial to a little orange...but yellows OK too!
 

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I tend to be a pretty traditional/conservative guy in terms of my taste in style/design. But I can be bold. Many say the fact that I have a fondness for large/diver watches proves this. I however prefer black/blue/white watches but I would like to eventually own the following bold colors: orange, green, and well thats it.

Probably not something I'd wear everyday or very often
 

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Hi,

This is an old chestnut for those that don't dive and wonder what all the orange dials are about. Here is a good explanation nicked from the depths of wikipedia..

"With increasing depth underwater, sunlight is absorbed, and the amount of visible light diminishes. Because absorption is greater for long wavelengths (red end of the visible spectrum) than for short wavelengths (blue end of the visible spectrum), the colour spectrum is rapidly altered with increasing depth. White objects at the surface appear bluish underwater, and red objects appear dark, even black. Although light penetration will be less if water is turbid, in the very clear water of the open ocean less than 25% of the surface light reaches a depth of 10 m (33 feet). At 100 m (330 ft) the light present from the sun is about 0.5% of that at the surface."

So the first question is.... Why would they put white hour markers on an orange background?

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I tend to be a pretty traditional/conservative guy in terms of my taste in style/design. But I can be bold. Many say the fact that I have a fondness for large/diver watches proves this. I however prefer black/blue/white watches but I would like to eventually own the following bold colors: orange, green, and well thats it.

Probably not something I'd wear everyday or very often
I thought I was the same. Every watch I had was either blue/black/white dial. One day on a whim while watching Swiss Watch International on ShopNBC I decided to look at their auctions. There was a Seiko Orange Monster going fairly cheap. I bid on it thinking I would be outbid. I ended up getting the watch for right at $100 shipped.

When It arrived I opened it and said WOW! It was beautiful. I wore it almost every day until I bought my Doxa, which the orange color is even richer and deeper, truly beutiful. So in other words, this conservative guy has had an orange dialed watch on his wrist almost every day for the past year.

It very easily grows on you and I never once received any compliments on my other watches including the Rolex's I owned (and sold) but I have received compliments on the Seiko and the Doxa almost every time I am out in public with them such as at the Mall shopping. They do get noticed and it appears a decent percentage of the general population like them. I originally thought I would get laughed at wearing an orange watch.

Smurfe :)
 

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Don't get me wrong. I don't hate the color altogether. I prefer it to be used sparingly. I like it best when used with say Black or on markers, second hand pointers or such. I think when it looks best when used with other colors to bring out the more important features. I don't dive but interesting wilkipedia note.
 

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Fair enough jk103, too much orange might overwhelm a casual piece and take it in a direction thats not, well, balanced. The point I'm making about the true diver, that is watch and person, is the design has purpose. Outside of its intended purpose it might be "fashionable" (hard to find another word) or not as the case may be. As a tool watch, it is relied on to perform in some very dangerous situations where the combination of colours play a key roll in keeping a diver safe by delivering information he needs to make decisions.
You can tell the divers tool watches from all the others because they don't use the colour in combination with other colours that will combine and fade to a black dot as you descend like one with a black on orange bezel. Of course the Glycene has its own operating criteria that has nothing to do with diving. If this is all too obvious and a complete bore I apologise in advance.
 

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Fair enough jk103, too much orange might overwhelm a casual piece and take it in a direction thats not, well, balanced. The point I'm making about the true diver, that is watch and person, is the design has purpose. Outside of its intended purpose it might be "fashionable" (hard to find another word) or not as the case may be. As a tool watch, it is relied on to perform in some very dangerous situations where the combination of colours play a key roll in keeping a diver safe by delivering information he needs to make decisions.
You can tell the divers tool watches from all the others because they don't use the colour in combination with other colours that will combine and fade to a black dot as you descend like one with a black on orange bezel. Of course the Glycene has its own operating criteria that has nothing to do with diving. If this is all too obvious and a complete bore I apologise in advance.

Actually, I didn't find your answer boring. Watch thing is still new to me so I am always willing to learn something about them. Not being a diver though, I can't really tell what a good "tool watch" for the profession would be. I look at most watches from my own opinion that they are used more casually and I forget that some are still used for thier intended purpose. But I do think alot of the orange watches are used more casually today. I like to think I could wear any of them it's just the orange screams too loud for me. Trying to get more of a sense of why people are attracted to them.
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Take a look at the melon dialed Stowa Prodiver on Watchbuys. Now that's a cool watch!
 

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I dig the "look" of orange...but never have a chance to wear them.
Since orange isn't the most versatile color, and they tend to be very casual/sport I'm limited even further.
My only Orange, is a Seiko Monster which I paid a $100 for, so I don't feel like I have to get my moneys-worth out of it.
 

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I dig the "look" of orange...but never have a chance to wear them.
Since orange isn't the most versatile color, and they tend to be very casual/sport I'm limited even further.
My only Orange, is a Seiko Monster which I paid a $100 for, so I don't feel like I have to get my moneys-worth out of it.


Well since you like the color orange I hope you find more instances to wear your watch. The best thing about all the watches is wearing them regardless of other peoples opinions(which I think fellow WIS people forget)
 

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I like orange faced watches!! I do not currently own any though.
 
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