It's not an easy thing to find. I have a 213 on the way and have been looking myself. Tropics from B&R, Uncle Seiko and Synchron are HUGE. The shortest I've found so far is Baltic at 190 overall. Joseph Bonnie comes in at 195. Both are 120 on the long side.Anyone know of a tropic rubber strap that is close to 115mm in length on the long side? Bought a B&R bands one but its just too long, looks silly on me.
You and I are in the same boat. Same wrist size. I don't think that looks bad, per se, but it would bother me. However I tend to be on the picky side as well.Maybe I'm being too nitpicky. This is how it looks on my 6.75 inch wrist. I would need something like 2.5-3cm shorter to not see the keeper or extra strap length.
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I haven't ordered either a Baltic or a Joseph Bonnie (yet). I prefer the look of the JB because it is the only tropic I've found thus far in which the tropic pattern wraps all the way over the top (nearest the case) of each side of the strap. However the Baltic is definitely tempting because it is far less expensive and it is the shortest one I've found.Have you tried the baltic one? I agree that it doesn't look bad, but it does bother me because when you view other people wearing them you don't see the keeper or extra strap length. Its hard to gauge how much less length I need, and on which side.
Good call on the Meraud. That looks like maybe the best option for the reasons you described. Looking at the site, it says they were expecting a restock...in April. Might be worth keeping an eye on?Yeah, not sure myself. The long end of the JB is 9mm shorter, and the short end is 4mm shorter. I don't think for my wrist thats enough to have the keeper and end of the long end of the strap much further from where currently is.
The baltic looks good, but the long end is still 120mm which is what overhangs on my b&r. The short end is 70mm which is the shortest but unless I'm wrong it doesn't change how far the long end would extend. Meruad has the shortest one, but its out of stock. Didn't realize I'd care this much til I bought the strap
that looks great!Here's the nth tropic. It fits better than the b&r. Still pokes a little bit. I'm not sure what size I'd need to have it sit perfectly. I'm much happier with how this one looks. The buckle is also aesthetically more pleasing than the b&r
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Still trying to decide how I feel about that bright blue minute track. Right now I'm thinking I wish it was black like the Seiko & Prospex text. Depends on how the bezel actually looks in person. In almost every photo I've seen it looks black, but I've not seen one outdoors in the sun.This looks really great. The bezel looks black which I wish it was.
Congrats! I'm supposed to have one on the way, just waiting for word from the AD I worked with. Question: am I seeing things or is the bezel of the 213 slightly different? I know the finish is different, but to me it looks like one of two things is going on: 1)the bezel of the 213 is slightly less wide, or 2)the numerals on the bezel of the 213 are slightly larger. It's very subtle, but it looks like there's less space at the top & bottom of the numerals on the bezel of the 213. This is especially apparent when looking at the triangles at 12:00.Just gotten this, not too bad, something different
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It's most apparent when looking at the triangles at 12:00. On the 147 there's clearly bezel space visible at the top and bottom of the triangle, whereas on the 213 there's virtually none.Not seeing any of this
Real world pics have started trickling in on IG the past few days. I'm really only seeing a decidedly silver tone in lower lighting. In bright lighting/daylight I'm getting a sunburst white or a very, very pale silver.I honestly was hoping the dial of the spb213 was more white than silver. Hoping to see more pics of this in the wild as they appear.
Excellent, thank you!I got these for straps with smaller spring bar holes. They haven't failed on me yet. Got a pack of 10 so if there are some defects, I would have spares. 2mm spring bar with 1.2mm tips
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Oh man. Was waiting for a review of this oneOh wow. This SPB213 looks good I'm this video...
I had kind of been rethinking my decision to place a deposit down on this one, which I guess is natural when you have to wait a month or two to actually get the watch (still waiting). However after seeing this review the worries faded away. Looks like a stunner, and the best of all - unique. It's certainly not perfect, and you can definitely buy a more technically impressive watch for the price. However I'm not really aware of many other dive watches at the price point that offer you this combination of size, styling and just overall cool factor.Oh wow. This SPB213 looks good in this video...
I go back and forth on whether I would prefer a pure white dial on this. I think that would definitely be cool, and more of a nod to the popular white dial Seamasters. However the light sunburst silver does make it a bit more interesting/dynamic.Agree. I did not realize (before this review) that the dial was a sunburst white/silver. And the bezel insert is beautiful.
That lume pip at 3 o'clock is the only nag I have. Assuming the bezel aligns and no dust under the crystal.
Hard question... What straps pair well with this?
Is this with you wearing it constantly, or some of the time off of the wrist? I do not own one (yet) but from what I have read these new 6Rs with the 70 hour power reserve get very fast when the power reserve is low.Guys.. quick question. I recently bought an SPB147 and in the first 4 days, accuracy has fluctuated between +7 spd to +30 spd. How long should I give it to settle down - Is there a reason to panic and take to dealer? What is your experience with the accuracy of these 143/145/147/149s?
Looks great on you, congrats! I have searched extensively for short rubber straps. Thus far the only two I've found are the Meraud tropic and the Hirsch pure.Looking for a short rubber that'll take fat-bars (or skinny fats) as I think rubber just works for this guy.