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    Re: The Kirium Club

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    Re: The Kirium Club

    I have a growing obsession with that digital Kirium. I love how the dial is just a plain unadorned black surface when not on display.

    Also never noticed it had blue AR on it, or am I imagining that?

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    Re: The Kirium Club

    Hi guys,

    Just wanted to get some opinions from fello Kirium f1 owners. My Kirium f1 outer AR coating is a bit worn out so my questions are: -

    1. Has anyone gotten the AR coat removed from their Kirium f1?
    2. If yes, is the internal AR coat enough and does it still offer that cool bluish purple tint?
    3. How do you remove it?
    4. Any photos to share?

    Cheers...

    Still enjoying mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wlover View Post
    Hi guys,

    Just wanted to get some opinions from fello Kirium f1 owners. My Kirium f1 outer AR coating is a bit worn out so my questions are: -

    1. Has anyone gotten the AR coat removed from their Kirium f1?
    2. If yes, is the internal AR coat enough and does it still offer that cool bluish purple tint?
    3. How do you remove it?
    4. Any photos to share?

    Cheers...

    Still enjoying mine...
    1 - no never owned a kirium
    2 - no idea sorry
    3 - a jewellers cloth will remove the AR, careful to tape off the bezel ect, if you aren't 100% sure don't do it
    4 - no sorry

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    My blue dial Kirium had serviced just came home a couple days, replaced a blue leather strap sitting next to the F1 saying Hi to the club! :D
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    Ok, I have been living with the marks on the kirium f1 AR coat for a while now and recently called LVMH to enquire how much to remove the AR and how much to replace a new Ar coated sapphire. I was quoted SGD50 and SGD200 respectively.

    I figured that I'll try to remove the AR myself and save SGD50 and if it turns out not to my desire that I'm get it replaced anyway as I am prepared to pay the SGD200.

    So I used autosol to remove the AR coat off my kirium F1 earlier... Whilst the AR scratches on the sapphire has been removed, the watch just does't feel the same somehow. Without the AR coat it has somehow lost a bit of its aura....

    so my advice to other kirium F1 owners is.... DO NOT remove the AR IMHO.... I think I'll be sending it into LVMH this coming Monday. Hopefully besides replacing it, they also offer recoating services... Any ideas if they do?
    Last edited by Wlover; February 14th, 2014 at 16:23.
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    Officine Panerai 233 ---- Officine Panerai 335 ---- Officine Panerai 351 ---- Officine Panerai 372 ---- Officine Panerai 448 ---- Officine Panerai 785 ---- Officine Panerai 605 ---- Rolex Day-Date 1803 ---- Rolex Submariner 14060m ---- Rolex Explorer II 16570 ---- Omega Speedmaster Professional MOTM ---- IWC MARK XVI ---- Tag Heuer Kirium F1 ---- Alpina Heritage Automatic ---- Swatch Irony 1996 High Tail YCS1000 ---- Seiko Sumo SBDC027 ---- Seiko Yobokies SNZG13 Pilot Mod ---- Casio Gulfmaster GWN-1000b-1a ---- Orient Bambino Singapore 50 years of independence twin set ---- Luminox Colormark 3051.BO.1

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    When I had my Kirium F1, the AR eventually wore off and, to me, it was a good thing. I felt that there was no point having scratch proof sapphire with it all marked up.

    I spoke to an AD about replacing the crystal but they would only do it as part of a service which I didn't want.

    Because of the dome of the sapphire, the AR coating is always going to be prone to marking which is a shame because the watch looks fantastic when it's new.


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    Re: The Kirium Club

    Dave+63, you mentioned you had the watch. Was the AR wearing off one of the reasons you got rid of it?
    Current:
    Officine Panerai 233 ---- Officine Panerai 335 ---- Officine Panerai 351 ---- Officine Panerai 372 ---- Officine Panerai 448 ---- Officine Panerai 785 ---- Officine Panerai 605 ---- Rolex Day-Date 1803 ---- Rolex Submariner 14060m ---- Rolex Explorer II 16570 ---- Omega Speedmaster Professional MOTM ---- IWC MARK XVI ---- Tag Heuer Kirium F1 ---- Alpina Heritage Automatic ---- Swatch Irony 1996 High Tail YCS1000 ---- Seiko Sumo SBDC027 ---- Seiko Yobokies SNZG13 Pilot Mod ---- Casio Gulfmaster GWN-1000b-1a ---- Orient Bambino Singapore 50 years of independence twin set ---- Luminox Colormark 3051.BO.1

    Gone:
    Officine Panerai 24 ---- Officine Panerai 563 ---- Officine Panerai 210 ---- Officine Panerai 112 ---- Officine Panerai 510 ---- Bell & Ross BR03-92 Golden Heritage ---- Omega Speedmaster Date ---- Seiko Sumo SBDC031 ---- Seiko Prospex GMT Diver SUN045 ---- Seiko Shrouded Monster SRP 637 ---- Seiko Black Monster SKX 779 ---- Casio Mudman G9000

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    Re: The Kirium Club

    I do agree that the AR is nice… but if it gets scratched, the watch WILL look bad. I removed mine and it looks new. That said, better having the AR than not… but better having it off than it all scratched. My opinion.



    Quote Originally Posted by Wlover View Post
    Ok, I have been living with the marks on the kirium f1 AR coat for a while now and recently called LVMH to enquire how much to remove the AR and how much to replace a new Ar coated sapphire. I was quoted SGD50 and SGD200 respectively.

    I figured that I'll try to remove the AR myself and save SGD50 and if it turns out not to my desire that I'm get it replaced anyway as I am prepared to pay the SGD200.

    So I used autosol to remove the AR coat off my kirium F1 earlier... Whilst the AR scratches on the sapphire has been removed, the watch just does't feel the same somehow. Without the AR coat it has somehow lost a bit of its aura....

    so my advice to other kirium F1 owners is.... DO NOT remove the AR IMHO.... I think I'll be sending it into LVMH this coming Monday. Hopefully besides replacing it, they also offer recoating services... Any ideas if they do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by enricodepaoli View Post
    I do agree that the AR is nice… but if it gets scratched, the watch WILL look bad. I removed mine and it looks new. That said, better having the AR than not… but better having it off than it all scratched. My opinion.
    I tend to disagree on this. Mine had lots of fine lines on the AR, but it still looked really cool. Now without the AR and with a flawless sapphire crystal, it somehow loses some of its coolness IMO... Maybe that's just me...
    Last edited by Wlover; February 18th, 2014 at 15:40.
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    Current:
    Officine Panerai 233 ---- Officine Panerai 335 ---- Officine Panerai 351 ---- Officine Panerai 372 ---- Officine Panerai 448 ---- Officine Panerai 785 ---- Officine Panerai 605 ---- Rolex Day-Date 1803 ---- Rolex Submariner 14060m ---- Rolex Explorer II 16570 ---- Omega Speedmaster Professional MOTM ---- IWC MARK XVI ---- Tag Heuer Kirium F1 ---- Alpina Heritage Automatic ---- Swatch Irony 1996 High Tail YCS1000 ---- Seiko Sumo SBDC027 ---- Seiko Yobokies SNZG13 Pilot Mod ---- Casio Gulfmaster GWN-1000b-1a ---- Orient Bambino Singapore 50 years of independence twin set ---- Luminox Colormark 3051.BO.1

    Gone:
    Officine Panerai 24 ---- Officine Panerai 563 ---- Officine Panerai 210 ---- Officine Panerai 112 ---- Officine Panerai 510 ---- Bell & Ross BR03-92 Golden Heritage ---- Omega Speedmaster Date ---- Seiko Sumo SBDC031 ---- Seiko Prospex GMT Diver SUN045 ---- Seiko Shrouded Monster SRP 637 ---- Seiko Black Monster SKX 779 ---- Casio Mudman G9000

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