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    Re: Do you actually like the look of a cyclops?

    I like the look and my aging eyes appreciate the magnification on some of those small date fonts, but like other posters above it has to be executed right.

    The 2 best that I have in my collection are probably my Rolex Sub and my Marathon SAR because both are easily readable in all kinds of light conditions.

    Seiko has produced a couple with wierd cyclops: my Yellow Monster LE has a day-date display and the cyclops is elongated to cover both. I have a Pipin Pepetual (Quartz) which has a conical cyclops to blend in with a matching bump on the bezel at 3:00.

    Those two and the cyclops on my TH 6000 can be hard to read in certain light conditions. The optics of those two implementations are just not quite right and reflections can block the view. Most annoying!

    More importantly, there are a couple of others that I wish had a cyclops: My Stowa Seatime Pro Diver, Android Master Diver and a couple of others have such a small date that it's almost impossible to see.

    On the other hand, my Glaschutte Original Sport Evo Panodate is really easy to read the date! :)


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    Re: Do you actually like the look of a cyclops?

    Nope! Not a fan...

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    Re: Do you actually like the look of a cyclops?

    I'm not a fan. For me, I would have hard time buying a watch with a cyclops. It just bugs me. When I get older and maybe my eyes are not as good as now I may have a different opinion.

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    Re: Do you actually like the look of a cyclops?

    Have to agree with you on that one. I also have the Divemaster 5oo Black Ice, and this is a nice feature. However, I find that it does not magnify quite as much as a cyclops on the outside of the crystal. but. at least it does not mess up the watch crystal. Personally, I don't mind the cyclops on my Momentum D50 Mark II watch. Even though it is disruptive to the looks of the watch, it helps me to see the date without having to take my driving glasses off.

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    I don't care for them. However, I don't mind the one on my VSA Dive Master. It's inset into the actual date window, instead of on the outside of the crystal.

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    Re: Do you actually like the look of a cyclops?

    Quote Originally Posted by heebs View Post
    If wifey would relinquish the Squale 20 Atmos long enough I'd have that one removed too. Shown with an O1GMT mod, with cyclops removed:

    Yours too? Man, my wife will not let me wear mine anymore, I miss it!

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    Re: Do you actually like the look of a cyclops?

    I like it on my 20yr old Rolex submariner, not sure about other watches.

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    Re: Do you actually like the look of a cyclops?

    Goiters should be removed from watch crystals with no mercy.




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    Re: Do you actually like the look of a cyclops?

    I don't like them for sure, but I may change my tune in a couple more decades depending on how my eyes do.
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    Re: Do you actually like the look of a cyclops?

    I don't mind it when it actually works; but I prefer unmagnified date windows.
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    Re: Do you actually like the look of a cyclops?

    I love the cyclops when its on a Rolex. Otherwise nope.
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