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    I personally love the bezel but that's just my opinion.

    How are you guys winding these watches? I have an ETA movement and I heard it's not good to manually wind them. Just curious. I have barely hand wound mine, but the watch finally died last night when I was sleeping and I had worn it all day. So I was just curious how often you folks wind your SDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timedoctor View Post
    The lume in the 12 o'clock pip fell out last year on my SD45. I've read this has happened to others. I contacted Helson and was told to send it back to HK from USA. Fair...but I did not bother. Maybe this problem explains the new bezels. I like the look of the old ones.
    I think this is exactly why many manufacturers are using the sapphire bezels. I guess they're tired of repairing lume that pops out. I too like a matte, fully lumed bezel. If they lack the longevity, maybe sapphire is the way to go.

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    Re: helson shark diver - show us yours

    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker View Post
    I personally love the bezel but that's just my opinion.

    How are you guys winding these watches? I have an ETA movement and I heard it's not good to manually wind them. Just curious. I have barely hand wound mine, but the watch finally died last night when I was sleeping and I had worn it all day. So I was just curious how often you folks wind your SDs.
    I have always wound my watches by hand. BotH ETA and 9015. What's the purpose of being able to have this feature if you can't use it. I have never had an issues either. However I haven't had one of this movements longer than two years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ematthews View Post
    I have always wound my watches by hand. BotH ETA and 9015. What's the purpose of being able to have this feature if you can't use it. I have never had an issues either. However I haven't had one of this movements longer than two years.
    I agree. I just wasn't sure since I was searching on the ETA movement and some results came up with people saying it was a bad idea to wind it. Didn't make much sense to me, but whatever.

    How often are you winding yours? I have only wound mine once so far and it only died once after over a week of everyday wear. Pretty impressive.

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    Also, is anybody using the Cape Cod polishing cloth to the clean the bracelet? Just making sure that is ok. I know it cleans stainless steel well but I read the bracelet may have a brushed finish so I wanted to verify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillseeker View Post
    Also, is anybody using the Cape Cod polishing cloth to the clean the bracelet? Just making sure that is ok. I know it cleans stainless steel well but I read the bracelet may have a brushed finish so I wanted to verify.
    To be honest, I just run it under the tap and use some dish soap to clean it. It works great. The watch looks like new when your done.

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    Its finally here, I was on the fence about the dial for a long time, I couldn't find many pics of it, but the numbers were getting low and I just had to pull the trigger......

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    The dial looks mental, I can't stop staring at it so glad I got this. I looks like I'm staring into the ocean or the sky, I can't wait to get some patina on it. But I immediately threw it on a brown leather I had cuz the Cuda felt a bit stiff and the new Helson buckle dug into my wrist.

    Any suggestions on what strap will look good with this dial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry P View Post
    To be honest, I just run it under the tap and use some dish soap to clean it. It works great. The watch looks like new when your done.
    I did that last night with a toothbrush and it worked well. Im thinking down the road for when I want to get the bracelet looking new again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVS_Racing View Post
    Its finally here, I was on the fence about the dial for a long time, I couldn't find many pics of it, but the numbers were getting low and I just had to pull the trigger......

    Attachment 4225650

    Attachment 4225658

    Attachment 4225666

    The dial looks mental, I can't stop staring at it so glad I got this. I looks like I'm staring into the ocean or the sky, I can't wait to get some patina on it. But I immediately threw it on a brown leather I had cuz the Cuda felt a bit stiff and the new Helson buckle dug into my wrist.

    Any suggestions on what strap will look good with this dial?
    I bet black leather would look awesome.

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    I am debating between a grey or black one. Black looks very nice but I have 3 black watches and 1 white, so. It sure if grey is the way to go. Just not sure about the bezel.

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