Date cyclops - good or bad?

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    Date cyclops - good or bad?

    Hello,

    Other than personal preference, are there any reasons to avoid a date cyclops? The 2006 contract Marathon SAR's are easier to come by (and cheaper) with the date cyclops rather than without.

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    Re: Date cyclops - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by scottsosmith View Post
    Hello,

    Other than personal preference, are there any reasons to avoid a date cyclops? The 2006 contract Marathon SAR's are easier to come by (and cheaper) with the date cyclops rather than without.

    Yes, Norad advises against protecting the cyclops from UV exposure, as it is used in Alien signaling devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozy View Post
    Yes, Norad advises against protecting the cyclops from UV exposure, as it is used in Alien signaling devices.
    DUDE! shhhhhh!!!! If the Earthlings find out, they'll destroy all cyclopses and we won't be able to contact the Mothership.


    Seriously, I don't like the cyclops on the surface. It looks like a see through wart. I didn't mind the older ones that were molded into the underside of the crystal though.

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    Looks a bit of an eyesore in the Glycine Incursore chrono.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozy View Post
    Yes, Norad advises against protecting the cyclops from UV exposure, as it is used in Alien signaling devices.


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    Re: Date cyclops - good or bad?

    I'm curious about this too. I prefer without myself (I'm young, I can still see!) but I wonder about durability problems. Is a cyclops prone to scratching? Can it cause other problems with the crystal?
    Currently only have a Black Monster, looking to branch out...

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    Re: Date cyclops - good or bad?

    I like 'em...don't need my glasses....love the cyclops.......always cheered for him in those Sinbad films from the 1960's.

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    Re: Date cyclops - good or bad?

    I reckon they are atrocious ugly spooge magnets.

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    Re: Date cyclops - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by csa View Post
    I'm curious about this too. I prefer without myself (I'm young, I can still see!) but I wonder about durability problems. Is a cyclops prone to scratching? Can it cause other problems with the crystal?
    They are not scratch magnets and they don't cause problems with the crystal. They are fugly though and I get a lot of requests to remove them.


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    Re: Date cyclops - good or bad?

    If they are on the inside, then they are tolerable. But I don't like them stuck on the outside at all. I do kinda like the magnifier on the Victorinox/Swiss Army Dive Master 500, though.
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