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    Yachtmaster without cyclops

    Thoughts? Viewing angle greatly improved
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    Re: Yachtmaster without cyclops

    Just my opinion. Take it with a grain of salt. I'm not a YM fan, but also not a cyclops fan, so removing the cyclops should improve the YM in my eyes. However ...

    In addition to making the date easier to read, the magnification by the cyclops makes the date window look like it extends closer to the edge of the dial. Without it, the date window seems to look too far in from the edge, like when a too-small movement is used in a large watch.
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    The date does look far away. I’ll give you that. I’ve never been a fan on the tumor, but I have a hulk ant it fits. The YM... not as much. Thanks for the feedback

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    Re: Yachtmaster without cyclops

    Quote Originally Posted by svorkoetter View Post
    Just my opinion. Take it with a grain of salt. I'm not a YM fan, but also not a cyclops fan, so removing the cyclops should improve the YM in my eyes. However ...

    In addition to making the date easier to read, the magnification by the cyclops makes the date window look like it extends closer to the edge of the dial. Without it, the date window seems to look too far in from the edge, like when a too-small movement is used in a large watch.
    Totally agree. The Rolex movement is designed to have an inset date window, in order to leave room for the cyclops. It looks out of proportion when you remove the cyclops.

    A Tudor Sub, on the other hand, looks pretty good without a cyclops, since it has a different movement, and the cyclops looks a little too close to the edge of the crystal when installed.


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    Re: Yachtmaster without cyclops

    There's no rule that says it has to be at the edge, I think it looks fine, in fact I quite like it.
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    Re: Yachtmaster without cyclops

    Quote Originally Posted by sea_urchin View Post
    There's no rule that says it has to be at the edge, I think it looks fine, in fact I quite like it.
    There's no rule that says my left and right shoes have to match either. The OP asked for an opinion, not a legality check.
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    Re: Yachtmaster without cyclops

    Quote Originally Posted by svorkoetter View Post
    There's no rule that says my left and right shoes have to match either. The OP asked for an opinion, not a legality check.
    ... and an opinion is what I gave him.
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    Re: Yachtmaster without cyclops

    It looks really good; but I do prefer leaving Rolexes as stock as possible.

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    Re: Yachtmaster without cyclops

    Great watch, think it will be my next watch !!!!
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    Re: Yachtmaster without cyclops

    That looks great! Not a fan of of the magnifier too, which is why I keep the SD 4000 and ND Sub . . .
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