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    Re: Extraordinary!

    I second both the lume, and case back pictures, please

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    Re: Extraordinary!

    The more I look at it, the more I like it. Not sure if I like it enough to buy it but I am intrigued. Congratulations on the pick up!

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    Re: Extraordinary!

    Very classy.

    Hope you enjoy it.
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    Re: Extraordinary!

    Very nice!! I really like the hands I think they compliment the minimalist design.

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    Re: Extraordinary!

    The hands are perfect IMO. Super nice design all around I think, I'm really digging this watch.

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    Re: Extraordinary!

    The lume is very good. I am extremely fussy about lume, and luckily Stowa always comes through. I sure can't say the same about a lot of other makers and it seems to me there is no excuse for it. If the watch has lume it should be high quality, right?

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    Re: Extraordinary!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Atwood View Post
    The lume is very good. I am extremely fussy about lume, and luckily Stowa always comes through. I sure can't say the same about a lot of other makers and it seems to me there is no excuse for it. If the watch has lume it should be high quality, right?

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    Stowa has the best lume. Really cool effect with the lume.


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    Re: Extraordinary!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhanu Chopra View Post
    I love the dial, just wished the hands were more interesting.
    Yes, completely. The Esslinger "Dynadot" dial is interesting, but the hands themselves look a bit too Braun AB1 (1971)...and somehow do not really feel comfortably proportioned to any of the increasing-size dots, from smallest to largest, so they feel a bit "lost". The hands needed more attention, I think, on the "Rana" watches too.

    Quote Originally Posted by whineboy View Post
    Agreed, Bhanu. I think the Antea b2b hands would have been perfect (photo not mine, taken from KeepTheTime.com):
    They are not the same hands? Very similar if not, no?

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    The lume looks great; the Dynadots really come to life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadenza View Post
    Yes, completely. The Esslinger "Dynadot" dial is interesting, but the hands themselves look a bit too Braun AB1 (1971)...and somehow do not really feel comfortably proportioned to any of the increasing-size dots, from smallest to largest, so they feel a bit "lost". The hands needed more attention, I think, on the "Rana" watches too.


    They are not the same hands? Very similar if not, no?

    The lume looks great; the Dynadots really come to life.
    The Antea b2b hands have sharply-pointed tips, whereas the OP's picture shows rounded tips. Otherwise, yes, they seem to be the same. I thought the b2b tips worked better with the circular Dynadots. Very stylish watch, for sure.
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    Re: Extraordinary!

    Quote Originally Posted by whineboy View Post
    The Antea b2b hands have sharply-pointed tips, whereas the OP's picture shows rounded tips. Otherwise, yes, they seem to be the same. I thought the b2b tips worked better with the circular Dynadots. Very stylish watch, for sure.
    I see, thank you. I could not see that level of detail.

    The rounded tips are definitely much too Braun AB1, then, so I agree that sharp tips would be more interesting. But the overall scale/shape still seems off in either tip case.

    I think that designing really good hands for the Dynadots is a very challenging and very interesting project; if the only solution was that the B2B hands tips were "rounded off because dots are round too!"...well, big cop-out imo.

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