The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.
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    The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.

    It strikes me after wearing my new slate grey bathyscaphe that I may have found the perfect match between a watch and an activity. I think most of us think about the dress watch, the casual watch, the globetrotting watch and so on. One could argue the blancpain bathyscaphe can be worn for a casual but nice dinner just as much as it can be worn while at the beach or at work. However, I think that sells this watch short.

    What is interesting is that once I got comfortable with the watch, and spent way to much money of the deployant clasp, I have truly found a watch that fits best on vacation.

    It was not until I wore it for a week while traveling that I realized how damn comfortable it is. I never worry about scratching it and with the clasp and sailcloth strap it sits perfect while in a hot climate. Better yet, the lack of a bracelet puts the right weight on my wrist. The lume is perfect for reading at night and I canít help but take a quick gander at it in the sun.

    The fact is, if I wore any of my other watches, someone would notice a Rolex, or panerai. It would be hard to miss a big pilot. This watch is neither an imposter trying to look like something else nor is it screaming for anyone to look at it.

    I think I can sum up my week on the wrist moment as this....
    Thank you James Bond for never wearing this watch in a movie and ruining my opportunity to enjoy the purity of a watch at its best with no fuss.

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    Re: The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.

    I agree, it's a phenomenal all around watch that has that nice balance of dressy and sporty. Looks great!

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    Re: The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.

    It's a fantastic watch, no doubt. Not too shabby on the bracelet, either:

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    Re: The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mbarmash View Post
    It strikes me after wearing my new slate grey bathyscaphe that I may have found the perfect match between a watch and an activity. I think most of us think about the dress watch, the casual watch, the globetrotting watch and so on. One could argue the blancpain bathyscaphe can be worn for a casual but nice dinner just as much as it can be worn while at the beach or at work. However, I think that sells this watch short.

    What is interesting is that once I got comfortable with the watch, and spent way to much money of the deployant clasp, I have truly found a watch that fits best on vacation.

    It was not until I wore it for a week while traveling that I realized how damn comfortable it is. I never worry about scratching it and with the clasp and sailcloth strap it sits perfect while in a hot climate. Better yet, the lack of a bracelet puts the right weight on my wrist. The lume is perfect for reading at night and I canít help but take a quick gander at it in the sun.

    The fact is, if I wore any of my other watches, someone would notice a Rolex, or panerai. It would be hard to miss a big pilot. This watch is neither an imposter trying to look like something else nor is it screaming for anyone to look at it.

    I think I can sum up my week on the wrist moment as this....
    Thank you James Bond for never wearing this watch in a movie and ruining my opportunity to enjoy the purity of a watch at its best with no fuss.

    Pics of course.



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    Very nice indeed, but I prefer thr refinement of the 50fathoms...

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    Re: The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.

    Mind if I ask what the deployant clasp set you back?

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    Re: The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by WastedYears View Post
    Mind if I ask what the deployant clasp set you back?
    $700.


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    Re: The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.

    Watch does look great (better for me) on bracelet!
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    Re: The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.

    I had the chronograph version of this watch, and I agree with you on all points. It’s a great all rounder of a watch for an active lifestyle. I sold mine off because I bought a JLC Deep Sea chronograph in cermet, and I thought that would be a better watch for me, as it was much lighter and scratch proof, but while that watch has been great, I still regret very much letting go of the Bathyscaphe..
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    Re: The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by islands62 View Post
    I had the chronograph version of this watch, and I agree with you on all points. Itís a great all rounder of a watch for an active lifestyle. I sold mine off because I bought a JLC Deep Sea chronograph in cermet, and I thought that would be a better watch for me, as it was much lighter and scratch proof, but while that watch has been great, I still regret very much letting go of the Bathyscaphe..
    Yeah. I looked at the chrono but agree itís heavier, higher and ends up missing the main reason I love the watch. Just my thought.

    And to the others on the bracelet. Itís growing on me. Iíll need to hit the AD and try it on.


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    Re: The bathyscaphe - Could there be a more perfect vacation watch.

    I really wanted to love this watch as it does some many things well but for me some of the elements on the face a bit off in terms of proportion. I'm speaking in terms of the 38mm version though. Must say looks great in your photos.
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