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    New name for the Mako III

    Orient USA now listing the Mako III as the Kamasu

    https://www.orientwatchusa.com/colle.../ra-aa0003r19a

    so the 'Cuda it is.

    Listed colorways:
    • black/black,
    • dk. blue/dk.blue,
    • burgundy/black,
    • green/black,
    • black/black w/ gold bezel & indices/hands,
    • blue/black, and
    • blue/blue w/ gold bezel & indices/hands (LE)
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    Re: New name for the Mako III

    It’s named “Kamasu” (Japanese for Barracuda). Maybe you should change the thread title to reflect this?

    Also I believe the green dial variant also has a green bezel. It just looks that way on the website. I’ve seen photos in real life and the bezel was a dark green. But I could be wrong too.
    Last edited by mi6_; March 13th, 2019 at 04:32.

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    Re: New name for the Mako III

    Quote Originally Posted by ^Gurthang54 View Post
    • dk. blue/dk.blue,
    • blue/black, and
    I'm pretty sure RA-AA0002L and RA-AA0006L are the same watch, just on bracelet vs. rubber.

    Might take a while for the rest of the world's sellers to update their listings to reflect a name decided by the US distributor's poll :)

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    Re: New name for the Mako III

    Unfortunately there's no way to alter the original title...

    I looked at the magnified Kamasu gallery pics and on my monitor (non-calibrated) the bezel appears black except at 900 where I do see a hint of green. Good spotting MI6.

    I expect we will see the other new diver on-site shortly. The larger model (~44 mm bezel, different indicies, and non-notched bezel insert)

    I agree Filterbunny the 2L & 6L are the same blue/blue, the 6L has the rubber strap like the Ray II and the Ray Rubber (Rubber Ray?)

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    Re: New name for the Mako III

    Looks like they finally corrected the one problem with the Mako USA II, the recessed crystal, only to replace it with a major deal-breaker: Hollow end-links. Seriously, why would they take a step backwards from the Mako USA II bracelet while at the same time charging more for the watch? Makes absolutely zero sense to me. I mean, how much can solid end links really add to the final production costs? $10-20?

    Perhaps they'll release a Kamasu USA with solid end links...
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    Ah, beat me to it!

    I was just reading their email and browsed the different models. For a "sale" price of $240 rubbed strap/ $280 stainless steel equipped with their in-house F6922 Automatic, Hand-winding and Hacking Movement, you cannot go wrong purchasing this as an entry level diver.

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    Re: New name for the Mako III

    I'm keen on the burgundy dial. Hopefully these will make their way to other distributors (oh, who am I kidding? I'd prefer to buy from Marc at LIW) and we'll see sub-$200 prices (when available, the black and blue variants are going for ~$170 on discountshop.com).
    N+1

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    Re: New name for the Mako III

    I would like to see the black/gold version w/ SS instead of black PVD.

    Speculation time: will the new 44 mm ne; Mako III round bezel become the new Mako (Kamasu) XL? Size wise I'll say yes. If so, will we see an all-lume dial variant? An orange dial variant (M Force Bravo homage)?

    Post your guesses, ideas.

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    Re: New name for the Mako III

    They sure know how to confuse their consumer base, at least here in the US. Wish they had more of a retail presence here in brick and mortar locations.

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    Re: New name for the Mako III

    Quote Originally Posted by TreeScientist View Post
    Looks like they finally corrected the one problem with the Mako USA II, the recessed crystal, only to replace it with a major deal-breaker: Hollow end-links. Seriously, why would they take a step backwards from the Mako USA II bracelet while at the same time charging more for the watch? Makes absolutely zero sense to me. I mean, how much can solid end links really add to the final production costs? $10-20?

    Perhaps they'll release a Kamasu USA with solid end links...
    Agree. I was chatting with a user on a YouTube review and he claimed the strapcode bracelets for the Mako/Ray with fitted solid end links will fit the new Kamasu models perfectly. I’m waiting to see pictures from someone to confirm this.

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