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    Dificiano Marlin prototype (Kickstarter)

    I was on one of the Facebook Groups when I first saw the black version of these and I immediately had to see if theyíd let me try one of the prototypes, so here we are.

    I am not getting paid for this, no free watch will come my way and I donít receive a discount for this. They will pay for the cost of shipping it back but thatís it.

    Iím not a reviewer. Iím just here showing off the eye candy that I love about this watch and Iím happy to answer any questions.

    I will say that it looks and feels like itís done by one of the 2-3 most popular factories that we are seeing used by Helm, Borealis, Halios, NTH, etc. I have no idea which one and I felt it would be rude for me to ask. The construction is really solid and I love the brushed finished. For all these specs and cheaper than Helm prices, I think itís a no brainer.

    Please keep in mind that this one has been used by whoever before me plus for demo pictures so there are signs of wear.

    I didnít get to choose which prototype Iíd receive but I definitely wanted this one or the blue one with black bezel.

    The owner did mention that the production will be of even higher quality, higher tolerances and the end links will fit the case more ďperfectlyĒ















    The owner mentioned that the ratchet clasp will either say Marlin or have a Marlin on it.




    8.3in-8.5in wrist










    Killer lume !




    Specs from KS page:
    CASE : ō40 mm, 316L Stainless Steel
    BEZEL: ō41.5 mm, 316L Stainless Steel
    CROWN: Triple sealed screw down crown
    MEASUREMENT: Lug width 20mm, lug to lug 50mm, thickness 13.9mm including domed Sapphire and 12.4 to the bezel only
    MOVEMENT: Automatic NH35
    CRYSTAL: Double domed sapphire glass with inner anti-reflective coating
    DIAL: Five colors, sunray finish or ceramic coated with applied indices and lumed chapter ring
    LUME: Swiss Superluminova
    BEZEL: Unidirectional rotatable 120 position ceramic insert with lume filled markers
    WATERE RSITANCE: 300m
    STRAP: Solid stainless steel bracelet with ratcheting clasp for easy adjustment


    Thanks for viewing,
    Luis


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    Re: Dificiano Marlin prototype (Kickstarter)

    $252 ....killer price


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    Re: Dificiano Marlin prototype (Kickstarter)

    Great looking watch for a great price. Thanks for the pics and info
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    Re: Dificiano Marlin prototype (Kickstarter)

    Pretty nice and the price is very doable. Wish them well.

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    Re: Dificiano Marlin prototype (Kickstarter)

    Iím in (leaning towards orange but may opt for slate grey and blue). Great specs, good price and Iím glad you validated the overall quality... bracelet looks comfortable to wear?


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    Re: Dificiano Marlin prototype (Kickstarter)

    Bracelet has a 80ís Citizen look that is a bit of a turn-off to me, but even without the bracelet the rest of the watch looks cracking


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    Re: Dificiano Marlin prototype (Kickstarter)

    Quote Originally Posted by PFM View Post
    Iím in (leaning towards orange but may opt for slate grey and blue). Great specs, good price and Iím glad you validated the overall quality... bracelet looks comfortable to wear?


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    Super comfortable. No issue of any kind. The main reason I tried other straps for curiosity. This watch is one of those that mainly gets worn in straps even for a strap freak like me. I wonít wear it on straps again.
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    Re: Dificiano Marlin prototype (Kickstarter)

    Quote Originally Posted by valuewatchguy View Post
    Bracelet has a 80ís Citizen look that is a bit of a turn-off to me, but even without the bracelet the rest of the watch looks cracking


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    Interesting how we can have such similar tastes but then completely different sometimes you and I. I donít think I wouldíve reached out to owner if it had a simple oyster or end mill bracelet. You know I love your style brother.

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    Re: Dificiano Marlin prototype (Kickstarter)

    Nice looking watch. Terrible brand name.
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    Re: Dificiano Marlin prototype (Kickstarter)

    Nice looking bracelet.


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