Dificiano Marlin (Kickstarter)
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    Dificiano Marlin (Kickstarter)

    I was on one of the Facebook Groups when I first saw the black version of these prototypes 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 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


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    Re: Dificiano Marlin (Kickstarter)

    Looks like the Jenny diver.


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    Re: Dificiano Marlin (Kickstarter)

    Looks pretty good, especially the bracelet, unsure about that chapter ring though...
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    Re: Dificiano Marlin (Kickstarter)

    Quote Originally Posted by usc1 View Post
    Looks like the Jenny diver.


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    I had that silver Jenny Caribbean but other than the hour and minute hand, itís hard to agree with you.

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    Re: Dificiano Marlin (Kickstarter)

    Honestly just looks like another "run of the mill" microbrand dive watch. I do like the contrasting chapter rings, but I am not a fan of the monotone font. I feel like something is missing.
    Doesn't matter what time the watch says, it's always Beer:Thirty!

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    Re: Dificiano Marlin (Kickstarter)

    I kinda like it. Not as much as the Jenny, which I wish I had bought (though it's a bit too large, IMHO) but it has a sort of I don't know, playful vibe to it. Seems to me more of a "beach watch" than a dive watch, if that makes any sense. 50mm lug-to-lug on a 40mm case seems a bit long to me, though.
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    Re: Dificiano Marlin (Kickstarter)

    Quote Originally Posted by ctf0015 View Post
    I feel like something is missing.
    Like a reasonably priced shipping charge...

    Can't even estimate the number of micro's I've bought and Kickstarter's I've backed... $40 shipping to the US? Pass.

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