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    H2O K2 Configuration Questions

    I am playing with the K2 configurators on the H2O website. I am liking the K2 3000 and 6000. I have some questions about configurations, bezels, inlays, and crystal height.

    These are all of the characteristics I want in this H2O watch. No date. Multiple bezels. Flat crystal (unless you convince me 8mm will be awesome). The K2, from what I can tell, will fit my 7.25-7.5" wrist. The K1 seems large, and both the K1 and Orca Dive only have dials with a date, no dateless option.

    The K2 6000 has two available bezels: Turbine 6K Solid and Square 6K Inlay. There are four sapphire crystal options. If I choose the Square 6K Inlay, the configurator removes the 5mm flat crystal option. Can someone explain to me why the 5mm flat crystal is not compatible with the Square 6K Inlay bezel? Is there a gap between the bezel and the crystal? How large of a gap is there? If I request a flat 5mm crystal with the Square Inlay, does that mean there will be a gap between the crystal and the bezel? Will that collect dust or let in water?

    Originally I wanted a flat 5mm crystal because I am used to flat crystals with the dive watches Ihave owned. What is the crystal height all about? Why do we have 5mm, 8, 10,12? I don't want to crack or chip the crystal. What does 8mm look like?

    The K2 3000 has only one crystal option, 2mm. Total height of the K2 3000 is 13.4mm + 2mm crystal.The K2 6000 starts at 16.5mm, then it becomes 19.6mm with the 8mm crystal. That thickness means my shirt cuffs will not accommodate this watch.

    How do the bezel, inlay, and crystal all work together?

    I have been viewing these watches for months now, taking notes and asking questions. Now I have to go back and ask more questions on the forums about crystal size. Do you recommend the K2 3000 for me?

    Thanks for any explanations and photos.
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    Re: H2O K2 Configuration Questions

    Hello,

    I am having a couple of Orca / K1 / K2, I am a big fan of H2O watches for scuba diving and all sea water activities. But good for day to day work / dinners LoL… See below some answers to your questions.

    No date is a must indeed!! Having too many watches I hate to have to set the date each time I am swapping watch (which is every day LoL…). You are right no date dials are mainly for K1 / K2. There is no no-date for Orca in the standard Orca configuration, I hope Clemens (the Big Boss of H2O) will make some no-date for Orca too one day :)
    Bezel swap is possible on K1 / K2 only, I have personally purchased a lot of spare bezels from the H2O website, and I like to swap bezels and straps too ;) On the Orca it is not possible to change bezel it is a very special hard fixing, not allowing change.
    K1 / K2 / Orca will fit perfection on 7.25-7.5" wrist. Yes you are correct the K1 is the biggest / largest compare to the K2 & Orca.

    On the K2 6K the solid turbine bezel is “flat” on top so perfect with the flat sapphire. The square bezel is having “Inclined” on top to match perfectly with a domed sapphire, so not nice with a flat sapphire. No generally there is no gap between the bezel of the sapphire or 0.1mm let say. I am leaving in Dubai, being 300 days in sea saltwater, I never have problem with salt or dust between the crystal and the bezel, H2O watches are professional dive tools, and perfectly CNC. Plus on K1 / K2 if you are manic like I do, you can remove the bezel after each dive and check / rinse it. Dust for sure never need, even on my first K2 5-6Y old now.
    The quality of the crystal sapphire is Top Notch, I bumped so many times badly my K2 / Orca/ K1 at the ladder of the boat, during diving, even at home: doors walls, on all my H2O I do not have one single scratch on the sapphire. I am still amazed by that, while my dive computer crystal is totally scratched LoL…
    I was mainly using flat crystal in the past, but domed sapphire crystals are the BEST, especially in 8mm it makes a perfect zoom effect and enhanced the vision of the time. Flat crystal, everybody have them, the domed sapphire is a must to me now, even for diving, and it makes that modern / “avant-guard” look that I very like. And of course, better vision of the time in all directions.

    I am wearing shirts with cuff-links too, no problem with all crystal size are perfect, plus I admit that a tall crystal attracts the attention and interest ;)

    The K2 3K is a very sure choice, integration of the bezel/sapphire/case is ideal; maybe for pure scuba diving I prefer the 6K because the plain turbine bezel or the big scare bezel is easiest to manipulate with diving gloves. The best ever diver is the K2 OceanicTime 8K, now replaced by the 10K :) The Orca is amazing watch too, the choice is very difficult because they are all super nice and super good, so I solved the problem by buying many of them ;)
    I will try to find and post some pictures for you, showing the size difference between K1 / K2 / Orca, and 6K plain flat bezel vs 6K square inclined bezel.

    Cheers,

    Rafy.
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    Re: H2O K2 Configuration Questions

    I found some old photos of my K2 with 8mm tall crystal with shirt having cuff-links, I am always wearing the watch on top as it is more class and stylish LoL... not hidden under the shirt.

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    Below with the K2 6K plain solid turbine and flat sapphire:

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    below with the K2 3K domed sapphire and having the big plain turbine bezel of the 6K LoL.. No very recommended (as the bezel is taller then the crystal showing a small 0.5mm gap) so better with the new 3K plain turbine of the configurator

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    Re: H2O K2 Configuration Questions

    Some more photos with the Orca ;)

    Maybe the best one for shirts even hidden under. Notice that I am having 2mm domed crystals on my Orcas.

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    Re: H2O K2 Configuration Questions

    Even if the K1 is big and large, I like it with shirts ;)

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    Even with a 12.5mm Monster Sapphire LoL :)

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    Re: H2O K2 Configuration Questions

    Rafy1 for H2O President !......and Brand ambassador !
    Love yer collection man drooling over that Gorgeous MOP dial, I just got my first H20 the Tiburon and that dial would make this watch just beyond perfect.
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    Re: H2O K2 Configuration Questions

    Rafy, your photos are awesome. The K2 3000 definitely looks thinner than the 6000. The bezel looks like it is half the size. I am not sure I can see the difference between 5mm flat and 8mm. Thank you for all the great photos!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G928A using Tapatalk
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    Re: H2O K2 Configuration Questions

    8mm crystal on K2 Mokume Gane

















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