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    New Cool Blue Gen 4 Monster SBDY033

    Not since the true, but unacknowledged, original Monster, the HAQ, 8F35 equipped, SLR001/003 transformed into what's now considered as the 1st generation Monster SKX779/781 autos, way back in 2000; has there been a more extensive restyle of this truly iconic design than the newly released, Gen 4 trio of, JDM-for-now, SBDY033/035/037.


    I mean, we're talking new hands here, a first-ever change of those in the long history of the lineup. Then there's the redesigned case and bezel, all cleaned up for a more streamlined, bolder, "faster" look. And though at first blush the bracelet looks very similar to the classic one of so many years, I'm now thinking that it also has gone through a makeover, albeit a comparatively mild one.

    Received it last night and opened it earlier today like so:


    Good to see Amazon Japan finally shipping interesting watches overseas, even if they're still not too consistent or dedicated. You gotta catch 'em at the right time.



    Box in the middle. Amazon Japan's own, unique way of completely immobilizing watchbox in place by shrink-wrapping it to a piece of cardboard the size of the box bottom.



    Stanley FatMax Xtreme overkilling yet another task by piercing and making a small cut in the shrinkwrap to free the goods.



    Box's out!



    Case's out!



    And here's what's in it. A beauty!



    Shining through felt fuzz



    Sharp, fast and clean best describe the new Monster design.



    Teeth transferred from the face (Gen 2) to case and bezel (Gen 4). Another major redesign.



    Same lugs, different lugs. Though looking familiar, the lugs have been done over as well.



    Almost no curves on hands and no tapers on markers. The 12 o'clock shield remains fairly unchanged from Gen 3, if changed at all.



    Love the way the bar cyclops bulges out the "space time continuum" of the crystal. LOVE CYCLOPS! You hear?



    Clasp



    ...And caseback



    Crown hangs out in the breeze unprotected, a la Sumo. Though I'd like to think that's in keeping with updated, current aesthetics and fashion, I still can't shake the feeling that it's just a crude cost-cutting measure.



    Know thy blue! From inky matte blue-black



    ...To shiny blue-black



    ...To somewhere in between



    ...And beyond



    New Monster toothmarks



    ...All around



    Blue tears. Emotion through color.



    Blinded blue



    Subtle blue lume
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    Re: New Cool Blue Gen 4 Monster SBDY033

    How much? I like the blue dial but not the price increase in the last few years

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    Re: New Cool Blue Gen 4 Monster SBDY033

    love the review man...congrats
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    Re: New Cool Blue Gen 4 Monster SBDY033

    Great looking watch that has tempted me as well lately.

    Enjoy
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    Re: New Cool Blue Gen 4 Monster SBDY033

    Beautiful watch. Wear it in good health.

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    Re: New Cool Blue Gen 4 Monster SBDY033

    Congrats. Great pix


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    Re: New Cool Blue Gen 4 Monster SBDY033

    Very nice. Love all the monsters. Unique.


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    Re: New Cool Blue Gen 4 Monster SBDY033

    Congrats. My third Gen says hello...
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    Re: New Cool Blue Gen 4 Monster SBDY033

    Thanks for the review! After watching Random Robs youtube review I have warmed up to them a bit. I like that the endlinks are fitted and the bracelet uses a wider clasp and doesn't have the odd step anymore. The brushed hands and design are nice. But the thicker overall case and candybar over a day-date?....would be great to just not have those imo. I am eager to see what is next however! I will pick one up when theres a stainless bezel but still think the Gen 3s right now are better- the sunburst dials rock.

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